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Today's News

  • Commissioners will consider monofill request Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s commissioners will consider a land-rezoning request from Waupaca officials at their June 20 meeting. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

    As the News reported May 24, the Perry County Plan Commission voted to recommend the county commissioners approve the rezoning, which would support the foundry’s plans to develop a 200-acre area at the end of Albany Road for a monofill that would accept “nonhazardous solid residual materials” now going into one near Troy, a company spokesman said.

  • Perry County Memorial Home Care awarded CHAP accreditation

    TELL CITY – Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. announced that Perry County Memorial Hospital Home Care has been awarded CHAP accreditation under the CHAP Standards of Excellence.
    CHAP accreditation demonstrates that Perry County Memorial Hospital Home Care meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long-term viability, according to a press release sent to The News.

  • Shamrocks collects food for local pantries

    Members of the Tell City Shamrocks 4-H Club collected nonperishable food items for a local food pantry recently. Pictured are members who attended the club’s May 24 meeting.

    In front from the left are Loren Braunecker, Breille Strobel, Kayla Seifert and Evan Spear. In the middle row are Garrett Jarboe, Audrey Bauer and Kennedy Bauer. Standing in the back are Cole Dickenson, Gavin Melton, Leann Goffinet, Bree Sodrel and Maggie Dawson.

  • Esther Burris Minto to turn 100 Friday

    NASHVILLE – Esther Burris Minto will celebrate her 100th birthday Friday.
    She taught three generations of piano students over the years. She would enjoy getting cards from her friends and students.
    Send birthday wishes and notes to Esther Minto, 3889 W. Plum Creek, Nashville, IN 47448.
     

  • Community Events, June 18

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mail-ed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Cannelton PD seeks information on Thursday accident

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall is asking for the public’s help in his department’s investigation of a Thursday-morning accident at Indiana 66 and Herzeele streets. Hall said Alfredo Rodriguez Jr. was injured on his scooter at the intersection at approximately 7:40 a.m.

    No one witnessed the accident, Hall said. Rodriguez suffered a severe head injury and was flown to University Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

  • Free GED classes, transportation offered

    PERRY COUNTY – WorkOne Southwest needs people who need GED or other classes that will help them get, keep or advance in their jobs.

    Free adult-education classes, supplies and transportation will be offered July 9 through Aug. 30, according to Kevin Hunter, regional program director for WorkOne, part of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development which, according to its Web site, helps people find new or better jobs, choose careers, find good employees, access training or get information needed to succeed in today’s ever-evolving workplace.

  • Generations

    Four generations of the Pollard family gathered for a picture recently. From the left are Athleen Pollard, great-grandmother; Alison Palmer, mother; Ronald Pollard, great-grandfather holding Ethan David Beckner, and grandfather Al Palmer.

  • Women challenge school board, superintendent

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “It is a disgrace to the school and the community,” Betsy Riley said during a Cannelton School Board meeting May 24, “some things that have happened and are happening. There are some things that are more important than greed and politics.”

    Interim Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt had said a moment earlier people were welcome to attend board meetings.

  • Drought ignites Forest Service ban on some fires

    TELL CITY – As dry conditions continue across southern Indiana, Hoosier National Forest officials are reminding residents and visitors of the increasing fire danger. Forest officials Friday announced a Level 1 burn ban allowing fires only in designated recreation areas within the forest.

    Gas stoves and appliances may be used but they must have a shutoff. Under this burn ban the following acts are prohibited: