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Today's News

  • Forage management for beef producers topic of Feb. 22 program

    CANNELTON – Purdue Extension of Perry County will host a program Feb. 22 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds on forage management for beef producers. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m and conclude at approximately 8 and will offer suggestions to producers on what to do following the drought of 2010.

    Victor Shelton, a grazing specialist for southwest Indiana, will be the guest speaker at the program.

    With the drought of 2010, many beef producers have overgrazed pastures and were not able to correctly apply fertilizer or re-seed areas last fall.

  • Grandview man charged after popping mouthful of pills

    TELL CITY – A Tell City patrolman charged a Grandview resident with resisting law enforcement and possession of a controlled substance after he allegedly swallowed a handful of pills during a police investigation.

  • News is now 'behind a pay wall’

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County News readers who want to continue getting benefits from our Web site are reminded it’ has gone “behind a pay wall.”

    News that could affect public safety will continue to be freely available to everyone, but reading the rest will require registration. If you’re a subscriber and haven’t already done so, find a paper with your address label on it, then go to www.perrycountynews.com.

  • 1921 stock certificate

    Joy Howell of Tell City isn’t sure how she came into possession of a $5 stock certificate in the Eckerty, Branchville and Cannelton Telephone Co., but suspects the 1912-issued certificate might have come tucked away in a desk or other piece of furniture. “Five dollars was worth something back in 1925,” she said.

    Anyone with information on the company can call The News at 547-3424 or send e-mail to editor@perrycountynews.com.

  • TC principal expresses pride in students

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Interim high-school Principal Brad Ramsey offered congratulations to Erica Hauenstein at a regular school-board meeting for being named a National Merit Scholar finalist.

  • Melton accepts media award

    Cannelton Elementary Principal Beverly Conrad presents the International Student Media Festival Award to Ethan Melton, a member of Joan Goble’s elementary Media Club.

  • PC soloists, ensemble earn state bid

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School will be represented in four performances at state-level solo-and-ensemble competition Feb. 26, Music Director Rob Cason said.

    Trent Pringle qualified to take two percussion solos to state, Samantha Noble did the same with a clarinet solo and “our percussion class” performed as an ensemble to earn a trip to state, he explained.

  • Where’s the milk?

    Cat Diaz and Maribeth Ammon (second photo) were among several Girl Scouts sorting 1,233 cases of cookies – that’s just shy of 15,000 boxes – that arrived Monday at Ivy Tech Community College.

    Deliveries are already under way but anyone who failed to place an order can purchase their favorite varieties at any of the following public sales sites through March 13 while supplies last. Each box costs $3.50.

    Sales sites:

  • Church News, Feb. 17

    Union Baptist to host chili supper, auction
    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Union Baptist Church, 5770 State Route 1389, will hold a chili supper and auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26.
    Cost for the supper is $5 for adults and children 11 years old and older, $2 for children in kindergarten to 10 years of age and children up to preschool age eat for free. The menu will consist of homemade chili, soups, sandwiches and desserts.

  • Lecture will focus on spiritual care after trauma

    ST. MEINRAD – Carrie Doehring, associate professor of pastoral care and counseling at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colo., will deliver the annual Thomas Lecture on Philosophy and Theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.
    The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. March 24 in the Gallery. Her talk is titled “Stepping into Worlds Shaped by Trauma: The Challenges of Intercultural Spiritual Care in the Aftermath of Overwhelming Life Experiences.”