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Today's News

  • Farmers markets may expand their offerings

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Farmers markets that have long been popular in Tell City and other Hoosier communities could be even busier this spring and summer thanks to legislation adopted by state lawmakers. The new rules allow producers to sell some baked goods and poultry products and while some of the details have yet to be ironed out, Perry County’s extension educator for agriculture says there are opportunities to be had.

  • County recycling fees due Thursday

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Collection of Perry County Recycling Management District annual fees was proceeding normally ahead of this Thursday’s deadline, district accountant Jerry Hoagland said at a board of directors meeting Feb. 23.

    The annual fee provides between $255,000 and $260,000 of the district’s $400,000 annual budget, with the rest coming from the sale of recyclable materials, he said before the board approved the regular financial report.

  • Spring Trimming
  • USDA funds eyed for new hospital

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A finance program offered by the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture could be tapped later this year to finance a new Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    A newly reconstituted Perry County Hospital Association voted Feb. 29 to host a public hearing on a pending application for approximately $40 million that would pay for the new facility, which has been held up by a struggling national economy.

  • Officials agree to pay jail designer to flesh out plan

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners agreed in a meeting last Monday to pay the DLZ architectural-engineering consulting firm of Indianapolis nearly $753,000 for their part in moving the county toward building a new jail.

  • Cannelton students participate in Read Across America

    Cannelton elementary students recently celebrated Read Across America with a reading of the Dr. Seuss book, “The Lorax.” The Cannelton Parent-Teacher Organization sponsored the event and each child received a book and bookmark to take home.

  • Free PCMH Screenings Thursday, March 21

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer free blood pressure, glucose (sugar) and total cholesterol screenings. This is a free community service offered at two different locations every month. During March, a registered nurse will be at Stein’s Garage in Lamar from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday and at Bandon Tavern from 9 to 10 a.m. March 21.
    Fasting for two hours before testing is recommended, but eight hours is preferred. Participants may drink water and take medications before the tests.

  • Community Events, March 12

    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.

    Football families to meet
    LEOPOLD – A Perry Central football families meeting will be held at 6 p.m. today in the Perry Central High School study hall.

  • Generations. . .

    Members of Virginia Ramsey’s family gathered recently for a picture of two sets of four generations.

    Virginia Ramsey of Tell City, great-grandmother, sits in the center of the photo. To her left, in front, are great-granddaughter Emma Dee Pierce, grandmother Lesa Pfeiffer of Derby and mother Shaylon P. Pierce of Oakland City. To Virginia’s right, in front, great-granddaughter Avery Sanders, grandmother Cheryl Sanders and mother Michelle Sanders, all of Henryville.

  • Education Notes, March 12

    Tots Lots to hold second student art, science fair Tuesday
    TELL CITY – Tots Lots Preschool will host its second annual art and science fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in fellowship hall at Evangelical United Church of Christ, at 802 10th St., Tell City.
    The students will be given free will to create their own art projects for exhibit.
    The students will also conduct science projects at school and at home for display. The public is invited.