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Today's News

  • WKU counselor to visit schools

    TELL CITY – John-Mark Francis, an admissions counselor at Western Kentucky University, will visit local high schools to discuss with prospective students the opportunities offered at WKU.

    Francis will be at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School from 1 to 1:30 p.m. March 14.

    For more information, contact the WKU Admissions Office via e-mail at admission@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-2551. Or visit the admissions office Web site at www.wku.edu/admissions.

  • Firearms expo Saturday

    TELL CITY – Perry County 4-H Shooting Sports organization will host a firearms exposition from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The expo is display only and there is no cost to attend.

  • Girl Scouts to deliver cookie orders, hold booth sales

    PERRY COUNTY – Local Girl Scouts will to make cookie deliveries to customers today through March 10.

    Cookies will also be available at booth sales, which many troops will conduct throughout the area.

    Scouts can pick up cookies at 10:30 a.m. today at the Cannelton Radio Shack and from 11 a.m. to noon today at Ivy Tech Community College in Tell City.

  • Water chief reports on 2012 achievements

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department installed 10 fire hydrants and 16 valves, replaced 27 service lines and all of its radio sending units and repaired 14 main breaks during 2012, according to a year in review provided Jan. 22.

  • Eagle Scout project helping to restore historic rectory

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    LEOPOLD – Nathan Bashor isn’t refurbishing rooms in just any house for his Eagle Scout project. The 19-year-old member of Troop 191 is renovating a bedroom and bathroom in the St. Augustine Church rectory and is hoping for a little community support in the effort.

    Parishioners worked several years ago to refurnish the lower level of the 90-year-old home, but some of the upstairs rooms still needed work.

  • CORRECTED - Cassidy to lead county fiscal body

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Alan Cassidy will continue to serve as president of the county council this year and Stan Goffinet will be vice president after a reorganization of the county’s fiscal body at a regular meeting Jan. 24. CORRECTION: The News erroneously reported in its print edition Chet Mathena was elected president, but he was the councilman who nominated Cassidy.

  • Economic growth spending questioned

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County council members asked about spending for the Perry County Development Corp. before approving it at a regular meeting Jan. 24.

    The economic-development organization was to get an $182,231 additional appropriation from the county’s economic-development income-tax fund.

  • Community events, Feb. 11

    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-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Humane Society to meet Tuesday
    TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City.

  • Tell City’s big year

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – As years go, 2012 was a historic one for Tell City. In fact, so much took place last year that it took Mayor Barbara Ewing more than 45 minutes to recap 2012 in her annual State of the City Address. Ewing offered apologies for the length of her speech but said there was much to recall – and to celebrate.

  • Big T’s Trade Day set

    TELL CITY – The Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will host its annual Big T’s Trade Day at noon March 9.
    The public is invited to participate in this event. In the past, the day has featured unique trading goods, according to organizers, such as horse tack, tools, furniture, fencing supplies, household appliances, chickens, ducks and other animals.