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Today's News

  • Winter beef production educational series returning this month

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Beef Production Educational Series will again be offered for four evenings in January, February and March. The sessions will be held Jan. 19, Feb. 9, Feb. 20 and March 8. Each session will begin at 6:30 p.m.
    All of the programs except the Feb. 20 session will be held at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Feb. 20 program is in conjunction with the Perry County Cattle Association annual meeting, which will be held at Perry Central School Cafeteria.

  • Purdue extension offers commodity marketing course

    TELL CITY – Purdue Extension in Spencer and Perry Counties is offering a commodity marketing course for local producers.
    The program, entitled Beginner’s Course in Commodity Marketing is gear-ed toward any producer interested in learning more about grain marketing topics and strategies, regardless of experience.
    The three-session course will feature Corinne Alexander, a Purdue agricultural economics specialist, who will cover topics including futures, options, basis, and hedging as well as basic grain marketing strategies.

  • COLUMN: Putting fairness first for Hoosier athletes, fans

    By BOBBY COX, Guest Columnist

    This time of year, with chords of “Auld Lang Sine” still ringing in our ears, it’s not uncommon or unnatural to think of days gone by as being more desirable than the era we live in today.  

  • Regional workshop on farm financial recordkeeping coming to SW Indiana

    DALE – The Farm Financial Recordkeeping for Farm Women Program is a two evening program that will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at the Lincoln Heritage Library in Dale.
    The program is being offered by the Purdue Women in Ag Team and Farm Credit Services of Mid-America.
    Financial recordkeeping is important task to the farm business for several reasons.
    It provides the information needed to complete tax forms accurately and the records are used many times when requesting funds from banks for operating loans or to purchase more farm ground.

  • William Tell Holiday donation

    Autumn Maffia, Claire Franzman and Penny Gehlhaus-en, third-grade students at William Tell Elementary, came up with the idea of having a special “holiday wear” day just prior to Christmas break. 

    They asked students to make donations to the Perry County Animal Shelter. The total amount collected was $162.82 and will be donated to the Perry County Animal Shelter.  Doing this project made the girls feel “like good people, because we all love animals” Claire added.

  • Ewing returns four to CVB

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing has reappointed four people to the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Ewing announced Jan. 3 that she had reappointed Danny Bolin, Linda Mattingly, Joan Hess and Jim Meek to two-year terms. County commissioners recently named Joe Hermann, Betty Cash and Pat Cooper.
     

  • Hunters need to retrieve deer stands from public lands

    BEDFORD – Deer season is over and we no longer see hunters wearing orange in tree stands in the Hoosier National Forest. But in many areas, tree stands have been left behind. These deer stands need to be removed.

    Donald Kidd, a law enforcement officer for the Hoosier, explained that storing private property on federal lands is a legal violation and the property can be confiscated.

  • Boats need to be removed from Deer Lake

    CARTER VALLEY – Deer Creek Lake is a public lake and anglers have left their fishing boats behind who need to pick these boats up. Hoosier National Forest law-enforcement officer Donald Kidd said all private property needs to be removed from national forest lands.

    “People have left their boats on this lake year-round in the past, but it was outside the regulations, and we need to change this pattern,” Kidd said.

  • Offices to close for King holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – Many governmental offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    City offices in Tell City will be closed Monday, with a one-day delay in trash pick-up.

    Meetings of the city board of public works and safety and water board normally held the third Monday of the month will be postponed until Tuesday. The works board will convene at 6 p.m., followed by the water board at 7.

    City offices in Cannelton will be open Monday.

    Troy’s utility office and town hall will be closed.

  • Vanderburgh Community Foundation now Indiana Arts Commission Region 10 Arts Partner

    PERRY COUNTY – The Vanderburgh Community Foundation became the Region 10 Arts Partner for the Indiana Arts Commission Jan. 1. 
    In this role, the foundation will facilitate grant and funding opportunities for area artists and arts-related nonprofit groups. Region 10 consists of all of the counties in the Community Foundation Alliance: Spencer, Perry, Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Warrick, as well as Dubois County.