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Today's News

  • Enrollment for 2012 farm programs under way

    INDIANAPOLIS – Julia A. Wickard, executive director of USDA’s Indiana Farm Service Agency reminds producers that signup to enroll in the 2012 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program or Average Crop Revenue Election Program began Jan. 23 and ends June 1.

    “It is critical for producers to begin the enrollment process as soon as possible. The 2012 signup period is a shorter timeframe than in previous years,” said Wickard.

  • Free classes on mental illness begin March 5 in Newburgh

    NEWBURGH – Friends-and-family classes on mental illness will begin March 5 for 12 Monday evenings at the Warrick Education Center in Newburgh.

    Classes are sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illnesses and will be presented by trained family members. They'll be geared toward people who want to better understand and help others who live with serious mental illness. They’re free but limited to 24 participants.

    To find out more or to register, call (812) 423-4333.

  • Fall semester nets 64 credits at Learning Academy

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Students earned 64 credits in Perry County Learning Academy classes during the fall, Mike Bishop reported during a Jan. 17 meeting of the alternative school’s board of directors.

    The academy’s executive director congratulated one Tell City High School student for completing diploma requirements, but said the student preferred not to be named in the News.

  • Commissioners OK vehicle transactions

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County commissioners voted in a regular meeting Jan. 18 to trade in three vehicles and transfer another for use by the county assessor’s office.

    County Sheriff Lee Chestnut was updating the commissioners on a truck his department is buying for animal-control and other uses, and wanted to trade in a Dodge Intrepid and a Jeep for it. In approving that request, the commissioners added the trade-in of a Plymouth Voyager van to their motion.

  • FFA on Center Stage
  • Coal-to-gas backers praise job creation plant will bring

    By STUART CASSIDY, Spencer County Journal-Democrat Staff Writer

    REO – Will a need to create jobs outweigh environmental impacts associated with the development of a coal-gasification plant just outside of Rockport? The questions were posed Wednesday to representatives from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management during a public hearing regarding the issuance of a state air-emissions permit.

  • Repairs planned for closed section of Old 37

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A portion of old Indiana 37 near Leopold that has been closed and that “we thought at first we couldn’t afford to open … up,” according to County Commissioner Bill Amos, may get repairs.

    “The way it looks, we are going to be able to open it up if everything goes through from the state’s side,” he said, with work to be completed by July 2013.

  • Head Start celebrates the holidays

    During the month of December, the children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Perry County Head Start Home Base enjoyed activities with a Christmas theme.

    An activity from their Christmas party included making beaded candy canes with family. This activity allowed the children to use fine motor skills and patterning. Christian Holmes, pictured here, shows off his beaded candy cane with his parents, Kevin and Yvonna Holmes.

  • Community Events, Jan. 30

    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.

  • Stepping Stones taking registrations for 2012-13

    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool, located in the St. Augustine Catholic Church Parish Hall basement, is accepting registrations for the 2012-13 school year.
    The preschool seeks to provide a positive educational experience for 3- and 4-year-olds, preparing them for elementary school.