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Today's News

  • Conservation district’s annual meeting Tuesday in Bristow

    PERRY COUNTY – Plans are in place for the 2011 Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual meeting. The 64th gathering of the district will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bristow Community Center.

    Margie Zoglmann from Purdue Extension Perry County will speak on agriculture in Costa Rica while Natural Resources Conservation Service grazing specialist Victor Shelton will speak on dairy and beef operations in Honduras.

    For more information, contact the SWCD office at 547-4686.

  • Port manager reports ‘good, solid’ December

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad had “a good, solid month” in December, according to port and governmental-affairs manager Kevin Teague.

    Reporting at a regular meeting of the port authority’s board of directors Tuesday, he said rail and barge traffic was down, but the port-rail agency still nearly met its revenue goals for the month. The movement of scrap metal helped bolster the numbers due to its price remaining higher than that of pig iron, he said.

  • A GREAT Day

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  • Floodwall gates to be closed off

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – During the Tell City Works and Safety Board Tuesday, members heard from Floodwall Committee member Mack Cail and Kenny Simpson of Engineering Associates about closing two floodgates and filling in pipes that run underneath the wall to improve the wall ahead of the upcoming floodwall certification process.

  • Pappano urges more discussion on jail funds

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part report on an update to plans for a new jail provided to county leaders.

    TELL CITY – Tell City resident Tony Pappano said Jan. 4 he’s 100 percent behind efforts to build a new county jail, but expressed some concerns he has about a plan discussed that day with county commissioners and councilmen.

  • Community Events, Jan. 23

    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.

  • Education Notes, Jan. 23

    PC preschool, kindergarten registration information
    LEOPOLD – Perry Central is accepting registrations for preschool and kindergarten for the 2012-13 school year. Children who will be 4 years of age by Aug. 1 are eligible to attend preschool. Children who will be 5 years of age by Aug. 1 are eligible for kindergarten.

  • Tri Kappa announces scholarship opportunities

    PERRY COUNTY – The State organization of Tri Kappa will award a variety of scholarships to college students throughout Indiana in the spring. 
    Each state scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000. Tri Kappa has provided scholarship awards since 1914, acknowledging students on the local, province and state levels. 
    Chapters, provinces and the state organization combined currently give nearly $500,000 annually honoring academic achievement.

  • Jr. Auxiliary members earn activity patches

    Junior Auxiliary members from Tell City American Legion Post 213 Lacey Hellums, Linzie Hellums and Kendra Gehlhausen pose after receiving their patches for completing activities in the Junior Activity Patch Program.

  • Cannelton Homecoming Royalty

    Cannelton seniors Dylan Schneider and Sammie James were crowned homecoming king and queen at ceremonies held Jan. 14 at the Cannelton Community Center before the Bulldogs basketball game against Medora.