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Today's News

  • Saint Nick plans pair of parade visits

    PERRY COUNTY - Sleigh bells will ring Friday and Sunday as Santa Claus, himself, visits Perry County for a pair of weekend parades. Cannelton's parade Friday, sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 and its auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion detachment, will begin at 7 p.m.

    Lineup will begin at 6 p.m. on Old Indiana 237 across from Canary's Power Equipment. The parade route will proceed along Indiana 66 to the stop light at Washington Street, where entries will turn right and proceed to First Street by the floodwall, where they will disband.

  • Officials mull county employees' insurance

    TELL CITY - "We had a pretty bad year on health insurance" in 2009, Pete Franzman told county commissioners Nov. 18, introducing his discussion of proposals for 2010.

    More than $300,000 of last year's expenses "bled over" into this year, he said at the commissioners' regular meeting, and this year featured a lot of large, medium and small claims.

  • Fire: a catalyst for good forest landscape

    Editor's Note: This article, part of a regular series about the Hoosier National Forest, was written by Ben Ingram, a fire engine operator.

    Smokey Bear has done an excellent job telling people that fire is bad, but some ecosystems require fire. The Hoosier National Forest landscape has historically burned. So how do we create a healthy forest or grassland ecosystem in the absence of wildfire? There are several answers to this question. One is prescribed burning.

    What is Prescribed Burning?

  • Project Lead the Way: Powering high-tech learning in the classroom

    ST. CROIX - A national organization working to increase the number of high-school students entering high-tech fields worked with a group of Perry County students this fall.

    Project Lead the Way is a national nonprofit organization established to help schools give students the knowledge they need to excel in high-tech fields. Studies of PLTW's curriculum have proven that students become the kind of prepared, competent, high-tech employees the nation needs to stay competitive in the global market.

  • Indiana State Police stepping up Thanksgiving holiday patrols

    JASPER - In an effort to prevent injuries and fatalities on Indiana's roadways this week, the Indiana State Police and more than 250 other law enforcement agencies throughout the state are participating in a Safe Family Travel enforcement blitz.

    The effort continues through Sunday and troopers will have the opportunity to work overtime to ensure safe travel during this dangerous holiday travel time.

  • Juveniles detained in theft at business, vandalism

    TELL CITY - Six juveniles face possible charges for allegedly breaking into Tell City Chair Co.'s building along Seventh Street, where they allegedly stole items and vandalized the building's interior.

  • The Springs ribbon-cutting set

    TELL CITY — The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon-cutting for The Springs at 5 p.m. Dec. 4 to celebrate the opening of a new housing complex. The open house will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

    The Springs is located at 72 Park Ave. in Tell City.  Sam Bick is the president of Grandview Care Inc. which provides housing, senior housing and health care in multiple locations, including The Springs, throughout Indiana and Kentucky. Business office hours are weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Tipsaw Lake Road closing Monday

    TIPSAW — Beginning Monday, Tipsaw Lake Road in the Hoosier National Forest will be closed for approximately 45 days for resurfacing. The road will be closed to all traffic from milepost 2 to the lake. The Tipsaw trailhead and campground access road will remain open. The road will reopen around Jan. 15. Call 547-7051 for information.

     

  • Cannelton city meetings moved to Dec. 7

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city officials rescheduled their December meetings to Dec. 7.

    Normally conducted the second Monday of each month, the city's public-works and council meetings will begin at 5:30 and 6 p.m. Dec. 7, respectively.

    They will be followed at 7 p.m. by a special meeting of the common council to discuss the city's long-term control plan for sanitary and storm sewers.

  • Offices closed for holiday

    PERRY COUNTY - Governmental offices will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday and the doors to many will remain shut Friday.

    Local, city and state offices will be closed both days, including the county courthouse and City Hall in Tell City.

    Trash pickup in Tell City Wednesday will include that day's route as well as Thursday's, giving city workers the final two days of the week off.

    The Perry County News will be closed Thursday but will open at 8 a.m. Friday.