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Today's News

  • We all need change

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in January 2003 and seemed appropriate to republish with recent news.

     

    If rain could wash away sins, most umbrellas would go unused. A cold drizzle fell on a middle-aged man’s head as he trotted into a brightly-lit church one Sunday evening in upstate New York. I was on a short vacation and had ventured off the throughway looking for supper and a hotel.

  • Smartphones down, please

    Mark Bennett

    Terre Haute Tribune-Star

     

    Most of us are guilty. We have relinquished the responsibility of using our flesh-and blood memory to the digital memory inside our smartphones. Videoing beats remembering. A replay of life inside a mind generates no likes or retweets, and can’t go viral, or entertain us or our friends or people we kind of know on our social media list. A device built in China or Hungary retains special moments better than human gray matter, right?

  • Offices closed Thursday, Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Many Perry County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

    City offices in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy will be closed both days. In Tell City, trash pickup will proceed on a normal schedule Monday and Tuesday with crews collecting both Wednesday’s and Thursday’s routes on Wednesday. Perry County offices, including the courthouse and annex buildings, will be closed both days. 

  • Aleris rolls out new $400 million automotive-sheet mill

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEWISPORT – All was quiet in the plant, but there was an ebullient undertone, as top level Aleris officials, customers, suppliers and workers gathered at the company’s Lewisport facility to celebrate the opening of the new aluminum automotive body sheet production facility.

  • Search warrant lands Troy pair behind bars

    TROY – A joint investigation by the Tell City Police and Perry County Sheriff’s Department led to the arrest of two residents in Troy on multiple drug charges. Arrested Thursday afternoon after issuance of a search warrant for a home 11124 Indiana 45 were Jeremy W. Ramsey, 42, and Jennifer K. Harpe, 39.

    According to Tell City Police Detective Roger Smith, an ongoing investigation into possible stolen items led police to the home. Through the course of the investigation, they were also alerted to possible drug activity at the residence.

  • TC Schools’ teacher negotiations conclude, 2018 contracts approved

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Negotiations toward teacher contract renewals at Tell City Schools are complete for 2018, Superintendent John Scioldo made that announcement Tuesday during the school board’s regular session.

    The new agreement provides modest wage increases for teachers who will earn $36,000 on the lower pay scale and $64,500 on the highest end.

  • Soup’s on!
  • Does Troy have a cat problem?

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – While stray dogs may have drawn more attention from the town council in recent years, feral cats also pose a problem, those concerned with animal rights said Wednesday during the council’s November meeting. 

    Chris Van Note, now the president of the Perry County Humane Society, said there are resources to help get unwanted cats spayed or neutered. She said the society has more than 200 members, many of whom are willing to help transport animals to get them sterilized.

  • Community Events; Nov. 20

    Troy leaf pickup this weekend

     

    TROY – Leaf pick-up for Troy is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25 and 26. Residents should have leaves loose and curbside.

     

    Oakwood craft seminars Wednesdays through December

     

  • Simpson shares his fourth boys cross country MVP

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Leo Simpson won his fourth boys cross country Most Valuable Runner award at Tell City’s fall sports awards program Wednesday, but this year he shared it with Nate Kaiser.
    Simpson was the only repeat MVP.
    Some sports didn’t name an MVP or split it into outstanding offensive and defensive player awards.
    Volleyball did that and Morgan Schuetter repeated as Outstanding Defensive Player.
    The complete list of award winners:
    Boys Cross Country