Today's News

  • Perry County develops geniuses

    By Jamie Guillaume

    Editor’s note: The Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with the News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away. This column was written by Jamie Guillaume.

  • Community pride is at the heart of Schweizer Fest

    There are already two columns about this week’s Schweizer Fest on this page so forgive a third news item. We can’t refrain from joining the refrain and sharing our thoughts about what the week ahead means to the community.

    Schweizer Fest, as nearly everyone knows, marks the Swiss-German heritage of the city. It marks the daring and determination of the first 1858 settlers who cleared – quite literally with their hands and pick axes – a future for themselves and future generations

  • Perry Central Football Families athletic wear sale to benefit football players

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Football Families are once again selling football attire, including short- and long-sleeved T-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants.

    New items are available this season, including Dri-FIT T-shirts and fleece jackets.

    Colors for most apparel are black, kelly green and gray. Proceeds from this fundraiser will assist in providing football players food before and after football games.

    Orders will be submitted Friday, Aug. 15 and Friday, Aug. 29 but may not be available for scrimmage and first game.

  • Host families needed for exchange students

    TELL CITY – Visiting students ages 15 to 18 from around the world, including Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand, are seeking host families in and around Tell City for the upcoming 2014-15 school year.

    Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year and include traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc. and serve as mentors and a home base for their student.

    Visiting students participate as active members of the family and integrate into their host’s daily routines and traditions just like any other family member.

  • Schweizer Fest fitness open house at New Directions

    TELL CITY – New Directions Health and Fitness Club in Tell City will open its doors to the public during Schweizer Fest week. Anyone may take a tour of the facility, register for a free training class, enter prize drawings or simply get in a free workout. This second annual open house will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 7 and 8.

    The club is at 632 Main St., Tell City and may be reached at  (812) 547-1200.

  • Clodfelter joins J-D staff as sports editor

    ROCKPORT – Zane Clodfelter, a University of Southern Indiana graduate who has experience in a variety of sports, has been hired as the Spencer County Journal-Democrat’s sports editor.

    The J-D is a sister publication to the Perry County News and Clodfelter will occasionally cover sporting events in Perry County.
    He succeeds Clay Cunningham, who has resigned to attend graduate school.

  • USDA extends deadline for emergency assistance for livestock program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced last week that the enrollment deadline for the 2012 and 2013 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program has been extended to Aug. 15. Originally, program sign-up was scheduled to end Aug. 1.

  • Do I have to stop for that school bus?

    JASPER – In Indiana, August brings hot weather, the Indiana State Fair and also the start of a new school year.

    Every school year, the Indiana State Police receives numerous complaints about school-bus stop-arm violations from school corporations around the state.

    The Indiana Department of Education surveys school corporations annually for stop-arm violations on one given day, and reports those numbers to the National Association of State Directors for Pupil Transportation Services.

  • As September nears, days are numbered for seven-digit dialing

    PERRY COUNTY – Beginning Saturday, all consumers in Indiana’s 812 telephone area code should start using 10 digits, rather than seven, to make local phone calls. For example, the News’ telephone number of 547-3424 should be dialed (812) 547-3424. Local calls made with seven digits will work until early September to give consumers in the 812 area ample time to adjust to the changes.

  • Officials hear about workforce efforts

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners heard at a regular meeting July 15 about recent local workforce-development efforts.