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Today's News

  • Offices closing for holidays

    PERRY COUNTY – Local governmental offices will close for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but schedules differ somewhat on when the holidays, both of which fall on Saturdays, will be observed.

    County offices at the courthouse and annex building in Cannelton will be closed Christmas Eve day and Dec. 27 and again Dec. 31.

    City Hall in Tell City will be closed Friday and again Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. City Hall will be open New Year’s Eve.

  • County-council farewells

    Perry County Council President Pete Franzman, left, congratulates Ryan Daum after presenting him a plaque recognizing his “dedication and faithful public service” on the council since 2004.

  • Board discusses merger of libraries

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – At their Dec. 1 meeting, Tell City-Perry County Public Library board members briefly went over the Nov. 10 minutes from the first meeting of the merger committee. As The News has previously reported, Cannelton Public Library had announced in October intentions to merge with the Tell City-Perry County Public Library in October. Tell City OK’d merger talks at its meeting in November and both libraries have a year to complete merger procedures.

  • Restaurant owner ready for next step in life’s journey

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – After 13 years of providing good food for life’s journey, as her Main Street Tell City sign touts, Vivien Pereira is ready to travel herself. The proprietor of Vivien’s Place on Tell City’s Main Street, Vivien marked her final day Dec. 12 with an appreciation dinner that drew dozens of customers.

    The meal was bittersweet for many, who will miss the small woman with a big smile and arms built for hugging.

  • Cannelton leadership changes for 2011

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A shuffling of members was announced at the outset of a regular Cannelton Common Council meeting Dec. 13.

    The city’s Democratic party leaders held a caucus, Mayor Smokey Graves said, and opted to assign Bruce Myers to the council’s at-large position. Adam Goffinet was shifted from it to the District 2 chair formerly held by Louis “Snooks” Scarboro, who resigned in October.

  • Jail search nets knives, cell phones, tobacco

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – A shakedown of the Perry County Jail turned up a dangerous mix of contraband Tuesday, including a filet and pocket knives, cell phones and loose tobacco.

    Chief Deputy Lee Chestnut, who will take office as sheriff Jan.1, said he wants to take steps to reduce the chances of banned items coming into the jail, especially those that could pose a danger to jail staff and other offenders.

  • Couple takes Joy to Oakwood

    Dr. Eric and Sara Kleeman talk with each other and Oakwood Health Campus resident Cecil Pekinpaugh during a visit Thursday afternoon.

  • Christmas services set for area churches

    Christmas Masses scheduled for county churches
    PERRY COUNTY – Times for Christmas Masses at three county churches have been scheduled for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
    St. Augustine Catholic Church in Leopold will have Mass at 4 p.m. Dec. 24 and at 10:30 a.m. Christmas Day.
    Holy Cross Catholic Church in St. Croix will start Christmas Eve Mass at 6 p.m. and Christmas Day at 9 a.m.
    Finally, St. Marks Catholic Church in St. Marks will host Mass at 6 p.m. Dec. 24 and at midnight Dec. 25.

  • Century Aluminum to restart idled line

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Century Aluminum has announced that it will restart an idled potline at its Hawesville aluminum smelter, creating up to 100 new jobs.

    The company said the process of restarting the line will be completed in the first three months of 2011. The line was idled in March 2009 after a sharp drop in aluminum prices caused by the national economic recession.

  • School officials eye drug-testing program

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A moment of silence was observed at the opening of a Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting Tuesday in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Barry  Jarvis and his family. He was killed Nov. 29 in Afghanistan and buried Dec. 9 in the Deer Creek Church Cemetery.