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Today's News

  • Breaking NewsSearch for escapees continues in Kentucky

    Editor's Note: This report was filed by editors at sister newspapers to The Perry County News, and draws some information from The News' earlier reporting.

    CARROLL COUNTY, Ky. - An Indiana prison break has led authorities into Kentucky, where three Carroll County men were beaten and tied up Monday, March 23, in a home on State Hwy. 36 East, just south of Interstate 71.

    Their attackers are believed to be the three men who escaped Friday morning from Branchville Correctional Facility near Tell City.

  • Parks board trying to cut Eagles Bluff electric bill

    CANNELTON - Electric bills at the new Eagles Bluff welcome center and restroom building "were a little higher than we expected initially, but we've taken some measures to correct that," Perry County Recreation Director Dan Adams told the county parks and recreation board Wednesday.

    The building opened in October with restroom lights that were designed to come on only when motion was detected in the room. But Adams said they were coming on at night when no one was in the building.

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  • Railroad finds small glimmer in slowdown

    TELL CITY - The Hoosier Southern Railway is seeing a small benefit from the economic slowdown gripping the nation.

    "We entered a contract to store up to 80 rail cars," Dick Neumann said during a regular meeting of the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors March 12. Twenty cars were to find parking places on Hoosier Southern sidings, he said, adding, "a lot of railroads are storing a lot of cars these days."

  • Legislation would help soldiers exposed to toxins

    TELL CITY - American soldiers "shouldn't have to go through bureaucratic water torture" to get the medical care they need after being exposed to toxic chemicals while serving their country, Sen. Ron Wyden said during a conference call with journalists Thursday.

    He and Sens. Evan Bayh and Byron Dorgan scheduled the call to announce legislation they're pushing to establish a national registry modeled after one tracking Vietnam veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange.

  • Perry Central School Board approves preliminary 2009-10 calendar

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central School Board members approved a tentative 2009-10 calendar at last Monday's regular meeting.

    The short session came hours after a Perry Central student lost her life in a three-vehicle accident on Indiana 37 north of Tell City.

    The proposed schedule calls for classes to begin Aug. 12, with teachers starting the semester a day earlier. The first semester will end Dec. 22.

  • Family needs help in wake of last week's fire

    TELL CITY - A Tell City family whose home suffered water damage after a fire last week is asking for the public's assistance.

    Jeff and Amanda Huff are seeking a twin- and full-sized beds, as well as clothing for their two daughters, ages 2 and 6.

    The younger girl wears size 18-month bottoms and size 2T tops.

    The older girl wears size-7 bottoms and size 8-9 tops.

  • Patoka Lake offers spring break activities

    PATOKA LAKE - Looking for something to do over spring break? Patoka Lake has several events planned for Tuesday through March 28. Children's games begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday with a bat and moth activity. At 1 p.m. learn about turtles with a special guest. Wednesday is the day to learn about hummingbirds up close followed on Thursday with a 1 p.m. Snakes of Patoka program.

  • Hearty cheers for good deeds

    The sour economy, layoffs, foreclosures and an overall financial pinch felt by everyone, haven't created much to cheer about in recent months. And while the recession may not be news to anyone's ears, there's still plenty of good taking place in our community. For this week's editorial, we're looking at some of the many, and sometimes overlooked, positives.  

  • Confessions of a bully (victim)

    Two days of bullying-prevention training dredged up plenty of old school memories earlier this month, most of which I wanted to keep buried.

    Yes, Mom, it's true. I was a bad bully in elementary school and in one of life's lessons in justice, was in turn bullied at times in junior-high school.

    For those who haven't noticed the stories in The News, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., is taking part in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, a well respected effort that strives to help schools and communities reduce bullying of children.