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Today's News

  • Community resource center deserving of public's support

    Perry County is lucky to have several organizations that can help citizens find help when they need it. If it's some extra food you need, there are several public pantries across the county ready to help. If your home was destroyed by fire or a natural disaster, the American Red Cross can help you find shelter. If your home is cold because you don't have enough money to pay the gas bill, Lincoln Hills Development Corp. has grants ready to help pay for it.

  • On the road to Christmas

    I used to devise all kinds of ways to count down the days to Christmas. I was that eager to wrap up a semester at school and welcome Santa and his presents under the tree.

    The longing began in church, usually the weekend after Thanksgiving, with the lighting of the first Advent candle. A wreath with four candles was placed in the front of our church at New Boston and each week another candle was lit, leading up to the weekend before Christmas. Advent, from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming,” is the four-week period before the nativity of Jesus.

  • Bishops, abortion and life issues

    The Perry County News is to be commended on its willingness to bring life issues to the attention of its readers. A Nov. 17 editorial reported a group of bishops saying that opposing abortion is of first importance among the life issues.

    One might rightfully ask: How does this group of bishops have the authority to make this evaluation? Suppose someone else were to think that capital punishment is of first importance? Indeed.

  • New photo galleries available
  • Guard soldiers file suit against KBR

    TELL CITY – As a contingent of Tell City-based soldiers were finishing their out-processing at Camp Atterbury Wednesday morning to complete their deployment to Iraq, attorneys representing some who served there five years ago were filing a civil lawsuit in Evansville regarding exposure to a cancer-causing chemical.

  • Welcome home, and thank you
  • ATVs will be permitted to run on county roads

    TELL CITY – Licensed drivers will be able to legally use off-road vehicles on county roads outside of cities once an ordinance adopted Dec. 1 by the county commissioners goes into effect.

    “There are a lot of people who want this,” County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel said Friday.

  • Everly eyes new dump truck

    TELL CITY – A new dump truck may soon be added to the Tell City Street Department fleet, adding extra muscle to the fight against snow in 2009 and years beyond. The city's board of public works and safety approved a Dec. 1 request by Street Commissioner Jeff Everly to obtain three quotes for a new truck.

  • County will provide GIS data to state

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners agreed in a regular meeting Dec. 1 to provide geographic-information-system data requested by the state and to let WTH Engineering provide it.

    The company's Tony Gray said he attended the meeting at the request of Steve Hauser, county emergency-management director, and explained each county providing four sets of data will receive $14,800. WTH will charge $5,000 for doing the job, Gray said, which will include establishing an Internet-delivery system that will allow updates in information as they occur.

  • Wreck sends drivers to hospital

    A 2001 Buick and 1995 Chevy truck collided Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of 12th and Tell streets in Tell City after Rhonda G. Pyle of Tell City failed to yield oncoming traffic, according to Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith. He said Pyle, driving the Buick, made a left turn onto Tell Street from 12th Street and failed to yield to oncoming southbound traffic. Pyle and Christopher A. Coyle, driver of the Chevy, were taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital. Pyle was later transferred to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville by helicopter.