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Today's News

  • SWCD annual meeting postponed to Feb. 3

    BRISTOW – Wintry weather has caused the postponement of Tuesday evening’s annual meeting in Bristow of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District. The meeting has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Bristow Community Center.

     

  • Girl Scout Cookies not affected by peanut-butter salmonella warning

    NEW YORK – Neither of the two licensed bakers affiliated with producing Girl Scout cookies, ABC Interbake or Little Brownie Bakers, get their peanut butter from the supplier involved in current peanut-butter warnings.

    The Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory agencies have indicated that Peanut Corporation of America is the focus of their investigation concerning a recent salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter.

    The company does not supply peanut butter used in any variety of Girl Scout cookies.

  • Waupaca shedding 120 jobs

    TELL CITY – ThyssenKrupp Waupaca is eliminating 120 jobs as demand for the cars and trucks built with the parts made at its Tell City foundry shrinks amid the national economic slowdown.

    Personnel Manager Ed Zellers said the cuts were announced Thursday morning and will affect approximately 120 employees. Like other automotive-related suppliers, Waupaca is coping with declining demand for brake drums, disc brakes and the range of other products it produces for the automotive, truck and agricultural markets.

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  • Perry Central nets trio of grants

    LEOPOLD – Meeting at the end of a day that saw classes called off due to snow and ice, members of the Perry Central Community School Board received two grants and learned of a third last Monday.

    Funds come from the Perry County Community Foundation and the Edgar and Lucile Schergens Foundation.

  • Commissioners field added challenges to $100k purchase

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners "have been telling us stuff for 15 years" about how county roads would be maintained or improved, Tim Huff told them during their regular meeting Wednesday, "and you haven't done anything. You've been telling us for 15 years that you've been doing studies and road counts, just to get people to shut up."

    "We've been looking for something the last two years," Commissioner Jody Fortwendel responded, noting that he wasn't a commissioner 15 years ago.

  • Council approves loan for outdoor-equipment, mini-truck operation

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members voted in a special meeting Tuesday to approve a $30,000 economic-development loan to help move and expand a business offering mini-trucks at a tiny lot off of Indiana 66.  

    As The News reported Jan. 15, Aaron Knieriem asked the Cannelton Common Council at a regular meeting three days earlier for a loan to boost his plan to move into the former Randy Aubrey Dodge property, where he will offer for sale the trucks and other equipment with names like Cub Cadet, Bobcat, Husqvarna and Troy-Bilt.

  • FCC rep joining Hill's office for session on digital-TV transition

    CANNELTON – Staff from Congressman Baron Hill's office will hold a public informational session Thursday on the upcoming digital-television transition with a representative from the Federal Communications Commission.  

    The event will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Perry County Council on Aging OAKS Senior Center, located at 200 N. Fifth St.

    The session is designed to answer questions, provide useful information about the DTV transition and show southern Indiana residents how to set up converter boxes.

  • Circus coming to town April 25

    TELL CITY – The county's Fraternal Order of Police  chapter obtained Tell City OK last week to use land along Seventh Street for a circus April 25. Two shows are planned and details will be forthcoming.

  • Feb. 27 raffle will offer $850 in cash prizes, donations sought

    TELL CITY — The Tell City Band Boosters are conducting their annual cash-raffle fundraiser for the Tell City Marching Marksmen and band programs. All band-booster families are selling tickets at $2 per ticket or three tickets for $5.

    Drawings at the last high school boy's basketball game Feb. 27 will determine winners of $500, $250 and $100 prizes. Winners won't have to attend the game, but must be age 18 or older.

    Contact any band family member or call Shari Everly at 547-6320 to buy tickets.