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Today's News

  • Chili cookoff winners announced, honored with plaques
  • Preparing for a new legislative session

    State Sen. ErinHouchin

    Guest Columnist

     

    The 120th Indiana General Assembly will commence on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Statehouse for the ceremonial start of the 2017 legislative session. This meeting, known as Organization Day, provides new and returning legislators the opportunity to meet with fellow lawmakers and staff to discuss legislative topics.

    New and re-elected Senators and Representatives will also be sworn into office by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush.

  • A dirty kid? Yes, I was

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I grew up ankle-deep in hog manure. Well, I had boots on, but I got plenty of pig and cow poo on me and when I had to clean out the chicken house, I breathed in my share of dried chicken poo, too.

    Other than obesity (which genes and my overactive appetite are to blame) I’m healthy and don’t have allergies or asthma. So are my siblings and as I’ve thought about it the past couple of weeks, so are most of the one-time farm kids I know.

  • A little post-election decorum, please

    Now that the election is over and the dust of arguably the most contentious presidential race in our history has finally settled, revealing a clear and decisive winner, everyone should just calm down.

    There have been thousands of protesters rioting in cities across the country who decry Hillary Clinton’s defeat at the hands of now President-elect Trump.

  • Mini-libraries to be installed at parks

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Area residents should find free books to read at two Perry County Parks next spring thanks to a Perry Central student’s class project.

    Cori Allen, a sophomore at Perry Central, told the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s board Wednesday that for her AP language group community project she wants to install little free libraries at Riverside Park in Magnet and Wilkerson Park in Rome “to make reading more accessible throughout the community.”

  • New cell tower set for Tell City

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Upgraded cell phone service is one step closer to reality for Tell City.

    PBM Wireless Services of Carmel, on behalf of Verizon Wireless, is prepared to erect a cell phone tower on property owned by Mulzer Crushed Stone located along Sixth and Lafayette streets. The tower could improve both data and calling services for cellular customers. Currently, the closest tower is on North Ridge Road, just outside city limits.

  • Inking an Enterprise

    STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    With a customer comfortably situated in an adjustable chair, artist Zach Kalin’s supplies are neatly laid out on a tray within easy reach. Head down, hard at work, Kalin has already drawn out the concept. The only thing left is application.

  • Honoring our military heroes
  • Lion at the gate

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Come the New Year, patrons to the Perry County Courthouse will likely be greeted by a new face; not one filling an elected position, but instead to ensure safety. The county commissioners recently announced plans to add a security guard stationed at the front entrance.

  • Community Events; Nov. 14

    Bristow United Pentecostal taking candy orders

     

    BRISTOW – Bristow United Pentecostal Church is now taking candy orders for Thanksgiving.

    All orders must be in by Friday, Nov. 18, and delivery will be on Monday, Nov. 21.

    Candy available is: plain fudge, fudge with walnuts, peanut butter fudge, peanut butter balls (Buckeyes), and peanut brittle. Fudge and Buckeyes are $7 per pound: they can also be ordered in 1/2 pound sizes.