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Today's News

  • Principal gets 2-year contract

    TELL CITY - Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board voted in a regular meeting Dec. 9 to make Junior High Principal Brad Ramsey's job permanent, and cemented the action with a two-year contract.

    Ramsey was named in June to replace Chad Schenck, who had resigned as principal at Tell City Junior High School.

  • TC officers to keep 12-hour shifts

    TELL CITY - Tell City's police officers have adjusted well to 12-hour shifts implemented in late summer, the department's chief said last week in a request to make the change permanent.

    "The guys like it and it's lived up to, even exceeded, all my expectations," Police Chief Greg Hendershot said at the Dec. 15 meeting of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety.

  • Troopers jail two after Oil Township search

    ST. CROIX - A tip that a Perry County man was violating terms of his probation led state police Thursday to Okalona Road, where they made two arrests.

    According to ISP Sgt. Chad Dick, troopers received information that Roy W. McCormick, 58, of 28593 Okalona Road, was violating terms of his probation.

    McCormick met troopers as they arrived at his residence and while conducting the search, a large amount of controlled substances were located.

    Police said generic versions of Xanax, hydrocodone and Provigil were found in McCormick's possession.

  • City leaders OK insurance for firefighters

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Common Council members voted at a regular meeting Dec. 8 to accept a three-year agreement to insure the city's volunteer firefighters and reserve police officers against accidents at a cost of $3,092 per year.

  • News sets early deadlines

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News will have early deadlines for New Year's. The deadline to have items published Thursday, Jan. 1 issue is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29.

    The News office will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas day, Dec. 24 and 25, and New Year's Day, Jan. 1. This deadline applies to social, school, church and community news items, and engagement, wedding, anniversary and birth announcements.

    For more information call 547-3424.

  • Offices closing for holidays

    PERRY COUNTY - The Christmas and New Year's holidays will close many governmental this week and next. Trash pickup in Tell City and Cannelton will also be affected.

    City Hall offices in Tell City will be closed  Wednesday, Thursday and Jan. 1. Employees will collect trash Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of both weeks on schedule, with no pickup Christmas and New Year's days. Those Thursday routes will be collected the following Fridays. Recyclables will be picked up in Tell City the week of Dec. 29.

  • Angel Food Ministries forms at The News

    TELL CITY - Menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News. The program offers $30 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28. There are no age or income guidelines to participate.

    For more information, call Kenny Ambrose at 843-4685 or e-mail him at bumcministry@hotmail.com.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor's Note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun. Virginia's letter and Church's reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O'Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.

    Is there a Santa Claus?

  • Happy travels this week, Santa

    Santa Claus

    North Pole

    Dear Santa:

    I hope all is well with you and Mrs. C. I've been reading all year about shrinking Arctic glaciers and melting polar ice, but I hope you're holding your own at the top of the world. Maybe we'll start treating our planet a little kinder than we have.

    I hope our new president will help lead us in a greener direction. I'm sure you'd approve.

  • Christmas wishes and tough times

    Memories of childhood make me thankful for the poor times we were living in. I did not know at the time we were poor. We had lots of love in our house and family. I was brought up to know and understand that God takes care of those who take care of themselves.

    I was taught to understand that as long as we have a roof over our heads, food in our stomachs and clothes on our backs, we were rich. My grandparents would relive the Depression every time they had the opportunity, so we would always understand life could be worse than it was at that moment.