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Today's News

  • Dancing in the rain

    Carlotta Pate takes shelter from heavy rain Thursday in front of the News’ Main Street office. Pate was headed to a hair appointment when the skies opened. “It was only sprinkling when I left. Should have known as soon as I’d leave it would come down again,” she said.

    Rainfall amounts varied across the area but 4, 5 and even 6 inches were reported over a two-day period. Runoff from already-saturated soils sent ditches and streams out of their banks. Portions of Indiana 62, 66 and 545 were closed as well as several county roads and Interstate 64.

  • Winners of teen writing contest announced

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Winners of an annual teen writing contest were announced during Wednesday’s regular meeting of the Perry County Library Board of Trustees. This year’s theme was “Poetry Madness” and the contest was sponsored by Friends of the Library and organized by the library’s Teen Advisory Group.

  • Council to act on annexation this evening

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council will consider an ordinance this evening that would approve the annexation of more than 1,700 acres.

    The council listened to nearly two hours of public comments March 3, many of them opposed to the city’s annexation plans. A special meeting held Friday afternoon saw adoption of a revised fiscal plan that reflects an agreement with Southern Indiana Power on how the annexation area will be served with electric power.

  • Excise officers place cork in amateur distillery

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Tipped off by a Facebook post showing a Tell City man’s home-distilling system, Indiana State Excise Police officers searched a home on 12th Street Thursday, seizing equipment and supplies they said were used to illegally manufacture and distribute liquor.

    Excise officers began their investigation in February, when they received a tip about a Facebook post that appeared to show distilling equipment.

  • Lincoln Living Historical Farm opens for season

    LINCOLN CITY – The Lincoln Living Historical Farm at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will resume operations Tuesday, April 15.

    From April 15 through Memorial Day weekend, the farm will be staffed Tuesdays through Sundays. The hours of operation for the Memorial Visitor Center will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

    Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is located off of Indiana Highway 162 in Lincoln City.

  • Designing with dad

    Early Head Start Lincoln Hills Development Corp. participant Delilah Smith and her father, Kester Smith, spend time crafting during Dad’s Day. Early Head Start families meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for play time, education, and family activities.
     

  • Girl Scouts seek to ban “bossy”

    EVANSVILLE –  According to the Girl Scouts of the USA and Lean In, a national nonprofit that seeks to empower women to achieve their ambitions, when a little boy asserts himself, he is called a leader. But, they say, when a little girl asserts herself, she is called “bossy.”

    The groups say that starting at a surprisingly young age, cultural gender expectations discourage girls from leadership.

  • Lincoln Amphitheatre to open season with musical

    LINCOLN CITY – A southern Indiana theater dedicated to telling Lincoln’s Indiana boyhood story will kick off its 2014 season in June.

    The 1,500-seat, covered Lincoln Amphitheatre inside Lincoln State Park will open its 2014 season with “A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale,” the amphitheater’s signature musical about the life of Abraham Lincoln on the ground he walked in southern Indiana nearly 200 years ago from the ages of 7 to 21.

  • Generation Gap: Dennis Howell

    DALTON SCHILLER
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Editor’s Note: The Perry County News is publishing a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. The interviews are of people one or two generations older than students. Today’s column is by Dalton Schiller, who profiles his grandfather, Dennis Howell.

  • Perry Central community health fair to be held Monday

    LEOPOLD – Family wellness is the theme of this year’s annual Perry Central health fair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 7.

    Organizers say there will be many fun activities for all ages, including a new family walk-run with prizes for the first 100 families that register and complete the mile-long course.

    Families can also explore an Air Evac helicopter and fire trucks, join a Zumba class, sample healthy snacks, play games and get free or low-cost health screenings including vision and visual dental checks.