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Today's News

  • Cannelton awarded more housing funds

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton has been awarded $315,000 in housing money to repair owner-occupied homes in the city. Mayor Mary Snyder said she received news of the grant award Thursday from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

    “It was a good week already and this is just as great of news,” said Snyder. She was referring to an announcement from the Indiana Department of Transportation that Cannelton would receive more than $50,000 in matching money for local paving.

  • Connectivity key to revamped city website

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A Tell City councilman is happy with the role he played in updating the city’s official website.

    Councilman Sean Risse said the city’s redesigned online portal, www.tellcityindiana.com, offers a wealth of information across a more user-friendly design platform. The city has had a website for years and while it was maintained, he said a revamp was needed.

  • Honest Abe craft beer fest Sept. 10

    LINCOLN CITY – A Sept. 10 craft beer festival will showcase locally made brews and help mark Spencer County’s celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial. There will also be a strong Perry County connection to the day’s activities.

  • Venison workshop Sept. 14

    LEOPOLD – There will be a venison-processing workshop Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Perry Central High School in Leopold.

    Topics will include demonstrations of complete deer processing, including skinning, butchering and packaging techniques, quick and easy venison recipes and food safety and deer meat health.

    Purdue Extension educators will butcher and prepare a deer for participants to taste. This program is for the experience or novices.

    Reservations are requested. For questions or to make a reservation, call (812) 547-7084.

  • King-Schipp

    Stephanie King and Nathan Schipp, of Evanston, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barb and Dave King of Santa Claus. The future groom is the son of Sue and Gary Schipp of Ferdinand.

    The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Heritage Hills High School and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Western Kentucky University. She is currently employed as a medical assistant at One Health OBGYN Clinic in Owensboro, Ky.

  • Town of Troy to give out Indiana flags

    TROY – To help celebrate the Bicentennial event at Troy on Sept. 9, the Town of Troy is giving away hand-held sized Indiana flags to every resident of Troy.

    The flags have now arrived. Residents of Troy are asked to stop by the office, located at 330 Harrison St., also known as the utilities office or Town Hall, to pick up flags.

    There will be a flag available for each immediate member of a household for those who live in Troy.

  • Feed the rescue horses event coming Sept. 17

    TELL CITY – On Sept. 17, Horse Rescue South will take their rescue horses to Orschlen’s Farm & Home Store in Tell City. The event will start at 10 a.m. There will also be a bouncing house from Toolman Tim, wagon rides provided by Silsa Quick and TAG Balloonist Group’s Ann Lockner and Betty Jones.

  • United Way deserves the community’s support

    United Way of Perry County’s yearly campaign is in full swing and once again your help is needed to make it a success. This year’s campaign hopes to raise $130,000 for support groups that provide important services in our community, but the Indiana Association of United Ways is offering to match new and increased gifts. That means up to another $20,000 to help build our community and make Perry County a better place to live and work.

  • Faith and community

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It’s good to see Perry County’s churches working together and supporting one another There were two good examples of that recently.

  • Federal funds and fairness

    LARRY KLEEMAN

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Federal funds known as Community Development Block Grants are distributed by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development to Indiana in two methods. First they are awarded to 17 HUD Entitlement Communities and secondly as a Block Grant to the State of Indiana for use throughout the state in the “Non-Entitlement” areas.