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Today's News

  • Relay For Life of Perry County taking Luminaria donations

    TELL CITY – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County is offering an opportunity for businesses, local community organizations and residents to show their support in the fight against cancer with a Luminaria donation. A lighting ceremony will take place at the Relay For Life of Perry County, June 5, at City Hall Park in Tell City.

    To help finish the fight, community members can donate and decorate a Luminaria in “Honor Of” or in “Memory Of” a loved one, family member, friend, co-worker or for anyone who has fought cancer.

  • Ohio River Sweep June 20, volunteers needed

    PERRY COUNTY – The annual Ohio River Sweep is fast approaching.

    This year’s event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 20, at Sunset Park in Tell City and at Hafele Park in Cannelton. Volunteers are needed for this massive event that takes place along the shoreline of the Ohio River and many of its tributaries.

    The cleanup extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

  • Graduation yard signs available

    PERRY COUNTY – Graduation is a fun an exciting time for students and families. 

    The Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol group of the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is urging parents to help make it a safe time, too. 

    The CMCA is promoting alcohol-free graduation parties in Perry County in an effort to reduce underage drinking and the consequences resulting from it.

  • Low cost spay-neuter clinic offered through shelter Thursday,May 28

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Animal Shelter will coordinate a spay-neuter clinic Thursday, May 28. Registration for the clinic is Friday, May 22.

    Cost is $60 for dogs less than 100 pounds and $85 for dogs weighing more than 100 pounds.

    Cats may be spayed or neutered for $40 and vaccinated for rabies for $12. Owners wishing to spay or neuter outdoor cats may do so for $40, which includes rabies vaccine, booster vaccine and ear-tipping to designate cats as altered.

  • Hometown Collaboration: Initiative wants local feedback

    PERRY COUNTY – A new survey is being circulated throughout Perry County and members of the community are being encouraged to provide their honest feedback.

    The survey is being conducted by Perry County’s Hometown Collaboration Initiative  Steering Team to help that team discover where the greatest challenges are to the community. Challenge areas being addressed in the survey include the economy, leadership and quality of place.

  • Tell City’s spring cleanup set for June 1-4

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety agreed Monday to designate June 1-4  as Tell City’s spring cleanup week.

    The event is held each year and allows residents to dispose of large, bulky items that cannot be discarded in weekly trash pickups.

    Rules are expected to be similar to past year’s cleanups. Postcards will be mailed with rules sometime in May.

  • Community Events; May 25

    Beekeeping workshop set for Tuesday

     

    BRANCHVILLE – Purdue Extension, Perry County and the Perry County Bee Keepers are holding a beekeeping workshop May 26. 

    The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a hive-opening demonstration.

    Bill Gibson will do a hive- opening demonstration at the Robert Gibson place located at 19680 Old St. Road 37, Branchville, one mile north of  Perry Central High School.

  • Trip brought history to life

    GRACE KREILEIN

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Editor’s Note: Tell City Junior-High School eighth-graders recently traveled to Washington, D.C. The News asked students to reflect on the experience and will publish two student essays. The first appears below.

     

    Washington, D.C., was an adventure I will never forget. It was full of fun, experience and history. Even the 13-hour bus ride was fun. We were able to sit and room with good friends. But that isn’t even the best part of the trip.

  • Schools’ summer lunch programs, full-meal deal

    Attention parents, kids and caregivers: starting next week, local schools will kick off summer meal programs. 

    The closing days of the school year are always an exciting time for kids as they prepare for summer fun. But for many, the break can be hectic as it also comes with a lot of activities, running from here to there and leaving little time to prepare home-cooked meals.

  • Savor summer while it’s here

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    A long time ago, when my summers arrived without a job, mortgage or other real-world responsibilities, the summer months seemed to be heaven-sent. There were, admittedly, farm chores to shoulder, hay to haul and a lawn to mow, but those were minor interruptions in what seemed to be an endless string of carefree days and weeks.

    I sorely miss the summers of old.