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Today's News

  • Greenwood Cemetery sexton preparing for spring mowing

    TELL CITY – Greenwood Cemetery sexton Alvie Stiff would like to remind everyone that mowing season is approaching and requests that anyone with flowers that are not in vases or saddles should be removed from monuments or ground surrounding monuments.

    This includes items on monuments that are not permanently attached such as figurines. These items should be removed by April 10. After this date items will be removed by cemetery personnel.

    Greenwood Cemetery Rules

    and Regulations

  • Chamber seeking nominations for annual business awards

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has announced a call for nominations for the 2015 Chamber Award Dinner.

    Awards are given in four categories:

    • Large business – 25 or more full-time employees.

    • Small business, fewer than 25 full time employees.

    • Entrepreneurship – someone who has started or is currently running a small business that fills a need in our community.

  • William Tell Elementary to host late kindergarten round-up April 9

    TELL CITY – A late kindergarten enrollment for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, for all children entering school for the first time. Attendees should enter through the main door and follow signs. 

    To enter kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year, a child must be at least 5 years old on or before Aug. 1. A child does not have to enroll in kindergarten at age 5. If parents believe the child is not ready, the child may enter kindergarten at age 6.

  • Who will benefit from state’s religious freedom bill? Lawyers

    DAVE BANGERT

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Editor’s Note: The column, published in the  (Lafayette) Journal and Courier, was written before last week’s signing by Gov. Mike Pence of the state’s religious freedom legislation.

    Editor’s Note: The column, published in the  (Lafayette) Journal and Courier, was written before last week’s signing by Gov. Mike Pence of the state’s religious freedom legislation.

     

     

  • Far too few HIV answers

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Most journalists working on stories are accustomed to not having some phone calls returned. It’s hard to believe, I know, but some people don’t want to talk with reporters or editors. Sometimes it’s because the news spotlight is on them and while almost everyone voices support for the press in principle, that admiration disappears sometimes when the news is about them. Other times, the lack of a callback is due to simple apathy or a lack of time.

  • OUR VIEW: A killer tornado is coming. Are you prepared?

    This Friday will mark the 41st anniversary of the April 1974 outbreak of tornadoes that tore across several U.S. states. Nearly 150 tornadoes killed 319 people that day, including two citizens in Perry County. Those of us old enough still have vivid memories of that day.

    As another spring ushers in warmer temperatures, the likelihood of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes grows. Severe Weather Preparedness Week was held earlier in the month and served as a reminder to all of us to be on alert for severe weather.

  • Community Events; March 30

    Friends of the Library group meeting Tuesday

     

    TELL CITY – The Friends of the Perry County Library group will meet Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. at the Tell City Public Library. The order of business will be to discuss National Library Week April 12-18.

    New members and those interested in learning more about the group’s work are welcome.

    For more information, contact Judy Howell at (812) 547-4203 or Mary Phillips at (812) 547-5024.

     

  • Social News; March 30

    JEANNIE WALKER hosted her monthly bunco club Wednesday evening. Winners were Hazel Davis, Sandy Davis, Jeannie Walker and Pat Dyer. The club’s next get- together will be Monday, April 27, with Mary Hackel as hostess.

     

  • Students want to recycle your old phone directories

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School is collecting old Perry-Spencer-Dubois regional phone directories for recycling. 

    Books can be given to any student in grades seven through 12 at the school or books can be dropped off directly to the high-school office.

    The collection of phone books serves as a fun, spirited competition between the different grades at school. Proceeds from the collection will be used to support the eighth-grade Washington, D.C. field trip.

  • Lincoln Day luncheon April 18

    PERRY COUNTY – The annual Perry County Republican Lincoln Day Lunch will be held Saturday, April 18, at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The guest speaker will be Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. with the luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door and are $15 for adults. Children ages 10 and younger will be admitted free.