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Today's News

  • Local leader wins statewide award

    TELL CITY – Erin Emerson is a winner of the 2016 Community Builders Award by Evergreen Leadership. Fifteen leaders from across Indiana received this award based on their commitment to their communities, exemplary workplace leadership, and desire to collaborate with like-minded peers.

  • More thoughts on the Gen. Lafayette story

    LENA JOYAL

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    On June 30, The Perry County News printed a guest column titled “Give Historical Credit Where Credit Is Due.”

    The subject of this article involves the 1825 shipwreck of the steamboat Mechanic in which Revolutionary War Hero General Marquis de Lafayette was a passenger. Mr. Saalman, the author, implies that Lafayette never traveled to the Perry County side of the river during the time he was stranded because of the wreck.

  • STEM-ulating experiments
  • Hillary Clinton’s legacy of failure

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    Having read Brett Sanders’ letter of the last week, I have to conclude that his rather tenuous tether to reality is coming unwound. His initial premise, that Hillary Clinton is honest, ruins his shot at credibility for the rest of the piece. It is as if he is living in an alternative universe where up is down and bad is good. We are warned of this in the Bible where the book of Isaiah says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.”

  • Pat Koch inducted into Santa Claus Hall of Fame

    Pat Koch, was recently inducted into the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame at the Discover Santa Claus Convention in Branson, Mo. Koch, the Chief Elf and Founder of the Santa Claus Museum & Village, was honored for her commitment to perpetuating the spirit of Christmas.

    She was the guest of honor at the convention, which was attended by over 800 Santas and Mrs. Clauses.

  • Life-changing experience for St. Paul youth in the ‘Steel City’

    Nick Stahly

    Guest Columnist

     

    The Steel City, home of the Pirates, Penguins and the Steelers; Pittsburgh has drawn much attention to itself as a tourist location. The location of the city at the intersection of the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela rivers has also brought about great attention from travelers because of both the scenic views and the swimming and boating activities along these three rivers. The present day features of this sprawling city aren’t the only things that draw tourist’s eyes.

  • Community Events

    Free kidney class Aug. 9

     

    TELL CITY – There will be a Free Kidney Smart Education class on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Fifth Third Bank Community Room in Tell City.

    The class is free and open to anyone that’s been diagnosed with kidney disease and family members are encouraged to attend with patient’s also. For more information or to enroll for the class, contact Davita Tell City Dialysis Center (812) 547-1140.

     

    Euchre tourney July 30

  • Aug. 6 parade plans in place

    TELL CITY – An upcoming parade will celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial and Perry County’s role in shaping the nation’s 19th state.

    “We want a big parade to celebrate the bicentennial,” said Betty Cash, director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau. She is coordinating the parade with help from others, including Bill Amos.

    The parade is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6, the same day as other pre-Schweizer Fest and other events, including the Edelweiss Ball and the Lincoln play, “Here I Grew Up.”

  • Building on Indiana’s strong business climate

     

     

     

    Lloyd Arnold

    Indiana House District 74

     

    Recent economic reports show Indiana’s economy is continuing to grow stronger. Our state has added 38,000 new jobs over the last year, 147,800 new jobs since January 2013 and our labor force participation is at its highest point since 2009, creating more jobs for Hoosiers. Indiana is a state that works.

  • Chamber to cut ribbon for B & A Construction

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon-cutting for B & A Construction and Design on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m. in celebration of the opening of its second location at 1348 Main St. in Tell City. An open house will be held the same day from 8 a.m. until noon.