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Today's News

  • 4-H enrollment underway for 2018

    Parents who are looking for a quality, low-cost program for youth in grades K-12 are encouraged to consider 4-H, the largest non-formal educational program in the country. No matter where youth live, there’s something to suit their interests!

    4-H’ers learn practical skills as they choose from over 60 subject to learn about and create projects and displays. Topics include robotics and other technology, photography, arts and crafts, electricity, foods, construction toys, forestry, woodworking, creative writing, and so much more.

  • The (Lady) Barber of Troy

    By ERIC WHITAKER

    Special to the Perry County News

     

    Troy has a new barber in town who caters to what she says provides “old school barbering.”

    Amy Kleeman opened Mane Street Barbershop a little over a year ago, serving the grooming needs of male clientele. Amy says she wants her shop to “be a cool place to hang out and get a cut.”

    The granddaughter of Glenn Schroeder, a long-time barber in Tell City, she was inspired by her grandfather’s business and decided to enter barbering school. 

  • County leaders consider cuts to PCDC contract

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY  – A funding change is looming between the county and its contracted economic-development agency, the Perry County Development Corp. If an in-the-works contract is amended to reduce the annual payment to PCDC’s by 5 percent, it would save about $52,580, money that could then be used to cover employee health insurance premiums.

    Recent insurance changes could help slow the recent upswing in costs, but the savings amount – if any – is not yet known.

  • Ice-filled Anderson River
  • Adams to retain city leadership team

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Mayor Jim Adams will retain the leaders of Tell City’s departments and utilities for 2018 as he begins his third year in office. Adams announced the annual appointments during last Monday’s meeting of the city council and board of public works and safety.

    It was the two groups’ first meetings of the year.

  • Board appointment process draws fire from council’s Flynn

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When it comes to how the county council appoints members to various oversight boards, Councilman J.R. Flynn wants to see a consistent procedure. The issue at hand during Wednesday’s re-organizational meeting stemmed from who would represent the council on the redevelopment commission.

  • Fire chief files civil suit against Cannelton, county, state

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – A lawsuit filed by Cannelton’s fire chief against nine defendants ranging from two police officers to the state of Indiana could go to a trial later this year.

    Chris Herzog and his wife, Karen, filed suit Nov. 13 against the city of Cannelton, its police department, former Cannelton police officer Ryen Foertsch, Perry County and its sheriff’s department, Deputy Stephen Poehlein, Indiana State Police, ISP Trooper Jeremy Galloway and the state of Indiana. 

  • Company with Shiloh Road address purchases former hospital

    TELL CITY – A sales disclosure filed in the sale of the former Perry County Memorial Hospital shows the buyer to be a company with a Perry County address.

    Highub LLC, which closed the sale of the former hospital and other lots near the Ohio River last month for $80,000 listed its principal address as 5983 Shiloh Road, Tell City.

    Signing the sales disclosure were Byron Hubert and Robert Higdon. The sale included the hospital’s contents. The News has been unable to reach anyone with the corporation to discuss plans for the property.

  • Flu prompts visitation restrictions at PCMH

    TELL CITY – In response to the increase in influenza cases nationwide and in the Tri-State area, Perry County Memorial Hospital is using the following visitation restrictions to ensure the safety of patients, visitors, family members and staff.  The restrictions include:

    • No visitors with influenza-like symptoms in the hospital.  Symptoms include fever in excess of 100.4, sore throat, cough, runny or stuffy nose, chills, headache, body aches and fatigue.

    • No visitors under the age of 15.

  • Community Events; Jan. 8

    Cancer support group now meeting monthly

     

    TELL CITY – A cancer support group that has met weekly will now meet monthly on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. in Education Room A at Perry County Memorial Hospital. All patients, survivors and caregivers are welcome. For more information, call Glen Griepenstroh at (812) 547-4164.

     

    Biscuits and gravy breakfast Jan. 19