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Today's News

  • Together, we can help students succeed

    With August on the horizon, Perry County students and educators are gearing up for another school year.

    Classes will begin Tuesday, Aug. 4, for Perry Central Community School and the Tell City-Troy Township School corps. Cannelton School District will welcome students for their first day of classes the following Tuesday, Aug. 11.

    As school administrators, faculty and staff prepare to open their classrooms, students and their families are also busy preparing for a new year of learning.

  • St. John’s Lutheran Church to host VBS this week

    EVANSTON – St. John’s Lutheran Church in Evanston invites all area children to attend vacation Bible school from July 26 through July 30.

    The theme this year is Everest, where kids will discover what it means to hold on to God’s mighty power in everyday life.

    Kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing cool songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into yummy treats, experience Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies and make fun crafts.

  • SonShine Early Learning to mark 10-year anniversary

    TELL CITY – St. John’s Lutheran church will celebrate an important milestone soon.

    The church’s SonShine Early Learning Ministry daycare and preschool will celebrate its 10-year anniversary. The center will host a week-long celebration beginning Monday, Aug. 3, with various activities for the children and their families.

    There will be a celebration Aug. 9 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

  • Perry Central back to school cookout set for Thursday

    LEOPOLD – The annual Perry Central back-to-school cookout will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30.

    Families are invited to come meet student’s new teachers and visit the many school readiness booths sponsored by school and community groups in the school cafetorium.

    There will be entertainment by the Perry Central band and cheerleaders, prize registrations, giveaways and bus rides for new preschoolers and kindergarteners. Free hot dogs and drinks will also be served. 

  • StarTek to hire new employees at Tell City location

    TELL CITY – New signs installed last month above the doors at a call-center in Tell City alerted all passers-by of the change in ownership.

    In June, the Colorado-based StarTek Inc. acquired the former Accent Marketing  operations in a corporate deal worth about $16 million.

  • Community Events; July 27

    Fundraiser set for Troy resident Richards

     

    TROY – A fundraiser will be held for Phyllis Richards at the Barge Inn Monday, July 27 (today) through Sunday, Aug. 2. During these days, the Barge Inn will donate 10 percent of all purchases to help with Richards’ medical expenses. Free-will donations will also be accepted.

  • Schwartz – Kleaving

    Meriam E. Schwartz of Eckerty and Michael L. Kleaving of Tell City announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joseph and Edna Schwartz of Eckerty.

    The future groom is the son of Gilbert and Margie Kleaving of Tell City.

    Miss Schwartz is a 2010 home school graduate and is a cook at the Schwartz Family Restaurant.

    Mr. Kleaving is a 2006 graduate of Perry Central High School and a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in Agriculture Education.

  • Harpenau – Hubert

    Samantha Harpenau and Byron Hubert were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Oct. 11, 2014, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand.

    The bride is the daughter of Craig and Sara Harpenau of Troy. The groom is the son of Jim and Marilyn Hubert of Leopold.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents in the double ring ceremony officiated by Jack Durchholz.

    Attending the bride were her sisters, Maids of Honor Sidney Harpenau and Sloan Harpenau, both of Bristow.

  • Recycling volume static; price yields remain low

    PERRY COUNTY – The nine full-time workers who comprise the county’s recycling-management district are some of the lowest paid, but Commissioner Bill Amos hopes to see that change.

    Amos made that remark Thursday during the district’s regular board meeting after Director Ken Smith submitted his proposed 2016 budget without any major increases, including for salary.

    “I didn’t figure the county council would approve it anyway,” Smith joked as he handed documents over to the board.

  • Where the presidency is headed

     

    LEE HAMILTON

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Before the ins and outs of the 2016 presidential contest become a preoccupation for many of us, it seems a good time to step back and look at the office of the presidency for which so many candidates are vying. The presidency inherited by whoever wins next November will be substantially changed from the position his or her predecessors occupied a few decades ago.