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Today's News

  • Goffinet, Malone announce campaign bids

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – In back-to-back announcements before the same supportive crowd Friday, Judge Lucy Goffinet and Sheriff Alan Malone announced their intentions to seek new terms in office this year. Goffinet will seek her third, six-year term while Malone, chosen to become sheriff in 2015, is seeking his first full four-year term. Both are Democrats.

  • Replica of Saint John’s Bible on display at Saint Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey and its Seminary and School of Theology will have on display a replica of The Saint John’s Bible, from Jan. 12 through Feb. 3.

    The Saint John’s Bible was commissioned in 1998 by the Benedictine abbey in Collegeville, Minn., and remains the first handwritten and illuminated Bible created in more than 500 years.

  • ‘Echoes’ podcast revels monastic faith

    ST. MEINRAD – The monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey continue to maintain a podcast, “Echoes from the Bell Tower.”

    Hosting the audio talk show are two young monks, Br. Kolbe and Br. Joel. The idea behind the podcast is to bring stories from the monastery to the rest of the world, demystifying some of the notions of monastic life and sharing the wit and wisdom found among the monks who have lived in southern Indiana for more than 160 years.

  • Thermwood announces promotions, new hires

    Dauby named manager of demonstrations and software sales

     

    DALE – Thermwood Corp. has announced the promotion of Patrick Dauby to manager of demonstrations and software sales. In his new role, Dauby will be responsible for managing and scheduling Thermwood’s customer demonstration facility and overseeing CNC solutions for customers that range over a wide variety of applications.

  • Operation Round Up grant cycle opens

    PERRY COUNTY – Southern Indiana Power announces that its Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications from through Feb. 15, with disbursement in March. Applications are available in the Southern Indiana Power office and on the website at www.sinpwr.com.

    Click on the “My Community” tab, then “Operation Round Up” and select the appropriate application link. Due to the possible volume there will be no blank applications mailed.

  • Emery Marie Hoppes

    Landon and Megan (Culbertson) Hoppes of Evansville welcomed home a daughter, Emery Marie Hoppes, born on at 1:08 a.m. Dec. 5, 2017, at Deaconess Women’s Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Emery has a big brother, Griffin Orlando Hoppes.

    Grandparents are Keith and Cindy Culbertson of Bristow and Roger and Michelle Hoppes of Anderson. Great-grandparents are Shirley Van Winkle of Bristow and Jack and Connie Juday of Anderson.

    Great-great grandmother Betty Hudson of Bristow.

  • Planting for Pollinators Class coming Jan. 18

    Regardless of whether you are a farmer with 5 acres or 5,000, a home gardener or suburban resident, you share in the responsibility of maintaining the health of our pollinators and in the opportunity to create an environment more favorable to both the pollinators and ourselves.

    Honeybees and other pollinators are a vital part of our agricultural system. The annual value of pollination in the U.S. has been estimated at $14.6 billion. This means that one in three bites of food we eat are a direct result of insect pollination.

  • 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.