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Today's News

  • Don’t forget past wars

    BRIAN GRAY

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    What would America do today? The Fourth of July, our nation’s birthday has just passed and it got me wondering, since I’m such a history buff, what would today’s public and media think of these wars our fore fathers fought ...

  • Scholarship awarded
  • Young graduates from UK

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Elizabeth Young earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology May 8, 2016, from University of Kentucky. She graduated magna cum laude with minors in anthropology and music performance.

    She is the daughter of Theresa J. Kirchner of Hawesville, Ky., and Robert Young of Tell City.

    Her grandparents are Orville and Jane DeWitt of Hawesville, Ky., and the late Martha Young of Tell City. Her great-grandparents are Jane Bruggeman and the late Anthony Bruggeman of Tell City.

  • Student earns dean’s list honor at Manchester

    NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – A total of 312 students engaged in undergraduate study at Manchester University are on the spring 2016 Dean’s List. Junior Austin LeClere of Cannelton was among them.

    The scholars achieved a 3.5 grade point average or higher while enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes this spring.

  • Community Events; July 11

    Leopold Park breakfast July 17

     

    LEOPOLD – Leopold Park Association will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, July 17, from 8 to 11 a.m. in the gymnasium of St. Augustine.

    Meals for adults will cost $8, children 6-12 can eat for $5 and children under 5 eat for $2.50. Proceeds will go to Leopold Park.

     

    Steel guitar concert July 17

     

  • Budget drafts include raises for county workers

    TELL CITY – In addendum to business conducted at the Perry County Commissioners July 5 session, members of the board plan to request 3-percent raises for all county employees in the 2017 budget. That request will not include highway department personnel.

  • Wyandotte Caves reopen

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – Wyandotte Caves State Recreation Area in Crawford County re-opened Saturday as a way of celebrating the 100th anniversary of Indiana State Parks.

    A ceremony commemorating the grand re-opening included Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, Indiana State Parks director Dan Bortner and local lawmakers.

    Wyandotte Caves SRA is managed by nearby O’Bannon Woods State Park and is home to Little Wyandotte and Big Wyandotte caves.

  • A busy summer on the HNF

    ChrisZimmer

    GuestColumnist

     

    Although summer temperatures have been hot, work involving management of the Hoosier National Forest has been going well.

    Annual breeding bird surveys were completed in June on the Hoosier under an agreement with Purdue University. About 500 selected plots were visited to document all birds seen or heard there. For the first time, survey sites include non-forested areas, such as grasslands and openings managed as early-successional habitats for wildlife. A few areas also include wetlands.

  • Cannelton schools deal with tax issues

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Superintendent Dr. Alva Sibbitt reported the general fund did not receive any local tax revenue and Can-clay did not pay its property taxes in May.

    Sibbitt said he has been in contact with the treasurer’s office, which informed him the total amount Can-clay owes in property taxes is $637,862.84. Most of that amount would go to the schools, according to Sibbitt.

  • Killers’ lives don’t matter

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Like a lot of people, I stayed up late in front of my television Thursday night and early Friday watching the aftermath of the police shootings in Dallas.

    “Police shooting” in the context we normally  hear those words means an officer has shot someone. This time, snipers shot and killed five officers. Several others were injured.