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Today's News

  • Thanks for the work experience

    MORGAN HAAFF
    GUEST COLUMNIST

  • Take time to honor the spirit of Memorial Day

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    Memorial Day is approaching and with it, high-school graduations, summer vacations and even a well-known auto race.

    But it’s Memorial Day we hope Perry Countians will devote some of the coming week and holiday weekend to honoring. Doing so will respect the heroism and selfless service shown by the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

  • Scary green alien trapped by government official

    Yep, you read that right. Aliens are threatening Perry County’s borders. No longer the stuff of science fiction, the metallic green aliens with large eyes, long flat backs and numerous legs have found us.

    But don’t run panicking into the streets just yet, scanning the skies for UFOs. Instead, look closely at your woodpiles, the bundles of firewood for sale, the beautiful ash trees shading your front yards.

  • Memorials to Peter planned at Eagles Bluff, Mulzer Park

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Board decided Wednesday to honor its late former president with two memorials.

    A third trail at Eagles Bluff Park, built a few years ago but never named, will be officially named the Dan Peter Trail.

    The trail starts on the north side of the park’s parking lot by the back gate.

    A Cherokee dogwood tree will also be planted in Peter’s honor at Mulzer Park in Derby, the town where Peter lived until his death April 18.

  • Getting in deep

    Drivers exhibited mixed responses when arriving at a flooded section of Dauby Lane Wednesday morning.

    Some stopped, considered the situation, then turned around and left.

    Others proceeded carefully through the pooling while yet others didn’t slow much or at all.

  • Branchville Correctional Facility recommended for reaccreditation

    BRANCHVILLE — Branchville Correctional Facility has been recommended for reaccreditation by the American Correctional Association following the completion of a  facility audit.

    The audit team spent three days touring the facility, interviewing staff, reviewing policies, procedures and practices, while scoring each area as compliant or noncompliant.  

    The audit team praised the staff for their teamwork and dedication to their jobs.  

  • Change orders bring jail project close to completion

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved in a regular meeting May 5 change orders for new-jail construction, a contract renewal and an application for sign-replacement funding.

  • Checking out art

    Lacy Miller, 5, checks out a papier maché Pegasus crafted by Perry Central students Carlie Jarboe, Felicia Hill, Marie Olberding and McKenzie Elverd, and exhibited during Wednesday’s Tell City Regional Arts Association student show at the Schergens Center.

    Awards were also given out in a calendar-photo contest open to anyone in the community. Watch for lists and photos of winners in Thursday’s edition.

  • Port pays $250,000 for factory complex

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority has purchased the former Swiss Plywood factory complex in Tell City from a Spencer County company and could soon be eyeing tenants for tens of thousands of square feet of former wood-manufacturing space.

    The port board voted in April to purchase the property from Automated Routing for $250,000. The sale closed early this month.

  • Students will discuss service, work, success

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Students slated to speak at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School graduation Friday will talk about serving others, hard work and measuring success.

    The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, May 23 in the Bryan Taylor Arena.

    Brennan Barrett Malone is this year’s valedictorian and will be followed onto the stage by co-salutatorians Tyler Joseph Groves and Reese Michael Miller.