http://www.perrycountynews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en This bus is stuffed! http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/bus-stuffed <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bus_stuff_collection.jpg" alt="Though rain clouds threatened showers Friday, spirits were bright as local educators collected school supplies as part of the United Way’s annual Stuff the Bus drive. Representatives from each of the county’s three school districts were on hand outside of the Tell City Wal-Mart both Friday and Saturday. Last year, efforts netted nearly $4,000 worth of classroom materials and took in nearly another $5,000 in cash donations. Items collected will be distributed to schools in Perry and Spencer counties. Above, Perry Central teacher Heidi Zellers, left, and Cannelton’s Charlene Hemmings sort through and catalogue items dropped off by a shopper exiting the store. " title="Though rain clouds threatened showers Friday, spirits were bright as local educators collected school supplies as part of the United Way’s annual Stuff the Bus drive. Representatives from each of the county’s three school districts were on hand outside of the Tell City Wal-Mart both Friday and Saturday. Last year, efforts netted nearly $4,000 worth of classroom materials and took in nearly another $5,000 in cash donations. Items collected will be distributed to schools in Perry and Spencer counties. Above, Perry Central teacher Heidi Zellers, left, and Cannelton’s Charlene Hemmings sort through and catalogue items dropped off by a shopper exiting the store. " align="left" hspace="6" width="144" height="85" /> New Troy marshal announced http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/new-troy-marshal-announced <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gehlhausen.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> By JAKE BETHEL</p> <p> Feature Writer</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> TROY &ndash; After months with either leads that went nowhere or no leads at all, the town of Troy has officially employed the services of a Town Marshal.</p> <p> Nathan Gehlhausen, currently a reserve police officer with Tell City&rsquo;s police department, will assume the duties of overseeing the town and its citizens as well as issuing citations for such issues as engine braking and violations of property maintenance ordinances.</p> Riverside provisions http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/riverside-provisions <p> By STUART CASSIDY</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> DERBY &ndash; Come September, visitors to Derby will likely see a new storefront along Indiana 70. Residents Barry and Paula Stiles have announced they plan to construct a new grocery on the edge of town.</p> <p> Going by the name, &ldquo;The Derby Market,&rdquo; the couple are very excited to begin the project.</p> National Night Out activities planned for Aug. 2 http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/national-night-out-activities-planned-aug-2 <p> By VINCE LUECKE</p> <p> Editor</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> TELL CITY &ndash; Local law enforcement agencies will join the community for an evening of fun, camaraderie and mutual respect early next month as part of the National Night Out.</p> <p> Activities are set for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, in Tell City&rsquo;s Hagedorn Park.</p> <p> Held each year on the first Tuesday of August since 1984, National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event designed to connect police officers with the communities they serve.</p> News to be honored at Schweizer Fest dinner http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/news-be-honored-schweizer-fest-dinner <p> TELL CITY &ndash; The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Schweizer Fest Testimonial Dinner to honor Perry County News on Thursday, Aug. 11. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus where the social hour will begin at 5:30 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm.</p> TC Pretzel joins Indiana Home Grown http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/tc-pretzel-joins-indiana-home-grown <p> TELL CITY &ndash; Tell City Pretzel has been recognized by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture&rsquo;s Indiana Grown initiative. Through its Indiana Grown membership, Tell City Pretzel will expand its reach to both consumers and retail partners, taking advantage of additional marketing support, event opportunities and more.</p> Defunding the terror front http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/defunding-terror-front <p> SEN. DAN COATS</p> <p> GUEST COLUMNIST</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Terrorist violence against civilians in Israel has been accelerating in recent years, amounting to what is now called the &ldquo;Silent Intifada.&rdquo; Perhaps it is called silent, because we are not paying enough attention.

</p> Mysterious Ark Encounter http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/mysterious-ark-encounter <p> Jake Bethel</p> <p> Feature Writer</p> <p> lifestyles@perry countynews.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Secluded in the middle of a vast clearing in Grant County, Ky., stands a rather conspicuously majestic structure. The Ark Encounter was built to be a historically and Biblically accurate replica of Noah&rsquo;s Ark, in case you&rsquo;ve missed the headlines regarding the financial aspects and hiring practices of the project.</p>