http://www.perrycountynews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Lincoln Hills Development Corp. celebrates 50 years http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/lincoln-hills-development-corp-celebrates-50-years <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lhdcribboncutting.jpg" alt="More than 70 attended a Jan. 7 open house and ribbon-cutting at Lincoln Hills Development Center. The event marked the Community Action Agency’s 50 years of serving local communities. The day included an appearance by Abraham Lincoln impersonator Dean Dorrell." title="More than 70 attended a Jan. 7 open house and ribbon-cutting at Lincoln Hills Development Center. The event marked the Community Action Agency’s 50 years of serving local communities. The day included an appearance by Abraham Lincoln impersonator Dean Dorrell." align="left" hspace="6" width="190" height="85" /><p> TELL CITY &ndash; Lincoln Hills Development Corp., a Perry County headquartered Community Action Agency, celebrated the 50th year of existence with an open house and ribboncutting Jan. 7 at its corporate headquarters at 302 Main St. in Tell City.</p> <p> Approximately 75 people turned out for the event, with the Perry County Chamber of Commerce cutting the ribbon. There was also a special appearance by Abraham Lincoln impersonator Dean Dorrell. Founding Board Chairman J. David Huber was also on hand and was presented a special memento to commemorate the occasion.</p> Cannelton, Perry Central crown homecoming royalty http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/cannelton-perry-central-crown-homecoming-royalty <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cannelton_king_queen.jpg" alt="Cannelton High School king and queen Bryce Garrett and Melissa Clausen were crowned during Friday night’s basketball homecoming game." title="Cannelton High School king and queen Bryce Garrett and Melissa Clausen were crowned during Friday night’s basketball homecoming game." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /> New grief-support group to meet in February http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/new-grief-support-group-meet-february <p> SANTA CLAUS &ndash; Heritage Hills Baptist Church will offer a new grief-support ministry aimed at those who are struggling with the loss of a child.</p> <p> Through the leadership of Sherry Griepenstroh MSN, FNP-C, 13-week course will meet Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 26, at Heritage Hills Baptist Church.</p> 10-digit dialing to begin Feb. 7 http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/10-digit-dialing-begin-feb-7 <p> PERRY COUNTY &ndash; Beginning Saturday, all consumers in Indiana&rsquo;s 812 telephone area code should start using 10 digits, rather than seven, to make local phone calls.</p> <p> For example, the News&rsquo; telephone number of 547-3424 should be dialed (812) 547-3424. Local calls made with seven digits will work until Feb. 7 to give consumers in the 812 area ample time to adjust to the changes.</p> <p> The change in dialing patterns is necessary for the introduction of the new 930 area code, which will be implemented shortly March 7.</p> Daughters seek veterans photos for upcoming book http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/daughters-seek-veterans-photos-upcoming-book <p> TELL CITY - The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in cooperation with the Perry County Museum, is collecting information and photos of Perry County veterans who served in the military in all branches, including the National Guard, from the beginning of the county&rsquo;s history to present.</p> <p> The veteran did not have to serve during a conflict.</p> <p> The information and photos will be compiled into a book.</p> County one of six collaboration communities http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/county-one-six-collaboration-communities <p> State-university partnership will help develop local leadership and strengthen economy</p> <p> PERRY COUNTY &ndash; A statewide program that helps small communities develop local leadership, strengthen local economies and capitalize on resources has named Perry County one of six participant finalists.</p> <p> Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann sent congratulatory announcement videos to the six newly designated finalist communities for the Hometown Collaboration Initiative.</p> County’s long-range plan draws big crowd http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/county%E2%80%99s-long-range-plan-draws-big-crowd <p> By DON STEEN</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> LEOPOLD &ndash; Bob Grewe of the Evansville-based Lochmueller Group addressed a full room Tuesday during a Perry County Comprehensive Plan public workshop in the school cafeteria at Perry Central Community School. Grewe was impressed with the number of citizens and leaders who decided to brave the cold to attend and share their concerns and ideas.</p> <p> Lochmueller Group will use public input gathered this and future sessions to engineer a plan for long-term improvements to the county.</p> Cannelton’s mayor seeks second term http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/cannelton%E2%80%99s-mayor-seeks-second-term <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cannelton_candidates_filing.jpg" alt="Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder helps Dennis Bolin, a candidate for the city’s Ward 4 seat, with his filing paperwork Thursday at the county courthouse. At the right are incumbent Cannelton City Council members Lynn Fulkerson and Melvin McBrayer." title="Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder helps Dennis Bolin, a candidate for the city’s Ward 4 seat, with his filing paperwork Thursday at the county courthouse. At the right are incumbent Cannelton City Council members Lynn Fulkerson and Melvin McBrayer." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By VINCE LUECKE</p> <p> Editor</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> CANNELTON &ndash; Mayor Mary Snyder filed Thursday for a second term as Cannelton&rsquo;s mayor. The Republican was elected in 2011. She is the city&rsquo;s first female mayor.</p> <p> &ldquo;I have enjoyed my past years as Mayor and look forward to keep the city moving in the right direction,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p> Snyder points to several accomplishments in her first term, including development of the Cannelton River Trail, which runs along the Ohio River.</p>