http://www.perrycountynews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Biting into future careers http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/biting-future-careers <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rudolph_demonstration.jpg" alt="During a tour of his dentistry office to Hancock County middle-schoolers, Dr. William Rudolph demonstrates the use of an intra-oral machine on teacher Charlena Williams. The teacher offered a chance to earn reward points for a student-volunteer, but there were no takers. The visit to the office was part of Williams’ career exploration program." title="During a tour of his dentistry office to Hancock County middle-schoolers, Dr. William Rudolph demonstrates the use of an intra-oral machine on teacher Charlena Williams. The teacher offered a chance to earn reward points for a student-volunteer, but there were no takers. The visit to the office was part of Williams’ career exploration program." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> By STUART CASSIDY</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> TELL CITY &ndash; A few Hancock County Middle School students from Mrs. Charlena Williams&rsquo; job skills class received an up-close and personal look at the dentistry field. The group of five teens toured Thursday the offices of Rudolph Family Dentistry.</p> Perry Central grad is Air Force’s Cadet of the Year http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/perry-central-grad-air-force%E2%80%99s-cadet-year <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hilgenhold_levi_0.jpg" alt="Perry Central graduate Levi Hilgenhold was named Cadet of the Year at the U.S. Air Force’s Academy. He is a fourth-year student and will be commissioned as an officer in 2017. " title="Perry Central graduate Levi Hilgenhold was named Cadet of the Year at the U.S. Air Force’s Academy. He is a fourth-year student and will be commissioned as an officer in 2017. " align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> By VINCE LUECKE</p> <p> Editor</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> WASHINGTON, D.C. &ndash; How is John &ldquo;Levi&rdquo; Hilgenhold doing at the U.S. Air Force Academy? An award presented last week to the Perry Central graduate shows just how well he is performing.</p> <p> Hilgenhold was presented the Air Force Association&rsquo;s Outstanding Cadet of the Year Award at the 2016 Air &amp; Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C. It honored Hilgenhold&rsquo;s leadership and academic excellence over the past year.</p> 2017 county budget to include pay increases http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/2017-county-budget-include-pay-increases <p> By STUART CASSIDY</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> PERRY COUNTY &ndash; With two days of budget sessions convened the week before last, the Perry County Council finalized Thursday the county&rsquo;s 2017 fiscal spending plan. Overall, the county general fund is slated to contain $4.18 million.</p> Who will stand up for the children? http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/who-will-stand-children <p> By STUART CASSIDY</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> TELL CITY &ndash; &ldquo;I just got a call as I was walking in about a child in need of service,&rdquo; Spencer Circuit Court Judge Jon Dartt said as he explained the overwhelming need for foster parents and court appointed special advocates. &ldquo;There is a removal (of a child from their home) almost every day.&rdquo;</p> Rail group plans additional excursion rides http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/rail-group-plans-additional-excursion-rides <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/scenic_lincoln_way_fall_train.jpg" alt="Lincoln Scenic Way is planning a series of fall train rides, the first which will depart The Depot this Sunday." title="Lincoln Scenic Way is planning a series of fall train rides, the first which will depart The Depot this Sunday." align="left" hspace="6" width="112" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> By VINCE LUECKE</p> <p> Editor</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> TELL CITY &ndash; On the heels &hellip; the tracks, rather &hellip; of successful excursion train rides in recent weeks, Lincoln Scenic Way will host a fall scenery ride this Sunday, Sept. 25.</p> <p> It will be the first of several autumn excursion trains with various themes.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s been a great success thus far and we want the interest and the number of travelers to keep growing,&rdquo; said Betty Cash, who directs the county&rsquo;s visitors bureau.</p> Catholic Charities makes a difference everyday http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/catholic-charities-makes-difference-everyday <p> <em>Editor&rsquo;s Note: This article was submitted by Catholic Charities of the Tell City Deanery as a way to explain their ministries. </em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Catholic Charities has a huge impact on many families in our community. Some of the ways families are helped include Table of Blessings, Martin&rsquo;s Cloak Food Pantry, Lifeline For Families, Budget Basics, and Specific Assistance. Catholic Charities&rsquo; motto is &ldquo;Providing help. Creating hope. Serving all.&rdquo;</p> SR 66 east of Cannelton to close for pipe replacement http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/sr-66-east-cannelton-close-pipe-replacement <p> PERRY COUNTY&nbsp; &ndash; The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a complete road closure on State Road 66 about 13 miles east of Cannelton.</p> <p> On or around Sept. 27, INDOT Crews will replace a culvert pipe at mile marker 93. This will require excavation at the site spanning all lanes of traffic.</p> <p> The closure is expected to last for about a day, depending upon weather conditions. The closure is not expected to affect school bus traffic.</p> Troy fall clean-up beginning Oct. 6 http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/troy-fall-clean-beginning-oct-6 <p> TROY &ndash; Fall Clean-up for residents of the town of Troy will take place Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6-7.</p> <p> All items need to be curbside by 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. There will be no backtracking to pick up items.</p> <p> Carpet rolls, air conditioners, refrigerators, items containing Freon or computer components will not be collected. There will be no pickup from vacant lots. Residents should not put more than a small pickup load out for clean-up. Paint cans should be drained.</p>