Local News

  • Round Up grant requests due Feb. 15

    PERRY COUNTY - The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept grant applications until Feb. 15 for the first round of disbursement in March. Applications are available in the Southern Indiana Rural Electric Corp. office and at www.sirec.com.

  • United Way funding applications available

    PERRY COUNTY - Health and human-service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County until Feb. 29. Funding applications are available at the United Way office or by calling 547-2577.

    Last year the United Way distributed more than $75,000 to area health and human-service organizations. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 29. Any applications received after the deadline or any incomplete application will not be considered.

  • Substance-abuse workshops begin Feb. 10 at Agape

    TELL CITY - Dr. George R. Ross will present several free workshops about teenage substance abuse in February for the public and specialized groups.

    Beginning Feb. 10, Ross will hold a workshop for recovering addicts called "Tips on Recovery: Understanding the Change Process" from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at Agape Community Church, 101 Taylor St., Cannelton.

  • LHDC to offer 35 development accounts

    TELL CITY - Lincoln Hills Development Corp. has been approved by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority to provide Individual Development Accounts for 35 account holders throughout Perry, Crawford and Spencer counties.

    LHDC still has openings to establish these special tax-free savings accounts for eligible applicants with low to moderate incomes.

    Through the IDA program, qualified applicants learn financial skills while saving money for the specific purposes that IDAs are intended:

  • Department heads report to Tell City works board

    TELL CITY - Improvements to city departments was a common theme among department heads as they reported to the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety last week.

    Fire Department Chief Greg Linne updated the board on renovation of the fire station. Demolition is complete, he said, and all work is donated by firefighters and community-service workers. On Jan. 8, Lantz Fire Equipment of Evansville brought the quintuple combination ladder-pumper for a demonstration.

  • Hospital trustees OK ultrasound purchase

    Foundation hosting Feb. 16 dinner, dance

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital trustees approved at their meeting Wednesday the purchase of an ultrasound machine recently coming off a five-year lease and discussed a Feb. 16 dinner and dance benefiting the hospital's foundation.

  • Deputy warns: Don't be fooled by sweepstakes scam

    PERRY COUNTY - What appeared to be a windfall for one Perry County man turned out instead to be a fraud that could have cost him thousands of dollars.

    The rural Tell City homeowner received a letter dated Jan. 16 from Dominion Financial Award Inc., declaring him a $125,000 winner in a sweepstakes allegedly conducted through a computerized balloting system. The letter included a check for $4,850 drawn on a bank in Vermont, supposedly to be used for paying taxes on the winnings.

  • School-performance reports published in today's News

    TELL CITY - Annual performance reports for Perry County's three public school systems can be found in the legals section of today's Perry County News.

    Located on pages 11-13 of the print edition, the public notices are mandatory for Indiana school districts. Most of the information reflects the 2006-07 school year and includes data on student enrollment, attendance rates, the amount of money districts spend per student, teacher salaries, the number of student suspensions and expulsions and scores on standardized exams.

  • Five seek at-large seats on county council

    PERRY COUNTY - Five contenders have tossed their hats into the ring, seeking election or re-election to the county council.

    Incumbents Merle Doogs, Steve Goodson and Bob Ramsbottom hope to retain their seats. Ronald K. Crawford Sr. and Terry Lock filed candidacies Wednesday, each seeking an at-large position.

    Ron Crawford Sr.

  • James points to progress in recorder's office

    Democrat files for second term in May 6 primary

    PERRY COUNTY - Jane James filed last week for re-election to a second term as county recorder. She was elected in 2004 and previously served as a deputy in the recorder's office.

    The Democrat pointed to several accomplishments in her first three full years in office, including the microfilming of public records and the placement of microfilmed records in a climate-controlled vault at the state archive in Indianapolis.