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  • Your 2012 Community Guide Discover Perry County

    The 2012 edition of The News’ community guide, Discover Perry County, is included in
    today’s edition for subscribers in Perry and surrounding counties. Copies are also included in newsstands.

    Out-of-area subscribers can receive an issue by mail at no cost by calling The News at (812) 547-3424 or sending e-mail to circulation@perrycounty news.com. Extra copies can be picked up at The News.

    The guide is also available in the special-sections area of this site.

  • City aims high for 7th Street

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A new event and visitor center supporters said will reshape the look of Tell City’s Seventh Street and the rest of its downtown might bring millions of dollars in additional investment, including a new hotel, members of the city council learned Monday night.

    The $1.2 million project still faces major challenges, including a need for additional funds and time constraints that would require the center to be completed within a year.

  • Community Youth Camp set for June 10-14

    PERRY COUNTY – Nestled in the rolling hills along the Ohio River near Derby is Glennwood Hills Campground. It is often described as one of the best-kept secrets in Perry County. The beautiful and well-equipped campground is owned by the Community of Christ Church based in New Albany but it also is home to a camp each summer for local youth.

  • Anderson Woods prepares for 35th season

    ADYEVILLE – Anderson Woods Inc. announces its 35th annual special-needs summer camp for people with disabilities. Sessions will begin June 4 and run weekly for eight weeks. Each session will begin on a Monday morning and last until the following Thursday afternoon, when the campers return to their homes. The first four sessions will be for children with the remaining four sessions reserved for adult campers.

  • Sellersburg Lugar Academy Day rescheduled

    NEW ALBANY – U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar has announced April 29 as the new date for the 11th annual Lugar Academy Day in Sellersburg. The Academy Day will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. in Ogle Hall of the Horseshoe Foundation Assembly Center on the campus of Ivy Tech Community College.
    “Academy Days provide high-school students with information regarding our prestigious U.S. service academies,” said Lugar. “Our five service academies provide Hoosier students with top-notch education and preparation for service in our armed forces.”

  • Patches needs a good home

    PERRY COUNTY – Horse Rescue South Inc. is offering Patches, a 3-year-old paint filly, for adoption. She is a described as a very gentle young horse, stands at 14 hands and is still growing. She is halter broke and catches, leads and lunges, loads in a trailer and stands for grooming.

    She also works well with ferriers. She is gentle with children and “ready to find her forever home,” said Jo Sodrel, a representative of the group.
    Horse Rescue South is always in need of volunteers to help out with the feed and care of horses.

  • National Honor Society Trivia Night April 13

    TELL CITY – The National Honor Society of Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host its annual trivia night April 13. The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. Proceeds will benefit the community. There will be 10 rounds of 10 questions in 10 different fun and interesting categories.
    Teams may consist of up to five members. Cost is $5 per student and $8 per adult. “Come test your knowledge against some of the best minds in the community,” event organizer Amy Kehl said.

  • Hiring begins at Holiday World

    SANTA CLAUS – As Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials continue work to fill 2,100 seasonal positions, they will host two open job fairs.
    “We’ve already started the hiring process, which is going very well,” says Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari General Manager Matt Eckert.

  • University of Evansville students volunteer at bridge building competition

    EVANSVILLE – Local students at the University of Evansville, including Amanda Hopf of Birdseye, took part in the 42nd annual Balsa Wood Bridge Building Competition Feb. 25. More than 150 elementary- , middle- and high-school students participated.

  • Small-business center announces 2011 economic impact

    By ANGELA GERALDS
    Mount Vernon Democrat

    In rough economic times, communities begin looking for lifelines. In particular, small towns and rural areas look for ways to boost local economy, and people who have found themselves out of jobs might think about starting that business venture they’ve always dreamed of.
    The Southwest Indiana Small Business Development Center, often called the SBDC, is one resource Posey and eight other counties in the area can use toward these goals.