Today's News

  • Raise the Lid Award

    The Raise the Lid Award is given to a faculty or staff member who goes above and beyond their call of duty.

    The winner is voted on by students and chosen by the Renaissance Leadership Class. The winner this semester is John Smitson for his hard and dedicated work to the school.

  • COLUMN: Elected officials’ ideas fine

    Guest Columnist

    This is in opposition to the article in the News that was written by guest  columnist Don Swaney.

    My first question is to Vince Luecke, the editor: Why would you as editor have such an uninformed person writing an article for your paper?

  • COLUMN: Congress refuses to address vital issues

    Center on Congress

    With the elections over, Congress faces a full plate of tough issues when it reconvenes. There will be a lot of talk about fiscal matters, “grand bargains,” and sorting out party caucuses. But there’s one vitally important question we’re certain to hear nothing about.

  • EDITORIAL: Unifying county will help us move forward

    As noted in a story printed in the Nov. 15 issue of the Perry County News, the Perry County commissioners voted and accepted a new logo to represent all of the county.

    The picture – that of a sun rising over a hilly landscape with the words “Perry County Indiana” and “life is better” – is a part of a joint effort by three county entities to market the county as a whole.

  • Perry County history book still available at various spots

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has autographed copies of “Perry County: Then and Now” by the late Michael Rutherford. The book is available at the chamber office, the Perry County Public Library-Tell City branch, Gatherings and Celebrations.

    The Perry County history book is a standard, library-size, 288-page hardbound book with a full-color cover.

    The book price is $50 including sales tax throughout the holiday season. For more information, contact the Perry County Chamber of Commerce at 547-2385.

  • Drivers should be aware of deer this fall

    PERRY COUNTY – Fall is peak season for deer-related vehicle accidents and motorists should remember to drive defensively, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

    “Nearly 50 percent of all vehicle accidents involving white-tailed deer occur between October and December, with November by far the worst month,” said Chad Stewart, deer research biologist for the DNR.

    The main reason for deer collisions is the seasonal increase in deer activity.

  • Candlelight tour planned for Pioneer Village 2-9 p.m. Dec. 8

    PERRY COUNTY – Allow yourself to be transported back in time to the simpler pleasures of the 19th century as you wander through the wooded winter landscape of Shubael Little Pioneer Village, guided only by the soft glow of lanterns and candles.

    A tour of the Perry County attraction is scheduled for 2 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8.

  • Plugged relief well could be expensive to repair

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A problem discovered in Cannelton could be expensive either way it’s remedied, a city official reported Nov. 12.

  • A holiday favorite, 2012 Cannelton Christmas parade set for Friday

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton American Legion and Auxiliary Post 142 will sponsor the annual Cannelton Christmas Parade Friday.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. with lineup getting under way at 5.

    The parade will start at old Indiana 237 and Seventh Street (Highway 66), head east on Seventh Street, turn south onto Washington Street and will end at the floodwall. There will be an appearance by Santa.

    Businesses, churches and community groups are invited to enter the parade. Awards will be presented in three categories, civic, commercial and community.

  • ‘God’s army’ volunteers needed

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are needed to ring bells for the Salvation Army from Friday through Dec. 24, according to Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the help agency.

    “Perhaps you, your family, business, church, club or civic organization would be willing to ring bells for us this season,” he urged. Kettles were placed at each Wal-Mart entrance Friday.