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Today's News

  • Annual fund report for Walker Cemetery released

    BRANCHVILLE — The 2012 Walker Cemetery fund report has been released.
    Those contributing to the cemetery fund during 2012 were:

  • Firehouse printing celebrates grand opening

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Firehouse Printing in celebration of their grand opening Aug. 8.

  • Fatal Tell City fire began on porch

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A fatal fire Aug. 16 that tore through a Ninth Street mobile home began on a porch.

    That was the ruling by an investigator with the Indiana Fire Marshal’s Office, Tell City Fire Chief Greg Linne said.

    “It was his belief that the fire was accidental in nature and the front porch was the area of origin,” Linne said last week.

    No exact cause of the blaze at 32 Ninth St. was determined in the investigation.

  • Dawg Days Sept. 7 at local dog park

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library-Tell City branch will host Dawg Days from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Tell City Dog Park, Tell and 16th streets.
    The event will be presented to the public by All American Dawgs of Newburgh.
    Admission to the event is free and those attending will see agility demonstrations showcasing herding dogs. There will be bleacher seating available, but the public is invited to take lawn chairs as well.
    No dogs other than those in the program will be permitted in the park.

  • Local services for Randolph Truempy scheduled

    CANNELTON – Local memorial services for Randolph Truempy have been scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Cliff Cemetery in Cannelton.
    All friends and family are invited to attend the graveside services.
    Randolph “Randy” Harry Truempy, born Jan. 28, 1952, in Pekin, Ill., died suddenly Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his home in Etowah, N.C.

  • VFW summer picnic set for Oct. 6

    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will host its annual family picnic Oct. 6 at Mulzer Camp west of Troy.
    Members and their families, plus the ladies and men’s auxiliary units and their families are invited to attend.
    The post will furnish the meat, potatoes and drinks. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish or dessert.
    Dinner will begin around 12:30 p.m.
    For more information, contact Kerry James at (812) 608-0217.

  • Community Events, Aug. 26

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
    Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Tractor association to meet Thursday

  • Site work for new hospital on schedule

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Site work for a new Perry County Memorial Hospital is going well ahead of a formal groundbreaking next month. Meanwhile a webcam overlooking the construction site along Indiana 237 offers an around-the-clock view of progress.

    “Other than the occasional deluge, things are going well,” Joe Stuber, the hospital’s president and chief executive officer, said Tuesday during a meeting of trustees.

  • INDOT wants more parking restrictions

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said several months ago she thought the city’s Seventh Street had become too cluttered with signs.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation, which oversaw improvements to that stretch of Indiana 66, wants 16 more added.

    Snyder presented at a common-council meeting Aug. 12 a copy of an INDOT memo proposing “certain traffic-control improvements” that it said “must be established” and to which it sought the city’s agreement.

  • IHSAA imitating T-ball: Everyone’s a winner

    Is there any point in holding a sectional if everyone in it is going to qualify for the regional? The IHSAA may find out at some of its cross country tourneys this year.
    For years cross country has had the most generous advancement of any IHSAA sport. The top five teams in each sectional and regional and the top six in each semistate advanced to the next level.
    Also the top 15 individuals (at one time it was just 10) advanced, regardless of whether they were on one of the advancing teams or not.