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Today's News

  • Purdue students recognized for academic achievements, dean’s list

    WEST LAFAYETTE – About 13,600 Purdue University students earned semester honors for the spring 2013 semester.
    To earn semester honors, students must be attending at least half-time, have at least a 3.5 semester grade point average and at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
    Local students earning semester honors include Andrew Helming of Birdseye, Ian Hahus of Branchville, Kaitlyn Poehlein of Tobinsport, Tory Coyle of Cannelton, Megan Kloeck of Saint Meinrad, Kory Fischer of Birdseye, Alexandra Bashor of Branchville and Neal Goffinet of Tell City.

  • Grandview Fall Fest to host The Wall that Heals

    GRANDVIEW – The traveling Vietnam War veterans memorial will arrive in Spencer County Sept. 9 and be on display at the Grandview ball field from Sept. 11 to 15 and in conjunction with the Grandview Fall Festival, to be held Sept. 13 and 14.

  • Block bash in French Lick to begin Sept. 20

    FRENCH LICK – The 2013 Block Bash, a chainsaw carving competition, will be held Sept. 20 through Sept. 22 in the French Lick Town Green.
    The event will feature 10 of the top carvers in the country, according to organizers. The carvers will compete for three days on eight-hour masterpiece sculptures. Activities  will be from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22. All carvings will be auctioned Sept. 21 and 22 at 5 p.m.

  • Community Events, Sept. 2

    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.

    Health Department closed Tuesday
    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Health Department offices in the courthouse annex in Cannelton will be closed Tuesday due to renovations.

  • EDITORIAL: Governor should respect Ritz and her authority

    Gov. Mike Pence’s announcement last week that he will form a Center for Education and Career Innovation may be a good step in promoting lifelong learning and reducing the state’s unemployment rate. The decision, however, should have included Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and her staff in the process.

    He didn’t and that’s a problem in our eyes.

  • COLUMN: Labor imparts dignity

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    With today’s observance of Labor Day, I continue to wonder if there is as much emphasis placed on the value of work as there once was.

    I speak as someone raised on hard work and for whom labor is a big part of my life.

  • COLUMN: A vision for Hoosier education

    By GLENDA RITZ
    Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction

    A recently published political cartoon stated, “school reform will continue with Glenda Ritz as the new driver.”

    That cartoon inspired me to write this letter to the citizens of Indiana. I am the new driver. Let me tell you about how, together, we will not reform but transform our education system for Indiana’s future economic prosperity.

  • Cannnelton’s mayor in search of a fire chief

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Fire Chief John Young III submitted his resignation, Mayor Mary Snyder reported at a regular meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety Aug. 12, “so I’ll name a replacement.”

  • Two charged with growing marijuana

    TELL CITY – Police seized 13 marijuana plants Tuesday from a Main Street home in Tell City and arrested two people on charges of cultivating the drug.

    According to Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin, he, Perry County Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh and Indiana State Police Troopers Trey Lytton and George Wooten received information and obtained a warrant to search the home at 1134 Main St.

    Inside, officers found 13 potted marijuana plants, processed marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Lawalin said.

  • Millstone School Readies for Big Move

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