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Today's News

  • Chamber plans cash giveaway

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce, along with 11 participating local businesses, announced this year’s Christmas cash giveaway. 

    To win, shoppers must register at one of the participating merchants by Friday to win chamber gift certificates.

    The promotion is intended to encourage local shopping over the holiday season and give local residents some extra shopping money compliments of local businesses. The total cash to be given away this year is $1,100.  Winners will be drawn weekly from each participating location.

  • Free health screenings offered Dec. 26

    TELL CITY – VNA Plus Home Care & Hospice will offer a free blood pressure and blood sugar screening from 9 to 10 a.m. Dec 26 at Twilight Towers in Tell City.

    This free clinic will be conducted by registered nurses and pre-registration is not necessary.

    For more information, call the VNA Plus Tell City office at 812-547-7967, toll free at 800-743-4862 or visit www.vnaplus.org.

  • Social News

    Chamber open house Thursday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber and Perry County Development Corp. will host a holiday open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at 601 Main Steet.

    Perry Central Football Families meeting Tuesday

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Football Families group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the study-hall room at Perry Central High School.
    For more information, contact Donna Shaw at (812) 836-2927 or by email at deejayshaw@psci.net.

  • James – Welp

    Aubrey James of Ferdinand and David Welp of Huntingburg were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony June 29, 2013 at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand.

    he bride is the daughter of Tony and Kathy James of Ferdinand and the groom is the son and Greg and Linda Welp of Huntingburg.

    The bride was given away by her father in the double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. David Fleck.

  • Recycling district inches toward accepting shingles

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Recycling Management District would spend $20,000 just in preparing to begin receiving old shingles, one of its board members said at a regular meeting Nov. 26.

  • City officials compliment workers on snow response

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton city leaders lauded the city’s street department at meetings Dec. 9 for clearing streets after the season’s first snowfall.

    “It wasn’t just me, it was the guys,” Street Commissioner David Marsh said when Mayor Mary Snyder complimented him and the department. “They were all out there.”

    “I saw a lot of good comments on Facebook,” the mayor said, drawing agreement from Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth.

  • Council to hear plan for annexation this evening

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council will meet in a special session at 7:30 p.m. today to hear the first reading of an annexation ordinance that Mayor Barbara Ewing said Friday could position the city for future growth and development.

    The council will also consider a fiscal plan for annexation and could adopt a resolution that will address capital improvements in the annexation area and issues such as the costs of trash collection and fire protection there, she said.

  • Arnold will try to help parks board with lease

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – State Rep. Lloyd Arnold attended the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s board meeting Wednesday and vowed to try to help the department alter the restrictions on its Eagles Bluff Park.

    The parks board wants to put camping facilities for recreational vehicles at Eagles Bluff but is barred from doing so under terms the board had to agree to when it acquired the land from the U.S. Fish & Wild-life Service in 2000.

  • GREAT students graduate

    Tell City Police Patrolman Derrick Lawalin, addresses students Thursday during a graduation ceremony for the third class of the Gang Resistance Education and Training Program at William Tell Elementary School.

    Discussions with the 103 participants over the preceding 13 weeks included topics such as gangs and violence, people skills, setting goals, thinking of others and effective decision-making, he noted. Madison McFarling and Conner Miller accept certificates from officers, who were joined in congratulating them and other graduates by Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing.

  • Perry Central, Tell City split games

    TELL CITY—Perry Central held Tell City to one point in the second half to beat the Marksmen 41-17 in eighth grade boys basketball Thursday.