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Today's News

  • Kenneth and Shirley King

    Kenneth and Shirley King of Derby celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Bristow Community Center.

    Kenneth and the former Shirley Dawson were married Feb. 19, 1964, in Hawesville, Ky.

  • Social News

    PERRY CENTRAL CLASS OF 1994 will hold a 20-year class reunion Saturday, Aug. 2 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the French Lick Hotel. More details will follow. For more information, contact Crystal (James) Frost at crystalfrost@hotmail.com or (650) 242-1992.

    ST. MICHAEL’S ST. ANN SOCIETY
    will hold its first meeting of 2014 at 6 p.m. Monday, March 17, in Father Marendt Hall. Officers for the year are Mary Ann Wheatley, Kim Reed, Carla Hunter and Jane Zoll-Corley.

  • Former editor: Heitkemper was among close band of News coworkers

    By DANNY BOLIN
    Guest Columnist

    While Chuck’s intent was to chronicle Louie’s history as a young printer, I came back with different reminiscing entirely. I fully appreciate his story of the hand-cranked printer which eventually led Louie into the publishing business. Also the significance of valuable mentoring from his father, “Jolly,” and newspaper legend Edgar Schergens. But while taking photos of Louie, my mind was reeling about the great days and times we once had at The News.

  • A master of his craft

    By CHUCK POEHLEIN
    Guest Columnist

    Successful people are always looking for an opportunity to help others. And for some that can start at an early age. For Tell City resident B.L. “Louie” Heitkemper, it started at the age of 12 dabbling with a hand-cranked printing press his father bought him. Plunging himself into that endless vat of printer’s ink, Heitkemper learned the printing art through experience, followed his patriotic instincts and later served his community beyond the call of duty.

  • Friday crash injures three

    One person was flown from the scene of a three-vehicle accident Friday evening on Indiana 37 south of St. Croix.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Cody Winkler crossed the centerline and collided with a tractor-trailer driven by Charles Dunn and a car driven by Christine Allen.

    Winkler was flown to University of Louisville Hospital but was later released. Sheriff’s Deputy David Biever said the other two drivers were also transported and later released.

  • Recycling bills due March 15

    PERRY COUNTY – The 2014 Perry County Recycling Management District annual fee assessed to all home and business owners in Perry County is due March 15.

    Bills not paid or postmarked by the due dates will be considered late and a late fee of $20 will be added to the original $32, for a total of $52, according to Ken Smith, executive director for the district.

    Mobile homes on land owned by someone else are considered personal property, he said, and bills for them will be mailed to mobile-home owners approximately March 20. They will be due May 17.

  • Energy assistance applications available

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. is accepting applications for the Energy Assistance Program.

    The Energy Assistance Program is designed to assist income­eligible households with the high costs of home energy through the partial payment of utility and fuel bills.

    To date, LHDC has served 1,104 households in a three-county area with an average benefit of $414.

    Anyone interested should call for an Energy Assistance Program packet at 547-3435, Ext. 231 or Ext. 229, or toll free at (800)-467-1435, Ext. 231 or Ext. 229.

  • Legislative breakfast Saturday in Tell City

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast Saturday starting at 8 a.m. The breakfast will be held at Perry County Chamber of Commerce office at 601 Main St. in Tell City.

    Sen. Richard Young and Rep. Lloyd Arnold plan to attend. The legislators will give a summary of the session and will open the floor to questions. Doughnuts and coffee will be served. The public is invited to attend this event.

  • March 13 event to showcase students, local technology

    TELL CITY – Students from Tell City and Perry Central schools will help members of the general public learn about the global impact of local industries from 6 to 8 p.m. March 13 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    A program titled “Manufacturing in the 21st Century” will begin with an open house at 6 p.m.

    It will be followed at 7 p.m. by recognition of students participating in a Hire Technology program and a panel discussion.

  • Where Congress falls short ... and where it doesn’t

    Lee Hamilton
    Center for Congress

    At a public gathering the other day, someone asked me how I’d sum up my views on Congress. It was a good question, because it forced me to step back from worrying about the current politics of Capitol Hill and take a longer view.