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Today's News

  • Relay for Life kicks off today at Moose Lodge

    TELL CITY – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County will host a kickoff event at 5:30 p.m. today, at Tell City Moose Lodge.

    The kickoff will honor cancer survivors and caregivers and will feature information about how the community and residents have benefitted from the funds raised at Relay For Life.

    Those interested will also be able to register to participate for the overnight event to be held June 14 and 15, beginning at 2 p.m. at Perry Central Community School Corp. and the school track.

  • Bald eagles in Perry County

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  • Five Generations
  • ENGAGEMENT: Culbertson – Schaefer

    Keith and Cindy Culbertson of Bristow are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tara Rochelle Culbertson, to Cody Allen Schaefer of St. Meinrad.

    Cody is the son of Daniel and Pamela Schaefer of St. Meinrad.

    Tara is a graduate of Perry Central High School and is employed at OFS Plant 1 in Huntingburg and Indiana Laborers Union in Bloomington.

    Cody is employed at OFS Plant 18 in Huntingburg. The private wedding ceremony is being planned for May 31, 2014, with formal reception invitations being issued.

  • COLUMN: Generation Gap: Dale Jones

    By BRYON REID
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: The Perry County News is publishing a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. The interviews are of people one or two generations older than students. Today’s column is by Bryon Reid, who profiles his grandfather, Dale Jones.

  • COLUMN: Explore county’s GIS

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I suspect not that many Perry Countians knew the name Roger Tomlinson before perhaps hearing news reports about his death Feb. 9.

    Called the father of geographic information systems, the UK-born geographer’s concept of overlaying layers of map data is used by many of us everyday, from the GIS mapping systems in our cars that guide us to our destinations to the hand-held devices that show us exactly where we are.

  • EDITORIAL: Farm bill yields big results for conservation

    Following three years of political jousting, the Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly referred to as the farm bill, finally passed through the House and Senate and was signed by President Obama Feb. 7.

    And while this important omnibus bill certainly has flaws in some areas, we think it has merit in its preservation and strengthening of several key conservation programs, especially as it pertains to keeping Perry County’s water, soil and forests healthy.

  • CORRECTED - Annexation information open house set for Wednesday at Schergens Center

    Editor's note: The day of this open house was reported incorrectly in our print edition and has been corrected here.

    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Schergens Center for residents living in a proposed annexation area.

  • Officials approve more jail-work bills

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Authority approved $708,856.43 in spending for construction on the new county jail in a meeting Wednesday.

    Lead contractor Craftsman Construction of Huntingburg billed the county for $722,152.66. From that amount, $22,573.49 was withheld as retainage, to be paid once the facility is determined to have been built according to plans.

  • Parent company of Troy firm to merge with French company

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – AMCOL International Corp. announced Wednesday it had signed a merger agreement with French-based Imerys. AMCOL’s subsidiary, American Colloid, operates a bentonite-clay blending plant north of Troy.

    Under terms of the $1.6 billion agreement, AMCOL shareholders will receive $41 in cash per share, an amount that was a 19 percent premium to the weighed average of the company’s stock over the past 30 trading days.