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Today's News

  • COLUMN: We count on clean water

    By RICHARD YOUNG
    District 47 Stare Senator

    As a result of an increasing population and the amount of fresh water needed for public usage, agriculture, industry and the environment, the competition for water resources today is far more intense than 50 years ago.

  • COLUMN: Nature’s beauty and the beast

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    It continues to amaze me what nature can come up with and in just the past couple of weeks, I’ve encountered beautiful winged creatures and horned monsters just miles apart. As far as insects go, they’re even related to one another.

    Of course, people judge what in nature, whether plants or animals, is beautiful and what is ugly. Perhaps most amazing to me is how much goes on under our noses, or sometimes, just outside our homes.

  • EDITORIAL: Perry County has rich history worth celebrating in bicentennial

    Next year will mark Perry County’s bicentennial and a group organized by Perry County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cheri Taylor is meeting the second Tuesday of each month to plan a celebration for it.

    The meetings are open to anyone and we urge any interested citizen to attend. We think the celebration is a good idea, as Perry County has a rich history worth celebrating that most people may not be aware of.

  • St. Pius Fall Festival Sept. 8

    TROY – St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy will host its annual Fall Festival Sept. 8.

    On the menu will be the parish’s “famous soup,” by the bowl and gallon, fried chicken or roast beef dinners, hamburgers, Polish sausage, ice cream and homemade pie. Entertainment includes the Crosswinds band, a giant yard sale, games for adults and children and a raffle.

    Serving will begin at 11 a.m.

  • Plan commission changes date of next meeting

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Plan Commission has changed the date it will meet in September. The group normally convenes the second Thursday of the month but will met the third Thursday, Sept. 19, in the council chambers at City Hall.

    The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
     

  • Heck-building hearing set for Sept 9

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety will conduct a hearing about the former Heck Hardware building at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at City Hall. The purpose of the hearing will be to discuss code violations at the crumbling building at the intersection of Sixth and Taylor streets.

    The hearing will follow the board’s regular meeting and precede the city council’s monthly assembly, which is scheduled for 7 p.m.

  • Visitors bureau hoping to capitalize on rail rides

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau have their eyes on a passenger rail car that could offer excursions to tourists for next year’s Schweizer Fest and other community celebrations.

    Board members meeting Aug. 15 declined to say where the passenger rail car that may be for sale is located but discussed the work of a local rail group that is exploring how the Hoosier Southern Railroad line between Tell City and Cannelton could be used as a tourist draw.

  • TCHS senior interning at News during fall semester

    TELL CITY – A Tell City High School senior planning on joining the military is interning this semester at the Perry County News.

    Gage Otto is one of dozens of high-school students who spend a portion of their school day interning at local businesses, local government and health-care facilities.

    While at the News Otto will learn how the twice-weekly newspaper is produced and will spend time with the paper’s editorial staff. He will write stories, take photos and cover school and community events.

  • County starts childhood-cancer awareness efforts

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners proclaimed September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month during a regular meeting Tuesday, joining the nation in the annual observance.

    “On behalf of the citizens of Perry County, Indiana, we the commissioners of Perry County hereby proclaim the month of September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month for Perry County,” County administrator Teresa Kanneberg said in reading the proclamation for the commissioners’ consideration.

  • Gogel – Elliott

    Gerald and Glenda Gogel of Tell City, Martin Elliott of Dale and Michele Woody of Lamar announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Kristen Marie Gogel and Ryan Lee Elliott.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Perry Central High School and recently graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a master’s degree in occupational therapy and a minor in psychology.
    She works as an occupational therapist at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.