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Today's News

  • Generation Gap - Hubert Ramsey, boilermaker and farmer

    Editor’s Note: In the coming months, the Perry County News will publish a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Today’s column was written by Alex Ramsey about his grandfather, Hubert.

    In his grandmother’s home in Derby, during the flood of 1937, on Feb. 16, 1937, Hubert Eugene Ramsey entered this world.

  • Council conducts nonbinding reviews of budgets

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members will go into all-day budget sessions Tuesday and Wednesday with pleas from various departments not to decrease, and in some cases to increase, the money they’ll be allotted next year.

    They’ll begin their work at 8 a.m. in the county courthouse each of the two days, then return at 10 a.m. Thursday to adopt the 2014 spending plan.

  • Welcome to Cannelton

    City employees replaced a Welcome to Cannelton sign near the intersection of Indiana 66 and Indiana 237 Thursday.

    Perry County Chamber of Commerce Director Cheri Taylor painted panels for the larger sign and touched up the smaller oval one that was placed at the top. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Officials sign memo on brownfields assessment

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A representative of the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission told the Perry County commissioners at their regular meeting Sept. 17 they would be asked to help in selecting consultants for a brownfields assessment.

  • Ground broken for county’s new hospital

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 117,000-square-foot facility Friday with applause, thank yous and a long line of shovels.

    Site work along Indiana 237 has been under way for several weeks but hospital officials decided to wait until there was plenty of parking before holding a ceremony. The hospital will be funded through a loan from the United States Department of Agriculture and will be repaid through hospital operations, not tax money.

  • Omission, Sept. 30

    The name of a brother was omitted from the obituary of Terry Marchard, which appeared in Thursday’s issue. Terry was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Marchand.

  • March of Dimes baby contest winners

    TELL CITY – The seventh annual March of Dimes baby contest was conducted July 13 in conjunction with the Perry County 4-H Fair.

  • Community Events, Sept. 30

    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.

    Bicentennial meeting planned for Oct. 8

  • Call for vendors for annual Cannelton Heritage Festival 

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival Committee is accepting vendor applications for its Oct. 12 art festival. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $20 for arts and crafts vendors. Artisans and craftsmen are highly encouraged to apply. The festival only accepts booths with handmade or handcrafted items.
    The committee is accepting food-booth applications as well. Booth fees are $25 for nonprofit or church organizations and $50 for businesses.

  • News in Brief, Sept. 30

    Flu-shot clinic next week
    TELL CITY – The offices of Drs. Marcrum, Bailey and Kleeman, 421 Seventh St. in Tell City, will host a flu-shot clinic Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, Oct. 7 through Oct. 9.
    Hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the office closed from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. daily for lunch. Cost is $35. For more information, call 547-9663, Ext. 1.

    Evanston kickball tourney Oct. 12

    EVANSTON – The annual Evanston kickball tourney is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 12.