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Today's News

  • Baker earns EKU honors recognition
  • 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 income eligible 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.

  • Mayfield earns honors

    Stephanie Robinson Mayfield of Tell City was recently honored for her academic performance at Vincennes University at Jasper.

    She was named to the school’s dean’s list and was also accepted into the nursing program.

    Mayfield is a graduate of Perry Central High School and lives in Tell City with her husband, David Mayfield and their daughter, Arianna.

  • Social News

    MU GAMMA CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI will celebrate Valentine’s Day at 6 p.m. Thursday at Fiesta Grande in Tell City. Hostesses will be the special events committee.

    THE CLASS OF 1966 GAL PAL LUNCH will be held at noon Thursday at The Patio restaurant in Tell City.

    THE BRISTOW COMMUNITY CENTER offers euchre at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the center.

    THE WILLIAM TELL CENTER will have its weekly dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the center. Sweetwater will perform.

  • Sidetracked by Siri

     

    Trina Severson

    Feature Writer

    lifestyles@perry countynews.com

     

    A few weeks ago, I was on my way to visit a friend in a neighboring town. It was my first time in the area, so, although his house would have been easy to find off the main highway I was traveling, I punched in the address on my phone’s maps feature and blindly began following its suggested course.

  • Don’t miss out online

     

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I’m occasionally asked about the Perry County News’ website, which thousands of people visit every week for news, sports, features and opinion pieces, perhaps even, from time to time, this column.

  • County should support quicker ambulance responses

     

    We don’t have statistics to back us up, but feel it’s safe to say people in general are reluctant to voluntarily pay more taxes.

    If we did have stats, we’re sure we could show that most of the approximately 45 people who assembled in the commissioners room at the county courthouse Jan. 23 were a statistical anomaly. As we reported Jan. 30, all or nearly all of them raised their hands when County Councilman Ron Crawford ask-end at a meeting Jan. 23 how many would support a tax increase to fund ambulance service based at the county garage.

  • District has to rethink shingles-recycling plan

     

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Plans to start accepting used roofing shingles at the Cannelton site have to go back to the drawing board, the Perry County Recycling Management District’s executive director said at a regular meeting of its board of directors Jan. 23.

  • Mayor: City made important strides in 2013

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Referencing ongoing annexation efforts, completion of a Seventh Street Depot, a $7 million downtown housing project awaiting a green light this month and other development in and near the city, Mayor Barbara Ewing presented a comprehensive review of city progress in 2013 last Monday.

  • Contractor’s low bid for sewer project passed over

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A partner in a local excavating firm voiced disappointment last week that his firm and its low bid on a sewage lift station was passed over for one tens of thousands of dollars more expensive.

    C.J. Ransom, a partner in Ransom Excavating and Paving disagreed with assertions made last Monday by a project engineer that his company did not have experience constructing sewage lift stations. He also took issue with a statement that he not submitted needed information with its bid.