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Today's News

  • Four-legged friends or man’s best therapists?

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    PERRY COUNTY – Usually, community readers and other school guests walk into classrooms on two legs. But for the students of Perry Central Elementary last fall, a four-legged visitor, complete with a wagging tail and orange jumpsuit, came to greet them instead.

  • County council reorganizes

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Stan Goffinet became president of the county council in a reorganization at that body’s regular meeting Jan. 23.

    Nominated by Councilman Ron Crawford Sr., Goffinet garnered four votes. Councilman Jim Adams got three after being nominated by Councilwoman Jody French.

    Councilwoman Dianne Rudolph nominated Adams for vice president, but he declined.

  • Home gutted by fire

    A fire Sunday morning destroyed a home on Sparkle Road near Indiana 237.

    Dispatchers received a call at 9:26 a.m. and Cannelton firefighters were on the scene until shortly before 1 p.m.

    The News was unable to obtain information on a possible cause. No injuries were reported to police.

  • Polar Plunge helps Special Olympics

    Ten Tell City Junior-Senior High School students plunged into frigid water Saturday at Scales Lake in Boonville to raise money for Special Olympics.

    Participants Maribeth Ammon, Emily Heck, Morgan Haaff, Tucker Kleemann and Kari Hawkins race toward shore.

  • Mammoth snapping turtle

    Mike Middleton and Shane Richards were walking near the Ohio River over the weekend when they found this extra-large snapping turtle.

    Weighing more than 50 pounds,  the snapper is destined for a kettle of soup.

  • Recycling-district board votes to liquidate baler

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Recycling Management District’s board of directors voted at a regular meeting Jan. 23 to dispose of a baler no longer being used by the district to wrap recyclable materials for transportation.

    “We’re wanting to get rid of it,” Executive Director Ken Smith told the board. For some time, the machine has been in a Tell City building. City workers collect recyclable materials placed at curbside on trash-collection days.

  • Twin Lakes 4-H Club elects 2014 officers

    BRISTOW – The Twin Lakes 4-H Club held their first meeting of the year Jan. 19 at Lance Elmer’s home. The meeting was called to order at 2 p.m., pledges were recited and enrollment forms submitted.

  • City urges residents to return Cannelton income surveys

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Surveys went out to Cannelton residents last week, Mayor Mary Snyder said. She urged all city residents to complete and return them.

    No one in Cannelton will see completed surveys, she said.

    Results will help the city obtain grant funding.

    Snyder said during a Dec. 9 meeting she and others had discussed a recent grant denial and how applications for such funding are scored. A current income survey can bolster such application.

  • Rome Fire Department seeks dues to cover loss of township funding

    ROME – The Rome Fire Department's contract with Tobin Township has expired and cannot be renewed this year, firefighters said in a press release given to the News. The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will again collect dues of $30 for the first property and $15 for each additional property per member. The dues will be due by the department’s annual meeting April 7. Residents and property owners are encouraged to attend the annual meeting for more discussion on this and the future direction of the department.

  • Port to seek growth with neighboring county

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Board members for the Perry County Port Authority voted at a regular meeting Jan. 21 to accept an invitation to join the Lincolnland Economic Development Corp. as an executive member.