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Today's News

  • Community Events, June 24

    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 e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Down Memory Lane program

    TELL CITY – The June program for Tell City Historical Society will be titled “Down Memory Lane” and take place today

  • EDITORIAL: NSA’s phone surveillance should be discontinued

    Most Americans hate it when their government tries to pull a fast one on them by shrouding its actions in secrecy.

    They reason correctly that if government officials truly believed their moves were legitimate, they wouldn’t feel the need to try to hide them from the public.

    Thus it was no surprise that the recent disclosure of the National Security Agency’s secretly intercepting millions of telephone records and e-mails sparked outrage by many from both ends of the political spectrum, though it also had defenders on both sides of the aisle.

  • County’s port agency gets insurance surprise

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The operations manager and trainmaster for the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad said at a meeting June 11 the agency’s health-insurance provider pulled a switch.

    Kevin Teague told the board previously Blue Cross had projected a 24-percent price hike but responded to a backlash from small businesses with an offer to increase prices only 5.7 percent as they extended current coverage to the end of the year.

  • Perry County bicentennial planning

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County will celebrate its 200th anniversary Nov. 1, 2014, as one of the earliest counties in Indiana. The Perry County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a meeting to begin planning for Bicentennial activities at 6 p.m. July 16. The meeting will take place in the Chamber of Commerce office, 601 Main Street in Tell City.

  • River run

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  • Summer Fest will offer food, music

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424’s annual Summer Fest marking the Independence Day holiday will kick off Friday with rides, games and food.

    Activities will swing into gear Friday at Zoercher-Bettinger Park on Tell City’s north side.

    Lodge members will serve barbecued-chicken and pork-chop dinners Friday with help from Ladies of the Moose. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. Serving of Saturday’s and Sunday’s pork-chop and chicken dinners will begin at 11 a.m. and again at 4 p.m. Serving will continue until supplies are gone.

  • Cannelton department will get new building

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s board of public works and safety voted June 17 to replace a building that is two or three decades out of date, according to one member.

  • Under bridge under construction

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  • Firearms course Saturday

    TELL CITY – C&J Fire-arm Academy will host an National Rifle Association basic pistol course at 8 a.m. Saturday and will last approximately eight hours, which will include classroom and range time.
    The course will be taught by a local NRA-certified instructor and will cover the basics of safe gun handling and shooting. The course will emphasize the safe and proper use of pistols.

  • Senior farmers market checks still available

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is operating a seniors’ farmers market and will sign individuals up for the program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 2 at LHDC’s offices, 302 Main St., Tell City.
    Each eligible person will receive a check booklet worth $20 that may be used to purchase produce at Tell City’s farmers markets. Check booklets are limited and will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis.