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Today's News

  • One-section issue today; local offices closed Jan. 1

    PERRY COUNTY - Today's issue of The Perry County News is being published in one section, with social and church news on Pages 3-5. Rural news is on Page 8 and obituaries are on Pages 7-8.

    The News and local governmental offices will be closed Jan. 1 for the New Year's holiday. County offices, including the annex building in Cannelton, will be closed, as will city offices in Troy, Cannelton and Tell City, including the Tell City Electric Department. Cannelton city offices will also be closed New Year's Eve.

  • Sharing the spirit of Christmas

    Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills was packed Sunday evening as congregation members of all ages presented this year's Christmas program. Two plays, "You Are Special" and "Every Knee Shall Bow," shared the spirit of Christmas. Zach Myler, above, played the role of Punchinello. His character discovered how God creates people with individual gifts and talents, and that it's OK to be different. Steve Schwindel and Kim Underhill, left, starred in the second play as Joseph and Mary. Christmas plays have been a tradition at Bethel Christian for several years.

  • Hospital trustees approve 2008 capital budget

    TELL CITY - Meeting last week for the final time in 2007, Perry County Memorial Hospital's Board of Trustees approved an operating budget for 2008. Also granted was the hospital's participation in the Anthem Healthy Indiana Plan for uninsured Hoosiers.

  • Retiring bookmobile boss ready for final tour of county

    TELL CITY - Armed with a bus full of books and, more importantly, a full tank of gas, Kay Seibert travels around the county each week, delivering stories to the young and old.

    But in just a few days her run as director of the Perry County Bookmobile will come to an end. Seibert is retiring Jan. 10 and is spending her remaining days on the job on a farewell tour of the county.

  • Meth charges land two in county jail

    TOBINSPORT - Two Perry County men spent Christmas Day in the county jail after being arrested on drug charges.

    A 37-year-old man arrested Friday was allegedly carrying 8 grams of methamphetamine and drug-making supplies, state police reporter. George A. James, of 417 First St., Cannelton, was arrested by Trooper Heath Carkuff and faces charges of dealing in and possessing methamphetamine, resisting law enforcement and possessing 10 grams or more of ephedrine, one of the key ingredients in making the drug.

  • Cannelton leaders to be sworn in today

    PERRY COUNTY - Newly elected and re-elected city officials in Cannelton and Tell City will be sworn in during separate ceremonies today and Jan. 1. In Cannelton, officials will take their oaths of office at 5 p.m. today in the council chambers, located in the lower level of the city library.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet will administer the oaths of office to Mayor-elect Morris "Smokey" Graves, Clerk-Treasurer-elect Arvina Bozarth and members of the city council. A reception will follow at Cannelton American Legion Post 142.

  • Cannelton leaders to be sworn in today

    PERRY COUNTY - Newly elected and re-elected city officials in Cannelton and Tell City will be sworn in during separate ceremonies today and Jan. 1. In Cannelton, officials will take their oaths of office at 5 p.m. today in the council chambers, located in the lower level of the city library.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet will administer the oaths of office to Mayor-elect Morris "Smokey" Graves, Clerk-Treasurer-elect Arvina Bozarth and members of the city council. A reception will follow at Cannelton American Legion Post 142.

  • One-section issue today; local offices closed Jan. 1

    PERRY COUNTY - Today's issue of The Perry County News is being published in one section, with social and church news on Pages 3-5. Rural news is on Page 8 and obituaries are on Pages 7-8.

    The News and local governmental offices will be closed Jan. 1 for the New Year's holiday. County offices, including the annex building in Cannelton, will be closed, as will city offices in Troy, Cannelton and Tell City, including the Tell City Electric Department. Cannelton city offices will also be closed New Year's Eve.

  • Cannelton leaders to be sworn in today

    PERRY COUNTY - Newly elected and re-elected city officials in Cannelton and Tell City will be sworn in during separate ceremonies today and Jan. 1. In Cannelton, officials will take their oaths of office at 5 p.m. today in the council chambers, located in the lower level of the city library.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet will administer the oaths of office to Mayor-elect Morris "Smokey" Graves, Clerk-Treasurer-elect Arvina Bozarth and members of the city council. A reception will follow at Cannelton American Legion Post 142.

  • Perry Central comes back to beat Vikings

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central' s boys basketball team got outshot from the field, committed 20 turnovers, only tied its opponent in rebounding, and had three key players in foul trouble most of the game Saturday.

    Yet the Commodores found a way to beat North Posey 43-39.

    The Commodores led 21-19 at halftime but committed five turnovers before scoring a point in the third quarter. They fell behind 37-29 with five minutes left in the game.