Today's News

  • COLUMN: Proud to call Perry County home

    By MARY ROBERSON, Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of guest columns by people who have chosen to move to Perry County or who have chosen to remain here. Columns are provided by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, a subgroup of the Perry County Development Corp.

    Bill Bower said, “Perry County is a great place to raise a family,” as he picked up his family from Lake County in far northern Indiana and moved us to beautiful Perry County.

  • Courageous Basketball program at Cannelton

    Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization sponsored an event with Steve Gronatta with Academic Entertainment for Courageous Basketball. Pictured here are first-graders Jenessa Sturgeon, Maggie Dawson and Logan Bishop spinning basketballs. The program’s message was to bring your best to everything you do, never give up and believe in yourself.

  • COLUMN: Daffodils have stories to share

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I was driving past a rural cemetery last week and noticed clumps of daffodils around the fence surrounding the gravestones and even next to some graves. It was an old cemetery – the stones were worn and gray – but were well maintained. The grass around the stones was beginning to green and a weeping willow tree nearby, close to a pond, was already taking leaf in a shade of delicate green.

  • EDITORIAL: Standardized tests not complete answer for evaluating education

    When the NCAA started requiring 820 SAT or 68 ACT scores for freshmen to be eligible for college sports, longtime college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian predicted that there would be cheating on those standardized tests to make star athletes eligible.

    He’s been proven correct in several cases. The most notable one involved current NBA star Derrick Rose, who led Memphis University to the NCAA men’s Division I championship game in his only season there.

  • PC music boosters seek donations

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Music Boosters are asking for donations from the community for the annual silent auction to be held April 16.

    For more information about where to drop off items, contact Cathy Blair at 843-4174.

  • 9th District’s Young to speak at Lincoln Day Dinner April 16

    TELL CITY – Local Republicans will host their annual Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday, April 16, at Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit in Tell City. The meal will begin at noon.

    Rep. Todd Young will be the guest speaker.

    Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling Tom McCart at 547-6156 or Jennifer Land at 547-3158.

  • Commodity marketing workshop set for March 29

    PERRY COUNTY – During a period when commodity markets are showing high and volatile prices, farmers face the risk of wide fluctuations in farm income. On Tuesday, a workshop will be held at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agriculture Center in Dubois from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Power of Youth Council takes applications

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth, a program co-sponsored by the Perry County Community Foundation and United Way of Perry County in partnership with Purdue Extension-Perry County, is accepting applications for its 2011-12 council.

  • Marksmen win Academic Super Bowl

    TELL CITY – On March 8 the Pocket Athletic Conference Academic Super Bowl competition was held at the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. Eight of the nine PAC teams participated.

    For the fourth year in a row, Tell City dominated the competition. English, science, social studies and math teams captured first-place honors. The fine-arts and interdisciplinary teams earned second-place finishes. Tell City captured the championship with a total score of 100 points.

  • Legislative breakfast set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit.

    State Sen. Richard Young and State Rep. Sue Ellspermann will be available to speak about the current session and to answer questions and hear concerns from those attending. Other legislators have been invited, The public is invited to attend this event. Breakfast will be available for purchase.