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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Congress still needs input

    TODD YOUNG, U.S. House of Representatives

    When times are tough, Americans come together. In the wake of the tragic shootings in Arizona, Hoosiers across southern Indiana have extended our sympathies and prayers to the victims and their families. It is during times like these that our diverse country characteristically unites as “one nation, under God.”

  • COLUMN: Another look in the mailbag

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The Perry County News continues to be far and away the most subscribed-to periodical here at home, with more than 75 percent of households receiving the newspaper via subscriptions or from newsstands.

    Community newspapers like ours are still in demand and while papers like ours have certainly felt the effects of the recession, we’re faring better than many dailies.

  • EDITORIAL: Both parties’ rigidity might lead to rise of independents

    One of famed cowboy philosopher Will Rogers’ best known quotes is his reply when asked which political party he belonged to. “I’m not a member of any organized political party — I’m a Democrat,” he said.

    One might say the same thing about both major American parties now, as one would not expect an organized party to try to overthrow some of its most powerful and respected members.

  • After-prom committee selling soft drinks

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School after-prom committee is selling Coca-Cola products to raise funds for this year’s after prom.

    Coke products are available in 20-ounce bottles for $18 per case. Twenty-four bottles are in each case.

    Anyone who is interested in placing an order is asked to call 547-8071, 547-6902 or 547-2650.

  • Chicago’s Pizza event to help band

    TELL CITY – Chicago’s Pizza in Tell City will offer all-you-can-eat pizza, breadsticks and drink for $8 from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

    The offering will be a fundraiser, with $3 of the price going to the Tell City Junior-Senior High School band program.

    “We encourage everyone to stop by and eat to help the band out,” said band booster Velma Mann.

  • Volunteers needed for Glow Room cleanup

    TELL CITY – Indiana Landmarks is recruiting volunteers to help with the cleanup of the Glow Room at 347 Main St. Tuesday.

    The cleanup will begin around 9 a.m.

    If interested, call Greg at (812) 284-4534 or show up at the site the day of the cleanup.

  • Adult classes offered at PC Even Start

    TELL CITY – Classes begin this month at Perry County Even Start and ACE Academy for adults desiring to prepare for GED testing or enhance career options through skills training. Even Start is partnering with ACE Academy and WorkOne Southwest to assist adults in furthering their educational and career goals.  

    Adult classes will offer opportunities to strengthen math and language skills necessary for post-secondary advancement and job placement.

  • Auditions set for Holiday World shows

    SANTA CLAUS – Local auditions for Holiday World’s 2011 cast of entertainers are scheduled for later this month at the park’s Holiday Theater.

    The 2011 musical entertainment lineup at Holiday World includes the following:

    • Real Country: Latest hits along with country classics.

    • Rejoice!: Contemporary Christian music with worship music and Christian hits.  

    • Vinyl Daze: A pop musical featuring favorites from throughout the years.  

  • Homecoming royalty to be crowned Friday at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – The 2010-11 Perry Central basketball homecoming ceremony will be held between the games of the boys varsity and junior-varsity basketball teams against Crawford County Friday. The junior-varsity game will begin at 5:30 p.m.

    The senior class has selected the queen and king candidates for the ceremony. The entire high-school student body will vote on the queen and king.

    Queen Candidates

  • Student spikes move at Perry County Learning Academy

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Spikes in student numbers had typically come in the spring, but are now occurring in the fall, Mike Bishop said at the latest meeting of the Perry County Learning Academy Board of Directors.

    Seniors realizing they were short the credits needed to graduate drove the spring spikes, he explained after the meeting.