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Today's News

  • PC health fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD – Perry County residents interested in improving their health and wellness can find lots of help at the annual Perry Central Health Fair from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. This fair is co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital and includes booths and activities like health screenings, information booths, immunizations, healthy snacks, safety demonstrations and fire trucks and rescue vehicles to tour.  A free soup-and-salad supper will be offered until 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

  • Vandals: Man up

    To those who decided breaking vehicle and business windows and slashing tires are entertaining activities, we offer two words of encouragement.

    Man up.

    We don’t know that the vandal or vandals whose senseless destruction we reported Thursday was or were male, but the odds are pretty good. For those who missed that story, police reported a number of businesses and cars in Troy and along Main Street in Tell City were vandalized. Authorities aren’t sure if a similar incident in Hawesville, Ky., is related.  

  • Jobs I could have been working

    In case you haven’t seen the headlines, newspapers are in the midst of a rough patch. Community publications like The News are faring better than large dailies. In fact, most big papers have cut back on staff, reduced coverage and shrank both the number and size of their pages. Some have even shut their doors altogether or switched to publishing online only.

  • Kids excel by working harder

    Enhancing one’s performance is more a part of our culture than most of us realize. We drink caffeine in the morning and take No-Doze at night in an effort to stay razor sharp regardless of the hour of the day.

    Entertainers have been known to use recreational drugs to push their performances to extraordinary levels. College students sometimes take prescription drugs to increase learning capacity and get better grades.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Mogan Ridge burn under way

    TELL CITY - Hoosier National Forest officials began burning approximately 750 acres in the Mogan Ridge area Wednesday. The prescribed burn was announced to local fire departments, Perry Central Community School and residents who asked to be notified.

    This week’s burn is concentrated on the south side of Mogan Ridge Road. The north side was burned last fall. For more information call the Tell City Ranger Station at 547-7051.

  • Man extricated after truck rolls over
  • Cronin handed 60-year prison stay

    TELL CITY - Sentenced Tuesday to a 60-year prison stay for a string of methamphetamine-related crimes, Kenneth Cronin accused prosecutors, police officers and even the judge presiding over the case for what he said was clear bias against him.

    Cronin blamed authorities for ignoring drug crimes committed by Derrick Stiles, who testified in Cronin's March trial that Cronin made and sold meth. Cronin asked why police couldn't produce the meth he allegedly sold Stiles.

  • Komen grant to aid breast cancer fight

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital will receive more than $41,000 for screening mammograms and educational programs under a grant from the Greater Evansville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

    The organization awarded 21 grants last week totaling $601,787.28 from several events, including the 2008 Komen Greater Evansville Race for the Cure, Bowl for the Cure events in Evansville, Owensboro, Ky., and Albion, Ill., other supporting fundraisers and individual and corporate donations.

  • Masters of the wind
  • Lost your job? Know how to claim your share of benefits

    Editor's Note: This article by Marc D. Allan was distributed to Hoosier newspapers by the Hoosier State Press Association. A reporter for 16 years at the Indianapolis Star, Allan works in university relations at Butler University in Indianapolis.

    INDIANAPOLIS - So you've lost your job. What should you do now? Well, if you've been laid off or downsized, your job's been outsourced or you're unemployed through no fault of your own, you might want to get to a computer - any computer connected to the Internet - and go to in.gov/dwd.