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Today's News

  • Cannelton Democrats will meet Sunday

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Democrat Central Committee will have a pre-election meeting at noon Sunday at Cannelton American Legion Post 142. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Pedestrian hit by car faces charges

    TELL CITY - Charges are pending against a Tell City man struck by a vehicle when he was allegedly walking in the middle of Indiana 66 Monday night.

    According to Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Daymion Marsh, Daniel Peters, 46, of Tell City was driving east between Troy and Tell City when he saw Leonard Voyles, 19, walking in the middle of the eastbound lane.

  • Commodores march toward district

    Band recovers from poor early performance to take third place later

    LEOPOLD - "We talked, and the kids knew they could have done better," after the first of their two competitions Saturday, Perry Central Music Director Rob Cason said Monday about the school's Marching Commodores.

    They came in sixth in a field of six bands competing in Class D at Castle High School in Newburgh.

    "We did not have a very good show there," Cason admitted. "There were four bands there that could go to state finals."

  • Marching Marksmen earn second-place honors

    Band narrows point differences heading into district contest

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School's musicians continued Saturday a march toward the top of the scoreboard in band competition at Floyd Central High School in Floyds Knobs, taking second place.

    The Marching Marksmen were only 1.6 points out of first place, taken last weekend and the week before by Eastern High School, Pekin. In the Sept. 20 event at Paoli High School, the distance between Eastern and Tell City was 2.7 points.

  • James ready for 2nd term as recorder

    Preserving public records top goal

    TELL CITY - Running unopposed for the position of county recorder, incumbent Jane James said the records she oversees in the position are very valuable and must be protected and kept available to the public.

    "I'm looking forward to serving another four years as the Perry County recorder," she told the few people who turned out for a candidates forum Sept. 25 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    As an uncontested candidate, she simply provided an introductory statement while others who followed responded to questions.

  • Tourism pro pushes for better signs, gateways

    Today's visitor looking for experiences, not just scenery

    TROY - Perry County needs to do a better job of helping visitors find their way to the cabins, wineries and historic towns its tourism office and businesses tout on billboards and Web sites and in magazines.

    The advice came last week from a national expert in community tourism who shared tips on how the county can attract more visitors - and the dollars they bring to spend.

  • Nature's power and quiet after the wind

    We knew this would end. No, not a death, but the end of the quiet and calmness after the storm. The birds were even quiet, the squirrels leery of getting out and about.

    The deer were very jumpy. We were living without lights, running water and hot water. We could cook on an LP gas stove. Our neighbors couldn't, so we sent them boiling water for coffee. No showers, but generators running off and on in the distance.

  • Retirement investing exciting

    I was not qualified to write a financial column until now, but recent market activity has provided me with a quick education. The biggest lesson: Investing toward retirement is exciting.

    The company managing 401K accounts for Perry County News employees offers a high-tech feature on its Web site. We can see a line chart indicating, normally, our investments' growths as we and our company feed money into them and as they enjoy, normally, market-based growth in value.

  • Proverbial rainy day is here

    It's not rained in these parts for weeks, but for those smart enough to have socked away money over the past few years, the proverbial rainy day is here. Those with savings are better able to deal with a national financial crisis, including higher food and fuel costs.

    Sadly, I fear it's going to be raining economic hard times for a long time.

  • Cannelton leaders: Obey the law

    They knew better, but the Cannelton Common Council violated the law anyway.

    As we reported Thursday, the council's members met twice to discuss their proposed budget for 2009 without providing notice to the public or The News, according to Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson.

    Indiana's Open Door Law requires governing bodies to provide the public 48 hours' advance notice of meetings, excluding weekends and holidays.