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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Story time series begins Tuesday at TC-PC library

    TELL CITY - It's registration time for kids who want to attend the Small Talk: Listening With Our Hearts - Signing With Our Hands story time series at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    The series is for children 2 to 6 years old and features songs, games, crafts and a video that teaches children how to sign beginning words and phrases.

    Story times will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m.

    The series begins Tuesday and will run for 10 weeks, concluding just before Christmas.

  • Commodores sweep junior high meets

    PAOLI - Marie Schwartz was the individual winner to lead Perry Central to first place in a 29-team junior high girls cross country meet Thursday.

    Rosa Schwartz placed seventh, Verna Schwartz 17th, Megan Thomas 24th, and Autumn Lain 67th to complete the Commodores' scoring.

    Jessica Theis, their sixth runner, finished 88th.

    The Commodores also won the boys meet. Paul Schwartz placed third in it to lead the Commodores and Abe Schwartz was fourth.

    Alex Newton was fifth, Nathan Schwartz 13th, and Andrew Huber 15th to complete the Commodores' scoring.

  • Marksmen defeat Boonville

    BOONVILLE - Two doubles victories and a three-set win in No. 1 singles gave Tell City a 3-2 boys tennis victory over Boonville Wednesday.

    Andy Chinn defeated Mitchell Wilson 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 in No. 1 singles.

    Andy Kast and Greg Hollinden beat Drew Shoulders and Clay Wildt 6-2, 6-2 in No. 1 doubles.

    Patrick Hagedorn and Trent Wheatley trounced Blake Foley and Paul Fulk 6-1, 6-1 in No. 2 doubles.

    Boonville's Allstadt brothers won two singles matches.

    Brad Allstadt beat Jake Roland 6-1, 6-1 in No. 2. Preston Allstadt beat Christopher Kohnert 6-4, 6-0 in No. 3.

  • Patriots dig past Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - Heritage Hills did a good job receiving serves and digging Perry Central's hits to beat the Commodores 25-11, 25-10, 25-14 in volleyball Thursday.

    The Commodores were able to serve only one ace against the Patriots' defense.

    Jessica Huber led Perry Central in kills with seven and Megan Hedinger added five.

    Hedinger made three blocks and Huber added two.

    Sloan Harpenau had seven assists and Tessa Lynch had six.

    Hilarie Hahus made nine digs and Huber added six for the Commodores.

    Heritage Hills won the junior varsity match 25-24, 25-18.