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Today's News

  • Tots Lots enrollment for 2010-11 under way

    TELL CITY — Tots Lots Preschool has begun enrollment for the school year 2010-11. For a child to be eligible for the morning session that meets every weekday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., the child must be 4 years old by Aug. 1.  For a child to be eligible to enroll in the afternoon session, the child must be 3 years old by Aug. 1.

  • Local charity accepting scholarship applications

    TELL CITY - Schreiber Family Charities Inc. is accepting applications until April 1 from scholarship applicants. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline. Two applicants will be awarded educational scholarships for the first year of undergraduate study only.  Candidates must be attending an accredited college, university or vocational-technical institution for the fall 2009 semester.

  • RC&D honors young foresters
  • Let budding journalists do their jobs, unfettered

    Last week, a Florida magistrate judge ruled that Katherine Evans, a 19-year-old journalism student at the University of Florida, has the right to sue her former high-school principal after being suspended in 2007.  Evans, a high-school senior at the time, was given a three-day suspension by former Pembroke Pines Charter High School principal Peter Bayer after she had created a Facebook page titled "Ms.

  • Don't forget Indiana Pi Day

    March 14 is Pi Day. That's because pi, the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle, starts with the digits 3.14159. So, March 14, at 1:59 p.m. (or a.m. if you're up) is the appropriate day and minute to celebrate pi. We should pay special attention to Pi Day in Indiana, because Indiana has a special place in the history of pi. Back in 1897, Dr. Edwin J.

  • Woodcrafters Burns

    TELL CITY - Century-old timbers and wood floors inside areas of the former William Tell Woodcrafters building fueled a massive afternoon fire Wednesday that consumed the interior of the former woodworking plant and sent brick walls tumbling onto Seventh and Pestalozzi streets.

    Flames were seen shooting out of the building, already in the process of being razed, shortly before 2 p.m. and quickly spread. Flames were dying down by 3 with little more than brick walls standing.  A dark plume of smoke rose from the scene.

  • Two of three BCF escapees sentenced

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Two of the three men who escaped from Branchville Correctional Facility last spring have been sentenced for crimes they committed while fleeing from authorities.

    Jerry Sargent was sentenced recently in federal court for the weapons violations that occurred during the escape. He was sentenced in the United States Eastern District Court in Frankfort, Ky., to a term of 327 months, a sentence that will run consecutive to all other sentences he receives.

  • PCDC marks 20th anniversary

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Development Corp. is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and Clay Ewing noted during the agency's annual dinner Feb. 18 those two decades have been marked by significant changes.

  • Drum line earns second place in second contest

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School's drum line jumped into second place in their second competition of the season, coming back from a next-to-last finish the week before.

    Had they not suffered a penalty for having too short a show, they would have earned first place at the East Central Invitational, director Chris Hawkins said Tuesday.

    The show went a lot better than the previous week, he said.

    "It was like night and day. they had their game face on. We were really pleased," he said.

  • Deputy prosecutor brings military, local experience

    TELL CITY - Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins has announced the hiring of MacKenzi L. Gorman as deputy prosecuting attorney for the Child Support Division.

    Gorman attended Kentucky Wesleyan College, where she obtained a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and minored in sociology and political science with an emphasis in pre-law. During her course of study at Kentucky Wesleyan she interned for Wagoner, Ayer and Hargis in Rockport; Judge Tom Castlen and Commonwealth Prosecuting Attorney Jay Wethington, located in Owensboro, Ky.