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Today's News

  • Mechanical bull back in action

    TELL CITY - Calling out cowboys and cowgirls. Mechanical bull riding is returning to next week's Perry County 4-H Fair. The bucking beast, whose twists and turns humbled riders last year, is back for a Saturday-evening rodeo.

    Sponsored by State Farm Insurance and C&S Food Marts, the rodeo begins at 6 p.m. July 12 with separate classes for riders ages 7 to 9, 10 to 12, 13 to 15, 16 to 17 and 18 and over.

  • It's time to talk about energy

    Pressure is mounting in Congress to do something about climate change. And while political debates in Washington, D.C., may seem far away, the outcome will have a direct impact on Southern Indiana Power, our cooperative members and other electric consumers.

    Already our nation faces a looming energy crisis, with demand for electricity ready to outstrip supply. Unless significantly more power plants are placed into service soon, consumers could experience brownouts and even rolling blackouts in the not-too-distant future.

  • Make the most of each day

    An old Jesuit priest once told me during a 30-day retreat about the value of getting out of bed each morning and acknowledging the possibility that the coming day may be your last.

    "Sooner or later, you'll be right," he quipped.

    For me, the saying is a reminder of the dangers of putting things off, saying what I could do today, I'll wait and do tomorrow. Sooner or later, we run out of tomorrows.

  • Urge representatives to remain true to American principles

    To varying degrees throughout its history, this nation has viewed itself as practicing the most honorable of governmental forms. We've proudly noted that people of other lands looked to us with envy, wishing they, too, could enjoy a national fabric threaded with fairness and respect for the rule of law.

    One recent development soiled that fabric. Another reinforced it.

  • Attention artists: Help needed on new murals

    Volunteers are needed Tuesday and Wednesday of this week - and throughout July - as work begins on the third and fourth historical murals on Tell City's floodwall. The third panel near Humboldt Street will depict the history of medical care in the city, with images of Parkview Hospital, Schreiber's Drug Store and various doctors who provided care. The fourth panel will contain flood scenes. Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday to help apply base color to the flood-scene panel and on Wednesday to add base color and frames to both works.

  • Bluegrass festival returns to Derby this weekend

    DERBY - The Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival returns Friday and Saturday in Derby.

    David Parmley & Continental Divide is one of the featured acts for the 2008 festival.

    A native of southern California, Parmley is a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Bluegrass Cardinals.

    In 18 years, the Cardinals recorded 15 separate projects, made appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, the Ralph Emory Show and performed at the White House for former President Jimmy Carter.

    In 1994, Parmley teamed up with banjo great Scott Vestal to form Continental Divide.

  • Township assessors' pay cut in half

    One questions legality of county assuming personal-property valuation duties

    TELL CITY - Township assessors will get only half the pay budgeted for them this year despite their claims they normally perform the bulk of their duties by June 1, well before the July 1 elimination of their jobs mandated by legislation enacted this year.

  • Fireworks Courtesy of Mother Nature
  • Perry County Community Foundation accepting grant proposals

    Orientation session set for July 16

    PERRY COUNTY - Joe Malone, chairman of the grants committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • Community-development funds available through United Ways, Lilly Endowment

    PERRY COUNTY - Indiana Association of United Ways members have access to $8 million to develop sustainable resources and work on local community issues. Support from Lilly Endowment has created an opportunity for United Ways in Indiana to collaborate with community partners and seek planning and matching funds in 2008-09.