Today's News

  • Scammers target News, readers

    Here are alleged scams either received by The News directly or provided by readers over the past week.

    I hope my e-mail fine (sic) you well. I am in need of your assistance. My name is Sgt. Jarvis Reeves.

    I am an American soldier serving in the First Armored Division in Iraq. We have just been posted out of Iraq and will return in a short while. My colleague and I need your help to transfer out the sum of $25 million.

  • New faces at county schools

    Ten educators join Cannelton, Tell City, Perry Central staffs

    PERRY COUNTY - The students and staffs at Cannelton City Schools, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Schools and Perry Central Community School are welcoming new teachers and administrators. Here is a short bio for Perry County's newest educators.


    Eric Harris

    A 2007 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana with a bachelor's degree in secondary education, Eric Harris isn't new to Cannelton High School.

  • Work zone snares bad drivers

    I gave the semi driver my worst dirty look and snapped his photo. Behind the wheel of his big rig, mired in a Friday-evening traffic jam on the hill east of Troy, the small-framed fellow may have been more worried about me and my camera than the town marshal questioning him about running a red light.

  • We are responsible for results of our wars

    Did we kill 90 civilians in Afghanistan, 60 of them children, or only five?

    If it was only five, can we justify their deaths by the need to kill 25 militants, as we claimed?

    The "we" in these questions refer to we Americans. We enjoy a representative form of government, meaning decisions like waging war belong to all of us. And when we decide, or let our representatives decide on our behalf, to go to war, we share the responsibility that decision carries.

    If our representatives go beyond serving our interests, that's our responsibility, as well.

  • Obama supporters rally

    Democrats applaud their presidential nominee; Boerste says Biden VP choice will excite Hoosiers

    PERRY COUNTY - Local Democrats rallied around their presidential nominee last week, cheering Sen. Barack Obama Thursday night as he accepted his party's nomination and beginning a two-month countdown to the Nov. 4 election.

  • Library computer lab will close Wednesday, Thursday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Perry County Public Library computer lab will be closed Wednesday and Thursday so PC Cop, a computer-access software, can be installed. Starting Friday all residents in the TC-PC library district must have a library card and less than $3 in fines in order to use the computers and are limited to two hours per day.

  • Pioneer village earns grant

    ROCKY POINT - The Guy Neil and LaVerne Ramsey Endowment Fund has awarded a $1,500 grant to the Shubael Little Pioneer Village.

    The money will be used for general support of the village, which includes cabins and other buildings and attractions that give visitors insight into the lives of early Perry County families.

    The Guy Neil and LaVerne Ramsey Endowment Fund is invested with the Perry County Community Foundation, which is a member of the Community Foundation Alliance.

  • Photo contest will help animals

    TELL CITY - The Orscheln Farm and Home Store in Tell City will sponsor a photo contest to raise money for the Humane Society of Perry County.

    Employee Sarajane Damin said a wild-bird photography contest will be conducted Sept. 14-21. Each photo submitted with a $1 entry fee will be attached to a container in the store, and people can vote by dropping money into the container of the photo they like best, she said. Prizes will be awarded for most money raised and for the best photo.

  • Band offers coupon books

    TELL CITY - Tell City Marching Marksmen are selling coupon books that offer more than $300 in savings, according to band booster Julie Hakes.

    Most of the coupons offer buy-one, get-one-free deals, and purchasers can recover the $10 purchase price through a single night's meal and movie rental, she said.

    The books can be purchased from any band member, at several businesses in Tell City or by calling Beth Gonzalez at 547-8630 or Sam Hess at 547-3116.

  • Correction

    Due to a News error, the last name of artist Emilie Young was incorrectly listed in the Tell City floodwall mural story in Thursday's issue.