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Today's News

  • Auditions set for Schweizer Fest musical

    Interested actors invited to April 12-13, 19-20 tryouts

    TELL CITY - Auditions for the 2008 Schweizer Fest stage production of 1776 are coming up soon and the show's director wants to extend an invitation to everyone who is interested.

  • Parental pupil 'props' please principal

    Cannelton School Board approves disaster plan, insurance change

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Principal Ginger Conrad was pleased, she said at a regular school-board meeting March 19, that bleachers in the city's community center were full of parents and students for the school corporation's annual Young Authors and Artists Fair March 13.

    Another event coincided with last year's event, she told the board, and she was afraid it drew the sizeable crowd that turned out then. She feared this year's celebration of student creativity wouldn't have the same participation.

  • New $5 bill helps visually impaired

    Large number, purple incorporated into note

    TELL CITY - Tell City resident and ResCare direct-care worker Kim Heubel likes the new $5 bill for its ease of use by her clients.

    "I teach my clients how to handle money," she said, explaining the training she provides is intended to help people live their lives as independently as possible.

  • Paychecks, batting averages converge at PCDC lunch

    Kinnett: County needs trained or trainable work force in order to court employers

    TELL CITY - Simply creating jobs can actually hurt an area, the president and chief executive officer of the Perry County Development Corp. pointed out in a speech before local business, community and economic-development officials March 18.

    During a rescheduled annual meeting of the organization, formed by area leaders in 1991 to attract new business and investments to the county, Chris Kinnett used a sports analogy to make his point.

  • Students seek contest cash

    People can help at TV-station Web site

    CANNELTON - Students enrolled in a student-publications course at Cannelton High School want as many people as possible to see and vote for a video production they created and posted at the WFIE-TV Web site.

    "This is the first time they've made a video, and we're very proud of it," Principal Ginger Conrad said at a March 19 school-board meeting.

    The production's theme is school pride, and several students and staff members are asked, on camera, what they like about their school.

  • Cats become growing problem

    In 2007 it came to the attention of the Humane Society of Perry County that there is a growing problem in Cannelton, Tell City and Troy, with feral alley cats. These feral cats that are not claimed are living all over the county and breeding beyond control.

    We have had numerous discussions with some officials concerning this problem and it is now time for those who are in power to act. No one seems to have the perfect solution.

  • Clintons should stick to actual issues

    When Bill Clinton was president, his wife, Hillary, charged that allegations of wrongdoings by him were the result of "a vast right-wing conspiracy."

    But now she and her husband seem to be orchestrating a left-wing conspiracy against her current rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois.

  • Boosters offer breakfast April 5

    TELL CITY - All-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee, milk and orange juice will be served 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5 at the Tell City High School Band Booster Pancake Breakfast fundraiser in the Twilight Towers dining area.

    Adult tickets can be purchased for $5 from any high-school-band family, at the door or by contacting Patty Hawkins at 547-3731 or Jane Coyle at 547-5485.

    Children 10 years and younger will eat for $3 with tickets purchased at the door.

    Take-out plates will be available.

  • Animal shelter open house Saturday

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Animal Shelter will have an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the shelter.

  • Red Sox should repeat

    Many sportswriters are picking Boston to win the World Series this year, which is kind of unusual for the Red Sox.

    When they won the world title in 2004 and last year, virtually no one had predicted they would.

    Even I was unsure last year, as Detroit looked to be a solid contender to dethrone them in the American League, though as it turned out injuries to Kenny Rogers and Gary Sheffield kept the Tigers from even making the playoffs.