Today's News

  • Health fair at TCHS Thursday

    TELL CITY - More than 200 members of the Wellness 2009 program will converge at Tell City High School's Bryan Taylor Sports Arena Thursday for a health fair.

    This health fair, sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital, begins at 6 p.m. and features a short speech and an opportunity to experience walking, running, fitness classes and yoga. A dietitian will also provide information about healthy eating.

  • Cannelton board plans meeting

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's Board of Public Works and Safety will convene a special meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday in the council room.

    The board will open consider bids from prospective administrators for a neighborhood-stabilization program. Advertised in the Feb. 26 News, the program could provide grant funds for the city to buy and redevelop abandoned or foreclosed homes to prevent their becoming a blight within the city.

    The meeting will begin as the deadline for bids expires.

  • City schedules clean-up week

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's free trash cleanup week, when city workers will pick up items not normally accepted, is planned for April 6-9.

    Residents are asked to place their items out for pickup on their regular trash-collection day.

    Tires or hazardous materials, including paint, won't be accepted. For more information, contact Street Commissioner Charlie Davis at 548-2287.

  • TC workers still chipping limbs

    TELL CITY - City street-department workers in Tell City are still chipping limbs residents stack near street curbs and alleys.

    Workers have made two passes through the city and will continue to remove limb and branches downed by ice and wind.

  • Library fundraiser set

    TELL CITY - Chicago's Pizza has joined efforts with the Perry County Junior Women and the United Way of Perry County to help support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

    Chicago's Pizza will donate a portion of all sales  March 17 to support the library.

  • Our nation has survived worse economic situations

    The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Or so many media reports about our nation's current economic condition seem to indicate.

    One of the latest stories to scare people was an Associated Press report last Monday by Tom Raum and Daniel Wagner, who said we may now be in a depression, not just a recession.

    Stocks tumbled most of the week - reaching 12-year lows Thursday - probably partially due to Raum and Wagner's report, as investors were selling and taking their losses, fearful that a depression like that of the 1930s was about to grip the United States.

  • Time more valuable than gold

    Life teaches us hard, but valuable lessons. One of the most valuable comes as a warning: don't take what we value for granted, especially people. Of all the commodities people put value in, the scarcest, and perhaps most valuable, is time.

    There's no futures market on extra days, months and years. We're only allotted so much of it and when our meter expires, so to speak, we're gone.

  • Join the adventure that is 4-H

    What is 4-H? I get that question a lot. I have two different answers. 4-H is a community of young people who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. But I can also give another answer - 4-H is fun.

    4-H is a chance to help others in your community - whether it is collecting money to purchase items for those less fortunate, going to a nursing home to play bingo just to keep the residents company for one evening or sending cards to troops or veterans. These are all community-service projects Perry County 4-H'ers have accomplished.

  • Grant could put more officers on streets

    TELL CITY - A federal program supporters hope will put thousands of new police officers on American streets could help Tell City add one or two officers to its force, the city's police chief said Monday.

    Greg Hendershot asked the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety for permission to apply for the Cops Hiring Recovery Program. Up to $1 billion will be made available for the hiring and rehiring of law-enforcement officers. Grants will pay officers' salaries and benefits for three years. In return, the city would pledge to retain the officers when the grant period ends.

  • Time to Spring Forward

    Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour before going to bed Saturday night. Daylight saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday.