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Today's News

  • Group prioritizes school-renovation needs

    Will make recommendations to board Feb. 12

    TELL CITY - In conducting research for another school system, consultant Al Long said Tuesday, he found 97 percent of all students can succeed academically if they feel welcome in their classrooms.

  • No end seen in war on drugs

    What is it with drugs, anyway?

    Yet another meth lab has turned up in Tell City. Thinking about the presence of drugs and drug use in a small community such as ours, and how many other small and large communities throughout the United States are facing the same issues, is truly mind-boggling.

    Billions and billions of dollars of public money have been spent in the war on drugs over the past several decades, and yet, illegal drug use continues to be one of the biggest cash businesses in the United States. The question is, why?

  • Correction

    An editorial published in the Jan. 14 News incorrectly reported payments to Cannelton firefighters as monthly. Regular members of the city's volunteer fire department receive $800 per year, plus $200 for clothing and fuel.

  • Daniels' tax cut actually tax shift

    Although the Indiana General Assembly has been working since Jan. 8, most Statehouse observers feel the session doesn't begin until the governor delivers his annual State of the State speech.

    Gov. Mitch Daniels outlined his goals for 2008 in a half-hour speech in the Indiana House chamber Jan. 15 that focused on his plans to provide additional property-tax relief.

    The next day, the governor testified on his tax relief program (House Bill 1001) before the House Ways and Means Committee, the legislative panel that serves as the starting point on discussions.

  • Tell City man turns self in, jailed for child molesting

    King, 30, suspended from job at Branchville Correctional Facility

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man charged Thursday with child molesting remained lodged in the Perry County Jail Friday and if convicted, could spend much of the rest of his life in prison.

  • Pioneer Days meeting Tuesday

    TROY - The planning committee for this year's Pioneer Days celebration in Troy will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the town meeting room next to the utility office.

    Anyone who wants to assist with the celebration is invited.

    The committee will discuss dates for the 2008 event at this meeting. For more information call 547-7501.

  • WKU to visit PCHS Wednesday

    LEOPOLD - Brice Boyer, an admissions counselor at Western Kentucky University, will visit Perry Central High School at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. For more information e-mail admissions@wku.edu or call (270) 745-2551.

  • Perry Central Book Night Tuesday

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central Family Outreach will have a Family Book Night Tuesday for families with children, birth through kindergarten, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Perry Central Elementary School cafeteria and library.

  • Learn about FASFA Tuesday at CHS

    CANNELTON - Cannelton High School will have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshop Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the high-school cafeteria for all high-school seniors and their parents.

  • Teen substance-abuse workshops scheduled

    TELL CITY - Dr. George R. Ross will present several free workshops about teenage substance abuse in February for the public and specialized groups.

    Beginning Feb. 10, Ross will hold a workshop for recovering addicts called "Tips on Recovery: Understanding the Change Process" from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at Agape Community Church, 101 Taylor St., Cannelton.

    From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12, he will talk to the public about teenage substance abuse at the Schergens Center in Tell City.