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Today's News

  • Blood moon

    In the pre-dawn hours of the morning of Oct. 8 the full moon began to pass through the Earth’s shadow. The shadowed moon took on a haunting reddish tint due to the refraction of sunlight through the atmosphere, earning it the colloquial moniker of “Blood Moon.”

  • Cabin raising

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  • Purdue director of commercial ag to speak on farm bill at extension night

    LEOPOLD – The 2014 Farm Bill has caused changes throughout agriculture. Most farmers, and even many agency representatives, still aren’t sure exactly what is in the bill or how it will affect farmers. The Farm Bill is focused on risk management and brings changes to some of the old crop insurance programs. It also introduces new programs that are confusing to many farmers. The programs in the new farm bill are not one-size-fits-all, so each farmer will need to review the programs and determine which one provides the best fit for his or her operation.

  • Officials approve jail bills

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Authority voted at a Sept. 10 meeting to approve $8,534.33 in jail-construction bills.

    Sheriff Lee Chestnut said an invoice for $375.30 from the DLZ architectural-engineering consulting firm of Indianapolis was for applications the company filled out to obtain rebates related to the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system for the new facility.

  • Library expands genealogy resources, adopts 2015 budget

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

  • TC director feels confident about band before regional

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Saturday’s show by the Tell City Marching Marksmen went “pretty well,” Band Director Natasha Edmondson said Tuesday.

    Only they and North Posey competed in Class D at the Mt. Vernon Marching Band Classic, and the other school beat them by just over five points, according to information posted at indianamarching.com.

  • PC band leader: We have a chance at regional contest

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Marching Commodores earned a gold rating in Indiana State School Marching Association Class D preliminary competition at Jasper High School Saturday.

    The gold rating “was our goal, so we achieved that,” Band Director Andrea Clark said Wednesday.

    “We improved by 11 points from the week before, so that was very good,” she added. Comments from judges were similar to those she’s been hearing the whole season, she said.

  • Driver charged with causing crash that killed Tell City woman

    Editor's note: The address for the woman killed in the accident described here was initially reported by police and, subsequently, the News, as being in Cannelton. It has been corrected here.

    DUBOIS COUNTY – The driver police said is responsible for an accident that claimed the life last month of a Tell City woman and seriously injured a Ferdinand woman was arrested this week.

  • Officials join in museum planning-grant application

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners and other officials expressed support Oct. 6 for efforts to secure a planning grant for the Perry County Museum in Cannelton.

  • Western gunfight adds bang to Heritage Fest