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Today's News

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: What's your opinion of anti-smoking legislation now under consideration, which exempts certain places, like bars and casinos?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by clicking the ad near the top of the page or clicking into the opinion section. Other features of the site that allow you to express your opinions include an "Add new comment" invitation at the end of most stories and a community forum, also found in the opinion section. Don't hold back; express yourself!

  • COLUMN: Big Brothers-Big Sisters needs community’s support

    By LINDA REED, Guest Columnist

    I am interested in meeting with Perry County community leaders to discuss the Big Brothers-Big Sisters mentoring programs. Big Brothers-Big Sisters has been involved with Perry County youth since 2000 as a result of a 1997 Leadership Perry County class project.

    This meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Perry County Library.

  • COLUMN: Candles and St. Blaise

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I try to get to weekday church at least once every couple of weeks. Friday was such a day. I went because it was the feast day of St. Blaise and because I was happy to be on the upswing from a nasty bug of some type that kept me on my back the previous day.

    It’s on Saint Blaise Day that in some churches the throats of the faithful are blessed, usually with a pair of candles. Father Dennis did that after Mass Friday morning.

    Why the throat?

  • EDITORIAL: Partial smoking ban better than none

    Politicians today are often criticized for their unwillingness to compromise, but in many cases it seems they are merely following the examples of their constituents.

    Last year when the Indiana Senate considered a ban on smoking in many public places, several health advocates — including the American Cancer Society — complained that the bill was too weak. Thus the Senate Public Policy Committee decided to vote the bill down and instead of a ban on smoking in some public places, it was banned in none.

  • Recipes sought for cookbook

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton will celebrate its 175-year anniversary, known as a terquasquicentennial, in October.

    Mu Gamma Sorority will assemble a cookbook in honor of this celebration and its members would like to receive recipes in all categories from past and present residents. Recipes are needed from residents of Cannelton as well as anyone whose from the community who like to have their favorite recipes published in this memorable cookbook. The deadline to send recipes is March 1.

  • ‘Clean City’ project recycling office paper

    TELL CITY – A Tell City “Clean City” movement has initiated a white-paper recycling effort in conjunction with the Perry County Recycling District. Local businesses are encouraged to contact Ken Smith with the district office to coordinate pickup of white paper recycling.

    “Home Mutual Insurance of 532 Main st. in Tell City was one of the first businesses to contact Smith and are aggressively trying to cut their trash and recycle white paper,” Tell City Councilman and recycling promoter Tony Hollinden said.

  • Resident taken to hospital after Twilight Towers apartment fire

    TELL CITY – A first-floor resident of Twilight Towers was taken by ambulance to Perry County Memorial Hospital after catching his recliner on fire and suffering smoke inhalation.

  • Sonshine announces up round up dates

    NEW BOSTON – The children at Sonshine Early Learning Ministry invited the public to their preschool round-up from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23.

    The preschool is located just west of New Boston.

    Any parent or guardian interested in enrolling their 3- or 4-year-old in the Sonshine preschool program is asked to plan to attend this event.

    For more information, call 547-9620.

  • Community Events, Feb. 6

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Boosters postpone auction

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Band Boosters yearly fundraising auction has been postponed to April 21.

    The boosters are still accepting donations for the annual event, originally set for this month at the school. They’ve been contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and would welcome donations from the public such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items and large items such as a vehicle, including a recreational vehicle.