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Today's News

  • Local history group to take part in tribute to veteran

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – “Voices of Elmwood” researcher Leslie Byrne McCarty and members of Eli Huston Murray Chapter Daughters of the Union 1861-1865 will host a program Saturday, April 8, at 1 p.m. in the older section of Elmwood Cemetery on Old Hartford Road in Owensboro.

    This is at the gravesite  of Thruston Cabell, a prominent black citizen, who served his country as Private Cabell in Co. G 28th Regiment United States Colored Troops during the War Between the States will be saluted by various veterans’ organizations.

  • Mark Heitkemper joins Pollock Printing staff

    EVANSVILLE – Mark Heitkemper has joined Pollock Printing in Nashville, Tennessee as their national print sales representative. He will serve the tri-state printing needs starting April 1st. Heitkemper has been with Abbey Press Printing in St. Meinrad, Indiana for 24 years. Their closing allows that printing knowledge and experience to transfer to Pollock Printing.

  • Perry County Memorial Hospital donation
  • Plant symbolism often religious

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Plants have long been associated with symbolism. When the masses needed to be influenced, it was more effective using plants and flowers to explain the mysteries of the world because most people were illiterate. You may not have been able to read the words but you certainly could have related to the lessons taught by using flowers as symbols.

    Christians were very good at this when explaining Christ’s life.

  • Happy Retirement, Ray
  • Property owners, know your real estate deductions

    County Auditor Pamela Goffinet would like to remind taxpayers to file for property tax deductions. There is a one-time filing requirement for deductions, so previous enrollment is still effect unless your status has changed.  Any deductions filed by Dec.31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2018.

  • TC Schools planning for building upgrades

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – “I want to show you why we have to act,” Tell City Schools Superintendent John Scioldo said as he showed the school board a failed section of pipe from the boiler system at William Tell Elementary. “You can see how pitted it is … there were some sections you could flex.”

  • Commissioners back animal control committee

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – With eyes community wide focused on strengthening animal control guidelines, the county government is moving forward with its oversight committee. That is despite some recent concerns by animal-welfare workers that the county council may overstepped its bounds in assembling such a group to investigate several matters, including potential establishment of an animal tax which could help fund an animal-control officer.

  • 55th Dogwood Tour April 22-23

    Perry County’s annual Dogwood Tour is set for Saturday and Sunday,  April 22-23, and while a list of specific tour events is still being finalized, the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau is working hard to promote the event.  Part of that has been to clarify the dates for the 55th annual festival.

    Some statewide tourism publications list the festival, as April 29-30 instead of  the third weekend, April 22-23.

    Watch for a listing of activities as they become available, including a special display at the Tell City Museum.

  • Council passes ‘sensible’ animal ordinance

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – An animal control ordinance adopted Monday by the Tell City Common Council won’t put a limit on the number of dogs and cats residents can care for. It will, however, require owners to collar or tag their pets. Dogs must either be leashed or under owners’ immediate control. Cat owners, too, will need to keep their animals on their own property.