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Today's News

  • Flu shots available

    TELL CITY - Seasonal flu shots are available at the offices of Drs. Marcrum, Bailey and Kleeman in Tell City from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The office closes from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for lunch. Cost is $25. For more information call 547-9663.

  • Talk to A Lawyer set for Oct. 1

    EVANSVILLE - The next scheduled Talk To A Lawyer call-in program is scheduled for 4:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1.

    Lawyers will be available to answer questions posed by the general public.  To access the program, call (812) 434-4836 or toll free (800) 994-2169.

    The Talk To A Lawyer program has operated continuously since January, 2003. Lawyers from Indiana volunteer their time to assist the general public with their questions.  

  • Politicians need to conduct themselves with decorum

    Rep. Joe Wilson's shouting, "You lie!" to President Barack Obama during Obama's Sept. 9 televised speech on health care has drawn a variety of responses.

    Many, including some of the South Carolina congressman's fellow Republicans, have expressed outrage.

    "I cringed," Rep. David Dreier, the top-ranking Republican on the House Rules Committee, told USA Today. "I think it's just unfortunate."

  • Time comes to move on

    Today marks the beginning of the end for me here at The Perry County News. Friday will be my last day putting together the paper I've worked for over the past three years. I've enjoyed my time here but I've taken another job in another city and will turn over the reigns to another young journalist.

    This was my first journalism job outside of the college newsroom at Murray State University, where I earned my degree. And my time here at The Perry County News has taught me a few new skills and helped me tune others, as well.

  • Some get health care right

    I am an American citizen who has been living in Sweden for nearly 15 years now and have been following the health-care debate from the beginning. "Debate," however, may not be the best description of what I have seen and heard over the past month. As one of many democratic countries around the world that provides universal care to its citizens, Sweden has been mentioned on several occasions on both the pro and con side of the argument. I would like to share my own experiences.

  • Tell City child's death under investigation

    TELL CITY - The death Saturday of a 15-month-old girl on Tell City's north side remains under investigation by city and state police.

    Natalie Chewning was found dead in her bed at 1955 N. 10th St. The child’s mother, Mary E. Chewning, called police shortly before noon and requested an ambulance after she found the toddler unconscious under blankets.

    The child’s father, Ricardo Dorantez, was at the home. He was jailed for violating a protective order filed against him by Mary Chewning.

  • Accident kills vehicle passenger

    PERRY COUNTY – One person was killed in an accident just after 6 a.m. Wednesday on Indiana 37.

    Adomey Perez Velaquez, 21, of Owensboro was killed when the driver of a northbound Chevrolet Blazer, Galindo Velaquez, 23, also of Owensboro, crossed the center line and collided with a southbound tractor-trailer  at 6:04 a.m.

    The driver fled the scene on foot but was apprehended after a police dog was summoned to the scene.

  • Cannelton students earn media awards

    CANNELTON - Members of the Media Club at Myers Grade School continue to earn awards with research-based Web sites they develop, the latest one focusing on the life of Abraham Lincoln.

    Their site earned best-of-festival and excellence-in-media awards in the International Student Media Festival, teacher and club sponsor Joan Goble said.

  • Rail traffic up

    TELL CITY - Rail traffic through the Port of Tell City has picked up, Dick Neumann reported at a regular Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors meeting Sept. 9.

    "We handled more pig iron in August than we have in 18 months," the vice president and chief executive officer of the port-rail agency said the next day. The News was unable to attend the meeting due to a schedule conflict. Seventy-seven rail cars of the material had been moved, Neumann said, calling it the highest car count in a year.

  • Marching Marksmen earn first, category awards

    LINCOLN CITY - The Tell City Marching Marksmen captured first place and three individual awards in their first band competition of the season.

    Competing in Class A, the marching band claimed music and visual-effect awards and tied with Kentucky's Owensboro Catholic High School for the general-effect award at the Heritage Hills Invitational Saturday.