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Today's News

  • Federal law more visible than most

    PERRY COUNTY – A federal law taking effect today won’t be hard to miss as police officers, firefighters, road crews and utility workers all don reflective apparel designed to keep them safer when working near roadways.

    The new law was adopted in 2006 but wasn’t fully binding until today. It requires all workers along roadways – including highway and emergency workers – to wear high-visibility safety gear made of fluorescent yellow-green fabric with reflective stripes.

  • Caring for history

    A nearly finished floodwall mural offers a pictorial view of the medical care offered over the years by Tell City’s doctors and pharmacists. Joining other murals depicting the community’s river heritage, the health-related images show landmarks still standing such as the former Parkview Hospital, Dr. N.A. James’ home on Ninth Street, left, and Dr. Donald Lashley’s home on Franklin Street, below. Other images painted by Emilie Young include Schreiber’s and Dusch’s drug stores and the Main Street home that housed offices of Drs. William Muelchi and D.A.

  • St. Nick plans pair of visits

    PERRY COUNTY – Santa Claus is coming to town twice this weekend as Cannelton and Tell City host their annual Christmas parades. Cannelton’s parade begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Tell City’s parade starts at 4 p.m. Sunday and will be followed by festivities in City Hall Park.

    Cannelton Parade Friday

    Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 will join the post’s auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion detachment as sponsors of Friday’s parade in Cannelton.

  • Edison phonograph fetches $6,100

    TELL CITY – A century-old phonograph sold by a Tell City auction company fetched a rich price this month. The Edison Opera phonograph sold at an auction in Gentryville went to a collector in North Carolina for $6,100 after drawing interest from several other bidders.

    Dixon & Dixon Auctioneers handled the sale and an online listing apparently grabbed the attention of the North Carolina buyer, said Mike Finley, who works for the auction company and was on the phone with the buyer during the bidding.

  • Wish comes true for Newtonville youth

    NEWTONVILLE – Corey Richards looks like an all-American boy, bubbly and sometimes fidgety. He shakes your hand dressed in jeans with dirty knees and is quick to flash a big grin that almost reaches from ear to ear.

    Corey, a 7-year-old second-grader at Chrisney Elementary School, suffers from a metabolic disorder that keeps his body from being able to break down certain amino acids, causing them to build up in his blood to the point where they become toxic.

    “It becomes a poison in his system,” the boy’s mother, Jennifer Richards, said.

  • Recycling management district braces for tight economy

    TELL CITY – Paul Alvey called 2008 “a really blessed year” for the recycled materials he sells as executive director of the Perry County Recycling Management District, but said “prices have fallen drastically.”

  • Free straw for doghouses

    TELL CITY — The Humane Society of Perry County is giving away free straw for lining doghouses, adding to the organization’s program of providing doghouses for those in need.

    The straw can be picked up at the Orscheln Farm and Home store in Tell City from noon until closing Saturday. For details or to donate used doghouses, contact Jim Carter at 836-4138.

  • Groups collecting coats for less fortunate

    TELL CITY – The 2008 Holiday Helpers United coat drive is well under way for this season and it’s not too late to donate. There is still a great need for children’s coats. All donations should be new or gently used.

    Coats can be dropped off at the following locations:  Oakwood Health Campus, Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills, Fifth Third Bank or Wal-Mart.

  • Open letter to President-elect Barack Obama

    Hope was mentioned now and again as you campaigned for the office you will assume in January. We have some hopes we’d like to see you fulfill once there.

    This is not simply a wish list. Failure to pursue honorable courses of action threatens this nation in ways most of us don’t care to imagine. We don’t care to forecast, for example, what might become of our country if our largest banks and other companies tuck our hundreds of billions of dollars in bailout money into their pockets and walk away, leaving many of us without homes and jobs.

  • Plenty to be thankful for

    I wasn’t always kind to Thanksgiving. For the first two-thirds of my 41 years, I under-appreciated the holiday. As a child, the event seemed best suited for grownups, who like to chat around the kitchen table eating turkey and pumpkin pie.  

    For me back then, Thanksgiving was a welcome four-day weekend away from school and the signal that Christmas was near.