Today's News

  • Student essays win top Southern Hills honors

    LEOPOLD - Talented student authors at Perry Central claimed top honors in an annual writing contest sponsored by the Southern Hills Counseling Center.

    Perry Central administrators and board members honored winners at a May 18 meeting and Jackie Wright, the high school's principal, said students claimed 22 of the 46 awards.

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  • Hospital's new scopes to catch problems earlier

    TELL CITY - A dreaded but potentially life-saving procedure will be enhanced at Perry County Memorial Hospital after its board of trustees voted Wednesday to purchase two new colonoscopes.

    The hospital invested in  a new light source and processor for colonoscopies last year, but the new scopes, carrying a combined price tag of $58,680, will allow other equipment to be used to its full potential, surgery-department nurse Earla Williams told the board.

    She said the colonoscopes will better detect colon abnormalities and find potential problems at an earlier stage.

  • Hill visiting TC, hosts roundtable

    TELL CITY—Congressman Baron Hill will hold a roundtable discussion today with members of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

    The hour-long meeting begins at 2 p.m. and will focus on the state of the local economy and federal issues. The public is invited.

  • Tell Street work begins today

    TELL CITY - Milling and repaving of Tell Street from 12th to 19th streets is scheduled to begin today. The city will notify residents and businesses along Tell Street when a firm start date is determined since work depends on weather.

    The city is using funds from a waste tire grant received from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to pay for a portion of the project.

  • Angel Food forms available at The News

    TELL CITY - June menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News. The program offers $30 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28. Also on the month's menu are several specials for meat, fresh fruits and vegetables. There are no age or income guidelines to participate.

    Orders are due June 15 and food will be delivered June 27.

    For more information on the program, call Kenny Ambrose at 843-4685 or e-mail him at bumcministry@hotmail.com.

  • Greenway help sought by city

    CANNELTON - The city of Cannelton is looking for people willing to serve on a committee to help with a proposed greenway project.

    Anyone interested can contact the mayor's office at 547-8994.

  • Improving mpg good idea but going electric would be better

    President Barack Obama's recently announced plan to require automobiles to average 35.5 miles per gallon of gasoline by 2016 has evoked criticism from a variety of sources.

    We agree that the plan is not perfect, but we think much of the criticism is misguided.

    Obama's proposal would require cars to average 39 mpg and light trucks to average 30 mpg under a system that develops standards for each vehicle class. It would also require automobiles to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by about one-third.

  • A few notes from the newsroom

    Today's column is a potluck of sorts, bits of news and small items sent to me by readers over the past week that I've been moving from one stack of papers on my desk to the other.

    Mars Disappointments

    I received an e-mail Wednesday from Pam Hilgenhold, mother of Perry Central student Levi Hilgenhold. I wrote a story in March about Levi's selection by NASA as one of nine finalists to name a new Mars rover.

  • Providing help to Dean

    Editor's Note: Logan Harding took first-place honors with this essay, submitted in the annual Friends of Southern Hills Writing Contest. Students were asked to place themselves in the role of an elected official and to respond to a constituent who needed their help with a personal or family problem.

    The Humvee cruised through the small town on the Iraq border. As the 142nd Airbome Division drove through the town, a man ran out in the road in front of them.