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Today's News

  • Community can help fight child abuse

    PERRY COUNTY - Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part story published in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Part 1, published Monday, described concerns by Amy Tempel, a supervisor in the Perry County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services, that arrests for methamphetamine possession or production are increasingly behind needs to remove children from their homes.

  • Hello, future: Sesquicentennial to include time-capsule project

    TELL CITY - A time capsule sealed at the conclusion of Tell City's sesquicentennial this summer will offer a treasure trove of information about today's community to residents living here in 2058.

    Items for the time capsule will be collected through the Aug. 2-9 sesquicentennial celebration and will be opened in 2058, when Tell City will mark its bicentennial.

    The time-capsule project is being sponsored by The Perry County News and Crawford Family Memorials in Tell City.

  • Blaze damages Cannelton business; troopers search fire-damaged home

    PERRY COUNTY - Volunteer firefighters, police officers and in one case, the state fire marshal's office, were summoned to separate fires that damaged a Cannelton bar and a rural home. Both blazes remained under investigation Wednesday.

    Nearly 20 Cannelton firemen were called to Bulldogs Bar and Grill at 221 S. First Street in Cannelton at 11:42 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters found flames coming from the back of the building, which Assistant Chief John Young said is owned by Chip Schulthise and operated by Amber Fulkerson.

  • Democrats face off in primary

    Election to settle contests for two commissioner seats, county council

    TELL CITY - Local voters going to the polls Tuesday will do more than help decide whether the Democratic nominee for president will be Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama - or which Democrat faces incumbent Gov. Mitch Daniels in the fall.

    Perry Countians casting ballots next week will also decide who leads county government over the next four years.

  • Spring ponderings ... sights, smells

    How wonderful the earth is springing back to life in bloom, with more to come. Of course, all of the planted bulbs have bloomed, now the perennials and the flowering almond, with its wonderful full-pink flowers. Forsythia with its bright yellow blossoms with its green leaves is starting to encroach on the yellow, the airy white clusters of blossoms on the sarvis tree.

    Now, the redbud trees have joined the display with their purplish-pink blooms, with the dogwood and lilacs following. These are all beautiful while in bloom, but seem to be gone in a flash.

  • Help needed to preserve St. Luke's

    I'm again writing in hopes of saving our church building. St. Luke's Episcopal Church is located in the historic district of Cannelton. Courthouse records indicate the first deed on the two lots now held by the church was recorded Oct. 1, 1849.

    Predating the Civil War by a decade, this historic church stands today as the oldest public building in Cannelton.

    Beneath the church floors are tunnels, once leading toward the Ohio River but now sealed off, which enabled slaves to move via the Underground Railroad toward freedom.

  • Little tree has bright future

    I watched nursery workers plant an oak tree in front of the newspaper office Thursday. I had hoped it would go directly in front of my office window but it sits slightly to the south, easy to see when I'm sitting at my desk but out of sight when I'm front of my computer.

    I often watched robins and other birds that loved to eat berries and chat in the old tree that grew for years right outside my window.

  • Fight against eyesores justified

    Cities and towns have dealt with run-down homes, trashy yards and other neighborhood eyesores since people first started living next to one another.

  • Applications offered for Camp with a Cop

    CANNELTON - Boys and girls enrolling in grades 6-9 this fall are invited to apply for the 2008 Camp with a Cop program sponsored by the Cannelton Police Department.

    This year's camp is scheduled for June 18-20 at the Victory Valley Church Camp east of Cannelton.

    Campers will go home after the first day of camp, Wednesday, June 18, and return the following day. They will stay overnight the second night and will return home after graduation Friday evening.

    Since there are no residence requirements, campers can reside anywhere in the county or even outside the county.

  • 12-run inning lifts Senators past PC

    CAMPBELLSBURG - Trailing 9-4, West Washington erupted for 12 runs in the fourth inning to beat Perry Central 16-12 in PLAC girls softball Wednesday.

    The Senators had only four hits that inning but also took advantage of a hit batsman and five Perry Central errors that inning - most of them on throws.

    "We just handed this one away," said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. "Our throwing mechanics have to get better.

    "We're young and we got rattled, and for whatever reason we couldn't turn off the scoring."

    Gibson noted the Commodores have improved on offense, though.