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  • Community Events; Nov. 19

    Essential Oils event Nov. 21


    TELL CITY – The Villas at 1101 23rd St. in Tell City will host an Essential Oils Workshop presented by Dinah Harpenau at the Villa Club House, Saturday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m.

    Each participant will receive a Living magazine and a bottle of Wild Orange essential oil.

    Refreshments will be served and there will be a door prize drawing.


    Tractor club to meet Thursday



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    November 20

  • Turkey bingo and raffle set for Nov. 22

    CANNELTON – St. Michael Church’s annual turkey bingo and raffle will take place Sunday, Nov. 22, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Cannelton Community Center. The public is welcome. Cards are $2 each. During the bingo game, prizes will be raffled. Refreshements will be available. Participants must be at least 18 years of age to play bingo, according to state law. 

  • Hayes propels Memphis past Cincinnati

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tell City graduate McKenzie Hayes made 12 kills and nine blocks as the University of Memphis beat third-place University of Cincinnati 3-1 in an American Conference volleyball match Wednesday.
    Hayes led the Tigers in blocks and tied two others for the team lead in kills.
    Memphis improved to 15-13 overall, 6-9 in the American Conference. Cincinnati fell to 16-10 overall, 8-7 in the conference.
    For the season Hayes, a 6-foot junior, is second on Memphis’ team in kills with 251 and second on the team in blocks with 68.

  • Cannelton to start Athletic Hall of Fame

    Cannelton High School is making plans to start its own Athletic Hall of Fame, becoming the second school in Perry County to do so and joining many other schools in southern Indiana.
    Most Cannelton teams haven’t enjoyed a lot of success on the court or field recently, but the Bulldogs have had a great number of outstanding athletes and teams in the past.

  • Perry Central girls outrebound Mitchell

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central dominated the offensive boards to beat Mitchell 48-41 in PLAC girls basketball Friday.
    “I thought we did a good job rebounding tonight,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “We had 18 offensive rebounds and Mitchell only had 21 total - five of them offensive.
    “They were a little taller than us overall. But I thought our girls did a good job of keeping them off the boards, and we did a good job attacking the boards and getting a lot of second-chance points.”

  • Tell City’s defense stops Cannelton girls

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City made 27 steals and defeated Cannelton 70-6 in girls basketball Friday.
    The Marksmen put pressure on the ball and played the passing lanes well in the halfcourt, and both caused problems for Cannelton’s inexperienced ball-handlers.
    “We wouldn’t get it out of the middle of the floor,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We’d dribble down the middle of the floor and make a long pass.”

  • Businesses warned against new telephone scams

    Lloyd Arnold

    District 74 State Rep.


    All utility customers should be on alert. Posing as customer-service representatives from Duke Energy, scammers are calling businesses to warn them that their electric service will be disconnected unless they make immediate payment.

  • County prepares for health-coverage Cadillac tax


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – If the Affordable Care Act has you reeling because of the mandates that trickle down from it, hold on, it’s going to be a bumpy ride – especially for employers. The marked increases in insurance rates that have been incurred will be met with further expenses for those companies providing coverage for their employees; and local community governments won’t be spared.

  • Little cause for celebration

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress


    You can understand why President Obama and congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle sought to cast their end-of-October budget deal in the best possible light. They avoided a potentially catastrophic national default. They reduced the possibility of a government shutdown. And they raised the debt ceiling until March 2017, taking that bargaining chip off the table until the next president is in the White House.