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Today's News

  • Indiana WIC completes rollout of electronic benefit cards

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana health officials announced today that Women, Infants and Children programs in all 92 counties are now using electronic benefit transfer cards instead of paper checks, streamlining the WIC shopping experience.

  • Interested in serving in county government?

    The Perry County Board of Commissioners and the Council are in need of qualified candidates to fill positions on several boards. Applications will be accepted at the courthouse through December and announcements will be made at the commissioners’ and council’s first sessions of the new year.

    Commissioner appointments expiring year-end 2016:

    • Alcoholic Beverage Board - 1 year term

    • Convention, Recreation & Visitor Promotion Commission, 3 positions - 2 year term

  • Clothing for a Cause taking donations

    TELL CITY – Join Clothing for a Cause, sponsored by Lighthouse Storage, to help the court-involved and foster-care children of the community.

    Donate new and gently used clothing to those in need this holiday season and make a difference in the lives of local children.

    The donation location is at Lighthouse Storage’s Main Office, located at 1440 10th St., Tell City.

    These donations will be given to a child affected by family hardship or relocation.

  • Building the perfect word
  • A waterworks farewell
  • Dale Carnegie workshop coming Dec. 15

    TELL CITY  – Want to know how to have your best year yet? Attend a free Dale Carnegie workshop being offered in Tell City.

    This course is a joint collaboration between the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and the Perry County Community Foundation.

    The following are objectives of the course: Take action and be intentional about your results, identify the challenges to overcome, engage and motivate those who are with you on this journey, identify areas in and out of your control and learn about the upcoming Dale Carnegie Course coming to Tell City.

  • Forget recount, let’s move on

    We found the news that Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was requesting vote recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan surprising and disappointing.

    Stein obviously lost the election badly and there is no way that recounts in all of the states she is questioning would even give her the 5 percent of the vote necessary for the Green Party to qualify for federal funds in the next election.

  • The naked woman in my shower (again)

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    A late-season visitor to my house last week reminded me of this column, first published several years ago.

     

    For someone accustomed to showering alone, the appearance of a naked stranger in the bathroom can be a bit alarming. I was bleary-eyed tired but sober and one-night stands have never been my style. Nevertheless, I climb-ed in a couple of weeks ago, more than willing to share my body wash with the long-legged lady. 

  • Why our generation is losing faith in the electoral process

    JENNIFER HAUSER

    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Last month something occurred in our general election that has only transpired five times in the 240 year existence of our nation, the president-elect was not the winner of the popular vote.

    Hillary Clinton received 61,039,676 votes and Donald Trump received 60,371,193 which would make Secretary Clinton the winner, right? Wrong. In our country we have what is known as the Electoral College to make the final determination of who has won the presidency in the election.

  • Thinking about health

    TRUDY LIEBERMANN

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Surprise medical bills spell big trouble for consumers, especially those who find themselves in an emergency room. Such “surprises” have surfaced as a major patient problem, but because of entrenched healthcare interests, a solution is not likely any time soon.

    Here’s what happens. Patients arrive at the emergency room of a hospital that is in their insurer’s provider network. However, the physician who treats them is out of network.