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Today's News

  • Smokey Bear Birthday Party Saturday Aug. 6

    BIRDSEYE – Smokey Bear’s 72nd birthday party will be Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Patoka Lake Nature Center from 10 a.m. to noon.

  • Perry County Memorial Hospital receives grant to provide free mammograms

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital has received a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust and the Susan G. Komen Foundation to continue “Our Turn: A Breast Health Program.” Since 2003, the program has provided approximately 1,000 free screening mammograms to qualified women.

    This year’s grant will again make the screenings available on a first-come, first-served basis, to 40 local women.

  • Electric cooperative sends three on youth tour of nation’s capital

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Power sponsored three students on Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Youth Tour June 9-16. Youth Tour provides young Hoosiers the opportunity to visit the nation’s capital, experience American history and gain a better understanding about their electric cooperative and government.

    According to Steve Seibert, chief executive officer of Southern Indiana Power, a delegation of 82 Indiana students represented 34 Indiana electric cooperatives. More than 1,800 students from 47 states traveled to Washington for the week-long experience.

  • Choosing Pence as running mate would not help Trump’s chances

    Mike Pence may not run for re-election as Indiana’s governor after all. Instead, he could run for vice president as Donald Trump’s running mate.

    Pence is reportedly among the finalists that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is considering as his running mate and recently met with Trump about that prospect.

  • Don’t forget past wars

    BRIAN GRAY

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    What would America do today? The Fourth of July, our nation’s birthday has just passed and it got me wondering, since I’m such a history buff, what would today’s public and media think of these wars our fore fathers fought ...

  • Scholarship awarded
  • Young graduates from UK

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Elizabeth Young earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology May 8, 2016, from University of Kentucky. She graduated magna cum laude with minors in anthropology and music performance.

    She is the daughter of Theresa J. Kirchner of Hawesville, Ky., and Robert Young of Tell City.

    Her grandparents are Orville and Jane DeWitt of Hawesville, Ky., and the late Martha Young of Tell City. Her great-grandparents are Jane Bruggeman and the late Anthony Bruggeman of Tell City.

  • Student earns dean’s list honor at Manchester

    NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – A total of 312 students engaged in undergraduate study at Manchester University are on the spring 2016 Dean’s List. Junior Austin LeClere of Cannelton was among them.

    The scholars achieved a 3.5 grade point average or higher while enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes this spring.

  • Community Events; July 11

    Leopold Park breakfast July 17

     

    LEOPOLD – Leopold Park Association will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, July 17, from 8 to 11 a.m. in the gymnasium of St. Augustine.

    Meals for adults will cost $8, children 6-12 can eat for $5 and children under 5 eat for $2.50. Proceeds will go to Leopold Park.

     

    Steel guitar concert July 17

     

  • Budget drafts include raises for county workers

    TELL CITY – In addendum to business conducted at the Perry County Commissioners July 5 session, members of the board plan to request 3-percent raises for all county employees in the 2017 budget. That request will not include highway department personnel.