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Today's News

  • Holiday Helpers readying for busy season

    PERRY COUNTY – As Thanksgiving approaches and the Christmas preparation season gets under way, a group of volunteers is extending an invitation to help others.

    “Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and we need your help, too,” said Rebecca Fenn, who helps coordinate assistance programs each holiday season.

    She says the opportunities abound.

  • Commissioners vacate Rome street

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners agreed at a regular meeting Nov. 17 to vacate a portion of Market Street in Rome.

    Attorney John Werner made the request on behalf of Bill Coomer, who owns land on either side of the undeveloped road.

    County attorney Chris Goffinet examined their request, Werner said, and found no problem with it. County Highway Superintendent Ed Feix was at the meeting, and said he had no objection, either.

  • Veterans Memorial at Branchville Cemetery

    The same day he helped lead a tribute to veterans at Perry Central High School, Boy Scout Jon Suhrheinrich gathered with community members and fellow Scouts to dedicate a memorial to veterans at Branchville Cemetery.

  • Santa’s on his way!

    PERRY COUNTY – Santa Claus has Friday and Sunday circled on his calendar as he prepares to serve as the guest of honor at two post-Thanksgiving Christmas parades. The city of Cannelton will kick off the yuletide season with its 6 p.m. parade Friday.

    Tell City’s parade is Sunday at 4 p.m. with activities in City Hall Park and Main Street from 2 to 4.

    Cannelton’s annual Christmas parade is sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 with support of its auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion.

  • Library committee members address concerns - Corrected

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s public library will have to merge with another if it is to survive, board-of-directors member Frank Maffia said.

  • Christmas chili cook-off set for Sunday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Beautification Committee will host a chili cook-off Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Main Street in conjunction with the Tell City Christmas parade.
    Participating businesses are asked to cook their best pots of chili and serve the public as they stroll Main Street during “A Christmas Celebration.”
    The cost of each station is $10. The money will go to-ward expenses for prizes and awards given to participating merchants.

  • Country Club Christmas auction set for Dec. 1

    TELL CITY – Hoosier Heights Country Club Ladies will have their annual Christmas auction Dec. 1.
    The live auction begins at 7 p.m. at the Hoosier Heights Country Club
    Guests may place their bids on items before that time. Baked goods will be available for purchase and a half-pot drawing will be held as well.
    The public is invited to attend a buffet to be held in the dining room beginning at 5 p.m.
     

  • COLUMN: A reason to celebrate Thanksgiving

    FRANK SANDAGE, Guest Columnist

    In my long study of our American Civil War, I have come to understand the reasons for a Thanksgiving holiday.

    On Oct. 3, 1863, just after the Union Army won battles at Vicksburg, Miss., and Gettysburg, Pa., Abraham Lincoln issued a presidential proclamation designating the last Thursday of November. “a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficient father who dwelleth in the heaven.”

  • COLUMN: A temporary taste of hell

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    They say a photo is worth 1,000 words. If so, this flattering shot of me suffering from the effects of a run-in with police pepper spray is priceless.

    Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve taken part in a class for future Tell City reserve police officers. One of the requirements asked of volunteers – reserve officers aren’t paid – is to take a dose of pepper spray in the face.

  • EDITORIAL: No time for childish behavior in Congress

    Watching government at work is a lot like watching children interact. First, we have elections, which are contests to see who can grab the most power. A burst piñata springs quickly to mind in looking for a similar event in childhood. Votes are the candy, and many of those grappling for them will resort to any measure necessary to ensure they gather the most.