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Today's News

  • 40 & 8 plans bingo benefit

    TELL CITY – Tell City American Legion Post 213’s Forty and Eight veterans organization will raise money for nurses in training through bingo games beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday.
    The event will be held at the Legion and jackpots will include hams and turkeys. Players must be 18 years or older.
    All proceeds will go to nurses training.

  • Twilight tenants council October meeting news

    TELL CITY – The Twilight Towers monthly tenant meeting was held Oct. 17 with President Joyce Richardts presiding.
    Birthdays in October are Anna Heeke, Jeanetta Sims, Barbara Devillez, Ada Gilmore, Doyle Coultas, Dorothy Grass, Nelda Thompson, Clara Glenn, Fred Deom, Ilean Schmidt, Lois Hartman, Armella Grass, Jennifer Paris and Garnet Hammack.

  • 10th annual Tri Kappa musical Nov. 9-11 at EUCC

    TELL CITY – The Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa Inc. will present its 10th theater production Nov. 9-11 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. The production “Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree” is one in a series of “Nunsense” musicals written by Dan Goggin.  Tri Kappa previously presented “Nunsense,” “Nuncrackers,” and “Nunsense II: The Second Coming.”

  • Church offers trunks of Halloween treats

    TELL CITY – The sixth annual Trunks of Treats will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City.
    This event provides a safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treating.
    All activity will be held in the east parking lot behind the church at Tenth and Mozart streets.
    Free hot dogs and drinks will be available to everyone.
    The church extends an invitation to the community to take their children for this evening of fun and fellowship.
    “Invite your friends and neighbors,” they urge.

  • PCMH Auxiliary’s annual holiday bazaar Thursday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual holiday bazaar from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. There will also be a silent auction.

    Several items are up for bid and include a one-night stay for two, a spa session for two and cafe breakfast for two at the West Baden Inn, two one-day passes to Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari, a C & S gas card, a Christmas wreath, a certificate for one dessert each month for one year beginning in January 2013, a necklace and a Longaberger Christmas plate.

  • Local students help UE earn award for highest combined grade average

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville has announced that multiple local residents were honored at the Heritage Federal Credit Union Student-Athlete Academic Honors Breakfast Sept. 27 in UE’s Eykamp Hall.
    At the event, the University of Evansville was announced as the recipient of the 2011-12 Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic Award, which is given to the school whose student-athletes post the highest cumulative GPA.
    The following local student-athletes were recognized:

  • COLUMN: National observance puts focus on partner violence

    JOSEPH HOGSETT
    GUEST COLUMNIST

  • COLUMN: Roads and the gasoline tax

    LARRY DeBOER
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    There’s been concern in Indiana about paying for road maintenance and construction. Candidates and legislators are looking for new sources of revenue. Maybe you wonder:
    What about the “good old” gasoline tax?  It’s the biggest of the motor-fuel taxes, and those taxes have always paid for Indiana’s state and local road spending.
    The good old gasoline tax just isn’t what it used to be, because people aren’t buying as much gasoline as they used to.

  • COLUMN: Bobcats? Yes. Mountain lions? Evidence lacking

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perry countynews.com

    Long ago, perhaps when I was 10 or 11 years old, I was walking through the woods on the family farm. I had visited cousins in New Boston and was headed home. It was about dark and the woods was a time-saving shortcut.

  • EDITORIAL: Efforts to identify sewer problems can pay off

    We commend Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and others for efforts, now in their infancy, launched to prevent another sewer-line failure such as the one that caused a street to collapse under the weight of a utility truck.

    As the News reported one week ago, a contractor inserted a fiberglass “sock” into the line, then expanded and heated it to form a solid liner through which wastewater would flow.