Today's News

  • COLUMN: What’s behind the ACLU name?

    By JIM ADKINS, Guest Columnist

    A lot of ink has been spilled by The News lately about the ACLU. I thought I would weigh in and tell why so many people, including myself, find this organization so loathsome.

    Let me first say that the use of the term “civil liberties” in the name of the ACLU is one of the most profound uses of doublespeak in the English language. It is anti-God, anti-American and anti-family and civil liberties be damned if they get in the way of the ACLU’s schemes.

  • COLUMN: Doing something good for others

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Tuesday is “Do Something Good for Someone in Perry County Day.” We hope all of us regularly find time to help someone, whether it’s a gesture in deeds or words. Being helpful, after all, should be part of everyday life.

    The Perry County Community Foundation is behind the designation for tomorrow and it’s also National Philanthropy Week. Foundation Director Sally Houzanme has penned a letter about the week on this page and the important work community foundations carry out.

  • EDITORIAL: Indiana right to seek No Child Left Behind waiver

    During a speech given Sept. 23, President Barack Obama stated his opinion on the No Child Left Behind program, an educational reform enacted by former President George W. Bush in 2002.

    “I want to say the goals behind No Child Left Behind were admirable, and President Bush deserves credit for that,” Obama said. “But experience has taught us that in its implementation, No Child Left Behind had some serious flaws that are hurting our children instead of helping them.”

    Indiana readily agrees with him.

  • Hydrant flushing planned in Cannelton, Troy

    PERRY COUNTY – Cannelton Utilities will begin flushing hydrants today, starting on First Street and moving to others of the city.

    Troy’s water utility will flush hydrants Thursday and Friday.

    Residents of both communities may notice discolored water and should be cautious when doing laundry during times crews are in their areas.

  • Boosters seek auction items

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters are accepting donations for their annual fundraising auction, scheduled for Feb. 18.

    They’re contacting area businesses for donated items for the auction and would welcome public donations such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items as well as large items such as a vehicle, including a recreational vehicle. Anyone who has items to donate should call auction chairwoman Selina Sims at 719-7232.

  • City group plans chili competition, Christmas event

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Beautification Committee will host its second annual chili cook-off during “A Christmas Celebration” from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 27 in City Hall Park and along the Main Street parade route. The street will be closed in preparation for the parade.

    The committee is looking for individuals and businesses that are interested in making their best pot of chili for a panel of judges and the public to vote on their favorite. Two awards will be given; one for the best chili judged by the panel and one for the people’s choice.

  • Plans in place for Cannelton parade

    CANNELTON – The 2011 Cannelton Christmas Parade is set for Friday, Nov. 25. Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142, Legion Auxiliary Post 142 and Sons of The American Legion Detachment 142 are once again sponsoring the parade.

    This year’s parade entries are to begin lining up at Fourth and Herzeele streets facing Indiana 66. They will line Herzeele Street toward the flood-wall and along First Street toward Washington Street facing Herzeele.

  • Former football star undergoes evaluation after warning of evil

    BRISTOW – A former college football standout from Ohio was transported to an Evansville hospital for a mental evaluation Oct. 27 after showing up at a Bristow-area home wearing a rosary around his neck and warning about evil.

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  • Thanksgiving holiday patrols planned

    JASPER – In an effort to make the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday travel period safer, the Indiana State Police will join approximately 250 other law-enforcement agencies state-wide in participating in the annual Safe Family Travel campaign.

    Beginning last Friday and running through Nov. 27, the Indiana State Police will conduct high-visibility enforcement efforts including sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols targeting impaired drivers and unrestrained motorists.