Today's News

  • Office recycles electronic items

    PERRY COUNTY – Looking for ways to be green this holiday? You can take the following items to the Purdue extension office in Perry County so they can be recycled: cell phones and cell phone batteries, laser cartridges, ink-jet cartridges and any type of batteries.

  • Cannelton city employees to get 3-percent raise

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members approved in a regular meeting Dec. 12 a salary ordinance that will bump city employees’ pay 3 percent in 2012.

    Published in a Dec. 1 legal ad, the ordinance lists annual pay for the mayor at $12,056.16 and that of the clerk-treasurer at $12,600. Each member of the common council will be paid $1,500.

    The city’s building and code inspector will be paid $2,100, and the zoning administrator $3,250.08.

  • School board grants medical leave requests

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central School Board members granted medical leave requests for two teachers Monday, including a Spanish and English instructor whose job status created a stir among some students the previous week.

  • Firefighters deliver holiday cheer

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    If the sight of shiny-red firetrucks didn’t light up the eyes of more than 20 youngsters Sunday morning, a jolly ol’ elf decked out in the same color did the trick.

    “Ho, Ho, Ho, is Cameron here?” Santa Claus asked as he stepped into the home of Cameron and Jordan Rogier near Troy.

    Santa ditched his sleigh in lieu of a firetruck as he joined Tell City firefighters to deliver toys, clothes and good cheer to children as part of the department’s Christmas for Kids program.

  • City officials to be sworn in with new year

    PERRY COUNTY – Newly elected city officials in Tell City and Cannelton will be sworn in during separate ceremonies Dec. 30 and New Year’s Day.

    Tell City officials will accept their oaths of office during an 11:30 a.m. ceremony Dec. 30 in the city council chambers at City Hall. The public is invited to attend.

  • Council appointments come with controversy

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Some of the appointments made by the county council at their Dec. 15 meeting, like the one-year reappointment of Raphael LaGrange to the county’s alcoholic-beverage board and Rick Newton’s four-year reappointment to the park and recreation board, sailed through with little discussion.

    Pete Franzman’s reappointment to another year on the county redevelopment commission, however, didn’t come so easy.

  • COLUMN: Help celebrate good news

    By MARK GINTNER, Guest Columnist

    Jesus Christ revealed God’s plan for love, marriage and family. Many in contemporary society have rejected this plan. This rejection has brought much suffering. Sadly, we often justify our rejection by using our own experience as the measuring stick for everyone’s experience.

  • COLUMN: Occupiers take on housing

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Some of the news emerging from the Occupy movement makes me want to go to one of their protest sites, walk around and just get some of that stuff all over me.

    No, not the pepper spray. The good stuff.

  • EDITORIAL: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s Note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun. Virginia’s letter and Church’s reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.

    Is there a Santa Claus?

  • Jasper public gallery reviewing local portfolios

    PERRY COUNTY – The Jasper Community Arts Commission is currently reviewing portfolios of local artists for solo and group shows in the Krempp Gallery for 2013. All media will be accepted and no fees will be charged. Only professional, nonstudent artists will be accepted for review. Artwork must be presented in a professional manner.

    The gallery will provide invitations, press releases, honorarium, insurance coverage on-site and reception where needed for those selected. The artist will be responsible for framing, shipping and delivery.