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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Workers must continue their fight for the American Dream

    By NANCY GUYOTT, Guest Columnist

    As Americans mark another Labor Day it’s high time for some hard truth. Like no time in recent memory, the American worker is losing ground – and that’s certainly the case here in Indiana.

  • COLUMN: Labor makes us who we are

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    With the arrival of Labor Day, I wonder if there is as much emphasis placed on the value of work as there once was.

    I speak as someone raised on hard work and for whom labor is a big part of my life.

    Farm kids don’t have to be taught the importance of labor. Farming is labor, from shoveling hog manure to tossing endless numbers of hay bales onto wagons. When I wanted to make money as a teen, I waited until our family’s hay was done and then called neighbors and asked if they needed help with theirs.

  • EDITORIAL: Requiring all online merchants to charge sales tax is fair thing to do

    There are several reasons why many states have had trouble balancing their budgets in recent years. The most obvious is the worst recession in decades and its lingering aftereffects, but another is the decline in sales-tax revenue due to people buying more items online.

    It has been estimated that such purchases have cost all states collectively upward of $15 billion a year in lost revenues. That could change soon, though.

  • Work wrapping up
  • Social Security rep to visit TC

    TELL CITY – A representative from the Social Security office will be available to answer questions and provide information to county residents.

    Most Social Security business can be conducted by phone; however, if you prefer, you can meet with a representative Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at City Hall in Tell City. For more information, call (800) 772-1213 or visit www.socialsecurity.gov.

  • Ducks Unlimited event to include taxidermy display

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Ducks Unlimited Chapter will host its annual Sportsman’s Night Out Party Sept. 10 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    This year’s event will start at noon and feature Dean Stallion, an award winning taxidermist from Boonville.

    Stallion will be on hand to score deer mounts taken in by the public at no charge. A selection of Stallion’s mounts will be on display for the public to view along with several privately owned mounts. Stallion has won titles from 10 states and awards from around the world.

  • Officer ‘Poppy’ signs off
  • Booth boost

    First-grader Kennedy Blankenship gets help reaching a lever necessary to dunk teacher April Susnjara during a student kickoff Friday for Olweus anti-bullying efforts at William Tell Elementary School.

    Counselor Sally Wolfe said the carnival games, relay races, hula-hooping and other playground activities promoted teamwork, respect, cooperation, patience and other life skills that tie into the anti-bullying theme. They will be emphasized in daily announcements, teachers will offer weekly reminders and a speaker will be scheduled later to reinforce the instruction.

  • Perry Central’s 2012 budget set for adoption

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    LEOPOLD – Other than a slightly reduced general fund that reflects anticipated cuts in state funding, Perry Central Community School Corp.’s 2012 budget looks much like this year’s.

    “About everything is similar to what we advertised last year,” Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said.

  • Events to detail, launch Hometown program

    TELL CITY – Two public events, an informational meeting and a carnival-like celebration, will kick off Perry County’s participation in the Indiana HomeTown Competitiveness Program.

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce completed the successful application for the program and a steering committee has been laying groundwork for the kickoff, said Cheri Taylor, the chamber’s executive director.

    An informational meeting on the program will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.