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Today's News

  • Nearly run over by Rin Tin Tin

    I’ve selfishly used this space before to chide drivers who don’t always display the best of practices or courtesy to their fellow motorists. A year or so ago I honked the horn at drivers who I saw using their turn signals as simply an option when making a left- or right-hand turn.

  • Government should not require FM radios on cell phones

    Many conservatives think there should be virtually no regulation of commerce: Businesses should be allowed to offer whatever products they think they can sell and let the buyer beware.

    Many liberals think government should strictly regulate every feature of every product manufactured or sold in the United States.

    We think there has to be a happy medium between the two sides.

  • Marijuana eradication efforts under way

    BEDFORD – On Aug. 23, the Indiana State Police along with the Indiana National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, DEA, US Forest Service, Civil Air Patrol, Indiana DNR and local law enforcement agencies converged on southern Indiana to concentrate efforts on illegal marijuana growing operations.

    This effort was in response to ongoing intelligence of illegal drug trafficking operations illegally growing marijuana on public property like the Hoosier National Forrest and other remote state and federally owned property.  

  • St. Pius to hold annual fest Sunday at church

    TROY – St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy will have its annual fall festival Sunday.

    On the menu is their “famous” soup, by the bowl and gallon, fried-chicken or roast-beef dinners, hamburgers, polish sausage and homemade pie.

    Entertainment will include the band Crosswinds, a giant yard sale and flea market, games for adults and children and a raffle. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. Those wishing to buy carryout soup are asked to take containers.

  • SIP accepting grant applications until Sept. 15

    PERRY COUNTY – The Southern Indiana Power Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept grant applications from now until Sept. 15.

    Disbursement will take place in October.

    Those eligible to apply for funds include individuals, families, groups or organizations within the Southern Indiana Power Inc. service territory, which covers the counties of Perry, Spencer and areas in Dubois and Warrick counties.

    Applicants need not be members of the cooperative.  

  • Rome VFD sets date for hog roast

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will host a hog roast Sept. 19 at the Rome Community Center.

    Church services will be held at 10:45 a.m. and a hog roast meal will start at 11:30 a.m. Dinner will include pork, creek fries, green beans, slaw, bread and choice of tea, lemonade or coffee.

    A country store will also be open to visitors. Items being sold include baked goods, crafts, canned goods and more. Entertainment will be provided from noon to 4 p.m. by the Country Sunshine Band with Darrell Toomey and group of Owensboro, Ky.

  • Legion to hold Sept. 11 memorial service

    TELL CITY – In memory of the 2,921 civilians and 55 military personnel who perished in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the American Legion Post 213 in Tell City will host a memorial at 9:28 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the post. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Troy woman charged with theft, forgery

    TELL CITY – A Troy woman who pleaded guilty earlier this year to taking money from a customer’s account while employed at Old National Bank faces new charges of theft and forgery.

    Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone said Lisa Harpenau, 40, of 410 Protsman St., Troy, faces four preliminary counts each of forgery and theft after an internal bank investigation allegedly showed she had taken money from a customer’s account on four separate times. Malone said the withdraws date back to December 2008.

  • Hill says economy tops list of voters’ concerns

    TELL CITY – Continuing a walking tour of the 9th Congressional District, U.S. Rep Baron Hill said last week that President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan has helped ease the worst economic downturn since the 1930s.

    However, the economy and safeguarding jobs remain at the top of district concerns as the fall campaign season heats up.

    “The economy and jobs. Those are the issues I’m hearing,” he said last Monday during a stopover in Tell City.

  • Breakfast time expands at elementary

    TELL CITY – A big change this year for William Tell Elementary School students is an addition of 15 minutes to their day that Laura Noble said Aug. 24 gives them time to eat breakfast before heading off to classes.

    Noble was the corporation’s elementary principal last year, but has moved up to the assistant to the superintendent’s role. She was addressing a meeting of the school board which included public hearings on budgets proposed for next year.