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Today's News

  • Jail meeting tonight at PC

    LEOPOLD – A public meeting on a proposed county jail project Thursday evening (today) will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Perry Central High School.

    The meeting will be held in the library instead of the cafetorium as was previously announced. Attendees are asked to park in the rear lot at the school. There will be signs posted.

  • Police on lookout for phony home inspectors

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly stole cash from a woman’s purse while posing as home inspectors. Officers are also warning residents to be alert to similar scams while sheriff’s department deputies are investigating separate reports of break-ins in northern Perry County.

  • TC band prepares for upcoming season

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Natasha Edmondson is still seeking participants as the latest performance season approaches for the Tell City Marching Marksmen.

    “We are recruiting,” the band director said after a band-boosters meeting Monday. “We really need pit members.”

  • Snakes alive!

    A variety of snakes that call Indiana home drew plenty of attention Saturday during the Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area’s Adventures with Nature Field Day at Tipsaw Lake. (Click photo to enlarge. Click arrows to see more.)
     

  • Moose picnic leads July Fourth lineup

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424’s annual Independence Day picnic will mark the holiday in grand style this week with rides, games, food and a big fireworks show Sunday night. A community fireworks show in Derby is also planned for Sunday night, with viewing at Mulzer Park.

    Activities swing into gear Friday in Zoercher-Bettinger Park on Tell City’s north side, with meals, booths and entertainment.

    Lodge members will serve barbecued-chicken and pork-chop dinners Friday, Saturday and Sunday with help from Ladies of the Moose.

  • Group gives final OK in foundry-warehouse plan

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission reconfirmed at a meeting June 20 their intent to use tax-increment-financing revenue to improve property formerly owned by the Tell City Chair Co.

  • COLUMN: Take advantage of free summer lunch program

    MARGARET BUTLER, Guest Columnist

    Free lunch? Its true! Many seem unaware that the summer lunch program in Tell City is for everyone. That is, everyone age 18 and younger may come and eat free lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ on Tenth Street.

  • COLUMN: The value of teaching respect

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I don’t have children, but I’m around nephews and nieces who for the most part are polite and considerate young people. That’s a credit to their parents.

    As we all know, civility among children and adults isn’t as universal as it once was. We have road rage, salty language that would leave a pirate red-faced and people of all ages who lack patience, compassion and general regard for others.

  • EDITORIAL: Nation should take honorable course in military actions

    The Obama Administration’s arguments against getting Congress’ approval to continue military actions in Libya have the stink of dishonesty.

    Honor and honesty share a common root. If we are not honest, we have no honor. No honesty exists in our nation showering Libya with bombs, then claiming it’s not war and therefore Congress needn’t be bothered to consider whether the killing and destruction should continue.

  • Gibson interning at Farm Credit Services

    HUNTINGBURG – How do you get a job without experience? And how do you get experience without a job? Sixteen interns who are working for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America this summer are solving this problem by taking advantage of the opportunity to work and learn in a real work environment with mentors and professionals who work in their respective fields of study.

    The opportunity is a major step in preparing college students to enter the world of life after college.