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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Those who ignore child abuse should face jail time

    The conviction in Philadelphia of a Roman Catholic priest accused of failing to report cases of sex crimes against children should serve as a wake-up call to others who intentionally turn a blind eye toward abuse.

    In a trial that garnered far less attention than that of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, Msgr. William J. Lynn was convicted of child endangerment. A former aid to the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, Lynn is the first senior U.S. church official convicted of covering up sexual abuse by priests.

  • Troy Council in session today

    TROY – Members of the Troy Town Council will meet earlier this month. The council will convene at 6 p.m. Monday (today) instead of next week.

    The meeting is open to the public.

  • Humane Society meeting Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Humane Society will meet Tuesday, July10, at 6 p.m. in the Fifth Third Bank meeting room. The public is welcome. For more information, call Jim Carter at 836-4138.

  • Shoot for the Stars returns Friday

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  • Free movie series at Sunset Park continues

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association is hosting a free movie night series titled “Movies at Sunset” each Thursday during the month of July. The movies will take place at Sunset Park. The park will be closed to traffic for these evenings. Parking will be available outside the floodwall.

  • 2012 4-H Fair Royalty

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  • March of Dimes baby contest Saturday

    TELL CITY – The March of Dimes will host its baby contest Saturday during this year’s 4-H Fair at the fairgrounds in Tell City.

    Registration will begin at 10 a.m. under the shelter next to the stage area. The contest will kick off at 11 a.m. The theme this year is red, white and blue and the contest is open to children ages 0 to 59 months old.

    Age groups for this contest are 0-5 months; 6-11 months; 12-17 months; 18-23 months; 24-35 months; 36-47 months and 48-59 months.

  • Students give school technology test drive

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

  • Digging Into German Ridge’s Past

    The now quiet German Ridge area of southern Perry County, once brimming with small farms and bustling families, may give up some of its secrets this summer.

    A German Ridge Heritage Archaeology Project that begins in earnest today will explore the lives and culture of early settlers in the German Ridge community. Preparation work has been under way for several weeks with the actual field work getting under way this week. A public house is set for Saturday afternoon.

  • Drought may be state’s worst since 1988

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Farmers have good memories and few events are more etched in their minds than drought years. 1980, 1983, 1988.

    Add 2012 to the list.

    Though scattered showers offered temporary relief to a lucky few, Perry County farmers are watching their crop prospects wither in their fields as a lack of rain and blistering temperatures pummel corn and soybeans. Also hard hit are beef producers who face bone-dry pastures and the prospects of feeding hay in the middle of the summer.