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Today's News

  • COLUMN: War and the Christmas Truce

    By JIM ADKINS, Guest Columnist

    World War I began in August of 1914. Tragically, by December, thousands of young men had died and the war was at a stalemate. Trench warfare had begun and countless German and British boys were cold, scared and homesick. The Christmas season only made matters worse as the soldiers reflected on past holiday seasons spent in warm homes amidst loved ones.

    For many, it seemed that things couldn’t get much worse.

  • COLUMN: Holiday reflections on a favorite Christmas gift

    By DICK HEDRICK, By the Side of the Road

    The memory of my mother’s standard response when asked what she wanted for Christmas each year – “kind words” – has given me pause this holiday season. Being somewhat more materialistic, my response to the same question has always been “a gift certificate from a bookstore would be nice.” I try to be helpful.

  • Holiday Helpers readying plans to help others

    PERRY COUNTY – With the Christmas preparation season getting under way, a group of volunteers is extending an invitation to help others.

    “Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and we need your help, too,” said Rebecca Fenn, who helps coordinate assistance programs each holiday season.

    She says the opportunities abound.

  • Bell-ringers needed for ‘God’s Army’

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are needed to ring Salvation Army bells at Wal-Mart entrances in Tell City between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army, said bell-ringers are needed for two-hour shifts from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. through Dec. 24.

  • Girl Scouts gear up for cookie sale

    PERRY COUNTY – Area Girl Scouts are readying to take cookie orders from Jan. 1 through Jan. 23.

    This year’s sale will offer eight varieties of cookies: Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Thanks-a-Lots, Lemonades and a new Belgian-style cookie called Shout Outs.

    A change this year will be a new “soft” packaging for the Thanks-a-Lots cookies, which, according to cookie suppliers ABC Interbake, eliminates more than 150 tons of paperboard from the waste stream.

  • Leopold Christmas

    Leopold’s Christmas parade Sunday drew a large crowd despite the day’s cold. St. Nick. visits with a young girl. Children gathered along the town’s main drag to gather candy and watch floats that included Scouts, tractors and Santa Claus.

  • County workers, board members reappointed for 2011

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county’s administrator, highway superintendent, veterans-services officer and maintenance supervisor will keep their jobs in 2011 after action Monday by the county commissioners.

    They reappointed Teresa Kanneberg, Ed Feix, Wayne Hubert and Ellis Howard to the respective positions during a regular meeting.

  • News claims 8 press awards

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Perry County News and Spencer County Journal-Democrat netted 12 awards for writing, photography, page design and community service in this year’s Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

    Awards were presented Saturday during a banquet at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

  • Court video system already paying off

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A videoconferencing system linking the county courthouse and sheriff’s department is up and running and already showing benefits, the sheriff said Monday.

    “We used it today for two males and two female prisoners,” Bob Glenn said after a regular county commissioners meeting concluded.

  • Tell City purchases 102-foot ladder truck for $150,000

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Christmas arrived early for Tell City’s volunteer firefighters, who delivered a ladder truck to City Hall Wednesday. There was no bow but plenty of smiling faces.

    The $150,000 truck, assembled in 1997, isn’t new but has been well-maintained, has low mileage and was an “excellent deal” for the city, Mayor Barbara Ewing said Monday.