Today's News

  • Grief support a priceless service

    Grieving is a process that everyone goes through at some point in their life. Betty and Jeff Jones experienced the tragic loss of their daughter, Jennifer, Jan. 16, 2003, just 12 days before her 21st birthday. A car accident took her life and the Jones’ lives have never been the same.

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  • Mary Busam, former News reporter, will be missed

    In 34 years at The News I have worked with many reporters, editors and publishers. Some have stayed a few years and some less than six months. There have been only two that I worked with more than 15 years, and one of them died recently.

    Mary Busam was with the News when I came here in 1978 and she stayed until retiring in 1994.

    Having worked near her that long – for a while our desks faced each other with no wall and virtually no space between them — I have a lot of memories of her.

  • Ryan knows spending has to be reined in

    Like him or not, the choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate will sharpen the presidential debate about the role of government and the need to control runaway federal spending.

    As a congressman and head of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, Ryan knows our nation cannot continue digging itself and its future generations into more debt. Tough decisions lie ahead and Ryan as a vice presidential candidate will sharpen the fiscal differences between President Obama and Romney.

  • Community Events, Aug. 20

    March of Dimes silent auction at Old National
    TELL CITY – The Old National Bank March of Dimes team will host a silent auction today through Friday to help raise funds for the March of Dimes. The auction will be in the lobby of the main bank during regular banking hours. The auction will end at 4 p.m. Friday.

  • Community foundation accepting grant applications

    PERRY COUNTY – Jane Efinger-Hayden, chairwoman of the grants committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • Tots Lots enrolling for 2012-13

    TELL CITY – Tots Lots Preschool is still accepting enrollment for their 2012-13 school year.

    For a child to be eligible for the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday session of Tots Lots, the child must be 4 years old by Aug. 1. This session will run from 8 to 11:30 a.m. For a child to be eligible to enroll in the Monday-Tuesday session, they must be 3 years old by Aug. 1. This class is in session from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    For more information, call 719-1899.

  • United Way offers free workshop

  • Forage program offers cost-sharing benefit

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District has received a Clean Water Indiana Grant to be used for a cost-sharing program for pasture and land used for hay production.

    The purpose of this cost-share program is to provide technical and financial assistance to Perry County landowners for pasture and hay land planting this fall.

  • Janet James completes MBA program at WGU Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS – Janet James of Evanston is celebrating her June graduation from WGU Indiana, the state’s nonprofit, online university established for working adults.
    She is the first WGU Indiana graduate from Evanston and joins 289 students who graduated from Indiana’s eighth state university in its first two years of existence.
    James earned her MBA in management and strategy. As an instructor at Ivy Tech Community College, she hopes her degree will give her more opportunities for teaching and allow her to teach a broader range of courses.