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Today's News

  • Nominations for Perry County Chamber dinner announced  

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce announces the nominations for the 2012 Chamber Award Dinner. Awards are given in four categories:  large business – ATTC Manufacturing and the City of Tell City; small business – American Colloid, Engineer Associates, New Directions Health & Fitness Club, Orscheln Farm & Home Store, Team Central Sports and Troy Clinic; entrepreneur – Domestic Goddess and Simon & Harris Construction and Applause Award – Leadership Perry County and VNA Plus.

  • Titanic Remembered

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Seated amid friends Saturday and dining on fare similar to those aboard the fated oceanliner, about 100 supporters of the Tell City Historical Society recalled the sinking of the Titanic, a century to the day after more than 1,500 men, women and children lost their lives.

    A dinner hosted by the society recalled the grand ship and the lives aboard it. Guests, some of them donning suits and tuxedo tails, feathered hats and other garb appropriate to 1912, enjoyed chicken Lyonnaise, creamed carrots and chateau potatoes.

  • School board OKs summer hirings, loan

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Al Sibbitt, interim superintendent for Cannelton City Schools, said at a special meeting April 12 he’d intended to recommend someone for a junior-high math and science teaching position, “but I’m new here and I didn’t realize that you have a recall (provision) in your contract.”

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Is it right for school systems to send buses into other districts to pick up students?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by clicking the ad near the top of the page or clicking into the opinion section. Other features of the site that allow you to express your opinions include an "Add new comment" invitation at the end of most stories and a community forum, also found in the opinion section. Don't hold back; express yourself!

  • Community Events, April 16

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • COLUMN: Let’s keep Hoosier athletics fair

    By GENE RESS
    Guest Columnist

    My credentials for expressing my opinions in this column, among other things, include nearly 50 years of sports medicine as a team physician in southern Indiana; being a school-board member for 15 years, both positions for the Tell City-Troy Township school system and being a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.

    I have been a sports fan for more than 70 years. I have expressed my concerns often to the IHSAA, including all of the years my cousin, Blake Ress, was commissioner.

  • Newton named All-American Scholar

    TELL CITY – The United States Achievement Academy announced recently that Alexander J. Newton of Tell City has been named an All-American Scholar.

    The USAA established the All-American Scholar At-Large Award program to offer recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines, a news release stated. The all-American scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher grade-point average.

  • COLUMN: No shirt on a frosty night

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Lost: A nice, blue flannel shirt last seen Wednesday night in New Boston. If found, please call 547-3424.

  • Nilssen inducted to Rho Chi honor society

    WEST LAFAYETTE – Ethan S. Nilssen, son of Steve and Kathy (Bailey) Nilssen and grandson of Carol A. Bailey of Tell City, was inducted into the Rho Chi Society, the national pharmacy honor society, April 1.

    The purpose of Rho Chi is to recognize outstanding scholarship and promote advancement of the profession of pharmacy through lifelong commitment to high standards of conduct, service and leadership in the profession.

  • EDITORIAL: Who’s minding the store at the state Department of Revenue?

    We trust most Perry Countians signing checks for their spring property taxes have confidence their hard-earned dollars are being managed well here at home. At the same time, Hoosiers should have the same confidence over the money they contribute each paycheck.

    Sadly, recent news from the Indiana Department of Revenue again casts doubt on an even bigger question: whether our tax dollars are even getting to the right place.