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Today's News

  • Library director bristles at decision on out-of-state users

    TELL CITY - The state library didn't agree with an argument that Kentucky residents providing more sales tax in Perry County was an equivalent to taxes Indiana residents pay for services the Tell City-Perry County Public Library provides, Library Director Larry Oathout told board members Aug. 4.

    "They're saying we have no choice (about the fee) and I guess we don't," he said.

  • State transfer-tuition law changes

    TELL CITY - A change in state law that went into effect July 1 affects students transferring among school corporations, and "we're getting a lot of calls; other school corporations are, as well," said Laura Noble, assistant to the superintendent for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., during a regular school-board meeting Tuesday.

  • Concert planned for Sept. 24 at Eagles Bluff

    CANNELTON - Trying to give people more reasons to visit its largest park, the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department is planning a variety of activities at Eagles Bluff.

    The first concert to be held there has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 24 and will feature Andy Brasher. A singer-songwriter from Owensboro, Ky., Brasher has written more than 200 songs and in 2007 released a CD, "Crows and Buzzers." Several radio stations have played tracks from that album.

  • Stephanie Bratcher wins News' landmarks contest

    TELL CITY - Stephanie Bratcher of Tell City wins a year's subscription to The Perry County News after winning this year's Schweizer Fest Scavanger Hunt. She was one of more than 20 readers, searching individually or in teams of friends and family, who correctly identified 20 photos.

  • Ress honored for 50-year anniversary as physician

    CHICAGO - Dr. Gene E. Ress of Tell City is being honored by the American Medical Association for his 50-year anniversary of graduation from medical school.

    "The AMA congratulates Dr. Ress on 50 years of dedication to the medical field profession," said Michael Maves, M.D., M.B.A., executive director and chief executive officer of AMA. "He has seen many changes in medicine in the last 50 years. We sincerely thank Dr. Ress for his commitment to this great profession."

  • SIP accepting grant applications until Sept. 15

    PERRY COUNTY - The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept grant applications from now until Sept. 15. Disbursement will take place in October.

    Those eligible to apply for funds include individuals, families, groups or organizations located within the Southern Indiana Power Inc. service territory, which covers the counties of Perry, Spencer and areas in Dubois and Warrick counties.

    Applicants need not be members of the cooperative.

  • National Barrel Horse Association Show at SIHC

    TELL CITY - The Southern Indiana Horseman Club will host a sanctioned NBHA barrel horse show Saturday. Warm-ups will begin at noon and competition will begin at 2 p.m. This will be an all-contest show with $1,500 added to the prize money.  

    Bleacher seating is available, but lawn chairs are recommended. The Blazing Saddles 4-H Club will run the concession stand and serve hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts, soft drinks and water.

    For more information, contact Chad Hubert at 836-2007 or 608-0521 or Jeff Hilgenhold at (812) 568-4785.

  • 2010 Distinguished Citizen
  • Which is worse, killers or retirement advisers?

    As far as we know, we could have "Professional Murderer" printed on our business cards, and we'll have committed no crime.

    An investment professional advertising him- or herself as specializing in retirement planning, however, can suffer a $10,000 fine and license revocation for advertising that service.

  • Who will guide our schools?

    "People get the government they deserve." So the old adage goes. Recent events in Bell, Calif., are proving this 200-year-old quote to be right.

    People there are outraged that their elected officials have salaries higher that the president of the United States. I have been in contact with a journalist covering the story and he tells me that these officials have been in office quite awhile for the most part, one at least 26 years.