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Today's News

  • School-board candidates share reasons for running

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Twelve of the 13 candidates seeking positions on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board took to the stage in the high school auditorium Oct. 24 to answer questions and address the public.

    The forum, sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and The Perry County News, was moderated by News Managing Editor Kevin Koelling.

  • Prosecutor, county sued over defendant ‘donations’

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County woman is challenging in Perry Circuit Court the legality of fees paid by defendants pleading guilty in some criminal cases.

    The suit names as defendants County Prosecutor Robert Collins and Perry County, as well as the Perry County Law Enforcement Fund and the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee.

    Laura Truelove filed the case through her attorney, Bart Betteau of New Albany.

  • High-school principal to resign

    By Kevin Koelling, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School Principal Dale Stewart announced Tuesday morning he has decided to resign the position.

  • Mater Dei’s defense stops Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Mater Dei dug up most of Perry Central’s spikes and serves and beat the Commodores 25-11, 25-14, 25-19 in the first round of the Class 2A volleyball sectional Thursday.

  • Forest Park’s long plays down Tell City

    TELL CITY—Big plays helped Forest Park defeat Tell City 42-27 in Class 2A sectional football Friday.

  • Perry Central runs past Trojans

    OAKLAND CITY—Perry Central rushed for 373 yards on 59 carries to beat Wood Memorial 40-18 in a first-round Class A football sectional game Friday.

  • Why my home is in Tell City

    ERIC KEHL, Guest Columnist

    The old saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side” has never held much credence with me. Society has trained us that we are never to be content with what we have. We must always be pursuing that next “thing” that will make us happy.

    Many people think that living in a big city market where many more opportunities are offered to us will make us happier. When in reality, these same markets can make us even unhappier.

  • Remembering the dead

    VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I once head an interesting story about how one local church pastor, on the occasion of All Souls Day Nov. 2, invited parishioners to gather in the church cemetery for a blessing of graves.

    Each person was asked to stand by a grave and a few minutes later, with people standing by the graves of relatives, friends and perhaps complete strangers, parishioners remembered the dead.

  • NPR analyst’s fear exists within us

    Many white people avoid neighborhoods where the residents are predominantly black. Many black people know to avoid certain white neighborhoods.

    Racism has not disappeared from America, and isn’t likely to for a very long time.

    So we were not surprised to learn that a news analyst for National Public Radio said, “when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”

  • Community Christian Church to host Halloween event

    TELL CITY – The Explosion of Fun will be held at the Community Christian Church, formerly the Newman May building at 821 10th St. in Tell City, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.

    The event is offered at no charge to children 4 years old to sixth grade. The entire third floor of the building will offer prizes for games including bean-bag toss, ring toss, box maze, bingo, cake walk, football throw, skeeball and Go Fish.

    Free popcorn will be available.

    A snack shack will be available to purchase food.