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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Congress should have been consulted before military action in Libya

    The United States is the world’s greatest military power, but is it our job to be the world’s policeman and interfere in internal affairs of other sovereign nations?

    And by starting military action in Libya while we already have forces engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan, are we stretching the U.S. military, not to mention the federal government’s budget, too thin?

    Those are questions we think should have been thoroughly debated in Congress before President Obama made the decision to start military action in Libya without congressional approval.

  • Relay for Life Events

    Maurices to hold bake sale
    TELL CITY – The Maurices Relay for Life team will hold a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the store in Tell City.

  • Children share their love of books

    TELL CITY – Catholic Charities recently organized a book drive to help the Reading With Dad and Me program at Branchville Correctional Facility.

    Children in religious education classes throughout the Tell City Deanery of Catholic churches participated in this book drive. Books were taken to the classes and collected by Catholic Charities. Other books were donated by interested persons in the community.

  • Medicine cabinet clean out April 30

    PERRY COUNTY – The annual medicine cabinet clean out day has been set for April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon throughout Perry County.
    The two locations for drop outs will be at the Tell City Fire Department in Tell City and the Perry County Family Practice in Leopold.

  • Ferdinand-Pike Forest open house April 30

    FERDINAND – The 10 annual Ferdinand-Pike State Forest open house will be held April 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sycamore Shelters.

    A property-forest management tour will begin at 2 p.m. There will be displays about recreational activities, budget issues, staffing, major projects, invasive species control, and forest resource management. Property personnel will be available for questions and comments.

  • Bike riders will help hospital

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Teachers Association’s annual Wheels for Life Bike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will begin at 9 a.m. April 30 at Myers Grade School in Cannelton.

    Cannelton police officers will escort the riders along a 10-mile route around town, according to Joan Goble, chairwoman for the fundraising event. A section of Myers playground will be designated for little riders to participate.

  • Absentee voting begins today

    PERRY COUNTY – Today is the first day to vote in person before an absentee voter board at the courthouse. Absentee voting will be set up in the commissioners meeting room from 8 a.m. through noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays. Absentee voting will be closed during lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. each day.

    The office will also be open the two Saturdays before the election, April 23 and April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • Farm Toy Show Saturday

    TELL CITY – The annual Farm Toy Show and Farm Scene Display contest, sponsored by the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds Committee, will be held Saturday at the fairgrounds. The event will be held inconjuction with an annual consignment auction. All money raised will benefit the 4H fairgrounds.
    Doors will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is $1 per person; children 6 years old and under get in for free .Winners of a farm scene-contest will be announced at 2 p.m. the day of the show.

  • PCJW invite women to Craft Night

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Junior Women will host a Craft Night for anyone interested in finding out more about the group, said membership recruitment chair Renate Jobst.
    The craft night will be 7 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the Fifth Third Bank meeting room. Light refreshments will be served. Membership is open to anyone but voting rights are limited to persons between the ages of 18 and 40.

  • Community will help choose name for mule

    PERRY COUNTY – A young mule whose mother was given a new lease on life through a rescue group will soon get a new name himself as part of a contest designed to raise awareness of the group’s efforts.

    A 6-year-old mare named Sissy gave birth March 27 to the male mule. Sissy, three other horses and a mule were removed last May by Indiana Horse Rescue South from conditions group members described as deplorable.