Today's News

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the American Civil Liberties Union?

    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!

  • Huebschmann on national team

    LIMASSOL, Cyprus—Former Tell Citian Ray Huebschmann was selected to the eight-member U.S. men’s masters weightlifting team Nov. 5 at the 2011 IWF World Masters Champion-ship, where he placed sixth in his class and qualified to compete in the 2012 IWF Masters Championship in Liv, Ukraine.
    His last clean and jerk total was 135 kilograms, exactly the qualifying total for his weight class for the 2012 IWF Masters.
    The U.S. men’s team finished sixth overall.

  • LaGrange, Newton, Peter named PC MVPs

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Hunter LaGrange, Alex Newton and Cathryn Peter were named their teams’ most valuable performers at Perry Central’s fall sports awards program.

  • Tell City holds off late Bulldog charge

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—McKenzie Hayes had 26 points, 26 rebounds and seven blocked shots as Tell City defeated Cannelton 81-68 in a girls basketball season opener Friday.

  • COLUMN: Input needed for hometown-competitiveness program

    By CHERI TAYLOR, Guest Columnist

    Perry County is participating in the Indiana HomeTown Competitiveness program based on a successful application submitted by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce. The Indiana HomeTown Competitiveness is a program to empower our "hometowns" to enhance their prosperity and quality of life. IHTC is operated out of the Office of Community and Rural Affairs and is based on a similar program that began in Nebraska to help their communities that had been shrinking for over 100 years.

  • COLUMN: What’s behind the ACLU name?

    By JIM ADKINS, Guest Columnist

    A lot of ink has been spilled by The News lately about the ACLU. I thought I would weigh in and tell why so many people, including myself, find this organization so loathsome.

    Let me first say that the use of the term “civil liberties” in the name of the ACLU is one of the most profound uses of doublespeak in the English language. It is anti-God, anti-American and anti-family and civil liberties be damned if they get in the way of the ACLU’s schemes.

  • COLUMN: Doing something good for others

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Tuesday is “Do Something Good for Someone in Perry County Day.” We hope all of us regularly find time to help someone, whether it’s a gesture in deeds or words. Being helpful, after all, should be part of everyday life.

    The Perry County Community Foundation is behind the designation for tomorrow and it’s also National Philanthropy Week. Foundation Director Sally Houzanme has penned a letter about the week on this page and the important work community foundations carry out.

  • EDITORIAL: Indiana right to seek No Child Left Behind waiver

    During a speech given Sept. 23, President Barack Obama stated his opinion on the No Child Left Behind program, an educational reform enacted by former President George W. Bush in 2002.

    “I want to say the goals behind No Child Left Behind were admirable, and President Bush deserves credit for that,” Obama said. “But experience has taught us that in its implementation, No Child Left Behind had some serious flaws that are hurting our children instead of helping them.”

    Indiana readily agrees with him.

  • Hydrant flushing planned in Cannelton, Troy

    PERRY COUNTY – Cannelton Utilities will begin flushing hydrants today, starting on First Street and moving to others of the city.

    Troy’s water utility will flush hydrants Thursday and Friday.

    Residents of both communities may notice discolored water and should be cautious when doing laundry during times crews are in their areas.

  • Boosters seek auction items

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters are accepting donations for their annual fundraising auction, scheduled for Feb. 18.

    They’re contacting area businesses for donated items for the auction and would welcome public donations such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items as well as large items such as a vehicle, including a recreational vehicle. Anyone who has items to donate should call auction chairwoman Selina Sims at 719-7232.