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Today's News

  • A look at referenda results

    The November election saw 18 school referenda in Indiana. Six passed; 12 were defeated. Why were there so many referenda? And what explains the results?
    We have two kinds of school referenda in Indiana. Voters must approve property taxes for most big construction projects. This requirement came from the 2008 tax reform, and since that November there have been 32 school capital projects referenda. Eleven have passed. That's 34 percent. Two out of five passed on Nov. 2, a slightly higher 40 percent.

  • Things this smart German boy can, can’t do

    An old priest in Cincinnati with the last name of Schmidt used to assure me there was nothing a smart German boy couldn’t do. He made me a believer. The man made beer and wine, played the violin, spoke several languages and though advanced in years when I knew him, tended his own garden, made his own horseradish and was an expert pistol marksmen and woodcarver. He was a well-loved priest, too.

  • Shop at home first

    Thanksgiving leftovers may still be with us, but Black Friday is gone and along with it the hoopla, big sales and crowded stores. What is left is a Christmas season with 26 days left.

    While plenty of gifts were purchased over the weekend, most of us still have plenty of shopping to do and we encourage our readers to do most of that here at home in Perry County.

  • Cannelton Christmas Parade

  • All-night shop-a-thon

    Tell City’s Wal-Mart was packed with bargain hunters Thanksgiving night through the following day as Black Friday specials on televisions and other electronics, tools and gift items drew shoppers.

  • Educators doing better than many think

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman read some statistics at a school-board meeting Nov. 18 that might change how people view education in Indiana.

  • County’s jobless rate declines

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s jobless rate dropped during October and remained below the statewide average, the latest figures released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development show.
    An estimated 788 men and women, 8.2 percent of the county’s work force of 9,576 people, were looking for jobs in October, down from 830 people, or 8.8 percent of the work force, in September.

  • Superintendent thanks city for support

    CANNELTON – A lot of people worked hard to get Cannelton voters to approve a referendum that will cost them money, and the city’s schools superintendent appreciated everyone’s efforts.

    “We were asking something that we don’t like to ask,” Al Chapman said at a regular school-board meeting Nov. 18, “for people to give up their hard-earned money at a time when, let’s face it, every dollar is important.”

  • Update, Nov. 25: Tell City woman dies from injuries sustained in Friday crash

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    UPDATE, Thursday morning: TELL CITY – A Tell City woman critically injured Friday after apparently pulling into the path of a police car died the following day.

  • Perry Central girls 2nd in junior high tourneys

    LEOPOLD—Poor free-throw shooting caught up with Perry Central late as it lost to Crawford County 28-26 in the championship game of its own eighth grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.