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Today's News

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Should online retailers charge sales taxes?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by finding the question at the bottom of the page or clicking into the opinion section.

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    Don't hold back; express yourself!

  • Community Events, May 6

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Parks and Rec board meeting Wednesday

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverside Park in Magnet.

  • Twilight Towers News

    TELL CITY – The tenants of Twilight Towers met April 17 with President Joyce Richardt presiding.
    April birthdays were Ruth Loney, Enid Kessner, Charlotte Ward, Donnie Steen, Grover Gray, Alice Alvey, Leoma Welsh, Helen Stiles, Annie Tate, Marty Oberhausen, Peg Hawhee, Elizabeth Simpson, Rose Zeigelgruber, Annie Applegate and Violet Lawhorne.
    Because an annual yard sale is scheduled for May 11, there will be no monthly dinner for the tenants or public entertainment in May. Information on the June public entertainment will be available at a later date.

  • Forms now available for luminary ceremony

    PERRY COUNTY – Forms for the annual luminary service during the Perry County Relay for Life are now available.
    The service will be held at 9 p.m. June 8 at Perry Central schools during the Relay event. Forms will be available at all German American locations in Tell City and in future issues of the News. They can be returned to Pam Krygielka at 6971 Alamo Road, Tell City, IN 47586. For more information, call Krygielka at 836-2712.

  • As fair nears, Miss Spencer County candidates sought

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Spencer County Fair Inc. has set the date for this year’s Miss Spencer County and Miss Teen pageants. The 2013 event will begin at 6 p.m. June 10 at South Spencer High School.
    “This is the perfect time of year for contestants to start planning. While they are shopping for prom dresses, they can be looking for a dress that will work for both the prom and the pageant,  pageant director Debbie Barrett said.

  • George – McBride

    The families of Ryan George and Karen McBride announce the marriage of their children.

    The bride is the daughter of John E. McBride and Janis McBride of San Marcos, Texas.
    She works in the field of international higher education and will travel to Thailand in 2013 as a Fulbright Specialist.
    She is a graduate of San Marcos High School, the University of Texas, Queen’s University of Belfast and the University of Minnesota.

  • COLUMN: Bless those who shed blood?

    By BOB MORRISON
    Guest Columnist

    “God bless you,” the president said to a Washington audience of abortion backers.

    God bless you? The president is the commander-in-chief, but one has to wonder how he can invoke the almighty in blessing those who shed innocent blood. God’s word, in every translation and version, makes clear that God hates hands that shed innocent blood.

    If the blood of an unborn child is not innocent blood, whose blood could possibly be innocent?

  • COLUMN: TV folks, have some restraint

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I don’t like to think of myself as overly emotional but I nearly blew my stack Wednesday morning while at an accident scene west of Troy.

    I was at the scene of the two-vehicle crash on Indiana 66 and was keeping my distance while rescue crews and firefighters worked to free a Tell City man from his crumpled car.

    I’ve covered dozens of accidents in which someone was killed and likely hundreds in which someone was injured.

  • EDITORIAL: Social media often reflects the worst of us

    The cycle of social-media-aided poor judgment hit our home state recently.

    A few weekends back, the Indiana University chapter of the Kappa Delta Sorority threw a homeless-themed costume party at which people dressed up in soiled clothes, rubbed dirt on their faces and brandished cardboard signs containing insensitive remarks. One read, “Why lie, it’s for booze.”

  • Dinner honors business achievements

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A growing Perry County-based winery, a fitness facility promoting community-wide wellness and an auto-parts manufacturer whose products are found on nearly every Toyota were honored Tuesday with business awards.

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held its 12th annual business dinner at the Schergens Center. Awards were given in four categories: large business with more than 25 employees; small businesses with fewer 25 employees and entrepreneurship. An applause award was awarded to a nonprofit group.