Today's News

  • PC boys, girls repeat as PLAC champions

    PAOLI—Only the top five runners constitute a cross country team’s score, but Perry Central’s two teams combined to have 13 runners make All-PLAC Tuesday.

  • COLUMN: War of 1812 to be discussed

    By DONNA MASON, Guest Columnist

    The Second War for Independence played a great part in the settlement of Perry County. A reward for being a soldier in the War of 1812 was a bounty of land. Many families of those who received bounty land in Perry County still live here. Some of those family names are Weatherholt, Cunningham, Frakes, Connor, Alvey, Murphy, Weedman and many others who settled in Perry County and are buried here.

  • COLUMN: Ordinance strives to be fair

    By JAMES CARTER, Guest Columnist

    After reading Mr. Robinson’s articles and his concerns about his obvious confusion concerning the proposed animal ordinance, the Humane Society needs to clear up some misconceptions.

    The first and foremost misconception that Mr. Robinson has is his lack of understanding of why the commissioners agreed to have a committee form in the first place.

  • COLUMN: I’m a skin cancer poster boy

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Sunscreen, hats and less skin exposed to the sun are among my life’s priorities after a skin-cancer scare had my stomach in knots for nearly two weeks. A few good friends helped preserve my wits before the good news arrived last week. I don’t have melanoma, the most serious and most fatal cancer of the skin.

  • EDITORIAL: Cutting employees’ Social Security tax again serves no useful purpose

    President Barack Obama and most Democrats in Congress say they are committed to preserving Social Security for future generations. But one part of Obama’s current proposal to increase jobs could jeopardize Social Security’s long-term viability.

    Obama has suggested cutting employees’ Social Security taxes to 3.1 percent through 2012. Under one of his previous stimulus programs, the rate was already cut from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent this year Social Security taxes are paid only on the first $106,200 of income.

  • New unemployment rules go into effect

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers receiving unemployment insurance will notice changes to eligibility requirements beginning this month.

    These new rules are part of a law passed by the General Assembly making several changes to unemployment insurance over the next year.

    “This is a part of an overall push to make the system fair for employers and the unemployed alike,” said Mark W. Everson, commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development. “These provisions continue our efforts to close eligibility loopholes.”

  • Cannelton students explore Vastwood during hike

    Cannelton City Schools’ Healthy Minds-Healthy Bodies After School Program participants recently went on a hike at Vastwood Park in Hawesville, Ky., as a part of their weekly “Power Hour” program to encourage exercise. The Healthy Minds-Healthy Bodies program is for students in third through sixth grades and is sponsored through a grant form the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee.

  • Foundation seeks nominees

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2011 Evelyn R. Adams Lifetime Philanthropist Award.

    The award will be presented to the recipient at the December grant award ceremony. You can submit your nominations online at www.perrycommunityfoundation.org/lifetime-philanthropist-award or by mail to PCCF, P.O. Box 13, Tell City, IN 47586.

    Nominations must include information on some of the organizations the nominee has helped with and his or her leadership roles in the community.

  • County gets ‘storm-ready’ designation

    TELL CITY – A brief ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday to mark the designation of Perry County as storm-ready, according to an announcement from the National Weather Service office in Louisville, Ky.

    According to information posted at www.stormready.noaa.gov, the county became one of 1,805 storm-ready sites in 48 states, Puerto Rico and Guam Sept. 23. Among them are 899 counties and varying numbers of government, commercial, military and other types of sites.

  • Hog roast Oct. 8 to benefit kids programs

    TELL CITY – Perfomance Cycle, 1621 Main St. in Tell City, will host a hog roast Saturday to benefit two programs that provide Christmas gifts to local children.

    The event is open to the public and will include a full hog roast and side dishes. Serving will begin at 3 p.m. and continue until dusk.

    Guests can eat on site or purchase carry-out meals.

    Proceeds will help the Fraternal Order of Police’s Shop with a Cop and the Tell City Fire Department’s Christmas for Kids programs. The public is invited.