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Today's News

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Do you agree with our editorial position that states should determine whether gay marriage should be allowed?

    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.

    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!

  • Community Events, April 15

    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.

  • COLUMN: Can a person be ‘illegal?'

    By BRETT SANDERS
    Guest Columnist

    Editor Vince Luecke’s question, in his column in today’s paper (April 8), is why not call undocumented workers “illegal aliens.”

    He suggests that journalists, following the new Associated Press guidelines, are being drawn into taking partisan positions rather than just calling a spade a spade, as it were.

  • COLUMN: Promoting higher education

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    Hoosier students are the future of our state. The next generation of leaders is in classrooms throughout the state, learning the skills necessary to keep Indiana moving forward. For each student to reach their potential, education equality is the first step.

  • EDITORIAL: Supreme Court should let states decide marriage laws

    Most think the U.S. Supreme Court will issue a ruling this spring on whether gay marriages are legal, but that may not occur. Instead the court may simply let each state decide that issue.

    Two related cases questioning the constitutionality of gay-marriage bans are currently before the Supreme Court. One involves California’s Proposition 8, in which that state’s voters banned gay marriages in November 2008.

  • Rome Dogwood Fest plans announced

    ROME – The annual Rome Dogwood Festival will kick off April 28 at the old courthouse in Rome.

    Fried-chicken dinners will be available beginning at 11 a.m. Meals will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, slaw and homemade dessert with tea or lemonade.

  • Spring open house at South Perry Head Start

    TELL CITY – The Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry Head Start is currently taking applications for enrollment for the 2013-14 school year. Any interested family or community member is invited to attend an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. April 25 at the Head Start Center, at the corner of 19th and Tell streets in Tell City. Parents and guardians may complete enrollment information for children during the open house, visit classrooms, talk with teachers and learn more about Head Start.

  • Girl Scouts Twilight Camp set for June 12-14

    PERRY COUNTY – The Girl Scouts of Perry County will host Twilight Camp from 3 to 9 p.m. June 12-14 at Vastwood Park near Hawesville, Ky.

    Registration for the camp is $20 per Girl Scout and $32 for girls who are not scouts. Adults attending the camp may register for $15. Registrations are due by May 1.

    The Twilight Camp fee includes three days at camp, a T-shirt, snacks and supper. The camp is open to all girls entering kindergarten through 12th grades.

  • Harumal to compete in national pageant in July

    TELL CITY – Lucy “Lulu” Kathryn Harumal, the 3-year-old daughter of Kurt and Carrie Harumal of rural Tell City, competed in the Indiana State Dream Girls USA pageant in February in Columbus. She was chosen to represent the Hoosier State by competing in a national pageant in July in St. Louis, Mo.

  • Lincoln Day dinner set for April 27 in TC

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Republican Lincoln Day dinner has been set for April 27 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds in Tell City. Congressman Larry Bucshon will be the guest speaker.

    Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30. Meal tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 10 years of age and younger.

    Rep. Lloyd Arnold and other elected officials will be also be present at the dinner.

    Tickets will be available at the door.