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Today's News

  • Power of Youth program accepting applications

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Power of Youth Program is accepting applications for its 2010-11 council. The program's mission is to develop philanthropic values in youth through education, leadership and participation in local philanthropic activities.

    Sophomores, juniors and seniors from all three area high schools are eligible.

    An informational session about the program will be held at the Schergens Center at 6 p.m. Thursday. Students interested in becoming a members of the 2010-11 Power of Youth Council, along with their parents, are invited.

  • July 8 library program to explore Ohio River history

    TELL CITY - The Ohio River was critical in the development of Perry County and the United States as expansion headed westward. In addition, the river impacted the French and Indian War, the American Revolution in the West, the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War and the steamboat era.

  • Perry County Week at amphitheater July 13-18

    LINCOLN CITY - Perry County residents can take advantage of discounted ticket prices for "Lincoln" July 13 through July 18 as the second season of the drama returns to Lincoln Amphitheatre.

    "Lincoln" is a two-act drama on stage nightly, except for Mondays, through Aug. 7.

  • Fishing derby, Tipsaw Lake field day Saturday

    TELL CITY - The Hoosier National Forest will sponsor the 15th annual Kids Fishing Derby at the Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby Saturday. The event is free and will be open to all children ages 15 and under.

    Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sign-in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Fishing and casting contests will begin at 8:15 a.m. and there will be two fishing heats, from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Call 547-7051 to register.

  • Bass tourney Saturday at Rocky Point

    ROCKY POINT - The FLW Bass Fishing League is headed to the Ohio River Saturday for the second of five stops in the Hoosier Division series. As many as 400 boaters and co-anglers will compete for top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000, respectively.

    "This tournament will probably be won fishing the creeks; (anglers in) Big Deer and Little Deer Creek have been known to win many a tournament," said FLW Tour pro John Voyles of Petersburg. "The river is usually tough fishing and guys will be fishing for five bites."

  • Water utility mailing reports

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department will send out its annual consumer-confidence report this week.

    The document is mandated by the state agencies and must be sent each year to inform customers of the quality and status of the water they drink.

    Customers who do not receive a copy of the report can pick one up at the water-department office in City Hall.

  • Will Koch taught us what's most important in life

    Will Koch made headlines in 2006 with the Voyage, a wooden roller coaster that not only has been ranked the best ride of its type in the world, but helped grow Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. The ride's name can be applied to Koch, who died suddenly June 13. Though his voyage through life ended long before it should have, all those who knew Will know he made dreams come true, his own and those of countless others.

  • Daniels has it wrong

    Many of you saw the comments made by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels recently when he said the next president "would have to call a truce on the so-called social issues" so he or she could focus on the fiscal problems facing the country.

    As I've made clear, I really like Gov. Daniels, and I consider him a friend and colleague, but his comments mirror those of the GOP establishment who view values voters dismissively as "single-minded."

  • The nonexistent recovery

    The United States economy is in dire trouble. With an ever-devaluing currency, an enormous trade deficit and virtually no growth in production, we are teetering on the brink of the greatest depression ever.

    We are well on our way - according to Bloomberg News, jobless claims rose by 12,000 to an all-time high of 472,000 June 12. Steven Ricchiuto, chief economist at Mizuho Securities said, "If you really are going to have a sustainable recovery, you need the labor market to improve."        

  • Tell Citians help Rockport win three Legion games

    ROCKPORT—Three Tell City seniors are playing for Rockport’s American Legion baseball team this summer and were instrumental in the team’s first three wins.

    Shane Weedman pitched a six-hitter as Rockport beat Madisonville, Ky., 14-4 in seven innings by the 10-run rule Wednesday.

    Weedman struck out four and walked three.

    Trent Benningfield was the winning pitcher in relief as Post 254 beat Lyon County, Ky., 17-16 in 10 innings June 13.

    Benningfield pitched the ninth and 10th innings, giving up one hit and one walk and striking out one.