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Today's News

  • Voters to decide if school will get more work

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TROY TOWNSHIP – Residents of the Tell City-Troy Township school district got a chance Sunday to see work completed at Tell City Junior-Senior High School in recent years. They will vote Nov. 2 on whether up to $6 million worth of further work will be done.

  • Candidates share motivations for running

    Jim Adkins

    The Tell City man believes there can be too much emphasis on buildings instead of students. Board members need to remember where public money originates, he said. “Every dollar the government spends came from someone,” he said. “I’m not against progress, but waste.”

    He said the cost of educating children has increased and the county has lost students in recent years but hasn't trimmed the number of employees.

  • School-board candidates share reasons for running

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Twelve of the 13 candidates seeking positions on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board took to the stage in the high school auditorium Oct. 24 to answer questions and address the public.

    The forum, sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and The Perry County News, was moderated by News Managing Editor Kevin Koelling.

  • Prosecutor, county sued over defendant ‘donations’

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County woman is challenging in Perry Circuit Court the legality of fees paid by defendants pleading guilty in some criminal cases.

    The suit names as defendants County Prosecutor Robert Collins and Perry County, as well as the Perry County Law Enforcement Fund and the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee.

    Laura Truelove filed the case through her attorney, Bart Betteau of New Albany.

  • High-school principal to resign

    By Kevin Koelling, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School Principal Dale Stewart announced Tuesday morning he has decided to resign the position.

  • Mater Dei’s defense stops Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Mater Dei dug up most of Perry Central’s spikes and serves and beat the Commodores 25-11, 25-14, 25-19 in the first round of the Class 2A volleyball sectional Thursday.

  • Forest Park’s long plays down Tell City

    TELL CITY—Big plays helped Forest Park defeat Tell City 42-27 in Class 2A sectional football Friday.

  • Perry Central runs past Trojans

    OAKLAND CITY—Perry Central rushed for 373 yards on 59 carries to beat Wood Memorial 40-18 in a first-round Class A football sectional game Friday.

  • Why my home is in Tell City

    ERIC KEHL, Guest Columnist

    The old saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side” has never held much credence with me. Society has trained us that we are never to be content with what we have. We must always be pursuing that next “thing” that will make us happy.

    Many people think that living in a big city market where many more opportunities are offered to us will make us happier. When in reality, these same markets can make us even unhappier.

  • Remembering the dead

    VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I once head an interesting story about how one local church pastor, on the occasion of All Souls Day Nov. 2, invited parishioners to gather in the church cemetery for a blessing of graves.

    Each person was asked to stand by a grave and a few minutes later, with people standing by the graves of relatives, friends and perhaps complete strangers, parishioners remembered the dead.