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Today's News

  • COLUMN: You want to obey me

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Using mind tricks on your bosses to get the things you want?

    (I could use a raise.)

    That’s absolutely brilliant!

    (My cubicle should be bigger.)

    The Army’s psychological-operations experts, according to Rolling Stone magazine, have been turning their tactics on senators, who can give them large sums of cash. I’m not talking wallets thick with dead presidents, here. They were asking for billions!

  • EDITORIAL: It’s time for debate and compromise in Congress

    It can’t be said enough times. Politicians need to put aside party politics and start reaching across the aisles for compromise.

    If the past decade has taught us anything, it’s that our politicians need to wake up, listen to the people and start taking suggestions instead of fighting.

    Recent disagreements in Wisconsin and in our own state have seen a slightly disturbing event occur; Democrats refusing to vote on issues and fleeing state capitals for hiding instead of debating the issues at hand.

  • Project Green initiatives, accomplishments underlined at workforce board meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – Efforts are continuing in southwest Indiana to increase economic growth, employment and training efforts in the region’s energy-related industries, according to an update presented to the Grow Southwest Indiana Workforce Board at their Feb. 25 meeting.

    Project GREEN (Growing a Regional Energy Employment Network) has undertaken several initiatives to promote southwest Indiana as a national center of energy excellence. The project grew out of the federal Department of Labor Wired grant awarded to the Regional Workforce Board in 2007.

  • Disease management means looking at field history

    PERRY COUNTY – Controlling crop diseases starts with keeping accurate field records, even before the seeds are planted, and continuing through harvest, a Purdue Extension specialist advises.

    The majority of yield-limiting diseases can be managed most effectively through good selection of seed varieties, said crop specialist Kiersten Wise. Producers should work with seed dealers to choose varieties that have strong resistance to previously recorded diseases.

  • Furry-friends fund

    Sarah Jane Damin, left, of the Humane Society of Perry County presents Tiffany Reed, manager for the Perry County Animal Shelter Inc., a check for $300 to help toward a low-cost spay and neuter clinic sponsored by the shelter.

  • Durbin seeks Cannelton Council position

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Robert A. “Bobby” Durbin of 340 S. Sixth St. in Cannelton filed paperwork Feb. 16 signifying his intention to seek the District 2 Cannelton Common Council seat.

    Durbin has worked as a dock operator at Consolidated Recycling, he said Thursday, and also performed maintenance work for six years at the California Pacific Corp. in Evanston and was treasurer for Perry County Bassmasters for six years.

  • Sheriff’s deputies help provide coverage in Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Police officers in Cannelton will get compensatory time they’re due, Mayor Smokey Graves said, because it’s mandated by law. Their hours had been cut back and service gaps are being covered by the sheriff’s department, he said.

  • Webb Wheel president sees good times arriving

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “This is our predicament. Over and over again we lose sight of what’s important and what isn’t,” Kent Finkbiner said in opening his keynote speech during the Perry County Development Corp. annual meeting Feb. 17 at the Hoosier Heights Country Club.

    His address followed one by Clay Ewing, chairman of the PCDC directors board, and in order to “trump” the videos Ewing had displayed, he flashed a picture of a baby onto the screen next to him.

  • Official explains Indiana’s tax caps

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The tax caps voters made a part of the state constitution in the last election are “soft caps,” David Bottorff explained to the county council in their regular meeting Thursday.

  • Beard wins Indy Nationals

    INDIANAPOLIS—Spenser Beard of Tell City won the schoolboy 175-pound weight class in the Indy Nationals folkstyle wrestling tourney Feb. 22.
    The tourney was open to wrestlers from throughout the nation.
    Beard was one of four to compete in his weight class. He won all three of his matches, two by pins and one by decision, to earn the first-place trophy.
    He is the son of the late Traci Deom Beard and the grandson of Kenny and Darla Deom.