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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Simply put, ‘The Avengers’ is awesome experience

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Review

    This is the comic-book movie people have been waiting for. Anticipation is high for any big-name comic-book property adaptation. For instance, we still have “The Dark Knight Rises” on the way, but “The Avengers” is unique because it is so unlikely. Take some of the heaviest hitters from the Marvel universe – Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, etc. – and combine them in one huge movie.

  • COLUMN: Local students score well on IREAD

    By SUE ELLSPERMANN
    District 74 State Representative

    Research suggests students learn to read through the third grade. In fourth grade, students “read to learn” as this most important skill is required and assumed in order to learn new and more complex content. For instance, students must follow instructions to do worksheets, math is taught as “word problems” and students begin to learn history and science from written material.

  • COLUMN: Congratulations, grads

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Congratulations, high-school graduates: The big day you’ve been waiting for so long has arrived.

    In just a few days, you’ll take those anticipated steps onto a stage and claim that diploma. You’ll also take a giant step toward adulthood.

    Amid the congratulations and cards, weekend barbecues and cookouts, take time over the next few days to thank the people who have made the big day possible.

  • EDITORIAL: We can’t afford to forget the purpose of Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is approaching and we hope Perry Countians will commit a portion of the long weekend to recalling the heroism of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

    Unfortunately, Memorial Day risks being crowded out by so many other activities: graduations, vacations, even auto racing. We know the first summer holiday is a busy time for everyone, but we encourage individuals and families to honor fallen and living veterans.

  • TC schools plan summertime food service

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. has announced plans to participate in a second year of a summer food-service program.

    Free meals will be available for all children 18 years of age and younger and some adults who are enrolled in state-approved education programs. Free meals will be provided without charge at Tell City Junior-Senior High School from June 4 to July 27.

    Watch for more details on the program in The News.

  • We the Youth seeks applications

    TELL CITY – We The Youth of Perry County is accepting applications for the 2012-13 program year.

    We The Youth of Perry County is a leadership program for students who will be freshmen for the upcoming school year. The program includes a variety of activities including a kickoff retreat and monthly meetings.

    The meetings are usually the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Some of this year’s topics will include government, community involvement, Perry County history, mock court and values and decisions.

  • County marching bands to host 5k run-walk June 2 in Tell City

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City and Perry Central marching bands are teaming up to host the first Two Bands-One Goal 5k Fun Run-Walk June 2 at Legion Field in Tell City.

    Check in will begin at 7 a.m. and the run-walk will start at 8. This is a “fun” run-walk with no official times given or age-group prizes scheduled. However, there will be several drawings and the top male and female runners will receive prizes.

  • Camp with a Cop offers three days of fun, learning at Glenn Wood Hills

    PERRY COUNTY – The 2012 annual Kenny Kellems Camp With a Cop police youth camp has been scheduled for July 18-20.

    Due to the growth of the camp, the location has been changed and this year will be held at the Glen Wood Hills Camp in Derby. Youngsters entering sixth through ninth grades can attend.

    Due to the location of the camp, bus transportation will be offered from Myers Grade School in Cannelton to the camp in Derby July 18. Parents are welcome to drop their children off in person at the camp if they so choose.

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  • Students raise $4,000 for kids hospital

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Students participating in the 2012 bike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital raised $4,007.52.

    Sponsored by the Cannelton Teachers Association and chaired by fifth-grade teacher Joan Goble, the annual event has raised between $2,018 and $2,850 each of the last four years.