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Today's News

  • Census forms still available

    Perry County residents who need a Census 2010 form can pick one up weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Hall in Tell City. Forms are located in the water department. Forms were also still available last week in the lobby of the county courthouse.

    Residents who send in their forms soon may be able to avoid home visits by census workers.

  • Local man joins Planetwalker

    MARTINSBURG, Ohio - A Perry County man joined a noted environmental educator last week in a walk to mark Earth Day.

    Dr. John Francis was joined by about a dozen people, including Perry County resident Fred Hillenbrand, to raise awareness and personal empowerment to help Americans address the environmental challenges of the 21st century.

    Known the world over as Planetwalker, Francis will lead a five-day walk of about 100 miles through the Ohio countryside.

  • Young riders to help save lives Saturday

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Teachers Association will sponsor its 33rd annual "Wheels for Life" bike-athon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Myers Grade School.

    The bike-athon consists of a 10-mile route around Cannelton. The Cannelton Police Department and other adult supervisors will ride along the route to protect the riders and direct traffic. Younger sponsored riders - those riding trikes or bikes with training wheels - will ride on a small route in the back playground at Myers.

  • Scam victim: 'Don't be like me'

    PERRY COUNTY - A local man who fell prey to a common scam is warning others to be wary of checks arriving by mail as part of what is purported to be sweepstakes, lottery winnings or proceeds of loans.

    The man said he received a check for $2,490 and was asked to purchase a $1,900 money order, which he did. The check never cleared and the victim is out the money.

    Consumer-protection groups warn Hoosiers to never cash checks from unknown sources and to never give out identifying information such as Social Security or bank-account numbers.

  • Corrections

    The News erroneously reported April 15 the dates a veterans tribute will be set up at the Hancock County Fairground in Hawesville, Ky. A traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and other tributes to military members' service will be on display May 12-16. More information can be obtained by calling Kay Haut at (270) 922-1971.

  • Don't let ignorance guide your vote

    A comment by Tell City-Troy Township school-board member Larry Bryant April 13 struck us as rather odd.

    "I had a discussion with a citizen today," Bryant said, "who said the reason they voted against the referendum last time was because we did not share what we were going to do with the money; we kept it secret. I asked them if they'd heard of the open meetings. They hadn't heard of any open meetings, they hadn't heard any information ... they said we'd kept it secret."

  • Still plenty to learn from others

    A friend of mine recently lost his mother rather unexpectedly. He's coping as well as can be expected, sorting through the inevitable and understandable feelings of loss. He describes an emptiness in his life, even though he lived hundreds of miles away from her and saw her only on holidays and summer vacation.

    He also describes heavy feelings of regret.

    "What kind of regrets?" I asked him during a phone conversation, thinking he was talking about not spending as much time as he liked with his mom or not saying "I love you enough."

  • The story of an old table

    This old, oak table upon which I begin to type brings with it good ghosts.

    I am its inheritor. For more decades than I am old, this table graced my grandparents' kitchen. When Grandma Toni died at 92, each grandchild was granted one item. I took her table.

  • Perry Central falls to Raiders

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge used three big innings to beat Perry Central 11-3 in girls softball Thursday.

    Perry Central trailed only 3-2 after scoring two runs in the fourth inning. But Southridge came back with four in the fifth on three singles and two walks.

    Perry Central pitchers Kristi Brumfield and Tara Claise combined to give up nine hits and four walks.

    Brumfield struck out three and walked two in four innings. Claise walked two and struck out none in two innings.

    Brumfield went 2 for 3 at the plate, including an RBI double in the sixth inning.

  • Playing JV baseball, softball games first doesn’t make sense

    Usually in varsity/JV baseball and softball dates, the varsity game is played first.

    But the JV contest was played first in Tell City’s home baseball games with Breckinridge County (apparently at Breckinridge County’s request) and Perry Central’s girls softball games at Southridge Thursday, despite the fact that the weather forecast was calling for rain later in the afternoon.

    At both sites they were lucky enough to get the varsity games in before it rained.