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Today's News

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  • COLUMN: A smattering of tidbits

    DICK HEDRICK
    By the Side of the Road

    A couple of years ago, I picked up a book titled “Secret Lives of Great Authors,” by Robert Schnakenberg. It had a certain appeal, much like the National Inquirer, which is in the business of publishing quirky and outlandish tidbits about famous people.

  • COLUMN: Helping shape young minds

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    I had a very rewarding experience a few weeks ago.

    I was asked to judge the photography projects of 4-H’ers in the third through fifth grades during the annual Perry County 4-H Fair. I readily accepted the challenge and was very excited – albeit a little nervous – when I showed up to the fairgrounds July 8.

  • EDITORIAL: USOC should have required uniforms to be made in U.S.

    “You’d think they’d know better,” said U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner when it was revealed that Ralph Lauren had the uniforms U.S. athletes will wear at the Olympic Games opening ceremonies made in China.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was less restrained. “I think the (U.S.) Olympic Committee should be ashamed of themselves,” he said. “I think they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them.”

  • Cannelton detour to shift

    CANNELTON – New detours around Indiana 66 construction in Cannelton will go into effect approximately July 30, Mayor Mary Snyder said.

    The city’s street department was asked to erect signs announcing one-way travel on Bry and Eighth streets, but to cover them until the work on 66 – the city’s Seventh Street – is shifted from its current stretch.

    Drivers of large trucks should avoid the side streets, which are crossed by lines that may be to low for them to cross under. They should use Indiana 237 to go around the city.

  • Mural work makes progress

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  • Tell City ISTEP scores best in school-corporation history

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Calling results the best in school history, board members, teachers and administrators celebrated the release of ISTEP scores that show across-the-board improvements in the percentage of Tell City-Troy Township students who passed English-language arts and math portions of the state assessment.

  • School board filing season begins Wednesday

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County voters heading to the polls this November will decide races other than those for president, senator and governor. They’ll also fill two school board seats each at Tell City-Troy Township, Cannelton and Perry Central Community school corporations.

  • County’s drug court helps woman rebuild life

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth of a multi-part series about Perry County’s drug court. Previous parts, published June 25 and 28 and July 16, described discussions of participants’ progress in a confidential session and an open courtroom. In this and the final part, one participant talks about her experience in the program.

  • Traveling companions

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