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Today's News

  • Nice to meet you, Peter Cottontail

    South Perry Head Start students Heaven Wright, above, and Gavin Kendall, next photo, joined more than a dozen other classmates in Sunset Park Thursday for an Easter-egg hunt and meet-and-greet with none other than the Easter bunny.

  • Saturday's census festival includes parade

    TELL CITY — Just about everyone loves a parade and the one scheduled for Saturday in downtown Tell City will not only offer a fun time, but share an important message. Turning in those yet-to-be-mailed census forms is very important to the entire community.

  • New company announces growth plans

    TELL CITY - A company whose opening in Tell City was reported by The News March 8 announced in a news release Wednesday it will add up to 70 new jobs by 2013.

  • Charges dropped against former Cannelton schools superintendent

    PETERSBURG - Charges against a former Cannelton City Schools superintendent have been dropped, allowing him to better focus on his current job, superintendent for the Pike County School Corp.

    As The News reported in March 2009, John Thomas and Pike Central High School Principal LeAnne Kelley turned themselves in to police after being indicted for failing to report child abuse or neglect, a Class B misdemeanor.

  • Accident leads to OWI arrest
  • Skillman to visit

    TELL CITY - Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman will be the guest speaker at the Perry County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner Tuesday.

    The annual event will be held at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with dinner at 6:15. Tickets are $12 per person and can be obtained by calling Tom McCart at 547-6156.

    The dinner is sponsored by the Perry County Republican Party.

  • Rep. Ellsworth to speak at Perry County's JJ Dinner

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Democratic Committee will host its annual Jefferson Jackson dinner April 10, at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City.

    A cash bar will open at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6.

    Keynote speaker for the evening will be Brad Ellsworth, Democratic representative for Indiana's 8th congressional district.

    In 2006, Ellsworth defeated the Republican incumbent to take the seat. He previously served as the sheriff of Vanderburgh County.

  • Police need help in cracking counterfeit check case

    JASPER - The Indiana State Police and Jasper City Police Department are investigating several counterfeit checks being passed and cashed.

    A group of Hispanic males began visiting area convenience and grocery stores and cashing fraudulent checks in mid-February. The checks appear to be from legitimate businesses, but those firms have no record of them.

    All of the checks so far have been made for amounts just under $500 and have been made payable to different individuals.

  • Sunny Days Preschool to open in Tell City

    TELL CITY - Sunny Days Preschool, located in Baby Bloomers Childcare, 1049 12th St., is accepting enrollments for the 2010-11 school year.

    A 4- and 5-year-old class will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and a 3-year-old class will be from 12:30 from 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Children must be 3, 4 or 5 by Aug. 1, 2010, and potty trained.

    Sunny Days has planned and prepared to ready children for the world of learning. Both classes will encourage children to explore; make new friends and introduce numbers, shapes, colors and field trips.

  • Violence only begets violence

    Violence is not the answer.

    Seems pretty simple, doesn't it? It's a phrase most of us have heard all our lives and is something we hope all of us strive to follow. Unfortunately, it doesn't always happen.

    We understand the recent passing of the new health-care-reform bill has many Americans upset and voicing their political views. This is great - voicing opinions is a right we all have and we are happy to see so many exercising that right. What is not so awe-inspiring is the violence that has occurred along with it.