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Today's News

  • Hospital trustees re-elect officers

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital's board of trustees re-elected officers and approved the purchase of laboratory equipment during an Oct. 28 meeting. Also approved were credentialing requests.

    The board approved another year-long term for current officers, including J.B. Land, chairman; Tim Harding, vice chairman and Grant Taylor, secretary. Kathy Clayton, the hospital's vice president of financial services, will continue to hold the post of treasurer. Board compensation will remain $300 per month.

  • Cannelton's bump-outs may soon disappear

    CANNELTON - Bump-outs in Cannelton may not be around much longer.

    Common Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson suggested at a regular meeting of the city's leadership Oct. 12 that Street Commissioner Charlie Davis could look at bump-outs on Washington Street to see if he could remove some and get a cost estimate for those he can't.

    The decorative sidewalk extensions, installed as part of a "Main Street Project" in the mid-1990s, have enjoyed only sporadic upkeep. Some discussion about them occurred at a mid-September meeting.

  • PCMH implements first Intranet portal

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Perry County Memorial Hospital has gone live with its Intranet portal designed and installed by Hospital Portal.NET. It is the hospital's first Intranet portal.

    HospitalPortal.NET is a provider of secure hospital-specific Intranet sites for electronic information sharing and information publishing. Perry County Memorial, a healthcare provider for 60 years, is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and 315 full- and part-time employees.

  • Fall property-tax bills due Nov. 10

    PERRY COUNTY - Property owners will need to pay the second installment of their property taxes by Tuesday. Property owners have several payment options. Old National and First State banks in Tell City and Rockport and Fifth Third Bank in Tell City will collect payments, as will the treasurer's office at the county courthouse.

    Property owners can mail payments to the Perry County Treasurer, P.O. Box 756, Tell City, IN 47586.

    Mailed payments must be postmarked by Nov. 10 to avoid penalties and should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope in order to return a receipt.

  • Kiwanis Club planning service to mark 50-year anniversary of Electra crash

    PERRY COUNTY — The Tell City Kiwanis Club is in the beginning stages of planning a memorial service to mark the 50th anniversary of the crash of Northwest Orient Airlines Electra Flight 710 in rural Cannelton March 17, 1960.

  • Voting ends Tuesday in $1,000 school-bands contest

    PERRY COUNTY - Only five days remain for people to help Perry Central or Tell City high school bands win $1,000 through WFIE-TV's Ultimate Battle of the Bands.  

    Anyone 13 years or older with an e-mail address, anywhere in the world, can vote daily for the Marching Marksmen or the Marching Commodores until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Holiday to close offices, delay trash pickup

    PERRY COUNTY - Veterans Day will close some offices Wednesday and delay trash collection in Cannelton and Tell City.

    Cannelton and Tell City residents whose trash is normally picked up Wednesdays will have their refuse collected Thursday. Veterans Day is a holiday for all county workers and city employees in Cannelton, Tell City and Troy.

  • Run wild with Jonze film

    "Where the Wild Things Are," based on the children's book by Maurice Sendak, is a strange film.  The director, Spike Jonze ("Being John Malkovich," "Adaptation") has stated that the film is more of a movie about childhood than it is a children's movie.

  • Kramer inspired respect, admiration in classroom

    Allen Kramer was the consummate high-school teacher, the best educator I ever encountered. This comparison includes the collective company of all my college professors.

    I feared him, this dark-bearded man, mainly for the subjects he taught, his dreaded college-bound mathematics courses.

    I was, in no way, his best student. During his 37 years as a teacher, I'm certain I'm not even listed among his top 1,000 students.

    Still, I learned a great deal from this smart, focused man.

  • I'm just one of thousands impacted by Allen Kramer's teaching career

    A classic problem in trigonometry requests, "Given the length of the shadow that a flagpole casts and angle of inclination that the sun makes with the horizon, compute the height of the flagpole."  

    The late Mr. Allen Kramer taught me to solve that problem.  Given his slight build and average height, his physical shadow was never long.  His academic shadow, however, well beyond his horizon.