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Today's News

  • Perry County Junior Women set date for membership drive dinner

    TELL CITY - Perry County Junior Women will host a  membership drive dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Rocky Point Waterfront Grille.  Potential members will be guests of the organization and will be eligible for door prizes.   The Perry County Junior Women's mission is to promote the welfare of the community and its citizens through active, constructive projects. Membership is open to all ages. 

    Reservations for the dinner, which are due by May 25, can be made by calling Stephanie Epple at 547-4999. 

  • Kid's Free Fishing Derby in Hoosier National Forest

    TELL CITY - The Hoosier National Forest will sponsor its 15th annual Kid's Fishing Derby at the Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby  June 26.   The event is free and will be open to all children ages 15 and under.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sign-in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The fishing and casting contests will begin at 8:15 a.m. and there will be two fishing heats from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.

  • TCJHS honors program scheduled for Thursday

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High School will hold its honors program for sixth- , seventh- and eighth-grade students at 6 p.m. Thursday.

  • National Bike to Work Day Friday in Tell City

    TELL CITY - Perry County Wellness 2010 will celebrate National Bike to Work Day Friday. Plans are set for area students to gather at City Hall Park for lunch. There will be a discussion about upcoming bike and walk-run activities. Lunch will be provided for free.

    The public is invited to the event and encouraged to ride bikes to the park. 

  • Cannelton schools to sponsor summer time food service

    CANNELTON - Cannelton City Schools officials plan to sponsor a free summer food service program for individuals under 18 years of age. It will be held at Cannelton High School cafeteria. The program will start June 7 and end July 23. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be from 11 a.m. to noon. 

  • When it comes to economic development, borders don't mean that much

    We're confident the Spencer County Board of Zoning Appeals will eventually make the right decision on whether or not to grant ThyssenKrupp Waupaca a special-exception permit to operate a monofill in Huff Township.

  • An illegal dump of the worst kind

    I've never counted myself a member of the animal-rights movement. I grew up on a farm caring for animals destined for the dinner table. I support farmers' right to raise animals for human consumption.

  • Arizona law doesn't change much

    "Our view," (The News' editorial) May 10 is a good example of why with this upcoming election in November people need to read and listen to several sources to get a complete story.   The editorial repeats several distortions that have come out of the opposition to Arizona's new law on illegal immigration.

  • CORRECTED - Mail carrier delivers rescue for Academy Road woman

    ACADEMY ROAD – Sharon Turner knew something wasn’t right. Betty Sue Snyder wasn’t standing where she can be found each morning – at the end of her Academy Road lane waiting for the mail.

    Turner is a mail carrier for the route that includes Snyder, 75, and her son, Marty. Over the past year, she’s struck up a friendship with the woman, who suffered a stroke several years ago. Betty Sue can’t speak well but when her hearing aids are in place, she understands just about everything.

  • American Legion sets dates for poppy sales

    TELL CITY - Red crepe-paper poppies will be offered for distribution by the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 213 on today through Saturday at three Tell City locations, Noble's IGA, Wal-Mart and Cash Saver.  This reminder is a sacrifice of thousands in all wars and is an annual event sponsored by members of American Legion Unit 213, Tell City.