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Today's News

  • Firefighters memorial
  • TCHS Boosters urge support for band

    TELL CITY - Members of the public attending the Tell City High School football game Friday will get to see the last public performance of Marching Marksmen's show before they head to regional competition the following day.

    "We encourage the public to come and show their support," said Patty Hawkins, president of the band's boosters club.

  • Vincennes University offers Spanish classes

    JASPER - The Vincennes University Jasper Campus's Continuing Education Program will offer two noncredit Spanish classes this fall.

  • Renaissance academic kickoff Oct. 16

    TELL CITY - The 2009-2010 Tell City High School Renaissance Class will host its first annual academic kickoff from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday in the high school auditorium.

    The kickoff will urge students to focus on a great academic start for the year and encourage them to work hard in order to be recognized at the academic pep rally in the spring.

    The theme of the kickoff is "Marksmen Academic Massacre."

    The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Patsy Alvey at 547-3131.

  • Cannelton fall fest Oct. 29

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor the 64th annual fall fest from 6 to 8 p.m.  Oct. 29 at the Cannelton Community Center. Cost is 25 cents for anyone not in costume.

     The event features a full concession stand, door prizes, games, raffle drawings, crafts, bake sale, cake walk, queen crowning and masquerade parade. Winners will be awarded in the following categories ages 5 and younger, ages 6 to 8, ages 9 to 11 and ages 12 to adult.

  • Public Safety Scholarship available

    TELL CITY - The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation is looking for students interested in pursuing careers in public safety to apply for scholarship funding.

    The Hoosier Safety Scholarship Program is for Indiana residents who are interested in a higher education degree and who currently volunteer with a local public safety organization. Incoming and continuing students are both eligible to apply. Students enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college in Indiana are eligible.

  • Perry Central to hold College 101 Night

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central will host College 101 Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Perry Central Elementary cafeteria. There will be a light supper provided.  A University of Southern Indiana admissions counselor will talk to students about the college application process, tips on how to find the right college, SAT/ACT scores and more. 

    An RSVP is not required but helpful when preparing for the meal.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Jody French at frenchj@pccs.k12.in.us or 843-5121.

  • Effective health-care reform requires compromise

    If health-care reform does not occur this year, two congressional leaders who are strongly in favor of it will be largely to blame.

    That's certainly ironic, but it's true because of the hard-line stance that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have taken on the so-called "public option," which would allow the federal government to sell health insurance in competition with private companies.

    Pelosi has demanded for months that the final version of any health-care-reform bill contain the public option.

  • Nature's cryptic ways

    I stayed up half the night Thursday listening to the rain pounding the metal roof above my head, wondering if the flooding was going to cover the crops in my low-lying fields.

    By sunup Friday, I was standing on a hill overlooking the Anderson River, which had become a small inland sea covering about 20 acres of cropland. In the distance, the water was edging into a golden field of corn.

    An up-and-down growing season had taken another downturn and it hurt.

  • An educated response to founding-fathers dream

    In the Oct. 5 edition of the Perry County News, guest columnist Jim Adkins told of a dream he had one night.  I found it to be a very interesting tale that had a unique message.  

    Dreaming of the founding fathers must have been exciting and apparently influenced Mr. Adkins very much. However, as a graduate and teacher of U.S. history and government, I found some inaccuracies about the dream.