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Today's News

  • Thieves steal flag, flowers in Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “Those people who would steal our American flag on Memorial Day weekend,” Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said Monday, “can come down to the Legion, and we at the Legion would be more than happy to issue them one each.”

  • Pioneer Spirit

    Perry Countians were among the many hundreds of visitors to St. Meinrad Sunday for the community’s sesquicentennial parade. (Click photo to enlarge.)

     

  • County health jamboree Tuesday

    TELL CITY – If you’d like to learn more about creating a healthier lifestyle and have fun while doing it, then the Perry County Health Jamboree is for you. This event, sponsored by Purdue Extension and several community collaborators, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hagedorn Park in Tell City.

  • Preparations for ISTEP led to ‘honest mistake’

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – An instance of possible academic misconduct regarding the most recent Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress has school officials preparing for action from the state.

    During a regular meeting Tuesday of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board, Superintendent Ron Etienne said a report had been sent to the state’s department of education explaining what had happened, but local officials have not heard back about any possible punitive action.

  • COLUMN: New book details Civil War impact

    FRANK SANDAGE, Guest Columnist

    My new book “Civil War Soldiers of Perry County” will be released to the public July 4.

    The book has the names, addresses, ranks, times of service and many other details not published before in the county. Our recent Memorial Day services honored 136 men who died in the service between 1900 and 2010. My book will give the names of 900 men and 183 who perished in the struggle to save the Union and to free slaves.

    It is my pleasure to present a few facts about our American Civil War.

  • COLUMN: Chapel open house Saturday

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    After two years of labor, a family chapel coming ever closer to completion will see a dedication of sorts Saturday. Let this column serve as your invitation to attend an open house that afternoon.

    Alas, all of the small details won’t be done, but I’ll be working hard these final days to get the project as close to finished as possible.

  • EDITORIAL: Reasonable alternative needed when free vaccinations end

    The Indiana Department of Health’s Immunization Division has stated that beginning July 1 it will no longer be able to provide vaccinations to families with health insurance.

    State health officials said the new rule will ensure that families with insurance don’t rely on free vaccines.

    We understand the state health department’s not wanting to have its free services taken up by those who can afford them, as using the department’s time and money for those could deprive some indigent people of necessary care.

  • Lincoln Hills Community Chorus concert Friday

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Community Chorus will host a summer concert Friday, June 17, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.

    The chorus’ presentation begins at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. Under the direction of John Hayes, the chorus has been rehearsing for several months.

  • Woman charged with theft of donation boxes

    TELL CITY – A Kentucky woman faces a court date for allegedly trying to steal two donation containers from the front counter of McDonald’s in Tell City Wednesday night.

    Sgt Lynn Wooldridge said Barbara Slusser, 39, of Hardinsburg, Ky., faces a charge of theft. A restaurant manager called police just before midnight to report that two a woman had walked into the store and took the donation boxes. Officers found the woman in the parking lot and recovered the money.

  • Werner retiring after 25 years with American Family

    TELL CITY – With retirement looming, Rich Werner has nothing but fond memories of his 25-year career serving the insurance needs of residents of Perry County and surrounding communities. Werner will retire July 1 from the American Family Insurance agency he has operated since 1986.