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Today's News

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Have you spotted bedbugs in your home?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by clicking the ad near the top of the page or clicking into the opinion section. Other features of the site that allow you to express your opinions include an "Add new comment" invitation at the end of most stories and a community forum, also found in the opinion section. Don't hold back; express yourself!

  • COLUMN: Why hurt Hoosier workers?

    MICHAEL ELDER, Guest Columnist

    This letter is in reference to Jim Adkins most recent attempt to make right-to-work-for-less sound good for the working people of Indiana. And if Mr. Adkins actually believes that right-to-work will help the working people of this state, he is the one who believes in fairy tales, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

  • COLUMN: Ways to get involved in your community

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Time is scarce for all of us, but investing an few hours – as little as 90 minutes Tuesday – over the coming months can help several groups move forward with important projects.

    The public is welcome to attend a Tuesday gathering to hear updates to Perry County’s Hometown Competitiveness project, which launched last year. Volunteers are working on five broad areas important to the community: youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, leaving a local legacy and rural families’ economic success.

  • EDITORIAL: Who gets to strip our unalienable rights?

    We wish to propose a new way to think about expression by students.

    We suggest that the ideas contained in the Declaration of Independence, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these (is) liberty …” be understood to mean we are born with the freedoms we enjoy, and no one can take them away.

  • Cannelton PD solves pair of thefts

    CANNELTON – After months of investigation, the Cannelton Police Department recently arrested two men who reportedly took items out of vehicles at Aubrey Used Car Sales in Cannelton back in May 2011.

    According to officers, The Cannelton Police Department was able to obtain a search warrant for a truck where it was believed one of these items were located. According to Officer Micah Jackson, initial charges include conversion, false reporting and possession of stolen property. The two suspects were juveniles when the crimes took place. Formal charges are pending.

  • Ivy Tech offering financial aid help

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College’s Tell City Campus will hold its annual computer sessions for students and parents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Tuesday and Feb. 28.

    The sessions are free and open to the public. Participants need not be Ivy Tech Community College students. Anyone planning to attend any college is welcome. Participants will use computers to complete the FAFSA with the help of a financial aid expert.

  • Hometown Competitiveness update coming Tuesday; public welcome

    TELL CITY – Representatives of Perry County’s Hometown Competitiveness Program will share updates and solicit public participation for upcoming projects during a meeting Tuesday.

    The HTC steering committee will outline the findings of the first phase of the county-wide program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Schergens Center.

    The Perry County HTC program is active in five areas, which it calls pillars: youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, “Leave a Local Legacy” and rural families; economic success.

  • Leopold teen accused of striking man with car

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer

    SANTA CLAUS – A Perry County teen was arrested Tuesday by Santa Claus Police after allegedly hitting another man with his vehicle.

  • Officials consider animal-board contenders

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County commissioners are considering two people for appointment to an animal welfare, control and education board being formed to enforce a similarly named ordinance they adopted in December.

  • Valentine’s Day Rush