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Today's News

  • Perry County is at a crossroads

    By JONATHAN SANDERS, Guest Columnist

    As we near the start of absentee voting for the November elections, we must evaluate where our local government has taken us and where we’d like to be. This is perhaps more critical to consider at the local level than at the national level because the effectiveness of local government impacts almost every aspect of our lives.

  • War on the waistline begins today

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    You won’t find me eating unhealthy foods any more … at least not until Christmas Eve. I’m on the diet wagon and I’m committed to ending the year in better shape than I’ve spent the past few years.  

  • It’s time to ban herbal products abused as pot

    Herbal products that have become a dangerous but legal substitute for marijuana need to be banned. Spencer County commissioners did that last week and at least one state legislator is looking to do the same statewide. We support them and encourage county leaders here to consider a similar ban – soon.
     

    “K2” is a brand name for a legal product consisting of a blend of dried herbs that has been sprayed with a chemical and that when smoked, produces a euphoria similar to that of marijuana.   

  • Meet the candidates Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host an after-hours candidate reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14.

    The event will be held at the Schergens Center in Tell City and will allow candidates to meet with voters on a casual basis. Light refreshments will be provided and the public is invited.

  • Weekend events at HNF lakes

    PERRY COUNTY – The Hoosier National Forest will host Halloween-themed events in October at Tipsaw, Indian and Celina lakes.

    A haunted campground is also planned for Oct. 2 at the three lakes. Prizes will be awarded for best decorated campsite and costumes. A haunted trail, trick-or-treating and other prize drawings will be held.

    Regular camp fees will apply both weekends. For more information about the events, contact Tipsaw facilities at 843-4891 or Indian and Celina facilities at 843-3901.

  • Lawnmowers added to lineup at car, truck demo derby Sept. 25

    TELL CITY – The Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds will host a lawnmower demolition derby in conjunction with its fall car and truck demo derby Saturday, Sept. 25. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m.

    In the lawnmower derby, there will be three classes for 100- , 200- and 300-series mowers. There is a $20 registration fee per class with a 100-percent payout of registration fees in each class. Contestants must be 14 years old to enter.

    For other details, call Troy Haydon at 431-7299 or Chris Hubert at 836-4735.

  • Workshop to offer tips on preserving historic windows

    TELL CITY – Trying to decide what to do with your historic windows?

    Considering replacement windows to reduce energy bills but not sure where to begin? Mark your calendar for Sept. 21 and a 7 to 9 p.m. session titled “Repair – Don’t Replace – Historic Windows.”

  • Fourth annual River Cities fall coin show Sept. 25

    TELL CITY – The River Cities Coin Club will host their fourth annual fall coin show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds in Tell City.

    The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Admission is free. Coin dealers are expected from Kentucky and Indiana and will display U.S. and world coins and currency for sale and trade.

  • Library moves forward with Interstate Library agreement

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – In the continuing efforts to comply with Indiana State Library regulations, members off the Tell City-Perry County Public Library board were given copies of an agreement to be presented to Hancock County Library and any other Kentucky libraries that wish to share services.

  • Police agencies to get interview-recording equipment

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved the purchase of $10,275 worth of video-recording equipment from the county’s law-enforcement fund to be used for documenting interviews.