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Today's News

  • Community grant deadline Sept. 23

    PERRY COUNTY - Joe Malone, chairman of the Grants Committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • No clippings in curbs, please

    TELL CITY - Members of the city council are extending another reminder to residents not to allow grass clippings to enter city stormwater inlets. Blowing grass into curbs from lawnmowers or power blowers not only clogs inlets and causes problems at the city's treatment plant, but is a violation of city ordinances. City police officers have been making courtesy visits with residents and alerting them to the city ordinance.

  • State health officials encourage Hoosiers to get seasonal flu vaccine

    INDIANAPOLIS - The state Health Department encourages Hoosiers to get a seasonal influenza vaccine, which is now available in most communities.

    The seasonal flu vaccine will not provide protection against the 2009 H1N1 Influenza A, but state health officials say it is still important to get the seasonal flu vaccine.

    About 36,000 people die each year in the United States due to seasonal flu-related illnesses.

  • Prison officials listened to community, acted quickly

    The wheels of government seldom move as quickly as many would like but we were impressed that security improvements at Branchville Correctional Facility were made quickly after the  escapes of three men.

    Prison officials responded positively to a March 30 editorial that called for a meeting of the facility and the public, many of whom expressed concern that violent offenders serving long sentences were being housed in the medium-security center.

  • About letters to the editor

    I had looked forward to no elections for local offices in 2009. For me, that means no candidate questionnaires, no public forum to moderate and, so I thought, fewer politically based letters to the editor.

    So much for that last hope. But that's OK with me. I want readers to respond to issues, but I do lament the tone some letter writers have taken, preferring to complain and caricature rather than offer suggestions. Sometimes the truth gets trampled and the very issue up for public debate is forgotten amid partisan jabs.

  • Truth, health care and tort reform

    As an attorney in this community, I feel compelled to respond to the recent guest column of Dr. William Marcrum regarding the ongoing health-care debate.

    While I cannot directly address some of Dr. Marcrum's finer points regarding the value of services he provides or the rates at which he is reimbursed for care to Medicare or Medicaid patients, I can certainly address the biggest inaccuracy in his commentary - tort reform as a prong of health-care reform.

  • Tell City downs Chargers

    PETERSBURG—Tell City amassed 415 yards of offense and took advantage of four Pike Central turnovers to beat the Chargers 34-14 in PAC football Friday.

    Pike Central had 292 yards of total offense and 17 first downs, numbers usually good for more than two touchdowns.

    But the 0-4 Chargers fumbled three times and Ty DuPont, Trent Gunn and Justin Hagan recovered them for Tell City.

    Ryan Henrickson intercepted a pass at the Tell City 8-yard line to end another Pike Central drive.

  • PC stops Senators

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s defense forced four turnovers in defeating West Washington 51-13 in PLAC football Friday.

    Perry Central’s T.J. Hall returned a Senator fumble for a  61-yard touchdown. Kegan Hubert recovered a fumble that set up a touchdown.

    Mikey Wilkerson returned an interception 72 yards for a touchdown. Dakota Huff returned an interception 40 yards to set up a field goal and another interception 41-yards to set up a touchdown.

  • PC nips Tell City in five games

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had strong digging and took advantage of some Tell City errors to beat the Marksmen 21-25, 25-23, 23-25, 10-25, 15-13 in volleyball Thursday.

    “We missed 10 serves in the first two games—that’s enough to turn those game around,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “I just think it’s lack of concentration.

    “We also had a lot of errors at the net—things I felt like we killed ourselves on. But we came back and played pretty well the third and fourth games.”

  • Tell City splits matches

    TELL CITY—Tell City swept the singles matches and won in No. 1 doubles to beat South Spencer 4-1 in PAC boys tennis Wednesday.

    Anjan Kashyab and Trent Wheatley won No. 1 and 3 singles in straight sets and Greg Hollinden won the No. 2 singles match in three sets.

    Mike Richmer and Christopher Kohnert also won in three sets in No. 1 doubles.

    Tell City lost to Pike Central 3-2 Thursday. Kashyab and Wheatley were the Marksmen’s winners.

    Tell City, 2-6 overall and 1-6 in the conference, will host Boonville today at 4:30 p.m.