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Today's News

  • Historical society to sponsor workshop

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society will conduct a workshop for people researching their local family lineage. The workshop will begin at 1 p.m. March 7 in the society's meeting room.

    There is no charge for admission to the museum or workshop.

    A presentation will be led by Mark L. Ress, museum curator, who will explain many of the lesser known county records available at the museum.

  • Beef producers to discuss marketing at Tuesday meeting

    CANNELTON - Purdue Extension will host a program on marketing options for the small beef producer Tuesday at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at approximately 8.

    There are many different options for marketing beef cattle in this area. These include feeder cattle sales, retained ownership and selling freezer beef. Margie Zoglmann, Perry County agriculture extension educator, will cover these topics.

    This program is the third in a 2010 series on beef management. The last program for the winter series will be held March 18.

  • Second News box added on Main Street

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News has added a second news box in front of its Main Street office.

    Beginning today, one box will hold Monday papers, with Thursday editions in the other. The second box will allow issues to remain in boxes for a full week and serve readers who miss buying a paper before the next issue is published. Those readers have had to enter the office to purchase those issues. The boxes will be labeled.

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  • Canine searches of schools need to become routine

    We all want safe schools: for our kids, our communities. Illegal drugs, drug sellers and weapons have no place in classrooms, hallways or lockers. That's why we were happy to hear that police dogs from several departments, including Tell City's own canine, Jago, visited Tell City schools last week. The dogs and their officer handlers led their dogs around lockers inside the schools. Outside, they led canines around vehicles in parking lots.

  • Disaster on the bunny trail

    As a small boy home from school on a snowy day, I liked to follow rabbit tracks in fresh snow. That seemed like a fun way to spend a morning but it didn't do me any good last week as I tried to dodge a snowdrift next to my house.

    The rabbit that left the trail outside my sidewalk, had he been watching, would have laughed his cold, cottony tail off. I didn't think it was all that funny.

  • Change needed to long-term care

    Indiana's long-term care system is out of balance. Studies confirm that most Hoosiers prefer to receive long-term care services and support in their home, or in a home-like setting, instead of a nursing homes. Yet according to our Division of Aging, Indiana is ranked 45th among all states in 2009 in the amount of dollars spent on long-term care services to support Hoosiers in the home or community.

  • Perry Central-Forest Park game postponed to Wednesday

    FERDINAND--Perry Central's varsity and JV boys basketball games at Forest Park, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 15, have been postponed to Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the same time.

    This is the second time these games have been postponed due to snow.

  • Snow blankets county; driver hurt near Oriole

    PERRY COUNTY - Weary residents reached for their snow shovels once again this week as a midwinter storm dumped from 5 to more than 8 inches of snow on most areas of the county Monday night and Tuesday, canceling classes at schools and triggering a handful of accidents.

    A Leopold woman suffered head and internal injuries in a one-vehicle crash near Oriole on a snow-covered Indiana 66.

  • State shifting correctional ed programs to Ivy Tech

    INDIANAPOLIS - An Indiana Department of Correction decision to restructure basic-education services for adult offenders will affect the jobs of about 115 educators employed at state facilities, including Branchville Correctional Facility in Perry County.

    The Department of Correction recently announced it had completed a review of how it provides basic education programs to incarcerated adults and decided to partner with Ivy Tech Community College as its educational provider.