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Today's News

  • PC Substance Abuse grant cycle under way

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is now accepting grant requests for the 2010-11 grant cycle. Deadline for submitting the grants is 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1.  Copies of the application and comprehensive plan can be found on the Web site www.perrycountysubstanceabuse.org or by calling Diane Conner, coordinator, at 547-6538.   

    Grants will be awarded at the committee's annual grant award breakfast at 8 a.m., Friday, July 9 at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City. 

  • Rising water closes sections of Indiana 66 on county's east side

    VINCENNES - A rising Ohio River has closed portions of Indiana 66 in Perry County. As of Friday afternoon the highway was closed: • from Indiana 62 at Sulphur to State Road 70 at Derby. • from Indiana 70 at Derby to State Road 166 at Rocky Point. • from Indiana 166 at Rocky Point to Indiana 237 in Cannelton. When encountering a flooded roadway, INDOT urges drivers to turn around and not drive through standing water.  

    According to the National Weather Service, most flooding deaths occur in automobiles.

  • Patoka Lake Heritage Day set for Saturday

    BIRDSEYE - Patoka Lake will host a Heritage Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the visitors center. Activities for all ages will include corncob darts, tomahawk throwing, clay crafts and old-time games. Interpretations of quilting and outdoor cast iron cooking will also be available for visitors.  Participants will also be able to hear the Moery and the Dillard families' stories as they visit the 1860s Moery cabin, reconstructed at the Patoka Visitor Center.  There will be dulcimer lessons at 11 a.m.

  • Library to celebrate National Children's Book Week

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Perry County Public Library will celebrate National Children's Book Week today through May 15. The week is an opportunity for libraries to promote the joy of reading to children. This year, the library will have a "Spot the Plot" riddle book of rhymes for children to solve. Pictures posted on walls in the children's department will give clues about classic stories, encouraging children to become super sleuths as they solve the mysteries.

  • Training raid
  • New illegal-immigrant law opens door for profiling

    Everyone should be aware by now of the debate going on over the recently passed immigration law in Arizona. Gov.

  • Computers and our money

    I can't think of the name of the old science-fiction movie that depicted a world run by robots and computers.

  • The school board and your taxes

    I just read the April 26 editorial regarding last year's attempt to raise taxes for school renovation and repair. Your paper stated people should have solid reasons for opposing the referendum. No new taxes is reason enough, but there are others.  Your article also stated no one openly opposed the referendum. I opposed it in writing in this paper. Incidentally, my article received many supporting comments.  This year, 55 percent of my property tax bill is for school funding. The school tax increased 23.35 percent from 2009 to 2010.

  • Tell City defeats PC

    TELL CITY—Trent Gunn hit two home runs and Trent Benningfield pitched a three-hitter as Tell City shut out Perry Central 6-0 in baseball Wednesday.

    The game took only one hour and 16 minutes as it was cleanly played, with only two walks and two errors and no wild pitches, passed balls or hit batsmen.

    Tell City’s Trent Benningfield and Perry Central’s Ian Hahus were locked in a scoreless pitching duel until the bottom of the fourth inning, when Trent Gunn led off with a home run over the left-field fence for Tell City.

  • PC wins Dubois relay meet

    DUBOIS—Perry Central won three events and placed second in five to win Northeast Dubois’ boys track six-team relay meet Friday.

    Eric Scheiber won the only individual event, the 1600-meter run. Teammate Jake Schwartz, returning from an injury, placed second and Alex Newton was sixth.

    Ian Bashor and Neal Schwartz won the pole vault competition with a combined height of 25 feet, 6 inches.

    Bashor was also on the Commodores’ 1600 relay, which won in 3:40.65.