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Today's News

  • Unwanted drugs, syringes to be collected June 11-12

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County residents will get opportunities June 11 and 12 to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of unwanted drugs and used hypodermic syringes for free.

    The items will be collected from 8 to 10 a.m. June 11 at the Perry County Family Practice Clinic at the intersection of Indiana 37 and French Ridge Road.

    Another collection will be conducted from 8 a.m. until noon June 12 at the Tell City Fire Department, 12th and Mozart streets.

  • PCJW membership drive dinner Thursday

    ROCKY POINT - The Perry County Junior Women will host a membership drive dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rocky Point Waterfront Grille.  

    Potential members will be guests of the organization and will be eligible for a door prize.

    The Perry County Junior Women's mission is to promote the welfare of the community and its citizens through active, constructive projects.

    Membership is open to all ages. Reservations for the dinner, which are due Tuesday, can be made by calling Stephanie Epple at 547-4999.

  • Reception to honor Whitcomb

    TELL CITY - A reception May 26 at the Schergens Center in Tell City will mark the showing of "The Life and Times of Edgar Whitcomb," a television documentary on the former governor's life.

    Whitcomb, who served from 1969 through January 1973, has lived in the Rome area for several years.

    The ceremony Wednesday begins with a social hour at 6:30 p.m. with a viewing of the program at 7, followed by a discussion.

  • HNF fishing derby June 26

    TELL CITY - The Hoosier National Forest will sponsor the 15th annual Kid's Fishing Derby at the Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby Saturday, June 26.  The event is free and will be open to all children ages 15 and under.

    Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sign-in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Fishing and casting contests will begin at 8:15 a.m. and there will be two fishing heats, from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

  • The Reserves Network opens in Tell City

    TELL CITY - The Reserves Network announces the opening of its newest office location in Tell City.

    Located at 809 Mozart St., the new office will serve as a Recruit Center for TRN's Elizabethtown, Ky., office, providing a recruitment and business development base in the southern Indiana and northern Kentucky marketplace.

    The Recruit Center will be overseen by Elizabethtown Branch Manager Angie Covin, with staffing supervisor John Midkiff providing daily office support.

  • A class with good taste
  • Betty White an inspiration to senior citizens

    In seven years it is projected that people in the world over age 65 will outnumber those under age 5 for the first time in history.

    Fortunately for our society, older people in nearly every walk of life are more active and productive than their counterparts were a generation ago. Many say age 60 is the new 40 and age 80 is the new 60, and there is some evidence to back those claims.

  • Congratulations, graduates

    Even after all these years of covering commencements, the strains of "Pomp and Circumstance" inspire me with optimism. After all, I have high hopes for this year's group of newly minted graduates.

    I look forward each spring to the traditions of covering at least one local commencement. I'll be at Cannelton's ceremony Saturday and Perry Central's on Sunday. I had the pleasure of covering South Spencer High School's commencement exercises this past weekend.

  • Note to media: Enough celebrity news

    Editor's Note: Cannelton High School student Spencer Herzog wrote this column as part of an English assignment in teacher Eric Harris' class. As Harris points out, Herzog makes a point about being young but interested in current issues and "I think it's always refreshing to see a local student published in the newspaper.  It shows the community that there are kids who care about what is happening in the world."

  • Breaking NewsSheriff hospitalized but in good condition after apparent heart attack

    TELL CITY – Perry County Sheriff Bob Glenn remained in an Owensboro, Ky., hospital Monday after suffering an apparent heart attack Saturday.

    Glenn, 58, was in good condition in the cardiac step-down unit at Owensboro Medical Health System, a hospital spokesman said Monday afternoon. He was transferred there Saturday night after complaining of chest pains. He was first taken by family members to Perry County Memorial Hospital and transferred to Owensboro by ambulance a short time later.