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Today's News

  • Yackle earns destination-management award

    CORYDON – Jeremy Yackle, assistant director for the Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau, was one of 23 tourism industry professionals graduating with the Certified Destination Management Executive designation.

    These individuals were recognized during the Destination Marketing Association International 96th Annual Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., July 22.

  • Imagine a world with paid sick days

    LINDA MERIC, Guest Columnist

    There are many areas of life in this country where it appears that we live in two worlds. And that’s no different when we consider paid sick days. In the first world, if you’re sick, you stay home from work, take care of yourself and have the time to get better.

    In the second world, if you’re sick, you go to work anyway. In the second world, you go to work even when your child is sick. You know that if you stay home, you’ll lose pay – or maybe even your job.

  • Tips for safe egg handling

    BRENDA HAGEDORN, Purdue Extension

    Eggs have been in the headlines a lot recently. According to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, cases of salmonella enteritidis infections have increased fourfold since May. It appears that shell eggs are the likely source of the infections.

  • Golden Living Center will honor grandparents

    TELL CITY – Golden Living Center Lincoln Hills residents and staff will celebrate National Grandparents Day Sept. 12.

  • Power of the Purse event returns Oct. 7

    PERRY COUNTY – Are you ready to do some early Christmas shopping with local vendors, get together with friends, enjoy a free lunch, tour a beautiful health-care facility and help a local charity all in one day?

    Then you need to mark Oct. 7 on your calendar for “Power of the Purse” from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oakwood Health Campus.

  • Picnic rallies support for Republican candidates

    PERRY COUNTY – Labor Day usually marks the official start of the fall campaign season, but last week’s Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic extended by a few days what are already spirited races for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and Indiana Statehouse.

    U.S. Rep. Mike Pence was the keynote speaker at the Aug. 25 event at Mulzer Camp that drew more than 400 people. Chairman of the House Republican Conference, Pence spoke about Midwest values, saying they provided moral fiber to leaders past and present.

  • Elementary students begin year with anti-bullying fun

    TELL CITY – The kickoff of this year’s anti-bullying efforts at William Tell Elementary School should remain in students’ minds for a long time, because it was turned into a day of fun with “a very strong message,” Sally Wolfe said.

  • Online tool measures referendum impacts

    INDIANAPOLIS – With the November election just over two months away, property taxpayers in Perry County may be considering the effects of the proposed referenda for two local school corporations: Tell City-Troy Township Schools and Cannelton City Schools. The Department of Local Government Finance last week announced that it had launched a Web site that allows residents to determine the impacts on their pocketbooks by using the department’s online tool at www.in.gov/dlgf/8789.htm.

  • More candidates explain reasons for running

    TELL CITY – Two more of the 13 candidates seeking positions on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board have provided information for News profiles ahead of the November election that will seat three of them.

    Joseph Loren Stephens said if voters select him, “what you see is what you’ll get,” someone who is “outspoken, open-minded, honest, accountable, and a man of his word.”

  • Births for Sept. 2

    Julianna Marie Dickman
    Joe and Krystina Dickman of Brighton, Colo., announce the birth of their daughter, Julianna Marie Dickman, Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.
    The infant weighed 9 pounds.
    Mrs. Dickman is the former Krystina Craig.
    Grandparents are David and Denette Craig of Brighton, Doug and Vickie Robbins of Indianapolis and Mike and Vicki Dickman of Tell City.