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Today's News

  • Chicago's all-you-can-eat pizza helps band today

    TELL CITY - Chicago's Pizza, 1023 Payne St., Tell City, will offer all-you-can-eat pizza and breadsticks for $8 from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Monday). The offering is a fundraiser for the Tell City High School Band Program.

  • Talk to lawyer for free 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 4

    PERRY COUNTY - The next Talk to A Lawyer call-in legal clinic is scheduled for Feb. 4.

    Since 2003, volunteer lawyers have held the call-in clinic the first Thursday of every month.

    To access the clinic, call toll-free (800) 994-2169. Callers can reach an attorney between the hours of 4:30 and 7 p.m.

  • Newsprint tax a misguided attempt at reducing waste

    Indiana Rep. David Wolkins made a strange suggestion recently.

    A friend of Wolkins who works in a landfill reportedly told the representative that the majority of waste that he sees in his line of work is tossed-out newspapers. Deciding that this was a problem that he could propose a fix to, Wolkins introduced legislation in House Bill 1355 that would tax newspapers for the newsprint they use.

    By doing this, he believes newspapers will use a greater amount of recycled content, which would reduce the number of old papers lying around in landfills.

  • Don't become a victim of stalking

    January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 3.4 million victims a year. This year's theme is "Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It." The designation challenges the nation to fight this dangerous crime by learning more about it.

  • Nine charged in undercover drug buys

    PERRY COUNTY - An undercover investigation by the Drug Enforcement Section of the Indiana State Police led to the arrest last week of nine people charged  after authorities allegedly made undercover purchases of methamphetamine, marijuana and controlled substances.

    Seven of the defendants were arrested during a warrant sweep that began Thursday morning. Two others turned themselves in Tuesday.

  • Mayor reflects on successful year

    CANNELTON - The city is sound and finished 2009 in the black, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said in a state-of-the-city report offered at a common-council meeting Jan. 11.

    The city experienced neither large insurance claims nor layoffs and was able to continue safety training that helped keep insurance rates low; "we were blessed there," he said. No cutbacks in city services were required and the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance approved the budget for this year with no changes.

  • Police chief: department had great year

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's police department got an early Christmas present, acting Chief Eric Dickenson said at regular meetings of the city's board of public works and safety and common council Jan. 11.

    He was informed Dec. 21 a $10,000 grant for which he'd applied had been approved, he said. It and a $1,042 match from his department's radio fund were to go toward the purchase of four 800-megahertz in-car radios.

  • Water Main Break

    Tell City Water Department employee Lester Perryman waits for pressure in a cracked 6-inch main to subside Friday morning before he, utility superintendent Dale Poole and other workers place a clamp over the break. Winter freezing and thawing can cause water lines to crack, Poole said. Unlike a break during the peak of the cold snap the previous week, fixing Friday's problem was less bone-chilling, with temperatures in the 40s.

  • Rome improvements among parks board goals

    CANNELTON - Getting restrooms and a shelter house erected at the Rome boat ramp park area is one of the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department's top goals for 2010.

    At its first meeting of the year Wednesday the board outlined its goals for the next 12 months.

    Another major goal is to help with a 50th anniversary ceremony at the Electra airplane crash site, which the board leases and maintains.

    A Perry County Kiwanis committee chaired by Rebecca Fenn is planning most of the details for the March 13-14 observance.

  • We should ask ourselves hard questions

    Do the collection of communities that make up Perry County have the government and school systems they want and need?

    Many residents would say "yes, we're happy with the way things are."

    That's a perfectly legitimate response. If it's the way the majority of residents feel, perhaps things should remain as they are.

    We have reason to believe, however, some people feel they aren't treated as well as others are, even though they make the same contributions through property and sales taxes.