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Today's News

  • Eager board members get first peek at new bookmobile

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Public Library were able to see the beginnings of a new bookmobile being built for the library.

    Library Director Larry Oathout shared with board members present at the board’s February meeting Feb.1 a report and pictures of the new vehicle. Oathout and bookmobile librarian Brandi Sanders traveled to Canton, Ohio, Jan. 25 and 26, where the bookmobile is being built to see how the process is coming along and to make final interior design decisions.

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  • Cannelton facing cash pinch in 2012

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “The last administration overran the budget,” Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said near the conclusion of a two-hour common-council meeting Monday. “Therefore, November’s ending balance for the general fund was in the red at $113,530.”

    The city’s motor-vehicle-highway fund contained only $728.71, she continued. “At the start of this new year, the general fund was $69,000 and the MVH was $692.”

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  • COLUMN: Lawmakers still busy in Indy

    By RICHARD YOUNG, District 47 State Senator

    As lawmakers move through the second half of the legislative session, they begin the review of bills already approved by one chamber.

    Among the legislation still being considered are bills that would establish a statewide smoking ban, mandate drug tests for the state’s welfare recipients and appropriate additional funding for full-day kindergarten. This summary highlights House-approved bills being considered by the Senate.

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  • COLUMN: TC may drop apple Dec. 31

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    There might be a new entertainment option for New Year’s Eve this year. Instead of gathering around the television to watch New York City’s famed ball drop in Time’s Square, a large illuminated apple may drop in or near City Hall Park.

    It may be a novel idea to ring in 2013, but members of the Perry County Quality of Life Committee are exploring the idea as a New Year’s Eve event. Hopefully, the event would be a hit its first year and then grow in popularity each year thereafter.

  • EDITORIAL: Soldiers deserve a hero’s welcome home

    A letter to the editor in a recent edition of the Evansville Courier and Press addressed an interesting topic.

    As efforts to bring more and more of America’s troops home from the Middle East continue, many veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, elected officials, public figures and citizens alike believe it’s appropriate to honor soldiers with a parade down the famous “Canyon of Heroes” in New York City.

  • Black-history lecture set Feb. 28 in St. Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – The Rev. Joseph Perry, auxiliary bishop of Chicago, will deliver the annual black-history lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

    His talk will be on “The History and Sanctity of Father Augustus Tolton.” Born into slavery in 1854, Tolton became the first American diocesan priest of African descent. The cause for his sainthood was introduced in 2010 by the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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  • Author to speak at Lincoln Day Program

    LINCOLN CITY – Robert Bray, author of the book, “Reading With Lincoln,” will be the featured speaker at the annual Lincoln Day program Sunday.

    The program will begin at 2 p.m.in the Abraham Lincoln Hall of the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City.

    The 2012 Lincoln Day program will include presentation of the flag by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, special music and other ceremonial activities to honor the memory of Abraham Lincoln and his family.