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Today's News

  • Accident leads to OWI arrest
  • Skillman to visit

    TELL CITY - Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman will be the guest speaker at the Perry County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner Tuesday.

    The annual event will be held at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with dinner at 6:15. Tickets are $12 per person and can be obtained by calling Tom McCart at 547-6156.

    The dinner is sponsored by the Perry County Republican Party.

  • Rep. Ellsworth to speak at Perry County's JJ Dinner

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Democratic Committee will host its annual Jefferson Jackson dinner April 10, at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City.

    A cash bar will open at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6.

    Keynote speaker for the evening will be Brad Ellsworth, Democratic representative for Indiana's 8th congressional district.

    In 2006, Ellsworth defeated the Republican incumbent to take the seat. He previously served as the sheriff of Vanderburgh County.

  • Police need help in cracking counterfeit check case

    JASPER - The Indiana State Police and Jasper City Police Department are investigating several counterfeit checks being passed and cashed.

    A group of Hispanic males began visiting area convenience and grocery stores and cashing fraudulent checks in mid-February. The checks appear to be from legitimate businesses, but those firms have no record of them.

    All of the checks so far have been made for amounts just under $500 and have been made payable to different individuals.

  • Sunny Days Preschool to open in Tell City

    TELL CITY - Sunny Days Preschool, located in Baby Bloomers Childcare, 1049 12th St., is accepting enrollments for the 2010-11 school year.

    A 4- and 5-year-old class will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and a 3-year-old class will be from 12:30 from 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Children must be 3, 4 or 5 by Aug. 1, 2010, and potty trained.

    Sunny Days has planned and prepared to ready children for the world of learning. Both classes will encourage children to explore; make new friends and introduce numbers, shapes, colors and field trips.

  • Violence only begets violence

    Violence is not the answer.

    Seems pretty simple, doesn't it? It's a phrase most of us have heard all our lives and is something we hope all of us strive to follow. Unfortunately, it doesn't always happen.

    We understand the recent passing of the new health-care-reform bill has many Americans upset and voicing their political views. This is great - voicing opinions is a right we all have and we are happy to see so many exercising that right. What is not so awe-inspiring is the violence that has occurred along with it.

  • Spring so fleeting, but welcome

    Spring (the season) has sprung and the warmer weather last week, aided by a week of vacation the previous several days, put a bit more spring in my step. The extra energy is most welcome.

    The arrival of Easter, the springtime holiday on my calendar, adds even more certainty to the declaration that winter is kaput. I'm sure there are a few frosts to come and perhaps even a scattered flurry or two will fly sometime in the next couple of weeks, but spring is here, the grass is greening and summer is nipping at our heels. Alleluia.

  • Wanted: One 'God particle'

    An Associated Press story I read Wednesday seemed pretty upbeat, offering worlds of promise beginning with the headline.

    Atom smasher moves toward Big Bang goal

  • Breaking News Lackey: 'I'm not a quitter'

    PERRY COUNTY - A candidate for sheriff arrested last month for allegedly operating a vehicle while intoxicated has resumed his campaign and said Monday he has found overwhelming support for his decision to stay in the race.

    "Nearly everyone - I'd say 98 percent of the people I've talked to or who have come up and spoken with me - want me to stay in. That's what I'm going to do," Joe Lackey said Monday. "I'm not a quitter. I'm in this until the end."

  • Tell City boys outrun Perry Central

    TELL CITY—Ryan Henrickson won two individual events and a relay to lead Tell City past Perry Central 70-58 in a boys track season opener Thursday.

    Henrickson won the 400-meter dash in 52.25 seconds and the 200 in 23.59.

    He teamed with Jordan Alvey, Daniel Gonzalez and Colton Thomas to win the 1600 relay in 3:36.

    David McDaniel won the 300 intermediate hurdles in 43.25 and earned Tell City’s only field-event victory with a 5-foot-10 high jump.

    Alvey won the 800 in 2:07.62, beating Perry Central star Michael Ernst by  1.88 seconds.