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Today's News

  • COLUMN: The mental effects of abortion

    By JEANNE MONAHAN, Guest Columnist

    I remember well a night many years ago when a dear friend who was adamantly pro-choice came to me, sobbing uncontrollably.

    With defenses down, she unloaded a heavy burden she had long carried – a few years before she had chosen to abort her developing baby. She told me that not one day had passed that she did not think about her baby and regret her decision. My heart ached for my friend, as she was clearly tormented by her decision.

  • COLUMN: The greatest gifts of all

    By DICK HEDRICK, By the Side of the Road

    My father used to say, “There is nothing more over than Christmas.” With regard to the hoopla, he was certainly right. I’ve just completed breaking down numerous boxes for recycling.

    Colorful ribbons and bows have been discarded. Our nativity display has been repackaged, the artificial Christmas tree no longer illuminates the living room, all outdoor lighting has been dismantled.

  • EDITORIAL: Lawmakers should find important work to do

    Many people are familiar with the concept that if you do something right the first time, you reduce the potential that you’ll have to do it again.

    Indiana’s General Assembly needs to learn that concept.

  • Individual Development Account program accepting applications

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. continues to operate the Individual Development Account Program and recently received a new contract. Under this program, income-eligible individuals and families can earn while they learn and see their savings matched up to $1,600 annually. Once eligible, families are able to participate on the program for up to four years. A provision allows for completion of the program in two years and as eligibility is approved more information will be made available.

  • Eagles on Deer Creek
  • Blood, platelet donations needed

    PERRY COUNTY – Like the emergency room of a hospital, the American Red Cross must be prepared to respond to patient emergencies with blood products 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

    Through the everyday support and generosity of blood and platelet donors, the Red Cross can be prepared to do this day in and day out, no matter when or where these blood products are needed.

  • Passport to retirement course in Jan., Feb.

    EVANSVILLE – Preparing for retirement is probably the single most important concern most people have today. Retirement costs are rising, the future of Social Security is uncertain and many people have not accumulated the savings they will need to enjoy the retirement lifestyle they deserve.

  • Conservation district’s annual meeting Tuesday in Bristow

    PERRY COUNTY – Plans are in place for the 2011 Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual meeting. The 64th gathering of the district will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bristow Community Center.

    Margie Zoglmann from Purdue Extension Perry County will speak on agriculture in Costa Rica while Natural Resources Conservation Service grazing specialist Victor Shelton will speak on dairy and beef operations in Honduras.

    For more information, contact the SWCD office at 547-4686.

  • Port manager reports ‘good, solid’ December

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad had “a good, solid month” in December, according to port and governmental-affairs manager Kevin Teague.

    Reporting at a regular meeting of the port authority’s board of directors Tuesday, he said rail and barge traffic was down, but the port-rail agency still nearly met its revenue goals for the month. The movement of scrap metal helped bolster the numbers due to its price remaining higher than that of pig iron, he said.

  • A GREAT Day

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