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Today's News

  • United Way announces funding for 2010

    PERRY COUNTY - Faced with a sagging economy and financial uncertainties, Perry Countians remained generous in reaching out to their communities through the United Way of Perry County. Donations totaling $105,000 were made last fall, allowing United Way to fund 19 local programs to the tune of $66,000. Health and human-service organizations will receive another $3,000, bringing the community investment to $69,000.

  • Preston family thanks rescuers

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. - Two angels on his shoulders and those in the form of emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters and more are who Chad Preston and his family credit with saving his life.

    On April 20, Preston and his brother, Steve, were involved in a four-vehicle accident at the intersection of Indiana 66 and Washington streets in Tell City. Two people died in the collision.

  • Library advertising 2010 budget in August

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Perry County Public Library will advertise its budget in August, three weeks earlier than normal.

    At last month's library board meeting, Director Larry Oathout told board members the advertising deadline for 2010 budgets may be moved up, and if it was they should look for a budget. The 2010 budget is $996,509, up 1.5 percent from last year, he told members.

  • Ewing's interview to air this week

    TELL CITY — Mayor Barbara Ewing's interview by Micah Schweizer and Jessica Naudziunas of radio station WNIN will air this week on WNIN 88.3 FM.

    The interview was part of a five-part weeklong Tri-State Health Series.

    Ewing and Rebecca Fenn, Perry County's greenway coordinator, met the radio interviewers at the Windy Creek Trail June 13 to discuss the wellness initiatives taking place in the area.

  • Music at Rome

    ROME - The Sunday in the Park band with Rita Phillips, Mike and Kasha Phillips, Ray Harpenau, Ted and Jean Harpenau, Ray Thomas and Jerry Swift, will perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday on the lawn of the Rome Courthouse.

    Concessions will be available, as will sandwiches and drinks.

  • Need help filing for benefits?

    TELL CITY - Catholic Charities and the Tell City-Perry County Public Library are joining hands to help local residents file for unemployment benefits via computer. Volunteers will be in the library's conference room from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays. Volunteers will have laptops to walk people through the online forms.

  • Regional arts group plans SF show, classes

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host its annual art show during Schweizer Fest, Aug. 7-8, on the second floor art gallery at City Hall.

    The association will also host summer art workshops again this year. Dates are July 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30. Times are 9:30 to 11 a.m. The workshops are open to students going into first through ninth grades. This year's theme is recycled art made from manmade or natural materials. Art will be exhibited during Schweizer Fest. Sign-up sheets are at City Hall and the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

  • Licensing tax preparers would benefit everyone

    Indiana just avoided a state government shutdown after longer than usual budget negotiations prompted by the state's now taking in less tax revenue than in recent years.

    And our federal government is running up record budget deficits to try to get the economy going again.

    But one idea recently suggested by Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Doug Shulman could help federal and state governments collect more tax revenues regardless of the state of the economy.

  • Alert public to job openings

    I'm not going to weigh in on today's front-page story on the apparent proposal to combine the duties of administrative assistants to county commissioners and the office of planning and zoning.

    Commissioners will take up that issue this evening, but one of the topics raised during Wednesday evening's meeting of the plan commission is worth my two cents: that of how positions with the county are advertised and filled.

  • 4-H'ers: It's your time to shine

    It's hard to focus on positives with so many negative events going on in our world. Many people are frightened about our future, but I would like to extend a special invitation to all Perry County residents to come to the 4-H fair (July 12-19) to grasp a glimpse into an optimistic future.

    Perry County 4-H has many kids who are changing the world in a positive way and the 4-H fair is a time for the public to see what 4-H'ers are doing. It is an exciting time for youth to show off what they've learned in the past year, but they work on their 4-H projects year round.