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Today's News

  • Unique baskets for sale at Heritage festival

    CANNELTON - Students in Free Enterprise, a student organization from Western Kentucky University, will sell unique, high-quality baskets from Kenya at the Cannelton Heritage Festival Oct. 10.

    Amber Hanan, president of SIFE, said the baskets were created by the Women Weavers Cooperative of Kasigau, Kenya. The group traveled to Kenya in July to collect more than 250 baskets to bring back and sell.

    "We bought ones that we thought would sell in the U.S. It was hard (to chose) because they were all high quality and beautiful," Hanan said.

  • Celebration Singers to perform at St. Paul's

    TELL CITY - As part of the year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of St. Paul Catholic Church, the Celebration Singers will perform Sunday at 3 p.m.

  • Alzheimer's Walk Oct. 10

    TELL CITY - The Perry, Spencer and Dubious counties Alzheimer's Walk will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Tell City High School.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tribute flags in memory of Alzheimer's loved ones with be read.

    Jennifer Scherzinger will sing, "I Will Remember You" and a balloon liftoff will take place. Door prizes will be distributed.

    To make donations or register a team, contact Cindy Kepler at 649-2276, Betty Cash at 547-3427, Polly Story at 547-2333 or Sarah Maddox at 367-2299.

  • Bristow plans Octoberfest, Car Show

    BRISTOW - The 20th annual Bristow Octoberfest and Car Show will be held Sunday. Live entertainment begins at 9 a.m. with the Cowan Boys. Smokey McCoy will be on stage at noon. There will also be a biscuit-and-gravy breakfast, pork-chop and chicken dinners provided by the Perry Central band, ice cream, hamburgers, bratwurst, bean soup and other refreshments. Children's activities and craft vendors will also be available. For more information contact Matt Esarey at 843-5176 or Shirley Gayer at 836-2386.

  • First State Bank selling mums

    TELL CITY - First State Bank is selling mums for $5. Proceeds will benefit the First State Bank 2010  Relay for Life team. Mums in assorted colors can be purchased at all four locations in Perry and Spencer counties.

  • Library to host Teen Read Week

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Perry County Public Library will host Teen Read Week from Oct. 19 through Oct. 24. Young adults are invited to stop in and browse the young adult section of the library. Selections offered include graphic novels, large-print titles, new magazines and audio books.

  • Al-Anon still helping local families

    There are several longstanding community groups that meet regularly that don't receive - or seek - a lot of attention, but go about their missions successfully year by year.

    One of those is Al-Anon, a mutual support group for people impacted by alcoholism.

  • Battling the mouse in my house

    The battle lasted only two days but all that counted was who won and who lost.

    Two mice, early migrants trying to beat the cold by venturing into my house, bit the dust last week. One had a penchant for potato chips. The second apparently needed help controlling its high blood pressure.

  • Politics and human nature

    I will make this short and sweet. We can't keep going on the way we have been, even though the politicians tell us everything will be OK. Their agenda is greed and control and it has gone unchecked for too long.

    Start preparing for the way of life to which we have grown so accustomed to end some day soon. What does this mean? It means everything we now take for granted: food, clothing, shelter, heat, water, fuel, you name it, will be intermittent at best, and if you can get it, it will be at a premium.

  • A patriot's dream

    I'm uncertain of what awakened me that morning. I heard voices in the living room, but that was not uncommon. My wife usually leaves the radio on low to keep the parakeet company. She's like that.

    I looked at my watch. 3:49 glowed from my wrist. July 4.

    The light was on in the living room, but that was not unusual either. She leaves lights on all over the house as a rule rather than the exception. No, it wasn't the lights that got my attention, nor the low voices. It was the smell of pipe tobacco.