Today's News

  • New laws take effect July 1

    On the legislative calendar, the next big date is today.

    That's when most of the new laws passed earlier this year by the Indiana General Assembly take effect.

    In this report, I want to highlight some of the measures that just became law.

    When we debated ways to create more jobs for Hoosiers, one emphasis was assistance for Indiana's small businesses, which already employ 1.3 million people in our state. One way to help will come from the position of small business ombudsman, which became part of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. July 1.

  • Perry Central stock pickers excel again

    LEOPOLD – This past semester the Perry Central economics classes competed in the state-wide Stock Market Game Simulation. Three teams finished 1-3 in the Evansville District among 289 teams competing. These three teams also finished second, fourth and 15th in the state out of 1,727 teams competing.

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  • Historical society seeking 2010 Distinguished Citizen nominations

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during the Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.

    The following criteria are considered in determining the honoree:

    • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her home, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited our community.

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  • Extra troopers on holiday duty

    EVANSVILLE – Lt. Dennis Marshall, commander of the Evansville Post, would like to remind all motorists to do their part in making our highways safe during this upcoming holiday.

    Last year, two fatal crashes occurred on Indiana roadways during the Fourth of July holiday.

    According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, one of those fatal crashes was alcohol related.

  • PCMH to offer basic CPR classes to public

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer CPR classes to the public July 15.

    A basic CPR course will be will be held at the Perry County EMS - Rescue building, located near Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, from noon to 4 p.m. and from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Class size is limited and the fee is $45. Registration is required by July 12.

  • Derby to host Bluegrass Festival July 8-10

    DERBY — Seven bands are scheduled to play July 8-10 at the annual Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival, three miles west of Derby.

    The three-day festival will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday with a free bean dinner and an open stage for those wishing to share their music with visitors. People attending are asked to take a covered dish.

    Music will start at 4 p.m. Friday. Among the groups scheduled are David Davis and the Warrior River Boys, Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass, Cowan Creek Boys, Men of the Week and Kings Highway,

  • Patoka Lake to host archery lessons Saturday

    BIRDSEYE – Meet the naturalist and other certified archery instructors at the Patoka Lake archery range for a beginners archery lesson from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

    This event is an introduction to the sport and is open to all ages. Participation is limited to the first 20 registrants or to the first 20 to arrive if the event is not full.

    Pre-register by calling the Patoka Lake Visitor Center at (812) 685-2447 or the Patoka Lake Property Office at (812) 685-2464.