Today's News

  • COLUMN: If only the turtle could talk


    I ended the life of a box turtle the Sunday before Memorial Day. It was an accident and while my conscience isn’t as easily shaken as it once was, I felt remorse.

    The turtle was crossing, or attempting to, Indiana 66 between Grandview and Rockport. I saw it in plenty of time and even slowed. However, it was in the area of driving lane where my passenger-side tires would normally be. I could have swerved left but an oncoming car prevented a deft maneuver.

  • EDITORIAL: Be mindful of bicyclists

    If you read the Evansville Courier & Press, you might have seen the recent report of the death of a cyclist on Green River Road. Such news brings the realization that with summer, rising gas prices and school being out of session, more of our neighbors, co-workers, family and friends will be out and about on bicycles. It also reminds us of the importance of sharing the road safely.

  • Officials will consider monofill request June 20

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s commissioners will consider a land-rezoning request from Waupaca officials at their June 20 meeting.

    As the News reported May 24, the Perry County Plan Commission voted to recommend the county commissioners approve the rezoning, which would support the foundry’s plans to develop a 200-acre area at the end of Albany Road for a monofill that would accept “nonhazardous solid residual materials” now going into one near Troy, a company spokesman said.

  • Know the dos, don’ts for Tell City’s spring cleanup

    TELL CITY – Tell City residents are being encouraged to take advantage of an upcoming spring cleanup, which kicked off today and will continue through Thursday. City crews will be busy this week hauling away unwanted items pulled by residents from garages, basements and closets.

    Residents who want the city to take away junk should place their items in the locations where they place regular trash. Crews will follow their regular routes this week and large items will be picked up with regular bagged trash.

  • Democrat golf scramble June 11

    SANTA CLAUS – The Perry County Democrat Central Committee will host the Terry Lock Memorial Democrat Golf Scramble 1 p.m. Monday, June 11, at Christmas Lake.

    Men will play from the white tees, women from the red tees, and golfers 70 and older from the senior tees. Entry fee is $65 per golfer and includes free drinks and snacks on the course and dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Mulzer Camp one mile west of Troy.

    Dinner tickets are available for nongolfers for $15.

  • Forestry workshop set for June 19

    ST. MEINRAD – A forestry management workshop will be held at the St. Meinrad Community Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. June 19.

    The meeting is being organized by the soil and water conservation districts and Purdue Extension Service in both Perry and Spencer counties.

    The program will focus on basic management techniques for forest land along with the economics and benefits of managing forest land correctly.

  • 10th Adventures with Nature field day is June 23

    TIPSAW – The 10th annual Adventures with Nature Field Day will be held at Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area June 23. The program has been organized by the Hoosier National Forest, Purdue Extension-Perry County, Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District and Spencer County Soil and Water Conservation District.

    The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 1 p.m.

  • TCHS Class of 2012 awarded scholarships

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City High School Class of 2012 were recognized for academic excellence and awarded scholarships and other honors during the school’s annual honors ceremony May 13:

  • Perry Central H.S. seniors awarded scholarships

    LEOPOLD – Members of Perry Central High School's Class of 2012 were recognized with scholarships and other academic honors during a May 21 awards banquet. The following students were recognized:

    Ivan Bland: University of Southern Indiana Departmental Scholarship $4,000 per year; Ivy Tech Valedictorian Scholarship $1,500; ATTC Scholarship $1,000. Total $18,500.

    James Bluhm: Perry-Spencer Communications Scholarship, $500.

    Colt Brown: Vincennes University Scholar, full tuition.

  • Forest’s new district ranger begins duties today


    TELL CITY – A Forest Service employee with leadership roles working at several national forests will begin work today as the ranger for the Tell City and Brownstown districts of the Hoosier National Forest.

    Hoosier Forest Supervisor Melany Glossa announced that Chris Zimmer has been selected for the position. He fills a vacancy created when District Ranger Anne Carey accepted a position in Ohio.