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Today's News

  • Students visit state capitol, sign up for summer classes

    CANNELTON - Students and their adult chaperones visited the state capitol April 12, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad told the Cannelton School Board April 28, and their "very nice trip" included visits to the state treasurer's office, Senate, House of Representatives and a state courtroom. "We did not see (Gov.) Mitch Daniels, although he was supposed to be in the building that day, somewhere," she said.  The students "did have a very good time," she continued, "They learned a lot" and enjoyed a meal at The Spaghett

  • Tyler's big day
  • PC Substance Abuse grant cycle under way

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is now accepting grant requests for the 2010-11 grant cycle. Deadline for submitting the grants is 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1.  Copies of the application and comprehensive plan can be found on the Web site www.perrycountysubstanceabuse.org or by calling Diane Conner, coordinator, at 547-6538.   

    Grants will be awarded at the committee's annual grant award breakfast at 8 a.m., Friday, July 9 at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City. 

  • Rising water closes sections of Indiana 66 on county's east side

    VINCENNES - A rising Ohio River has closed portions of Indiana 66 in Perry County. As of Friday afternoon the highway was closed: • from Indiana 62 at Sulphur to State Road 70 at Derby. • from Indiana 70 at Derby to State Road 166 at Rocky Point. • from Indiana 166 at Rocky Point to Indiana 237 in Cannelton. When encountering a flooded roadway, INDOT urges drivers to turn around and not drive through standing water.  

    According to the National Weather Service, most flooding deaths occur in automobiles.

  • Patoka Lake Heritage Day set for Saturday

    BIRDSEYE - Patoka Lake will host a Heritage Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the visitors center. Activities for all ages will include corncob darts, tomahawk throwing, clay crafts and old-time games. Interpretations of quilting and outdoor cast iron cooking will also be available for visitors.  Participants will also be able to hear the Moery and the Dillard families' stories as they visit the 1860s Moery cabin, reconstructed at the Patoka Visitor Center.  There will be dulcimer lessons at 11 a.m.

  • Library to celebrate National Children's Book Week

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Perry County Public Library will celebrate National Children's Book Week today through May 15. The week is an opportunity for libraries to promote the joy of reading to children. This year, the library will have a "Spot the Plot" riddle book of rhymes for children to solve. Pictures posted on walls in the children's department will give clues about classic stories, encouraging children to become super sleuths as they solve the mysteries.

  • Training raid
  • New illegal-immigrant law opens door for profiling

    Everyone should be aware by now of the debate going on over the recently passed immigration law in Arizona. Gov.

  • Computers and our money

    I can't think of the name of the old science-fiction movie that depicted a world run by robots and computers.

  • The school board and your taxes

    I just read the April 26 editorial regarding last year's attempt to raise taxes for school renovation and repair. Your paper stated people should have solid reasons for opposing the referendum. No new taxes is reason enough, but there are others.  Your article also stated no one openly opposed the referendum. I opposed it in writing in this paper. Incidentally, my article received many supporting comments.  This year, 55 percent of my property tax bill is for school funding. The school tax increased 23.35 percent from 2009 to 2010.