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Today's News

  • Newspapers' value undiminished

    While newspapers have shared the pain of an economic recession along with the rest of the country, they remain a valuable institution in Indiana communities.

    Newspapers provide local news like no other source. Newspapers connect consumers and businesses like none other. Newspapers keep local government accountable like none other.

  • Proud to call United Way a partner

    Editor's Note: United Way of Perry County's fund-raising campaign is under way. To contribute to the cause, or to learn more about groups the money raised will support, visit www.unitedwayperryco.org or call 547-2577.

    Crisis Connection Inc. would like to thank the United Way of Perry County for its financial support of our organization.  We would also like to thank everyone who contributed to the United Way of Perry County as you helped make this allocation to us possible.  

  • Breaking News Tell City son to be ordained bishop of Cheyenne

    TELL CITY - The Rev. Paul Etienne, a Tell City native who returned home this summer to shepherd two Perry County congregations, was named Monday by Pope Benedict XVI as the next bishop of Cheyenne, Wyo.

    According to stories posted Monday on the home pages of the Diocese of Wyoming and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Etienne will take possession of the diocese in early December.

  • Agency criticizes KBR inquiry

    TELL CITY - It took six years, the cancer deaths of two National Guard soldiers, and the serious illness of dozens of others for the Pentagon to begin informing soldiers they had been exposed to highly toxic sodium dichromate in Iraq, according to a news release from DCBureau.org.

    Now that the issue has received some attention, the organization said in a report released last week, "Congress has relegated its investigation to a powerless and partisan Senate committee."

  • Fall tour finale offers bargains, village open house

    PERRY COUNTY - The last big weekend of Perry County's Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour will follow the Ohio River Saturday and Sunday, with dozens of Route 66 yard sales offering bargains at stops in several communities. Also Saturday is an open house at the Shubael Little Village near Rocky Point. Two busy days of events are also planned in Rome, many of them centered around the town's historic courthouse.

    Route 66 Yard Sale

  • Fall tour events in Bristow, Cannelton

     

  • Emmons claims top carving prize

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Jason Emmons, a professional chain-saw carver from Perry County, took top honors in the Oct. 2-4 Echo Chain Saw Carving Championship in New Mexico.

    Emmons, who carved a figure of Geronimo surrounded by several animals, including a wolf and an eagle with 8-foot-long extended wings, earned $5,000, a new chain saw and the Echo Cup. He and other contestants worked more than 20 hours on the carvings with the common theme of "The Great American Southwest."

  • Perry Central earns second place at Reo

    REO - Perry Central's Marching Commodores took second place in their first Class D competition Saturday at South Spencer High School.

    Bands competing in the invitational performed stand-still shows after school officials determined a day earlier the football field was too wet for use.

    "We had a pretty good show," Perry Central Band Director Rob Cason said. "The kids played pretty well. We don't practice the stand-still show much. That's not a big deal except that the color guard is not used to it. It's more challenging for them than anyone else."

  • Tell City takes third, best-percussion award

    REO - Tell City's Marching Marksmen earned third place and the best-percussion award at South Spencer High School Saturday.

    School officials decided Friday the football field was too wet to accommodate bands, sending them into a gymnasium for stand-still performances.

    "The kids are in a marching-band mode," Band Director Barry Reasoner said Wednesday, "and inside, it's completely different. We tried to prepare the best we could to take the show inside."

  • Boosters urge support for band

    TELL CITY - Members of the public attending the Tell City High School football game Friday will get to see the last public performance of Marching Marksmen's show before they head to regional competition the following day.

    "We encourage the public to come and show their support," said Patty Hawkins, president of the band's boosters club.