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Today's News

  • Remembering Our Veterans
  • Rezoning request OK'd

    TELL CITY - A Perry County man's rezoning request received a favorable recommendation Tuesday evening amid larger discussion of business zoning classifications, especially areas zoned for business in areas that have experienced little or no commercial development.

  • Simulated spill tests disaster readiness

    TELL CITY - A mock chemical spill Wednesday night that would have threatened residents of Tell City's west side instead tested the plans of local agencies that will be on the front lines of any real-life emergency.

    The hour-long exercise simulated a chlorine leak at Tell City's wastewater treatment plant. Local paramedics, first responders, firefighters and police officers knew the emergency calls to them were part of a drill but didn't know the details, which unfolded at the direction of Steve Hauser, director of the county's emergency management agency.

  • Holiday parades around the corner

    PERRY COUNTY - The approach of Thanksgiving means Perry County's three holiday parades aren't far off. Organizers of events in Cannelton, Tell City and Leopold have announced plans for their events.

  • VNA celebrates National Home Care and Hospice Month

    TELL CITY - The Visiting Nurse Association joins the National Association for Home Care and Hospice to recognize November as National Home Care and Hospice Month.

    VNA is celebrating its rich history of providing home care and hospice services in the tri-state area for 120 years and counting.

  • Perry County Methodist churches launch Web site

    PERRY COUNTY - The six Perry County United Methodist churches have established a Web site that offers useful information to the community.

    The site's address is www.perrycountyumc.org.

  • Shrine circus tickets on sale

    TELL CITY - The Hadi Shrine Circus tickets are now on sale. Cost of the exchange general admission ticket is $12. The 76th annual circus will be held Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 26-29, at Roberts Stadium in Evansville.

    There will be no general admission tickets sold at the door. Reserve or general admission tickets can be purchased at American General Finance, 443 Main St., Tell City, phone 547-3471 or from any Shriner.

  • Dec. 7 meeting to discuss CSO control plan

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Common Council will meet at a different date and time in December to allow for a public meeting on the city's long-term control plan for combined sewers.

    The city's board of public works and safety will meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 with the city council convening its meeting at 6. The public long-term control plan meeting begins at 7 p.m. City officials encourage community members to attend.

  • Leaders should fix county-policing problem

    Some problems are best resolved with guns.

    Not every problem whose best solution is a gun can be expected to occur in extreme southern Perry County, but that's where our law-enforcement resources are concentrated. Driving time from the police and sheriff's departments in Tell City and Cannelton to northern parts of the county can be excruciatingly long for anyone facing a problem that has or might involve violence.

  • Newspapers still deliver

    The Hoosier State Press Association has been promoting Indiana newspapers for the past several weeks and has provided publications across the state with guest editorials, columns and public-service advertisements promoting the value of newspapers.

    The News has published an editorial and guest column and I found this proposed opinion piece appropriate. It makes mention of issues such as school referendum that have made this publication's pages in recent weeks.

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    There are few bargains as good as a newspaper.