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Today's News

  • Smoking affects everyone

    In the Nov. 19 issue of The News, a few disturbing facts came to light about the number of women in Perry County who smoke or have smoked during pregnancy. It's chilling to realize that 47 percent of our county's pregnant women smoke, not only exposing themselves to the harmful effects of the toxins of cigarettes but exposing their babies to them as well.

  • Community newspapers still on top

    The Perry County News continues to be far and away the most subscribed-to periodical here at home, with more than 75 percent of households receiving the newspaper via subscriptions or newsstands.

    Community newspapers like ours are still in demand and while papers like ours have certainly felt the effects of the recession, we're faring better than many dailies.

  • Hill's argument for reform bill weak

    I'm writing in response to Indiana Ninth District U.S. House Rep. Baron Hill's column appearing in The News Nov. 12 issue.

  • Youngsters explain logic of giving back to community

    TELL CITY - "Have you admired the beautiful landscaping around the Lutheran Church on 12th Street (or) walked the new Perry County Greenway?" asked Tell City High School senior Alex Flynn.

  • Request to vacate alley gets initial OK

    TELL CITY - Tell City's advisory plan commission made quick work of three requests during their regular meeting Nov. 12.

    First on the agenda was a request by Automated Routing to vacate an alley between Blum and Gutenberg streets that passes between buildings it has purchased from Swiss Plywood. Automated Routing's Justin Schaefer said vacating the alley would eliminate traffic concerns and allow the company to install large commercial doors that would still allow access for company vehicles and city utility trucks. The city will maintain utility lines in the area.

  • Signs of the season
  • Saint Nick plans pair of parade visits

    PERRY COUNTY - Sleigh bells will ring Friday and Sunday as Santa Claus, himself, visits Perry County for a pair of weekend parades. Cannelton's parade Friday, sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 and its auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion detachment, will begin at 7 p.m.

    Lineup will begin at 6 p.m. on Old Indiana 237 across from Canary's Power Equipment. The parade route will proceed along Indiana 66 to the stop light at Washington Street, where entries will turn right and proceed to First Street by the floodwall, where they will disband.

  • Officials mull county employees' insurance

    TELL CITY - "We had a pretty bad year on health insurance" in 2009, Pete Franzman told county commissioners Nov. 18, introducing his discussion of proposals for 2010.

    More than $300,000 of last year's expenses "bled over" into this year, he said at the commissioners' regular meeting, and this year featured a lot of large, medium and small claims.

  • Fire: a catalyst for good forest landscape

    Editor's Note: This article, part of a regular series about the Hoosier National Forest, was written by Ben Ingram, a fire engine operator.

    Smokey Bear has done an excellent job telling people that fire is bad, but some ecosystems require fire. The Hoosier National Forest landscape has historically burned. So how do we create a healthy forest or grassland ecosystem in the absence of wildfire? There are several answers to this question. One is prescribed burning.

    What is Prescribed Burning?

  • Project Lead the Way: Powering high-tech learning in the classroom

    ST. CROIX - A national organization working to increase the number of high-school students entering high-tech fields worked with a group of Perry County students this fall.

    Project Lead the Way is a national nonprofit organization established to help schools give students the knowledge they need to excel in high-tech fields. Studies of PLTW's curriculum have proven that students become the kind of prepared, competent, high-tech employees the nation needs to stay competitive in the global market.