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Today's News

  • Election reform is about more than fraud

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    A dozen years ago, the preface to a report on federal election reform began with these words: “Polls indicate that many Americans lack confidence in the electoral system, but the political parties are so divided that serious electoral reform is unlikely without a strong bipartisan voice.”

  • LETTER: Humane Society will continue in existence

    Thanks to the response of the public, the directors of the Humane Society of Perry County have voted to continue the operation of the society. Due to retirements, except for one director, all other positions will be eligible to be filled at the November elections. Anyone interested in voting or running for office must become a member by Oct. 1.

    For more information, call Jim Carter at (812) 836-4842. Or send membership dues of $5 with name and address to P.O. Box 21, Tell City, IN 47586 with a postmark by Oct. 1.

     

  • TC band’s sizzling season continues

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Saturday, at Floyd Central, marked the highest scores For the Tell City Marching Marksmen on the young season. Finishing just over 4 points behind the pace set by division leader, Paoli, the Marksmen are feeling good about how their show, Orbis Lunar, is progressing.

    Having placed first in each of the previous two marching contests, Tell City added a third movement to the routine for the Paoli showcase.

  • Cannelton paving plans curbed

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The announcement mid-last week that several communities in Perry County, including the county itself, had been awarded sizable road-paving grants was wonderful news for many – not only as it applies to local finances but for those who travel these roads. A story in Monday’s edition of the News provides insight to how some of the money may be used.

  • Judge vows to keep control as Lillpop trial begins

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – William Lillpop’s trial on charges of child molesting, rape and sexual misconduct with a minor began Tuesday afternoon. A jury of nine men and three women heard Special Judge Jon Dartt list the charges Lillpop is facing three counts of child molesting, one count of attempted child molesting and two counts each of rape and sexual misconduct with  a minor.

  • Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour first stop in Rome

    PERRY COUNTY – The community of Rome will celebrate the start of Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour this Sunday, Oct. 1, with dinners, live entertainment and other attractions.

  • Perry Central homecoming candidates

    LEOPOLD – The 2017 Perry Central Football Homecoming ceremony will be held at halftime of the varsity football game vs. West Washington on Friday evening, Sept. 29. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

    Their fellow senior classmates selected the queen and king candidates. The entire high school student body voted for the queen and king.

    The queen candidates are:

  • Field staged for 2017 Homecoming honors

    The Tell City Junior-Senior High School football homecoming ceremony will be Friday, Sept. 29, at approximately 6:30 p.m. before the Marksmen take on the North Posey Vikings at Legion Field.

    The crown carriers for this year’s ceremony are Ellie Teague and Gabriel Edmondson. Ellie is the daughter of Josh and Jennifer Teague and Gabriel is the son of Christopher and Natasha Edmondson.

    Freshmen representatives are Valerie Kehl and Kaden Chestnut. Valerie is the daughter of Eric and Amy Kehl, and Kaden is the son of Lee and Jennifer Chestnut.

  • Auditions set for ‘Scrooge’s Christmas’

    LINCOLN CITY – The Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association will again produce “Scrooge’s Christmas” this holiday season and will hold public audition dates in October. All ages are welcome and encouraged to audition.

    The dates and locations for the auditions will be:

    • Monday, Oct. 2, 5 to 7 p.m. at Tell City Evangelical Church of Christ, 802 10th St. in Tell City

    • Wednesday, Oct. 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. EDT at the Ferdinand Library, 112 East 16th St. in Ferdinand

  • Leopold celebrates 175 years