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Today's News

  • Komen grant to aid breast cancer fight

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital will receive more than $41,000 for screening mammograms and educational programs under a grant from the Greater Evansville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

    The organization awarded 21 grants last week totaling $601,787.28 from several events, including the 2008 Komen Greater Evansville Race for the Cure, Bowl for the Cure events in Evansville, Owensboro, Ky., and Albion, Ill., other supporting fundraisers and individual and corporate donations.

  • Masters of the wind
  • Lost your job? Know how to claim your share of benefits

    Editor's Note: This article by Marc D. Allan was distributed to Hoosier newspapers by the Hoosier State Press Association. A reporter for 16 years at the Indianapolis Star, Allan works in university relations at Butler University in Indianapolis.

    INDIANAPOLIS - So you've lost your job. What should you do now? Well, if you've been laid off or downsized, your job's been outsourced or you're unemployed through no fault of your own, you might want to get to a computer - any computer connected to the Internet - and go to in.gov/dwd.

  • Five common problems that delay unemployment claims

    INDIANAPOLIS - WorkOne offers the public these tips to make applying for unemployment benefits easier.

    • Typos. Take your time. Read the form carefully and double-check your entries. If you submit the wrong Social Security number, date of birth or other information, you cannot change it yourself on the computer. You'll need to go to a state WorkOne Center or try to get through on the phone.

    • Qualifying factors. To receive benefits, you have to have been dismissed through no fault of your own.

  • Newspapers in Education inspires classroom discussions

    CANNELTON - Cannelton high-school teacher Donna Bryan said her students seem to respond better to assignments requiring them to read about and discuss local current events than they do with other written materials.

    The News sends newspapers to area classrooms as part of its Newspapers In Education Program, and Bryan said Wednesday she uses them in a variety of ways.

  • Prison officials plan meeting

    BRANCHVILLE - A community meeting Saturday morning at Perry Central Community School will give the public a chance to learn more about Branchville Correctional Facility.

    The 9 a.m. gathering will take place in the elementary cafeteria-gymnasium, Gil Peters, the correctional facility's superintendent said this month. He will share information about the facility, including changes made since the March 20 escapes by three people. He will also field questions and solicit input from the public.

  • Police set sights on rock-throwing vandals

    TELL CITY - Police are looking for the public's help in identifying one or more vandals who threw rocks and fired pellet guns at businesses and parked vehicles this week. More than a dozen reports of cracked or shattered windows and glass doors were reported in Troy and Tell City.

    Vandalism took place Monday night or early Tuesday. In Troy, the owner of Mick's Market reported a broken window and someone shot a pellet or BB gun at the town post office's door, Deputy Sheriff Lee Chestnut reported.

  • Breakfast with Peter Cottontail, egg hunts mark Easter's arrival

    Easter Bunny guest of honor at breakfast

    TELL CITY - Perry County Junior Women will sponsor Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    The public can visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy doughnuts, milk, juice, games, crafts and door prizes. The group will also register children for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

    Church invites public to Saturday's egg hunt

  • Offices closed Friday

    PERRY COUNTY - Most local and state offices will be closed all or portions of Friday in observance of Good Friday. All Tell City offices in Tell City will close at noon Friday. However, the Tell City Electric Department will be closed all day.

  • Auditions April 17 for arts association's vocal contest

    PERRY COUNTY - The Tell City Regional Arts Association is announcing a singing competition called Shoot for the Stars. The competition will be held during the association's Music in the Park series, held May through September.

    The kick-off Music in the Park concert is Friday, May 15, with the rest of the series held on the third Sunday afternoon of the month.

    The competition is open to all ages, though contestants must be non-professional singers and live in the counties of Perry, Spencer or Hancock.