.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Chamber announces Christmas giveaway winners

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce along with participating businesses announce this year’s Christmas Cash Giveaway winners. To win, shoppers must have registered at one of the participating merchants before Dec. 23. The promotion was intended to encourage local shopping over the holiday season and give local residents some extra shopping money compliments of local businesses. The total cash given away this year was more than $1,000. There was a winner from each participating location each week.

  • Sixth-graders play math teachers for a day

    Sixth-grade math students taught math lessons to second- and third-grade students Dec. 21. Sixth-grader Lucas Montgomery, was teaching his group the steps to subtracting various amounts of money. The second-grade students pictured from the top include Gavin James, Michael Flores, Justice Kuster, Bailee Johnson, Jaymonn Hermann and Gary Kellems.
     

  • Local Modern Woodmen members honor hometown hero for community service

    TELL CITY – Local volunteer Earla Williams was recognized for her hours of service to the community Dec. 12.
    Williams will be recognized for numerous activities through Modern’ Woodmen’s Hometown Heroes Program.

  • Local teen severely injured in boat-ramp fight

    TROY – A Perry County teen was severely beaten with a bat Sunday afternoon during a fight police suspect of being gang related.
    According to police, Steven C. Gardner, 19, was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to an Evansville hospital with head injuries.

  • Indiana’s structural budget deficit

    LARRY DeBOER
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Does Indiana have a structural budget deficit? In one sense, Indiana doesn’t have a deficit at all. We interpret Article 10, Section 5 of our state constitution to mean that the state must have a balanced budget. State balances must be positive at the end of each fiscal year. This requirement is always met, one way or another.

  • How to spend the holidays

    Vince Luecke
    Editor

  • START ratification proves bipartisanship still alive

    Whether it was after Democrats’ winning heavily in 2008 or Republicans’ winning heavily this year, recent U.S. congressional elections have been followed by requests from media members, including this newspaper, for both sides to work together better and seek more bipartisan solutions to our country’s challenges.
    So far the politicians haven’t listened often enough to those requests. But will they heed such requests better when they come from one of their own and from someone they hired?

  • Social Security wraps up 75-year observance

    KEN CORDER
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    NEW ALBANY – Social Security is the nation’s most successful domestic program. It’s easy to look back at what a difference it has made over the past 75 years. And 2010, our diamond anniversary year, has been full of accomplishments.

  • SWCDs receive $570,000 in water grants

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Department of Agriculture-Division of Soil Conservation and the State Soil Conservation Board have selected the 2011 recipients of the Clean Water Indiana Grants.
    A total of $573,408 was awarded to all 88 Soil and Water Conservation Districts that submitted a grant application to carry out conservation initiatives.

  • Social Security and New Year’s resolutions

    NEW ALBANY – It’s that time of year: out with the old and in with the new. You may be thinking about your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2011. There are many important things to consider. Each of these will take only a matter of minutes.