Today's News

  • COLUMN: Women and Social Security

    By KEN CORDER, Guest Columnist

    While the Social Security program treats all workers – men and women – exactly the same in terms of benefits they can receive, women need to know what the program means to them in their particular circumstances. Understanding the benefits to which they may be entitled may mean the difference between living more comfortably versus just getting by in their retirement years.

  • COLUMN: Become a child’s advocate

    By BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ, Guest Columnist

    A serious problem is rising for vulnerable Hoosier children, but so is the opportunity to help.

    The child abuse and neglect rate in Indiana increased 24 percent in one year to 15.6 confirmed cases per 1,000 children under the age of 18. In most cases, parents are the perpetrators, meaning most victimized children cannot rely on their primary care-givers as the cases go to court.

  • COLUMN: Storm-damaged trees

    BY B. ROSIE LERNER, Guest Columnist

    Homeowners assessing tree damage caused by recent storms will want to make a few important decisions soon. Small trees with minor damage can probably be taken care of by the homeowner, but large mature trees likely will need the help of professional tree services.

  • EDITORIAL: Statewide smoking ban needs more-concrete action

    April 6 found a statewide smoking ban turned down by an 8-1 vote from the state Senate Public Policy Committee assigned to review the issue.

    House Bill 1018, according to a recent Indianapolis Star article, had split senators on the committee between not wanting a state mandate for banning smoking and believing that the current proposed bill was too weak to do any good.

  • Band boosters plan all-you-can-eat breakfast May 7

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters will be serving an all-you-can-eat pancake-and-sausage breakfast from 7 until 11 a.m. May 7 at Twilight Towers in Tell City.

    Tickets are $6 each and may be purchased in advance from any band student or parent. Tickets for children 9 years and younger will be $3 at the door.

  • Students from area schools attend ‘kick-butt’ pool party

    Smoke Free Perry County teamed up with Tell City-Troy Township and Perry Central schools to put on a “Kick Butts” anti smoking swim party at the Tell City High School pool. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Students can design posters, win prizes

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County prosecutor’s office is sponsoring a poster contest open to all Perry County students in kindergarten through seventh grades.

  • Tickets to the Final Four

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – When Barb Sandage received a letter from a promotions company in April last year, she thought it was a scam.

    The first few sentences of the letter claimed she was a potential winner of a contest she had entered in the spring of 2010. The contest, Planter’s Mr. Peanut’s Road to the Final Four, would give a grand-prize winner four tickets to see the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four games held in Houston, Texas, at the beginning of April this year.

  • PC School Board adopts common vision statements

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s school board and administrative team adopted mission and vision statements and declared a set of core values and beliefs at a meeting April 18. Fruits of a fall board-of-trustees retreat and subsequent discussions over several months, the declarations distill fundamental goals of the school system.

    “It’s a concrete, public way for us to say what we believe in and will work to accomplish. They are our priorities,” Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said.

  • Beauty, beast perform this weekend at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – An enchantress casting spells, an arrogant prince turned into a beast and the threat of remaining that way forever are plot elements for “Beauty and the Beast,” to be performed by Perry Central Community School students this weekend.