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Today's News

  • Table of Blessings

    TELL CITY - A hot meal is only one of the blessings offered every Thursday evening at Evangelical United Church Christ, where a six-week-old program is drawing people seeking nourishment, fellowship and a sense of belonging.  Called Table of Blessings, the free meals are prepared by volunteers who extend an invitation to anyone who wants to join them, for meals and to assist in the planning and preparation. Though served in the church's fellowship hall and sponsored in part by Catholic Charities, the program is more community service than a church-sponsored

  • Keeping Eagles Bluff Park open later is good decision

    Eagles Bluff Park, which overlooks the Cannelton Locks and Dam on the Ohio River, is the crown jewel of Perry County's parks and has been open daily since renovations were completed there in 2008. But those who work until 5 p.m. — certainly a sizable part of the county's population — were never able to enjoy it on weekdays because the park closed at 5 p.m. (and this year winter closing time was changed to 4 p.m.). Effective today, though, that has changed. The park is now open until 7 p.m.

  • Too much to see at the hotel

    I once heard the saying that a man is never truly a man until he stands naked in front of a woman.

  • Why we moved to Tell City

    Editor's Note: The Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with The News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away. This column was written by Kenneth Simpson.  When it was requested I write an article concerning my family's move to Tell City and Perry County, I had many thoughts. But basically, it was a case of my wife Sandra and me moving back home.

  • Hall named to South all-stars

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central’s T.J. Hall was chosen last week to play for the South team in next summer’s Indiana North-South football all-star game.

    The game, sponsored this year by Grange Insurance, will be played Friday, July 16, at 6 p.m. Perry County time at Indianapolis North Central.

    Hall, a two-way starter and kicker for the Commodores, was chosen as an inside linebacker.

  • Rogier, Hahus make All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior frontliners Ian Hahus and Alex Rogier were named to the All-PLAC boys basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Rogier was the third leading vote-getter on the 12-man team.

    He led the Commodores in scoring, rebounding and assists with 20.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.

    He also led the team in free-throw shooting at 85.4 percent and he went to the line 198 times, breaking the school record of 191 attempts set by his coach, Matt Carter, in 1996-97 and tied by Aaron Carter in 2006-07.

  • Three PC girls make All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Three Perry Central players made the All-PLAC girls basketball team elected by conference coaches Thursday.

    Junior forward Deidra Dickerson made the 12-girl honor squad for the second year in a row. She was joined by senior forward-guard Hilarie Hahus and junior guard Lavina Schwartz.

    Perry Central finished second in the seven-team conference with a 4-1 record in conference games. Only conference champion Paoli, with four selections, had more girls make all-conference.

  • Cannelton leaders seek rate study

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's Board of Public Works and Safety approved at a regular meeting Monday a sewer-rate analysis to be performed by the London-Witte Group of Indianapolis, contingent on a $5,000 cost not increasing.

    Mayor Smokey Graves said the cost was provided in November, but the analysis had been put off until now. He thought a rate increase from Tell City, whose sewer plant accepts Cannelton sewage for treatment, will go into effect in May, he said, and "we'll look at the rate from Tell City to ensure it's reasonable."

  • Daylight saving time begins Sunday

    Don't forget to turn your clocks forward by an hour Saturday night. Daylight saving time officially arrives at 2 a.m. Sunday.

  • It's here! 2010's Discover Perry County

    The 2010 edition of The News' community guide, Discover Perry County, is included in today's edition for Perry and surrounding counties. Out-of-area subscribers can receive an issue by mail at no cost by calling (812) 547-3424 or e-mailing circulation@perrycountynews.com.