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Today's News

  • Board: 'Let's not call it absentee voting'

    PERRY COUNTY - County election-board members urged voters to start thinking about absentee-voting opportunities differently.

    "Many people think you have to be on your deathbed (to vote absentee)," board member Pat Crawford said while telling county commissioners Monday they want to consolidate some voting locations.

    "We have to push - it's not absentee, it's early voting," board member Mary Kay Elder added. "Anybody can vote like that."

  • Police: Man bites off end of wife's thumb

    TELL CITY - A call to Tell City police about a case of suspected domestic violence left a man in the Perry County Jail for allegedly biting off the end of his wife's thumb.

    According to Patrolman Philip Flamion, William D. Whistle, 49, of 510 12th St., was arrested early Sunday on preliminary charges of domestic battery and aggravated battery.

  • Police, medical testimony mark start of Sandage trial

    TELL CITY - Jurors seated Monday in the trial of Heather Sandage listened to testimony from police officers, paramedics and other health professionals who treated 7-month-old Izaak Harney in the hours before his death in October 2005.

    The case, which is expected to continue through the week and possibly into next week, may hinge on testimony by medical experts with conflicting conclusions on how the child died.

  • Talk-to-a-lawyer session kicks off new year today

    EVANSVILLE - The next Talk to a Lawyer session is set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. today.

    Volunteer lawyers will be available to answer general legal questions asked by the public. To access the free program, call (800) 994-2169.

    The project is held the first Thursday of each month and is sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwest Indiana and the Evansville Bar Foundation.

    MLK Day Event

  • Metzger seeks Indiana Senate seat

    BOONVILLE - Ted Metzger, a self-employed small-business owner and Warrick County resident, announced last month his candidacy as a Republican for Senate District 47, which includes Perry, Crawford, Dubois, Harrison, Spencer, Warrick and Washington counties.

  • Beef selection, culling subjects of Purdue Extension beef program

    CANNELTON - Purdue Extension will host a program on selecting and culling beef animals from the herd Jan. 14 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude at approximately 8.

    Selecting the proper animals for herd can be a hard decision for producers. This program will focus on what characteristics and records should be used when purchasing beef heifers, cows or bulls.

  • Grant opportunities available from Perry County Women for Women

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Women for Women, a fund of the Perry County Community Foundation is happy to announce its 2010 grant cycle.

    A grant award of up to $7,500 is available due to the contributions of members of the Circle of 100, a giving circle of women.

    During the 2010 grant cycle, the fund administrators will consider grant proposals only for projects that address the following need of Perry County women:

  • Law, Downey Jr. great duo in Holmes film

    Who knew Sherlock Holmes was so cool? If you're like me, then the idea that comes to mind when you hear the famous detective's name is that of a middle-aged man with a funny hat, a pipe and an uncanny ability to solve complicated crimes by simply paying close attention to every detail. That doesn't mean director Guy Ritchie's new version of Holmes is an unfaithful adaptation of the beloved Sir Arthur Conan Doyle creation.

  • New Year's comfort foods that won't hit your waist

    Most cultures have their share of comfort foods that seem to make a bad day better. Or perhaps they evoke feelings of family or special holidays. The trouble with most comfort foods is that they tend to be carbohydrate-laden, high-calorie items that can pack on the pounds, something you may not want to do after making healthy resolutions.

    There are ways to turn favorite comfort foods into healthier options that still satisfy. Consider these modifications to foods you love.

  • 'Winter blues' may be sign of something more serious

    The arrival of the New Year brings with it many things besides just a turn of the calendar. A time for reflection, resolutions and looking forward, the New Year represents a clean slate, one many will welcome after a rather tumultuous 2009.

    Another image the New Year invokes is that of winter weather, replete with its short days and snowstorms. While the official arrival of winter is 10 days before the turn of the calendar, for many the unofficial start of the coldest season is when the holiday season ends and the new calendar year begins.