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Today's News

  • Tots Lots preschool helps needy children get books

    TELL CITY - Students from Tots Lots Preschool are joining Super Bowl MVPs Peyton and Eli Manning and Scholastic Book Clubs to help donate one million books to disadvantaged children.

    This fall, students at Tots Lots preschools pledged to read 100 books as part of Scholastic Book Clubs' ClassroomsCare program. The philanthropy-based literacy campaign is designed to teach children about the joys and importance of reading and giving.

  • Moose Lodge New Year's Eve Dance planned

    TELL CITY - The Moose Lodge in Tell City will host a New Year's Dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the lodge.

    Doors open at 7 p.m. and music will be provided by Damaged Goods. Party favors, snacks and champagne will be provided.

    Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the lodge. For more information, call the lodge at 547-2606.

     

  • High-resolution scopes arrive at PC Hospital

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital is now using high-resolution colonoscopes with narrow band imaging technology to perform colonoscopies.

    These scopes will aid physicians in detecting small growths in the colonic wall called polyps. The high-resolution colonoscopies will provide a much better visualization of the mucosa lining in the internal wall of the colon where polyps form.

  • First Baptist Christmas Eve service set

    TELL CITY - The First Baptist Church of Tell City will host a Christmas Eve service of music and meditation at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

    Traditional Christmas carols and scripture readings will be highlighted during the family worship experience. The church is located at the corner of 13th and Jefferson streets.

  • Legion hosting party New Year's Eve

    TELL CITY - American Legion Post 213 in Tell City will hold a New Year's Eve party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Doors will open at 8 p.m.

    The band Crosswinds will play 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll and country music all night.

    Sandwiches, chips, pretzels and party favors will be furnished. Beer and well drinks are $1.75 each and draft is $1.

    Tickets are on sale now at the Legion. Advance ticket costs are $10 for a single ticket or $15 for couples. Price at the door is $15 for singles and $20 for couples.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor's Note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun. Virginia's letter and Church's reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O'Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.

    Is there a Santa Claus?

  • Dear Santa, all I want is ...

    Santa, I've run into you several times this season, during parades, in stores and other pre-holiday gatherings with adults and kids. We've chatted briefly but I've never made the time to tell you my Christmas wishes. Since you subscribe to the paper, although it gets to you a few days late up at the North Pole, I'm sharing my requests at this late hour.

    Hopefully, you get to read this before that sleigh is fully loaded. I know what a pain repacking is.

  • Board hears comments on closing junior-high school

    TELL CITY - The message he took from voters in a referendum Nov. 3 was "we don't want to give you more money; use what you've got," Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said Tuesday.

  • Nothing wrong with local vaccine

    CANNELTON - News this week that some lots of pediatric H1N1 vaccine are being recalled shouldn't be of concern to parents who obtained their children's vaccines locally, the county's public health nurse said Wednesday.

    None of the vaccine administered by the Perry County Health Department or local health-care providers was included in the four lots of pediatric syringes being recalled.

  • Woman's rare medical condition triggers crash

    ST. MARKS - Angela Blum found out she has Arnold-Chiari malformation after a minor accident in 2000.

    "It was just a fender-bender, but I didn't realize it," she said Monday. "I was pretty incoherent."