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Today's News

  • Proposed state laws could be felt locally

    INDIANAPOLIS – Many of the legislative bills proposed for consideration the during the 2009 regular session of the Indiana General Assembly will affect Perry County residents if they survive the law-making process.

    While many will fall by the wayside as state senators and representatives focus their priorities, some of those lined up at the starting gate could bring both pleasant and undesired changes.

  • Maple Syrup demonstration day Feb. 7 at Marshall Terry's farm

    TELL CITY – Join the Lincoln Hills RC&D Forestry Committee at Marshall Terry's Tree Farm in Perry County for a free Maple Syrup Demonstration Day Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon.

    Marshall Terry and family will demonstrate various sap-collection methods and process the sap into maple syrup.  

    Guests will be treated to a free pancake-and-sausage meal and receive free tree seedlings from the forestry committee. The demonstration will be located on Astor Road, northeast of Tell City.

  • Operation Round Up accepting applications

    PERRY COUNTY – The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications until Feb. 15 with disbursement in March.

    Applications are available in the Southern Indiana Power office and at www.sinpwr.com. Simply click on the "Forms" tab and then the "Operation Round Up" application link. Due to the possible volume, blank applications will not be mailed.  

  • Enrichment classes offered at PC

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central will begin registration Monday for adult-enrichment courses. Classes offered will include ballroom dancing, PowerPoint, beginning computer, Soccer 101, hunter's education, womens volleyball, beginning Spanish, Ebay basics, beginning watercolor, all-in-one quilting, aerobics, walking, relaxation, line dancing and yoga. 

    Most courses will meet one evening per week for six weeks. Small course fees will cover costs of instructors. For more information, contact Dixie Dickerson at 843-5122.

  • TCHS to host financial-aid workshop

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School will host a financial-aid workshop for parents at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in the high-school cafeteria.

    A financial-aid representative will explain the step-by-step procedure for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and answer any questions parents may have. Filing the FAFSA is a necessity for consideration for financial assistance.  

    All parents of students who plan to file the FAFSA are urged to attend. The Federal Processing Office must receive the form by March 10.

  • Cannelton Elementary assemblies

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Elementary School students will celebrate first-semester honors during two celebration assemblies Wednesday.

    At 9:30 a.m., children in preschool through first grade will be at the Cannelton Community Center and students in second through fifth grade will be honored at 1:30 p.m. at the center. The public is invited to watch students receive honor roll and other special awards.

  • Palin's complaints about media don't hold water

    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told an interviewer last week that she thinks Caroline Kennedy is getting softer press treatment in her pursuit of a New York U.S. Senate seat than Palin did as the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee because of Kennedy's social class. But we think Palin's criticism misses the mark on several points.

  • Heeding the Golden Rule

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The Golden Rule isn't just a religious directive but a simple guide many of us try to live by.

    Treating others like we want to be treated. I try to live by this concept, though I've certainly not followed it perfectly. I break it when I judge people before I know them, when I let my temper get the best of me without a just cause and by taking advantage of others for my own gain.

  • Wildcats hold off Tell City

    MOUNT VERNON—Turnovers and missed free throws hampered Tell City’s comeback in a 61-50 boys basketball loss to Mount Vernon Friday.

    The Marksmen fell behind 13-4 in the first 6:45. Wyatt Newman, a 6-foot-1 junior guard, scored 11 points for Mount Vernon in that stretch.

    He got them mostly on jumpers from 15-20 feet, including one three-pointer, but he also made a fast-break layup in that streak.

  • TC splits meets with Spencer County teams

    TELL CITY—Greg Clayton won two individual events and two relays to lead Tell City past South Spencer 96-63 in boys swimming Wednesday.

    Clayton won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:49.94 and the 200 free in 2:08.48.

    He teamed with Jerry Ammon, Nick Bower and Trevor Nelson to win the 200 free relay in 1:45.50.

    Clayton, Nelson, Bower and Justin Peter won the 400 free relay in 4:01.58.

    Peter teamed with Jarrod Clayton, Austin Clayton and Ammon to win the 200 medley relay in 2:05.37.