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Today's News

  • Angel Food forms available at The News

    TELL CITY - June menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News. The program offers $30 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28. Also on the month's menu are several specials for meat, fresh fruits and vegetables. There are no age or income guidelines to participate.

    Orders are due June 15 and food will be delivered June 27.

    For more information on the program, call Kenny Ambrose at 843-4685 or e-mail him at bumcministry@hotmail.com.

  • Greenway help sought by city

    CANNELTON - The city of Cannelton is looking for people willing to serve on a committee to help with a proposed greenway project.

    Anyone interested can contact the mayor's office at 547-8994.

  • Improving mpg good idea but going electric would be better

    President Barack Obama's recently announced plan to require automobiles to average 35.5 miles per gallon of gasoline by 2016 has evoked criticism from a variety of sources.

    We agree that the plan is not perfect, but we think much of the criticism is misguided.

    Obama's proposal would require cars to average 39 mpg and light trucks to average 30 mpg under a system that develops standards for each vehicle class. It would also require automobiles to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by about one-third.

  • A few notes from the newsroom

    Today's column is a potluck of sorts, bits of news and small items sent to me by readers over the past week that I've been moving from one stack of papers on my desk to the other.

    Mars Disappointments

    I received an e-mail Wednesday from Pam Hilgenhold, mother of Perry Central student Levi Hilgenhold. I wrote a story in March about Levi's selection by NASA as one of nine finalists to name a new Mars rover.

  • Providing help to Dean

    Editor's Note: Logan Harding took first-place honors with this essay, submitted in the annual Friends of Southern Hills Writing Contest. Students were asked to place themselves in the role of an elected official and to respond to a constituent who needed their help with a personal or family problem.

    The Humvee cruised through the small town on the Iraq border. As the 142nd Airbome Division drove through the town, a man ran out in the road in front of them.

  • Cannelton students receiving diplomas Saturday

    CANNELTON - Cannelton High School will wrap up Perry County's graduations as the Class of 2009 receives their diplomas during a 10 a.m. ceremony Saturday at the Cannelton Community Center.

    Serving as valedictorian and salutatorian are Brook Elizabeth Powers and Louise Estelle King.

    Powers, the daughter of Lisa Havener and Brett Powers, will address the class with her commencement address about "opening doors."

  • Publisher has deep Hoosier roots

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News will welcome a new publisher Monday, a newspaper veteran with deep connections to Hoosier journalism.

    Kevin Lashbrook will oversee Landmark Community Newspaper Inc.'s Indiana properties, The Perry County News and News Publishing Co. in Tell City, the Spencer County Journal-Democrat in Rockport and the Mount Vernon Democrat in Mount Vernon.

  • Time is short
  • School system retires debts, eyes energy-saving projects

    CANNELTON - Bonds that will finance energy-saving improvements to the city's high school were sold May 12, Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Al Chapman reported at a May 21 regular school-board meeting.

    The sale of approximately $2.4 million in bonds to the Oppenheimer and Co. Inc. investment firm, which was to resell them to long-term investors, also permitted debts to Fifth Third and German American banks, totaling approximately $1.4 million, to be paid off, Chapman said. A construction fund held $865,000 "to be used when we decide what we'll do," he explained.

  • Relay For Life kicks off Saturday

    LEOPOLD - Perry Countians walking for a cure for cancer will converge Saturday at Perry Central High School for the county's 2009 Relay For Life event.

    The event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at the school's track field and ends at 7 a.m. Sunday. A survivor lap begins at 5 p.m. with a dinner for survivors at 6 p.m. and luminaria service at 9.