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Today's News

  • TC Council adds voice to climate discussion

    TELL CITY - Our nation's leaders should set goals of slowing global warming in ways that won't unfairly burden Midwest ratepayers, Tell City's common council concluded last Monday.

    Members signed a resolution endorsing a least-cost cap-and-trade approach to limiting carbon dioxide emissions. Such a plan would allow utilities to reduce emissions without having to pass on huge increases in costs.

  • Locomotive dedicated in memory of Gerald Thomas

    TELL CITY - The name of a man whose contributions were felt throughout Perry County during his life will be remembered in his death after a ceremony Thursday.

    "Gerry was one of the Perry County residents who had a vision for the Hoosier Southern Railroad, and he certainly worked very hard ... to make it become a reality," Dick Neumann said in opening the event commemorating Gerald D. Thomas by naming a locomotive in his honor.

  • Dogwood plans ready to bloom

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's Dogwood Tour returns April 25-26, extending a spring tradition into a 47th year.

    The Dogwood Tour originated in 1962 as a way to invite residents to visit other areas of the county, and to view white dogwoods so noticeable in the greening landscape of early spring.

    This year's festival returns to many of the towns on the 1962 tour as well as attractions in other communities.

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  • Hospital grant will aid victims of sexual assault

    PERRY COUNTY - Thanks to a $3,000 grant, Perry County Memorial Hospital will soon have two nurse examiners trained to care for victims of sexual assault.

    The Perry County prosecutor's office received the grant from the Perry County Community Foundation to fund the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program at the hospital.

  • Roads named in highway plan

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners amended in their regular meeting April 6 a three-year economic-development income-tax plan, which includes highway-construction and -re-construction projects.

    County attorney Chris Goffinet said the EDIT plan was left vague at first until county officials could figure out what was going to happen with incoming stimulus dollars.

  • Students miss gold by half point

    TELL CITY – “I’m very proud of the 28 individuals who represented Tell City Junior High School in ISSMA choir competition at Tecumseh Junior-Senior High School,” teacher Randy Roccia said Wednesday.

    They came within half a point of the Indiana State School Music Association’s top gold rating, he said.

  • Container garden workshop Saturday at fairgrounds

    TELL CITY – Would you like to have fresh vegetables but don’t have a location or equipment needed to break ground? Then a container garden may be for you. Containers allow gardeners to grow vegetables in pots that can be kept on patios.

    The advantages of this type of garden are that gardeners don’t have to have a tiller or even a hoe, there is less weeding required and fewer disease issues. There are some guidelines, though, to finding success.

  • PC health fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD – Perry County residents interested in improving their health and wellness can find lots of help at the annual Perry Central Health Fair from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. This fair is co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital and includes booths and activities like health screenings, information booths, immunizations, healthy snacks, safety demonstrations and fire trucks and rescue vehicles to tour.  A free soup-and-salad supper will be offered until 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

  • Vandals: Man up

    To those who decided breaking vehicle and business windows and slashing tires are entertaining activities, we offer two words of encouragement.

    Man up.

    We don’t know that the vandal or vandals whose senseless destruction we reported Thursday was or were male, but the odds are pretty good. For those who missed that story, police reported a number of businesses and cars in Troy and along Main Street in Tell City were vandalized. Authorities aren’t sure if a similar incident in Hawesville, Ky., is related.  

  • Jobs I could have been working

    In case you haven’t seen the headlines, newspapers are in the midst of a rough patch. Community publications like The News are faring better than large dailies. In fact, most big papers have cut back on staff, reduced coverage and shrank both the number and size of their pages. Some have even shut their doors altogether or switched to publishing online only.