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Today's News

  • A many-legged argument

    By JEROD CLAPP

    Jefferson & New Albany News and Tribune

     

    Renata Sancken has trust issues, but mostly just toward cephalopods.

    Fortunately for Ruth Houston, her friend, colleague and co-teen librarian at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, that made work a lot more fun last month.

  • St. Rita’s School for the Deaf festival this weekend

    PERRY COUNTY – Joyce (Goffinet) Greenwood of Tell City is selling tickets to help raise money for the St. Rita School for the Deaf, a Catholic nonprofit school in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Greenwood’s husband, Larney, is an alumnus. She will have tickets for the St. Rita Fest grand raffle, the school’s largest fundraising event. The festival will be held on the school grounds July 10-12. For tickets or more information, call Greenwood at (812) 566-0015 or stop by 1236 Main Street in Tell City.

  • Local war hero and author to be featured on Nat Geo segment

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    A local soldier’s story of his time fighting in Baghdad will be featured Sunday, July 12, and Monday, July 13, in a series about the decade of the 2000s on the National Geographic Channel. “The 2000s: A New Reality,” will air at 9 p.m. Eastern and feature commentary and images from Spencer County native Anthony Farina and his book, “Angels in Sadr City: The Final Battle for Baghdad.”

  • Kelly-Judge reunion Saturday, July 18

    ST. CROIX – The Kelly-Judge family will gather for a reunion from 10:30 a.m. to about 6 p.m. CDT Saturday, July 18, at Holy Cross Catholic Church hall, located on Indiana 62 in St. Croix.

    Coffee and lemonade will be provided. Attendees are asked to take a favorite covered dish and any family pictures and stories to share, especially about direct family members.

    Lots of fun activities for kids are being planned, including Long town baseball, pop the balloon, a relay race, scavenger hunt and much more.

  • ‘Magic Mike’ is back for a fun, drama-free, time

    Eric Harris

    Film Review

     

    It’s always interesting to watch a film that is not intended for you at all. This has been my experience with “Fifty Shades of Grey” and the first “Magic Mike.”

    Each time, I wasn’t watching the movies so much as I was conducting a social observation: what do women want in their movies?

    Most people think of romantic movies when they think of movies intended for women, but those movies are really meant for couples to watch.

  • Foliar diseases spread in wet weather

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    The wet summer so far has made for a great weed season and some soggy looking vegetable gardens!  Those that are part of the fungi family are having a real ball!  Gardeners are wondering about the toadstools popping up in their lawns; others are confounded by the stinky, phallic-looking things poking through their mulch, a mushroom commonly called the stinkhorn; and the slimy orange globs on cedar trees got many thinking aliens had landed in their landscape. 

  • West Nile Virus detected in mosquitoes from county

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed that mosquitoes collected in Perry County on June 26 have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. 

    The virus usually causes West Nile fever, a relatively mild illness causing fever, head and body aches, swollen lymph glands or a rash. However, some individuals develop a more serious form of the disease that can cause potentially deadly cases of encephalitis or meningitis, muscle paralysis and other severe syndromes.

  • Comprehensive plan gets nod from commissioners

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A list detailing priority improvements that could be conducted throughout Perry County took a leap forward Monday after the board of commissioners voted to accept a draft resolution regarding those plans during their regular meeting.

  • It's 4-H Fair Time
  • GAB donates $10,000 to community foundation

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation was awarded $10,000 from German American Bank July 7, during a ceremony at the Tell City Main Street branch. The local charitable organization was one of 10 such agencies in the bank’s customer region to earn a donation.

    In all, GAB donated $100,000 to community foundations throughout southern Indiana. These unrestricted funds will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Lilly Endowment Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative, which will grow these funds to double.