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Today's News

  • Ceremony opens already-popular trail

    TELL CITY - Although the Oct. 29 ceremony was a ribbon-cutting in the official sense, the Windy Creek Trail has already been blessed with countless feet over its ribbon of cushiony asphalt. A ceremony at the trailhead off of Indiana 37 served as the official opening of the first leg of the Perry County Greenway. Its leaders hope there are more ribbons to be cut soon.

  • Students here, nationwide like Obama

    Mock election reflects Democratic preference

    TELL CITY - "Go Nader!" came a shout from among Kyle Miles' sixth-grade science class as results of a mock election were being tabulated at Tell City Junior High School Tuesday.

    Presidential candidate Ralph Nader, running as an independent in all but five states, earned one vote among Archers voters.

  • Etienne wins surveyor's race

    PERRY COUNTY - Democrat Glenn Etienne claimed a decisive win Tuesday, defeating incumbent Harold Lynch to become the county's next surveyor.

    Lynch held the office for 20 years and touted his experience during the buildup to the election.

    Etienne said he respected Lynch's work as surveyor but stressed the value of cutting-edge technology, including global-positioning systems, to assist the surveyor's office in surveying, mapping and storing data.

  • County swings support to Obama, Long Thompson

    TELL CITY - Perry County voters swung strong support to local, state and national Democratic candidates Tuesday, giving the party a clean sweep of county races and helping Barack Obama win Indiana's 11 electoral votes en route to a White House win.

    Turnout was strong in the county, with 8,680 votes cast. However, that number was only slightly higher than the 8,520 votes cast in the general election in 2004 but well more than the 7,636 votes counted in November 2000.

  • Democrats sweep Spencer County races

    Dartt elected circuit-court judge; Waninger joins county council

    ROCKPORT - Democratic candidates attributed their sweep of all contested county races Tuesday night to teamwork.

    "We worked very well as a team, and that's why we were successful," said Bill Spaetti, incumbent Spencer County Council member at-large who was just elected to another term. Spaetti has been on the council more than 20 years and serves as its president.

  • Perry County Election Day results

    All of the votes in Perry County's 21 precincts are in and here are the results.

    Obama carries Perry County

    Democrat Illinois Sen. Barack Obama carried Perry County Tuesday, taking 5,140 votes to Sen. John McCain's 3,201 in the race for U.S. president.

    In gubernatorial race, Long Thompson leads Daniels in county

  • BREAKING NEWS - Local vote turnout heavy on historic day

    PERRY COUNTY - Voters lined up at the polls in large numbers Tuesday morning, casting ballots on a historic Election Day. Lines were reported at several locations in the county when polls opened at 6 a.m. About a dozen voters were in line at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 in Tell City and about 20 voters waited at the Hoosier Heights Country Club. Early turnout was strong at the Perry County Highway Garage, site of four precincts.

  • A look at the science of aging

    We recognize that human beings do not age at the same rate. Why is this happening? Aging may be described in three different ways, by chronological age, biological age and psychological age.

    It is too late to do anything about your genetic inheritance and your chronological age.

    Biological age is a measurement of how well your physiological systems are functioning. It is the most important component of the aging process.

  • Another peek in the mailbox

    When it comes to their reading interests, Perry Countians' tastes are varied, but I'm grateful this newspaper remains by far the most widely circulated publication in these parts.

    That's no surprise to you, perhaps, but for those of us whose livelihoods depend on putting out a publication people still want to subscribe to, a high circulation offers some solace, especially in uncertain economic times.

  • It's not too late for flu shots

    As the days get cooler, more and more people are spending time indoors, which means being around more people. It also means a better chance at catching influenza. But before you spread it to your family and coworkers, why not try to prevent the flu bug's visit by getting vaccinated?

    Flu vaccines have been available since August and the Centers for Disease Control estimates between 143 million and 146 million doses will be produced for the 2008-09 influenza season. This all-time high supply includes three new virus strains to help protect the public.