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Today's News

  • New life rings in New Year
  • Electric utility shouldering portion of rate increase

    TELL CITY — The Tell City Electric Department will absorb a portion of increased power costs passed on to it by its wholesale supplier, the utility's superintendent told the city council last Monday. The help will only last for three months, but the gesture will phase-in a 13.6-percent increase adopted by the Indiana Municipal Power Agency.

    IMPA provides electricity to Tell City and more than 50 other communities and is being forced to pass on its own higher costs to customers.

  • Library victim of credit-card fraud

    TELL CITY – More than $200 of fraudulent charges were found on the November credit-card statement for the Tell City-Perry County Public Library, Director Larry Oathout told board members Wednesday.

    The last time Oathout remembered the credit card being out of library workers' hands was at a restaurant in Indianapolis. He suspects someone took a picture of the card or wrote the number down when the card was handed off to pay for a meal.

  • 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.