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Today's News

  • Miller-James

    Cliff and Jane Miller of Tell City announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Miller, to Kyle James, the son of Larry and Marlene James of Leopold.

  • Sales of baby chicks brisk at area farm stores

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    The chirps of newly hatched chicks fill the air of Orscheln Farm and Home and Tractor Supply Co., two Tell City stores that sell young chicks, ducklings and, occasionally, goslings, each spring. Yes, it’s spring and that means a fresh chance to start a backyard flock of laying hens.

    More and more homeowners with a little space and a hankering for fresh eggs with their bacon are saying yes to a few hens and a rooster or two. The bedrock of the family farm is becoming more common in small cities and towns.

  • Police: Coalter threatened woman over death

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    ST. CROIX – A probable cause affidavit filed last week in the murder case against Randal Coalter sheds light on the events that may have led to the shooting death of a St. Croix man found in his home March 4.

    Coalter, 45, was arrested Wednesday in the death of 62-year-old David Weedman and is being held without bond in the Perry County Detention Center.

    Weedman was found dead on the living room floor of his home at 21755 Omar Road near St. Croix.

  • Council backs new animal welfare committee

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Over the years, resident Kim Strobel has taken in an estimated 103 abandoned, abused or otherwise unwanted house pets. And while she is committed to helping on that front, “sadly, I don’t feel that should be my responsibility,” she said.

  • WBC, sound off

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

     

    March Madness or just plain maddening? No, It’s not the NCAA basketball tourney that’s got me writhing. Baseball season is upon us, too. But in the anticipation of the crack of the bat, the gear up seems like such a let down.

  • The power of positive attitude

    Eric Kehl

    Guest Columnist

     

    Editor’s Note: This article is one in an occasional series of columns on work ethics. It was written by Eric Kehl of German American.

     

    Whether you are a student studying for your education, a volunteer working to support your community or an employee in the workforce, your attitude towards your task at hand means absolutely everything. 

    Nowhere is your positive attitude more appreciated by others than when you are at work.

  • Why the need to be mean?

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Social media is a great thing but in too many instances it has a dark side: a coarsening of the public discourse. Simply put, people who regularly talk to one another, even strangers, politely when face to face, aren’t as civil to one another when communicating electronically.

  • NEA funding has a place in the nation’s budget

    Finally, a common sense appeal for how to deal with continued funding of the arts.

    Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee explained it best in an op-ed in The Washington Post in defense of National Endowment of the Arts funding. He cites several benefits.

  • Drug charges dropped against Hawesville woman

    TELL CITY – Charges have been dropped against a Hawesville, Ky., woman arrested last week on drug charges.

    Taneesa E. McKinney was initially charged with conspiracy to deal in a narcotic drug and visiting a common nuisance.  She was held on a $4,305 bond but was released from the Perry County Detention Center.

    Tell City police officers confirmed that McKinney was released. They said the case remains under review by the county prosecutor’s office.

  • Carlisle Road closing today for bridge repair

    SIBERIA – A bridge replacement being conducted by the Perry County Highway Department will require a temporary closure of a portion of County Road 201A, Carlisle Road, in Clark Township. The closure is expected to begin Monday March 27, and last around three weeks. Motorists in that area north of Interstate 64, are advised to find an alternate route for the duration of the construction.