Today's News

  • Arts grant workshop rescheduled for Wednesday

    TELL CITY - The Jasper Community Arts Commission will offer applications for arts funding for the upcoming year. Applications are now available at www.jasperarts.org or by calling (812) 482-3070.

    In order to assist organizations applying for grants during the funding cycle, Jasper Community Arts will host an informational meeting from 5:50 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    Organization representatives may take materials pertaining to their organization's plans for the 2011 fiscal year.

  • Bower announces candidacy for state representative

    SALEM - Ryan Bower said he wants to make the public's voice heard. That's why he is running for State Representative for Indiana House District 73.

    Bower believes jobs are the most important issue facing our district. He will actively work to help existing businesses expand and work with local leaders to bring in new companies. "I plan to work vigorously to create stable, good-paying jobs in southern Indiana."

  • Fourth annual farm toy show set for April 3

    TELL CITY - The Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds will host the fourth annual farm toy show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 3 at the fairgrounds in Tell City.

    A farm-scene display contest will also be held. Displays may begin setting up at 6 a.m. and must be ready for judging at 9 a.m. First- , second- and third-places will be awarded. Each winner will receive a trophy and a gift certificate to the farm toy show.

  • Student H1N1 clinic set for Friday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City High School and Tell City Junior High School will hold H1N1 vaccine clinics for students Friday.

    If you would like your child to receive a vaccine, permission slips may be picked up at both school offices. Slips need to be returned by March 10. For more information, contact Kristi Haller at 547-3131 or 547-3748.

  • TCJHS plans to 'Talk About It All'

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High School will hold a "Let's Talk About It All" parent night at 5:30 Thursday at the school cafeteria. A free chili supper will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and open discussion begins at 6.

    Professionals will be present to field questions and have open discussions on topics related to substance use and abuse, dating and relationships, adolescent mental health and legal issues related to adolescent behavior.

  • 'Financial-peace' class forming

    TELL CITY - Tell City United Methodist Church will host a 13-week Financial Peace University class beginning late this month.

    The class will be led by Pastor Bill Reid, who is a Dave Ramsey financial counselor. Materials for the class must be ordered and there is a cost.

  • Grant will fund trip to Indianapolis

    CANNELTON - Myers Grade School student-council members wrote a letter to Branchville Correctional Facility, and it paid off, in the form of a $500 check.

    Along with the beginning of the school year came announcements of funding cuts for education, explained Ron Gibson, assistant superintendent for the prison. "We were worried schools would have to start cutting field trips."

    Such beyond-the-schoolyard experiences are a "huge part of learning," he said.

  • Sheriff's-department issues that need to be talked about

    Spring is still two weeks away but already candidates' campaign signs are springing up like yellow daffodils. The advertising in front yards and the pages of The News are proof that Indiana's May 4 primary is fast approaching and locally contested races for sheriff, treasurer, county commissioner and county council.

    A candidate forum April 15 at the Schergens Center will give candidates a public chance to outline their reasons for running and their goals, if elected. So will questionnaires the newspaper will send to them in the next couple of weeks.

  • 4-H isn't just for farm kids

    I know what many parents are concerned with these days ... Will their child excel in this harsh economic environment? What about preparing for future careers and challenges?

    I'm going to let you in on a well-kept secret in Perry County. There is an organization that helps youth develop leadership and citizenship skills. They can also learn other important life skills such as wise use of resources (planning a budget), healthy lifestyle choices (eating right and exercising) and social skills. It's 4-H!

  • 'Lightning Thief' stands on its own

    OK, let's get one thing straight: Percy Jackson is not Harry Potter. If you had read anything else about "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" (from here on out I'll just stick with "The Lightning Thief") then you've read that Percy doesn't stack up against Harry.