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Today's News

  • Smiles abound as senior athletes take aim at medals

    TELL CITY - Senior athletes, most of them wearing sky-blue T-shirts, threw bean bags and washers, angled for mock fish and raced wheelchairs Monday in quests for gold, silver and bronze medals.

    The annual Perry County Nursing Home and Assisted Living Games drew residents of Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills and Oakwood Health Campus for friendly morning competition at Tell City American Legion Post 213.

    The games are sponsored by the Southwestern Indiana Regional Council on Aging. Winners in Monday's events were as follows:

    Ring Toss

  • PC grad shares musical dream with alma mater

    LEOPOLD - Around age 12 James Kloeppel made a decision - he was going to be a musician and would make it work.

    And he has by recently signing with the band Within The Eddy.

    Kloeppel's venture began when he picked up a saxophone for fifth-grade band at Perry Central and during an after-school program, got interested in guitars. "It was a new thing, playing the guitar," he said, adding that his grandfather is a jazz guitarist.

  • Failures elsewhere may mean upgrades here

    Flooding sends rail contractors northward

    TELL CITY - "We always hear there's no money because it's all used up," Perry County Port Authority Board President Alvin Evans said at a regular meeting June 11. That may change.

    At a recent Indiana Department of Transportation meeting where that agency's Local Public Agencies Program was discussed, he learned money is often committed, then "nobody ever brings the projects forward," and the money is tied up for long periods of time.

  • New product, fuel prices may brighten port's future

    Magnesium oxide diverted to Tell City shipping facility

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Port Authority has taken on a new product and appears to be able to launch a project previously put on hold.

    Magnesium oxide looks similar to charcoal briquettes and is used in blast furnaces and steel mills, explained Dick Neumann, who said the product should start moving through the port of Tell City in mid- or late July.

  • Learning to serve
  • Oxley to be Long Thompson's running mate

    Democrat could be state's next lieutenant governor

    INDIANAPOLIS - Dennie Oxley, who has represented portions of Perry County in the Indiana House of Representatives for close to a decade, is Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jill Long Thompson's choice for a running mate.

  • 2008 Medical Guide available on this site

    The Perry County News' 2008 Medical Guide is now available in the special-sections area of this Web site.

    Simply click on "Special Sections" under our nameplate above and look for the "2008 Medical Guide" headline. Click on it to open the publication, and you'll find a description for each page. Click on each of those to open the pages you'd like to read.

    A print version of the 2008 Medical Guide is included in newspapers mailed to addresses in Perry and surrounding counties and on sale in various local locations.

  • Is another depression coming?

    An older man who struck up a conversation on the other side of a gas pump a week ago worries another economic depression is on its way. He may be right.

    Higher prices for what we put into our cars, trucks and stomachs have many people wondering if another financial collapse isn't around the corner.

    Add to all of that an unstable stock market, climbing unemployment and worries about wars and political instability, and it's enough to bring the most optimistic among us to long for better days when things were a lot cheaper.

  • Little changes can stretch that coveted tank of gas

    As of Friday morning, a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline cost $4.09 at Circle S in Tell City. On average, Americans are paying more than $4 a gallon, which is $1 more than what we were paying this time last year. It's troublesome to see people lined up just to get gas for $3.96 because that's "cheap."

    We are all hurting from rising gas prices. No one is exempt, including industry and agriculture. And that means everything from food to entertainment costs are rising.

  • North Spencer beats PC twice

    LEOPOLD - A lack of offense by Perry Central Commodores led to defeats in a junior-high girls softball doubleheader against North Spencer Monday.

    North Spencer won the first game 11-0. Perry Cen-ral starting pitcher Hannah Harpenau was on the mound for four innings. Miranda Claise pitched the last inning for the Commodores.

    Paoli outhit Perry Central 13-0. "Defensively, we're getting better but we're letting balls go by we should be swinging at," said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.