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Today's News

  • Appreciating religious diversity

    It's Lent and I've been doing my very best to keep up ages-old Christian tradition of giving up something to mark the spiritual significance of the 40 days before Easter.

    My sacrifice isn't huge: I've ditched the television for the most part, allowing myself only 30 minutes of news in the morning and evening. Instead of watching movies or the National Geographic Channel, I've been trying to read more, blowing off dust from books I only glanced over during my seminary days. I've come to enjoy the quiet time.

  • Don't steal our right to be left alone

    The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America reads, "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

  • Woznicki makes academic all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS - Tell City senior Joey Woznicki has been named to the wrestling academic all-state first team by the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association.

    Woznicki competed in the 130-pound weight class for the Marksmen this season, compiling a 25-16 record and qualifying for the regional for the fourth time.

    He ranks third among 134 in Tell City's senior class academically with a 3.956 grade-point average. He scored 28 on the American College Test.

  • Chargers nip Tell City thanks to defensive lapses by Marksmen

    TELL CITY - Pike Central took advantage of some Tell City lapses on defense and beat the Marksmen 65-64 in overtime in PAC boys basketball Thursday.

    On paper the game appeared to be a huge mismatch in Tell City's favor. The Marksmen entered the game with a 13-5 record while Pike Central was 5-11 and had won just one PAC game - that by one point.

    The Chargers had lost at home by 33 points to Southridge, a team Tell City beat on the road.

    But the Chargers outshot Tell City from the field 52.4 percent to 43.4 percent and won the rebound battle 28-25.

  • Paoli overtakes Perry Central in 4th quarter

    PAOLI - Logan Laswell scored a three-point play inside with 4.6 seconds left to give Paoli a 69-67 PLAC boys basketball win over Perry Central Friday.

    The game featured seven lead changes in the fourth quarter and four in the last minute alone.

    Wes Linette scored inside on an assist from Zach Rogier with 0:20 left to put Perry Central ahead 67-66.

    The Rams then pushed the ball upcourt to Laswell, who scored on a drive and was fouled. He also made the free throw.

  • Red Roses for Valentine's Day

    A bouquet of red roses, still the classic Valentine's Day gift, gets a final adjustment by Melissa Howard Thursday at Lauer Floral Center in Tell City. Howard and other employees assembled nearly 300 bouquets and other floral gifts for Cupid's holiday. A delivery of fresh roses arrived shortly before lunch as workers tried to stay caught up with last-minute orders.

  • Some offices closed today

    PERRY COUNTY - Federal and county offices will be closed today in observance of Presidents' Day. County offices will be closed, as will the utility office in Troy.

    City offices in Tell City will be open. In Cannelton, city offices in the lower level of the library will be closed, although the town utility office will be open Monday.

    There will be no mail delivery today. The Perry County News office will be open.

  • Bar association seeks artists

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Bar Association is looking for artists who would be interested in submitting paintings of the county courthouse to be displayed in Indianapolis.

    According to a letter from the Indiana State Bar Association, the ISBA Special Committee on Courthouse Art has started a project to collect a piece of original artwork depicting each of the 92 Indiana county courthouses. The committee will accept paintings of modern or historical courthouses.

  • Pet adoption event Saturday

    TELL CITY - Orscheln Farm & Home will sponsor an adoption event Saturday to promote National Pet Adoption Month.

    From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., patrons can visit the store and adopt animals from the Perry County Animal Shelter and receive goodie bags, which include dog-food samples.

    For more information call the store at 547-7444.

    Animals are also available for adoption at Orschen Farm & Home on a regular basis.

  • Oathout joins SIRS board of directors

    PERRY COUNTY - Larry Oathout of Perry County has joined the board of directors for Southern Indiana Resource Solutions Inc.

    SIRS is a nonprofit agency dedicated to ensuring equal opportunities and services for people with disabilities in Perry, Dubois, Spencer, Warrick and Vanderburgh counties.

    Director of the Tell City-Perry County Public Library since 2004, Oathout is a member of the Tell City Kiwanis, Tell City Regional Arts Association, Leadership Perry County board of directors and the board of directors of Perry County Even Start.