Today's News

  • PC band offers outside-the-box performance

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Marching Commodores will perform a show they call "Boxed In" this year, which features "all original music written for us," Music Director Rob Cason said Friday.

    His 31 performers, only one of whom is a senior and over half of whom are seventh-graders, have performed at one football game so far, and "it went really well for being a very young group," he said. "It was better than our first game the last two years."

  • County's unemployment rate jumps to 11.2 percent

    TELL CITY – Perry County's unemployment rate swelled by 1.1 percent in July as an enduring weak labor market left more local workers seeking jobs.

    The Indiana Department of Workforce Development, in its report of July's unemployment data, said the county's jobless rate increased to 11.2 percent during the month, up from 10.1 percent in June and 9.9 percent in May.

    July's county rate was more than twice the July 2008 rate of 5.1 percent.

  • TC paving begins Tuesday

    TELL CITY – As part of the Tell City Street Maintenance Program, the city will be paving in the Hospital Road and Park Avenue areas, as well as, the Rolling Pines area Tuesday through Thursday. The paving of Park Avenue is in conjunction with the installation of curb and guttering along Park Avenue in the area of The Springs residential housing project.

    Roadways will remain open during the paving process. However, the flow of vehicles will be limited to local traffic and delays may be experienced.

  • Poker run set for Sept. 19

    TELL CITY – The Big John Williams Memorial Poker Run will be Sept. 19 beginning at Braunie's Bar in Tell City. Sign in begins at 9 a.m. with all bikes out by 11 a.m. and back in by 4:30 p.m.

    Cost is $15 with food included. All vehicles are welcome to participate in the event, where door prizes and a half-pot prize will be given away. Proceeds will go to the John Williams Memorial Scholarship. For more information call 547-8803 or 719-0176. Rain date is Sept. 20.

  • Cooking class Sept. 29

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus will host a cooking class led by Chef Doug Zuelka. The first class is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29.

    The menu consists of a seafood scampi appetizer, vine ripened beefsteak tomato and mozzarella salad drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette dressing and heirloom basil, followed by an entrée of chicken marsala atop whole-wheat noodles with fingerling baby carrots and topped off with a grilled lemon meringue cake. The class is $10 per person. Space is limited. For reservations or more information, call 547-2333.

  • Passport fair set

    TELL CITY – The Tell City post office will host a passport fair 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 19. Anyone wanting to complete an application for a U.S. passport must bring a government-issued ID, such as a driver's license, and a copy of the person's birth certificate issued and certified by a county or state health department.

    Applicants may provide photos or the post office can take the applicant's photo during the passport fair. Passport applications are available at the post office.

  • PCHS seniors vying for 2009 homecoming crown Friday

    LEOPOLD – The 2009 Perry Central High School football Homecoming will be held Friday. The ceremony will be held at halftime of the Perry Central and West Washington game, which begins at 7 p.m.

    Queen Candidates

    Kelsie Bland of rural Tell City is the daughter of Melanie Robbins and Dan Zellers. Since being at Perry Central she has been involved in cheerleading, Natural Helpers, pep, key and German clubs, National Honor Society, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Upward Bound and yearbook staff.

  • Communication will be key in making needed recovery house a reality

    At Wednesday's meeting of Perry County commissioners, several residents living on or near Girl Scout Road, joined by Girl Scout representatives and those of Recovery Connection Inc. gathered in the courthouse to share concerns about a proposed recovery home for substance abusers.

    According to Randy Paris, a substance-abuse counselor at Branchville Correctional Facility and president of Recovery Connection Inc., the house on Girl Scout Road would allow men who have had drug and alcohol problems to live in a drug- and alcohol-free environment.

  • A hand in burying the dead

    It's not often that a story moves me to near tears. But the one I ran across Wednesday of last week - about a group of volunteer student pallbearers - came close. The Ohio group's work, I think, offers local young people a chance to do something similar in carrying out one of the corporal works of mercy: that of burying the dead.

  • Let's have real health-care reform

    Editor's Note: Tell City physician William Marcrum hand-delivered this letter to Rep. Baron Hill last Monday during a meeting by Hill with health-care providers and hospital officials. Marcrum's letter is published as a guest column with his permission.

    As a doctor who actually sees patients versus the physician theorists who have crafted the framework for H.R. 3200 (the health-care bill), I appreciate the opportunity to share a bit of my perspective on this multi-layered challenge.