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Today's News

  • Community Calendar; March 26

    Thursday, March 26

    Perry County Council on Aging lunch at noon; bingo 12:30 p.m. and afternoon euchre at OAKS in Cannelton.

    AA Perry County Group meeting at Schergens Center, Tell City, 10 a.m., information call 547-3730 or 547-2318.

    Community Table, Dale Presbyterian Church, free, nutritious meals to all in need of food and fellowship. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Meal served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Doors close at 7 p.m.

    Table of Blessings will serve free hot, nutritious meals to all community members from 5 to 6 p.m. Information, call 547-0903.

  • Increasing public safety for vulnerable Hoosier children

    Erin Houchin

     

    District 47 State Senator

     

    Recently, the Indiana Senate passed legislation I sponsored that seeks to protect vulnerable and exploited minors in Indiana. House Bill 1216 would change state law so that children younger than 18 who are involved in prostitution as victims of human trafficking won’t be prosecuted.

  • Getting down to the basics

    Getting down to the basics    

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    I was watching a movie the other night about the military and there were a few scenes that took place during basic training that reminded me of my first taste of the service many years ago. As I harkened back to my own Air Force basic training, I couldn’t help but laugh remembering some of the things I did and saw.

  • Ferdinand to host town-wide yard sales today through Saturday

    FERDINAND – The Ferdinand Merchants and Chamber of Commerce are at it again, organizing the 13th annual Ferdinand Town-Wide Yard Sale for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 26-28.

    Entire neighborhoods will be sifting through drawers, closets, basements and attics to come up with lots of fun and fabulous finds. Most of Ferdinand’s homes have porches, garages and basements just in case the weather is unkind.

  • Will Read and Sing For Food coming to St. Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – The Will Read and Sing For Food players will perform a public show to benefit a Hand In Hand Ministries mission trip to Belize coordinated through St. Meinrad Catholic Church and St. Boniface Catholic Church.

    The show will be held in Bede Theater at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Sunday, April 12, at 6 p.m. CDT.

    Will Read and Sing For Food is a unique mix of humor essays and live music that, since 2011, has raised $39,300 for local charities and causes.

  • Thunderbird’s first flight auction to benefit ‘Give Kids the World’

    SANTA CLAUS – With just over a month before the nation’s first launched wing roller coaster opens to the public, Holiday World officials launched a charity auction for the very first public rides.

    “For these historic first rides on our new roller coaster, we decided to auction the specific seats to the highest bidders,” said the park’s president, Matt Eckert. “Thunderbird’s First Flight Auction will benefit a very special organization – Give Kids The World.”

  • Looking Back; March 26

    70 Years Ago

    March 20, 1945

     

    The Cannelton Sewer Pipe Co. has sustained heavy damage due to flooding over the past couple of weeks. Flooding along the Ohio River was the worst since 1937. However, growth at the Cannelton employer and more inventory likely means damage this year, in terms of dollars, will surpass 1937 totals.

  • Canary Outdoor Power Equipment earns top honors from Cub Cadet, trip to Hawaii

    CANNELTON – Canary Outdoor Power Equipment, a local dealer of Cub Cadet outdoor power equipment located in Cannelton, recently earned distinction as one of the top 75 Cub Cadet independent retailers in the country for 2014. Canary Outdoor Power Equipment received recognition for this achievement during an exclusive trip to the Kauai Marriott Resort in Hawaii.

  • Lutgring joins writing team at Tucker Publishing Group

    EVANSVILLE  – Trista J. Lutgring has been hired to the position of staff writer at Tucker Publishing Group.

    Prior to her affiliation with Tucker Publishing Group, Lutgring worked as a sales representative and feature writer at the Perry County News in Tell City.

    In 2012, she was awarded second place in Best Sports Feature category of the Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

    She completed her bachelor’s degree in news editorial journalism from Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green, Ky., in 2008.

  • Community Events, March 23

    Folklore topic of Historical Society meeting today

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, March 23 (today), at the museum, located at the corner of Ninth and Franklin streets.

    Due to wintry weather last month, the program scheduled for that meeting by Phil and Jeanne Wittmer will be held this month.