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Today's News

  • Beard named MVP of all-county team

    Tell City sophomore forward/center Braeden Beard was a nearly unanimous choice in voting for the Most Valuable Player of the News’ 40th annual All-Perry County boys basketball team.

  • It’s time to spot seed lawn’s bare patches

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I do not worry about any perfection in our “lawn” around the house. It largely blends into the pastures where we graze sheep and poultry. However, we do need to spot seed from time to time to recover heavy-use areas and around bale feeders.

    The areas we need to address are small, otherwise I would be hesitant to do much until late August.  Spring seeding comes second to the preferred late summer timing for complete lawn renovation or seeding a brand-new lawn.

  • Commodores of science
  • Anderson FD firefighter of the year
  • Crean’s teams simply did not win enough

    This editorial first appeared in the (Bloomington) Herald-Times.

     

    There’s a simple reason Indiana University athletic director Fred Glass had no choice but to fire men’s basketball coach Tom Crean.

    His teams didn’t win enough games enough seasons. Some years they did, but too many years, they didn’t.

  • Perry County’s Irish eyes

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It takes just a few seconds to rub away the moss hiding the etched words over Margaret Duffy’s tomb. Still legible 140 years after the 15-year-old’s death, the two short sentences echo the cry her parents surely felt. “Behold this grave and shed a tear,” the tombstone requests of passersby. “Beauty and virtue is buried here.”

  • Council should tread lightly on pet owners’ rights

    We understand the city’s desire to advance animal control in Tell City. However, we have concerns about the ordinance presented March 1 for discussion by the city council.

    We realize the ordinance was just a first draft but it would have limited to four the number of dogs and cats a person could have. That created a good bit of discussion and debate, during the meeting and among members of the public afterwards.

  • D of I now accepting scholarship applications

    PERRY COUNTY – The Daughters of Isabella, Nativity Circle 710 will give two $500 scholarships to a high school graduate.

    The applicants must be a child or grandchild of a member of the local circle, but can be a future graduate of any high school.

    The criteria used in selecting award winners are financial need, academics, grade point average, rank in class, the degree and college of choice and extra curricular activities such as community, civic or church involvement.

  • Tali Ray Garmer

    Rachel and Michael Garmer of Jonesborough, Tenn., announce the birth of their daughter, Tali Ray Garmer, on Feb. 8, 2017, at 1:03 p.m. at Franklin Woods Community Hospital in Johnson City, Tenn. She weighed 5 pounds and 3 ounces, and was 18 ½ inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Dea Goad and the late Ralph Goad of Tell City. Paternal grandparents are Jackie and Shawn Garmer of Jonesborough, Tenn.

    Great-grandparents include Andrea Hempfling Keller of Cannelton. The mother is the former Rachel Goad.

  • Community Events; March 20

    VFW serving breakfast Saturday

     

    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars 2939 will host a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at the post home.

    Scrambled eggs will be served or diners can get eggs made to order. Cost is $7, which includes tax.

    Carryout meals will be available. The public is invited.

     

    Villa’s lunch and learn Thursday