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Today's News

  • Southern Indiana Power’s annual meeting rides out stormy weather

    CHRISNEY – While severe thunderstorms and even tornados dotted the landscape of stormy southern Indiana Friday, the skies above Chrisney were calm enough to accommodate Southern Indiana Power’s first annual meeting at the new Spencer County 4-H Youth and Community Center.

  • Power fishing reel enables disabled anglers

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    Although numerous anglers with disabilities have learned to fish with one arm and hand, most are limited to the types of fishing they can enjoy.

    There are several aids available to enable them, and now there is a new device that may further expand their opportunities to catch a variety of fish.

  • Another camping season begins, more lives touched at Anderson Woods

    Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of columns about activities taking place at Anderson Woods, a camp for children and adults with special needs east of Adyeville.

     

    ADYEVILLE – Another summer camping season has begun at Anderson Woods, a summer camp for those with special needs. Nestled in the hills and forests of rural Perry County, campers from all over travel to spend four days out in the wilderness and learn life skills from each other and the staff.

  • We need both insiders and outsiders in Congress

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress

     

    Members of Congress get categorized in all sorts of ways. They’re liberal or conservative; Republican or Democrat; interested in domestic affairs or specialists in foreign policy.

    There’s one very important category, though, that I never hear discussed: whether a member wants to be an inside player or an outside player. Yet where members fall on the continuum helps to shape the institution of Congress.

  • Property-tax relief for farmers

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    Agriculture is the backbone of Indiana’s economy, providing nearly 245,000 Hoosier jobs and $4.7 billion in exports each year.

    In order to support this vital industry and the jobs it provides, the General Assembly enacted Senate Enrolled Act 436, a new law that freezes the assessment of property taxes on farmland.

  • Summer Fest kicks off today; fireworks Saturday

    TELL CITY – A summertime tradition for many years, Perry County’s Summer Fest picnic, sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424, will return to Zoercher-Bettinger Park today through Saturday, June 25-27. Gene O’ Rides of Fordsville, Ky., will operate rides all three days and is expected to bring some new rides to the festival. Wrist bands offering unlimited rides for a day can be purchased for $20.

  • Fairgrounds hosting weekend ‘pre-fair’ events

    PERRY COUNTY – While Perry County’s 4-H’ers have another week to complete their projects, several “pre-fair” events are planned for this weekend at the 4-H fairgrounds in Tell City.

    “We are calling them pre-fair events but it’s going to be a lot of fun. Everyone hopes for a good turnout this weekend and again when our fair gets underway,” said Cathy Boerste, Perry County’s extension agent for 4-H and youth development.

  • Summer of science
  • Friday storm spawns small twister

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – An already wild year of weather continued Friday as a line of storms triggered a small tornado that touched down briefly near Troy, downing trees and limbs but causing no structural damage and no injuries.

    The National Weather Service placed Perry County under a tornado warning after reports were received of a funnel cloud in Hancock County, Ky. The storm produced ominous-looking clouds with clear rotation visible from downtown Tell City.

  • Rural News; June 25: DOOLITTLE MILLS