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Today's News

  • Why I choose to stand

    Curtis Hill

    Guest Columnist

     

    One might argue that our nation’s flag is but a mere symbol. True as that may be, symbols play an important role in the life of a nation.

    Growing up, I was taught that whenever we heard the anthem playing and saw Old Glory waving, we would immediately show our respect.

    I would stand.

    I stand because the Stars and Stripes represent the strikingly simple principles of freedom outlined in the Declaration of Independence and enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

  • Exciting times for Rome

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    Portions of this column came from a column published a year ago about the community of Rome, but it’s a good segue into many of the big things lying ahead for the community in the coming year.

  • TIGER crossing? Port eyes grant for bridge upgrades

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority, which oversees the local Hoosier Southern Rail, is aiming to conduct extensive rail-bridge upgrades in both Perry and Spencer County. The projects total about $6.3 million, and would be largely funded through a federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant.

  • Planning begins for Rome Bicentennial

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    All roads will lead to Rome next October as the community marks the 200th anniversary of its historic courthouse, and perhaps, of Rome itself.

  • City puts damper on fireworks use

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – An ordinance adopted last Monday by the Tell City Common Council will restrict the use of fireworks to the days before, on and after Independence Day and for half an hour on New Year’s Day.

  • Beekeepers to discuss honey quality, hive health Oct. 19

    PERRY COUNTY – What determines honey quality? How can different nectar sources influence honey taste? How should I filter the honey my bees produce? These are questions beekeepers must consider as they think about marketing their honey from home or at a farmer’s market. Sara Dzimianski will address these questions and others at the Oct. 19 meeting of local beekeepers.  The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the agriculture building at

  • USI Chamber Choir in Ferdinand Oct. 29

    FERDINAND – The University of Southern Indiana Chamber Choir will perform at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. Eastern time, for the eighth annual Mechtilde of Hackeborn Sacred Music Series.

  • Community Events – Oct. 9

    Extension affordable recipe seminar Wednesday

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library will host Erin Meyer, Purdue Extension Wellness Coordinator’s, senior nutrition program on Wed, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. at the Tell City branch.

    She will discuss better, more affordable, nutritious choices for seniors on a budget. She’ll also show a collection of recipes.

    Refreshments will be served, along with information on affordable meal budget ideas and easy recipes. Everyone is invited.

  • PC Homecoming Royalty
  • Accountable learning: school letter grades released

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Department of Education has released the A-F school accountability grades for the 2016-17 school year. This marks the second year of a revamped accountability that tracks student performance and year-to-year growth via state assessment tests, graduation rates and other standards, with a new emphasis that schools incorporate methods that allow students to ‘catch up,’ ‘keep up,’ and ‘move up’ in their performance.