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Today's News

  • Pipeline opponents claim all cause, no benefit

    Despite environmentalists’ efforts to  stall the approval of Keystone XL, some real progress could soon be made.

    The State Department just released its long-awaited analysis of the project’s environmental impact. The study’s key finding: building and maintaining Keystone would have virtually no effect on global carbon emissions. Indeed, without the pipeline, emissions could rise because the oil will be transported by more carbon-intensive means.

  • More-sensitive signals would negate need for new law

    Some vehicles can now legally run red lights in Indiana, and we’re not talking about just making right turns on red.

    The state legislature approved a bill and Gov. Mike Spence signed it March 27 allowing two-wheeled vehicles, including motorcycles, scooters and bicycles, to proceed through a red light after two minutes if they make sure the intersection is clear first.

  • Smile activist

    Drivers on Indiana 66 near Wal-Mart at mid-day Thursday were urged by this sign-holding man to smile.

    He also wanted a ride, apparently, because he got into a car whose driver pulled over and spoke to him for a moment.

    His departure left the News unable to get his identity or ask his reason for encouraging goodwill.

  • Pinwheels spin for child abuse prevention

    A field of blue pinwheels spin in the afternoon sun outside of the Perry County Courthouse in Tell City.

    Communities across Indiana gathered Tuesday for ceremonies in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The national Pinwheels for Prevention program of Prevent Child Abuse America uses the pinwheel as a symbol of childlike notions and stands for each child’s chance of a healthy, happy and full life.

  • Community Events

    Women’s concealed-carry talk Tuesday

    TELL CITY – C & J Firearms Training Academy at 705 Jefferson St. in Tell City will host an hour-long DVD presentation by the Personal Defense Network starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.
    A group discussion will follow the presentation.

    Topics will include myths and misconceptions of women’s personal defense with a firearm; recommendation for women’s self-defense firearms and defensive ammunition and practical concealment options for women.

  • Local Relay For Life teams schedule fundraisers

    TELL CITY – Local Relay For Life teams will hold several fundraisers throughout April and May to support Relay For Life. The teams invite the community to attend and help raise money for Relay For Life.

    • Dessert auction Thursday: The Lincoln Hills Relay For Life team, Pirates of the Cureibbean, will hold a dessert auction from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17 in the Lincoln Conference Room at 302 Main St. in Tell City.

    Bidding will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m.

  • Open house planned at North Perry Head Start

    LEOPOLD – The Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North Perry Head Start is currently taking applications for enrollment for the 2014-15 school year.

    An open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 25. Children may be enrolled at this time or parents and guardians may visit and learn more about Head Start. The North Perry Head Start Center is located next to Perry Central in Leopold.

  • Happy birthday, Big Bird

    North Perry Head Start visited Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills March 20 for a birthday party in honor of Big Bird, born to Sesame Street March 20, 1969. The children and residents and had cupcakes, juice and milk.

    Everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to Big Bird, who made an appearance during the song. He danced with the children and posed for pictures.

  • Orleans Dogwood Festival April 30

    ORLEANS – The Orleans Chamber of Commerce will hold their 46th Dogwood Festival from April 30 through May 3 at the Historic Congress Square in downtown Orleans.

    Several activities and food will be available, including carnival rides, games, children’s activities, an arts and crafts fair, a hometown parade, food, live entertainment and viewing of the dogwoods. Admission is free. This event is recognized in the April 2012 edition of Midwest Living Magazine as one of the top five flowering festivals.

  • Gospel Tabernacle bake sale Friday

    TELL CITY – Gospel Tabernacle Church will hold a bake sale beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, April 18 at Noble’s IGA in Tell City.

    Colored hard-boiled Easter eggs, cakes and pies will be available for purchase.