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Today's News

  • Some Rust Belt problems are of our own making

    MICHAEL HICKS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Explaining the role of international trade on manufacturing jobs and the plight of the Midwest remains a daunting task for an economics professor. Perhaps this is because the telling of fables is so spiritually comforting.

    After all, it is easy to hope that prosperity will return to some beleaguered Rust Belt town if only we can stop Chinese imports. It is much harder to admit that our real challenges are homegrown.

  • A taste of early fall

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It’s technically not yet autumn. Halloween is still more than a month away and thanks to a summer with abundant rainfall (and the lingering effect of a few hurricanes) lawns are green and lush. But fall is just about here and that means it’s time for harvest parties and turtle soup.

  • Cut out the political name-calling

    Our email boxes regularly runneth over with messages from political parties and, to be honest, most of those don’t get that much attention, especially in an off-year in which there are no elections.

    But a few recent emails from Indiana’s Republican party and from U.S. Senate candidate Todd Rokita concern us. They raise criticism of Sen. Joe Donnelly for profiting from a family business that had shipped jobs out of the country, in this case, Mexico.

  • Elrhanjaoui – Rhodes

    Sarah Marie Elrhanjaoui of Greenfield, Ohio, and Jordan Lee Rhodes of Tell City announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride is the daughter of Chris and Michelle Houck and Ali Elrhanjaoui. She is a graduate of Edward Lee McClain High School. She recently earned her Masters of Education and teaches fifth-grade reading and language at J. S. Aucion in St. Mary Parish, La.  She is also the head swim coach for Centerville High School.

  • ‘Draggin’ group to host car show

    TELL CITY – Building on the success of past events, new for 2017 will be a Draggin’ Main Route 66 Auto Show – Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Route 66 Series will be held in the Wal-Mart parking lot located at 730 Indiana 66 E., Tell City.

    All makes and models of automobiles and bikes are welcome at this event. Awards will be given at 1.

  • Rome VFD to host hog roast

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department Annual Hog Roast will be held Sunday, Sept. 17, starting at 11:30 a.m.

    Dinners will be served at the Rome Community Center consisting of barbecue or plain pork, creek fries, green beans, slaw, bread and drink. Music will be provided by Sweet Water.

    There will be a raffle, country store and a concession stand. Craft booths are available for $5 each. There will also be a morning church service that begins at 10:30 a.m.

  • ‘Little Women’ photos at Archabbey Gallery

    ST. MEINRAD – The Archabbey Library Gallery in St. Meinrad, is hosting an exhibit of photographs called “Little Women” by Andrea Hoelscher.

    The exhibit runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 16.

    Hoelscher lives in Ferdinand and teaches photography at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. In 1994, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has shown her work in many locations in the U.S. and Europe.

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  • Perry Central leads local ISTEP results

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Education released Wednesday the spring 2017 Indiana State Testing for Educational Progress results.

    Among the more than 360 districts assessed in the state, Perry Central Schools placed in the top 10 percent of combined scoring for students passing both the English-Language Arts and Math portions. Tell City Schools scored similarly well, placing in the upper 20th percentile.

  • As autumn approaches, county’s byways lead to fun, adventure

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – There’s no shortage of things to do this autumn in Perry County. The county’s convention and visitors bureau has released details of upcoming events, including the Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour in October.