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Today's News

  • Houtchen-Powers

    Gary and Bertha Armes, of Hardinsburg, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Molly Armes Houtchen, to Gordon Lee Powers, both of Tell City.

    Powers is the son of Charles and Carolyn Powers of Tell City.

    Houtchen is a graduate of Frederick Fraize High School in Cloverport, Ky. She played both basketball and softball. She is employed in customer service at Wal-Mart in Tell City. Powers is a graduate of Tell City High School. He is employed as a line worker at Waupaca Foundry in Tell City. 

  • Irish women roots of American progress

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perrycountynews.com

     

    If you’re a female artist of Irish ancestry who couples her HIIT regime with a balance of healthy eating, March is a great month. More than just St. Patrick’s Day, corned beef, and leprechauns, it’s never too late, or early for that matter, to indulge in the less traditional aspect of the history.

  • Balancing individual rights and the common good

    Alexander P. Orlowski

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    As Americans, we are united in the belief that all people have certain inalienable rights. Chief among these are, as President Thomas Jefferson penned, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    At the same time American values are also deeply rooted in a strong sense of community. This sentiment is reflected in our national motto: “E Pluribus Unum,” which means “out of many, one.”

  • I-64 Crash Wednesday kills Virginia man

    DALE –  A crash late Wednesday evening near Ferdinand on Interstate 64 claimed the life of a Virginia man. Brandon Taylor, 34, of Roanoke, Va., was flown from the scene but later died at the hospital.

  • Abbey Press to close final line

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    ST. MEINRAD – Abbey Press will close its publications division by mid-year, effectively ending a monastic enterprise that once employed hundreds of people and included a thriving mail-order business.

    Archabbot Kurt Stasiak OSB announced to workers March 2 that the publications division of Abbey Press will suspend its operations by June 30.

  • Driven to learn: Bookmobile operator’s life-time of memories

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – In May 2012, the state-of-the-art Bookmobile took to the streets of Perry County to provide a mobile library for patrons at many locations.

    The most senior member of the Bookmobile staff is Brandi Sanders. She practically grew up on one of the older bookmobiles, with her mother being part of its staff for decades. She worked on the bus with her mother for around seven years before her mom’s  retirement nearly a decade ago.

  • STAGE SPOTLIGHT

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Drama Club will perform a production this weekend of “Parents Just Don’t Understand,” a play written by Bryan Starchman. The show features a series of short tales about family life. Each scene poses a different funny, yet relatable, story.

  • North side Dollar General coming to TC

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A new Dollar General Store is coming to Tell City.

    The city’s plan commission gave its approval Thursday to a development plan for a 9,100-square-foot store at Payne and 20th streets, at the former location of Herman Peters Inc. The store won’t replace the existing one in the Lincoln Park Plaza Shopping Center, engineer William McDonough said.

  • CVS to acquire Werner Drug Store

    TELL CITY – In 1934, a local couple, Charles and Louise Werner , decided to take their shot at the American dream by starting Werner Drug Store on Main Street in Tell City. Eighty-three years later, the dream they started and passed down to three other Tell City couples comes to an end.

    CVS Pharmacy has announced it will acquire the landmark local retailer at the end of business, Monday, March 13. Brad and Lynne Harth, owners of Werner Drug Store since 1987 will be the last independent owners of the store.

  • The problem with too much information

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    The job of being a citizen – and being a member of Congress – has gotten much harder of late. As sources of information proliferate and “news” not actually grounded in fact grows common on social media, Americans have to work to sort reality from fiction and insight from disinformation.

    This is a challenge for our representative democracy. And we’ve only begun to grapple with it.