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Today's News

  • Pursuit along I-64 ends peacefully with arrest

    SPENCER COUNTY – An overnight pursuit along Interstate 64 stretched out nearly 40 miles before coming to a peaceful stop.

    At 12:27 a.m. Friday, Trooper Steve Nolan was patrolling I-64 near the 59-mile marker, two miles east of the Dale exit, when he saw a silver 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo traveling west at what looked like a high rate of speed. Nolan activated his radar, which indicated the Chevy was driving 99 MPH.

  • New representatives named to House standing committees

    INDIANAPOLIS  – State Reps. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) and Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) were both recently appointed to serve on standing committees for the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session.

    Bartels was named to the House Committee on Natural Resources, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety, and the House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs.

  • Hoosier Hills Credit Union awarded Five-Star rating

    BEDFORD – Hoosier Hills Credit Union has again been honored with a superior Five Star rating from BauerFinancial Inc.

    The Five Star rating is the highest available ranking and marks Hoosier Hills Credit Union as one of the strongest financial institutions in the country.

    BauerFinancial Inc. star ratings are assessed independently based upon factors such as capital, historical trends, investment portfolio, profitability, regulatory compliance and asset quality, among other factors.

  • Real opioid challenges remain

    MICHAEL HICKS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    The Thanksgiving,  Christmas and New Year’s holidays are a time of family gatherings, shared memories, joyful reunions and hopeful talk about the future. However, in too many households, talk of addiction and lament over wrecked lives will intrude upon the abundance of a holiday table.

    This should occasion serious thinking about the challenges of drug use, especially opioid addiction today.

  • Welcome, St. Nick

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I haven’t yet decided which old shoe I am going to put out for St. Nicholas’ visit Tuesday night. With any luck, I will find a few pieces of chocolate tucked inside Wednesday morning, the start of St. Nicholas Day

    Last year I put the shoe outside my Tell City office and enjoyed several chocolate bars and assorted sweets.

  • Sex, power and respect

    This editorial first appeared in the Spencer County Journal-Democrat.

     

    The halls of power in both the public and private sectors have recently been wracked by accusations of sexual harassment. From moguls to office holders and candidates, allegations of past misconduct have begun to rise to the surface amid a nationwide reckoning with the issue.

  • We should follow Gates’ example in funding Alzheimer’s research

    We applaud Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ decision to pledge $100 million of his own money to Alzheimer’s research and hope it will inspire millions of people to make donations to this worthy cause.

    We realize that most people can’t match the amount of Gates’ donation. For an American with an average salary, $50 or $100 might be comparable to $100 million for Gates.

    And to those who say they can’t afford to given even $25 to this cause, we would say, “How can you afford not to?”

  • Country Club Christmas auction, dinner Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Hoosier Heights Country Club will hold its Christmas auction Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at 3822 Mozart St. The auction will include a variety of hand-crafted home décor and bakery and food items. As part of the evenings activities, an ugly sweater contest will also be held.

    The event is open to the public and will be held in the club banquet room.  

    Dinner will be available in the dining room beginning at 5 p.m.

  • Live nativities this Saturday; Dec. 16

     

    TELL CITY –  Live nativity scenes this month will help share the meaning of the Christmas season to the community.

     

    The Depot

     

  • Community Events; Dec. 4

    Pearl Harbor Day breakfast Thursday

     

    TELL CITY – A Pearl Harbor Day breakfast for veterans will be served from 7 to 10 a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 7, at American Legion Post 213. The free event, open to all veterans, is being sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary United 213.

     

    Rome bicentennial planning meeting Thursday