Today's News

  • COLUMN: Lessons from old farmers


    I grew up influenced by older people. I saw my grandparents often and worked during my preteen and teenage years for neighbors, many of them seniors.

    Most were farmers and I learned a lot from them. As I get older, it seems I rely more and more on the simple lessons they instilled and the examples they set.

  • EDITORIAL: Students should be encouraged, not thwarted by school boards

    Earlier this month, a group of students in a central Florida school district were met with opposition from their school board as they attempted to form an extracurricular group. The middle-schoolers attempted to form a gay-straight alliance group during the 2011-12 school year, but according to reports on Huffington Post, they were turned town.

  • Landscape artist to display work at abbey

    SAINT MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery will host an exhibit of landscape paintings in oil and mixed-media prints by Philadelphia artist Clay Johnson. The exhibit will be on display from Saturday to March 28.

    Johnson paints on site, beginning his work with careful observation of his surroundings. He explains, “I look until I see something that moves me and then I construct a painting around that experience.”

    Free play of the imagination is his aim, rather than objective reporting. Color and light are central.

  • United Way opens 2013 grant cycle

    PERRY COUNTY – Health-and-human-service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County through March 8. Grant applications are available on United Way of Perry County’s Web site at http://www.unitedwayperryco.org/Grantmaking.aspx.

    Last year the United Way of Perry County distributed more than $71,500 to area health-and-human-service organizations to fund projects focused on education, health and financial stability.

  • Legislative breakfast Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the chamber office, 601 Main Street, Suite A, Tell City, in the Tell City Electric Department building.

    Sen. Richard Young and Rep. Lloyd Arnold have committed to be in attendance. Legislators will give a summary of the session thus far, give thoughts on the continuing session and will open the floor to questions.

  • Tractor Supply Co. offers new scholarship for FFA members

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – As an extension of its sponsorship with the National FFA Foundation, Tractor Supply Co. recently announced a new scholarship program to assist FFA members in their pursuit of college degrees.

  • Commissioners make appointments

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County commissioners made a number of appointments at their regular meeting Feb. 4.

    Former Commissioner Jody Fortwendel no longer wished to serve on the county’s emergency management advisory council, County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said. Commissioner Randy Kleaving will fill that role.

  • Cannelton sets cleanup dates

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Street Commissioner David Marsh announced last Monday his department will conduct a city-wide cleanup the week of April 8.

    For the annual cleanup, during which items too big for regular curbside pickup will be collected, items must be at trash-collection locations on normal trash days, Marsh said.

    No construction waste or materials, refrigerators, tanks, paint, chemicals or tires will be picked up.

    A limit of one truckload per stop will be enforced, he said.

  • Parks board discusses apparent crack in restroom tank

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department just had its truck repaired and is now wondering what to do about a crack in a restroom tank at its Wilkerson Park.

    Don Litherland of Greenwood Auto Repair installed new upper and lower ball joints on the department’s truck for $465.

    His bid was the cheapest of four that County Recreation Director Adam Tempel solicited.

  • School board may add work sessions


    TELL CITY – One of the main issues discussed at last Monday’s meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board was whether to add new meetings during the year. The extra sessions wouldn’t be held to take action but to discuss issues and gather public input.

    Randy Cole, who joined the board at the first of the year, made the suggestion to hold occasional board workshops or work sessions that would be held in addition to monthly formal meetings.