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Today's News

  • COLUMN: United Way is 40 years strong

    By CHAD JAMES
    Guest Columnist

    When I was approached to be the 2013 co-chair for the United Way of Perry County, it did not take me long to decide to accept the role. Volunteering has always been a big part of who I am today.

    Early on my parents instilled an importance in giving and volunteering.

  • COLUMN: Memories of a hermit

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I was walking through the cemetery at Saint Meinrad Archabbey a few weeks ago and reminiscing about the monks I’ve know. I found the man who baptized me and the one who heard my first confession and taught me about faith.

  • EDITORIAL: Businesses should follow Ford, Costco’s examples in paying higher wages

    Henry Ford said history is bunk, but he had a good understanding of basic economics that today’s business leaders who realize the value of history should take time to study.

    Specifically, Ford realized that paying his car company’s employees a good wage was good for his business and the economy in general.

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  • College night at local schools today, Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – College GO! Week in Indiana kicks off Monday and will continue through Friday with activities continuing all fall semester.

    The goal of College GO! Week is to help Hoosiers of all ages plan for college completion and career success. College 101 nights have been scheduled for 11th- and 12th-grade students and parents at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School Monday with a meal at 6 p.m. and program at 6:30 p.m. in the cafetorium.

  • Zombie parade in Cannelton Oct. 19

    CANNELTON – Cannelton American Legion Post 142 will sponsor a family-friendly zombie parade from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19.

    Those participating in the parade should gather at Herzeele Street at 4:30 p.m. and can be picked up at Hargis Hafele Park after the parade.

    Hot dogs and hot chocolate will be available for purchase. There will also be a pumpkin patch, a bake sale, games, food, prizes and more.

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  • Hospital offers bus ride to Evansville Komen race

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Memorial Hospital invites community members to join them as they celebrate the 16th Annual Komen Evansville Race for the Cure Saturday.

    The hospital has chartered a bus to transport participants to the race at no charge. The morning includes a Parade of Pink survivor recognition program, a 5K Run-Walk, and a 1-Mile Family Fun Run-Walk. PCMH will provide refreshments, giveaways and door prizes.

    Space is limited, so call Shelley Poole, RN at 547-0392 to reserve a seat.

  • 68th annual Cannelton Fall Fest set for Oct. 24

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor its 68th annual Cannelton Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Cannelton Community Center.

    Queen candidates for this year’s festival are kindergartner Chloe Hale, first-grader Taylor DuPont, second-grader Makayla Reed, third-grader Claire Sabelhaus, fourth-grader Maggie Dawson and fifth-grader Bre’ Noland.

  • Employee accused of theft at restaurant

    TELL CITY – A Perry County man has been charged with allegedly stealing cash from his employer.

    Jeremy A. Gullick, 31, 842 17th St., Tell City, faces counts of burglary, a Class C felony, and theft, a Class D felony.

    According to Tell City Patrolman Greg Linne, Gullick worked as an assistant manager of KFC-Taco Bell in Tell City and on Sept. 4, removed $1,385 in cash from the store’s safe. According to a probable-cause affidavit, the alleged theft, which took place just before 1:30 a.m., was captured by a video surveillance camera in the store.