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Today's News

  • Friendly people and authentic experiences, that’s Honest to Goodness Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Mark Newman, executive director of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development last week unveiled a new consumer brand for Indiana. State officials believe this new brand, the embodiment of the well-earned reputation for Hoosier hospitality and authentic experiences, is “Honest to Goodness Indiana.”

  • Beads an essential element of Mardi Gras celebrations

    Mardi Gras beads are an enduring symbol of the carnival celebration. Revelers will wait in crowds along parade routes eager to catch the beads that are tossed down upon them.

    The meaning behind Mardi Gras beads has never been entirely clear. In fact, the beads take on different meanings depending on the person.

  • St. Pius Church to host first Ladies Lenten prayer coffees

    TROY – The Ladies Lenten Prayer Coffees will begin March 8 at St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy. St. Paul Catholic Church will co-host. All coffees will be from 9 to 10 a.m.

  • Men’s Lenten breakfasts kick off March 8

    PERRY COUNTY – The Men’s Lenten Breakfast Fellowship Group of Perry County has finalized plans for its annual Lenten breakfasts. Cannelton United Church of Christ will host the first breakfast Saturday, March 8.

    The breakfasts will continue each Saturday morning throughout the Lenten season from 7 to 8 a.m. Donations are $3.

  • Predicting Oscar winners is hard task

    Eric Harris
    Film Review

    I’m not sure what it is, but the Academy Awards always bring out the worst predictor in me. I try not to keep track, but I’m pretty sure I was wrong more often than I was right last year – and each year before that.

  • Saturday breakfast to draw legislators

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast Saturday  starting at 8 a.m.  The breakfast will be held at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce office at 601 Main St. in Tell City.

    State Sen. Richard Young and State Rep. Lloyd Arnold plan to attend. They will present a summary of the session  thus far and will open the floor to questions.

    Doughnuts and coffee will be served. The public is invited to attend this event and are encouraged to stop by and speak with Indiana legislators about issues of concern.

  • Tell City Schools earn College Success grant

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has rewarded local schools’ efforts to help students plan and prepare for education beyond high school. Three Indiana schools earned $1,000 College Success Grants for their college-readiness activities during Learn More Indiana’s fall 2013 College GO! Week campaign.

    Winning schools were Tell City Junior-Senior High School, Creekside Elementary School in the Franklin Community Schools District and Bon Air Middle School  in the Kokomo Central Schools District.

  • Peter was ‘instrumental’ in developing county’s parks

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – Dan Peter “is a great person, he’s very community-minded (and) has been very instrumental in developing our parks system,” Adam Tempel told the county commissioners at a regular meeting Tuesday.

    Their meeting was in a cafeteria at Perry Central Community School, one of several alternatives to the room in the county courthouse where they normally meet chosen because that building is undergoing renovations.

  • Timber industry tour includes inside look at Branchville Facility

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area’s 44th annual timber industry tour and banquet March 4. This year’s tour includes an opportunity to visit Branchville Correctional Facility and tour their woodworking and forestry programs.

  • Child well-being in Perry County: Turning data into dollars

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s child poverty rate is below the state’s rate, according to the “Kids County in Indiana Data Book,” yet statistics also show that the rate of free and reduced-price lunch usage, along with the use of food stamps, has increased over the past four years.