Today's News

  • Poetry contest deadline Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Public Library’s annual teen writing contest will wrap up Wednesday. This year’s theme, “Poetry Madness @ Perry County Public Library,” began Jan. 8.

    The contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is organized by the Teen Advisory Group. Guidelines for Poetry Madness are: Any resident of Perry County currently in grades seven through 12; original, unpublished poems in any style, on any subject, will be accepted.

  • Scouts to host fish fry

    TELL CITY – St. Paul Boy Scout Troop 192 will sponsor its annual fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the St. Paul parish hall.

    Both dine in and carryout will be available. Proceeds will benefit the boys’ summer camp and necessary equipment for the trip.

    Cost of the meal is $7 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. The meal is all-you-can-eat.

    For more information, call Janet Damin at 547-7451 in the evenings.

  • Preschool, kindergarten roundups scheduled

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central is accepting registrations for preschool and kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year.

    Children who will be 4 by Aug. 1 are eligible to attend preschool. Children who will be 5 by Aug. 1 are eligible for kindergarten.

    Preschool roundup will be held April 25. Roundup for kindergarten students who do not currently attend preschool at Perry Central will be held April 24.

    Current Perry Central preschoolers will automatically be registered for kindergarten next year.

  • Community to offer Ash Wednesday and Lenten programs

    Tell City First United Methodist will offer an Ash Wednesday service will be held at Tell City First United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. March 5.

    Bible study, youth and choir will not be held that evening but the youth and choir will be part of the service.

  • Students raise heart rates, funds for good health

    Students and staff at William Tell Elementary jumped at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. Last Thursday, the school hosted its 35th annual Jump Rope For Heart event.

  • Community Calendar

    Monday, March 3
    Twilight Towers invitational euchre 6 p.m. in the towers dining room.
    Rome Volunteer Fire Department meeting 7:30 p.m. at fire department building.
    Perry County Child Abuse Council meeting at Evangelical United Church of Christ, Jefferson and 10th streets, Tell City, 6:30 p.m. junior high room, use Jefferson Street entrance.
    Perry Central STAND Group meeting 12:30 p.m. at Perry Central High School.
    Rome Masonic Lodge 133, F&AM, regular meeting 6:30 p.m. at lodge in Rome.

  • COLUMN: Who lit the fuse? We do know

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: This column was written in response to a Thursday column by News Managing Editor Kevin Koelling titled “Who lit the fuse leading to the Big Bang Theory?”

    I remember being in the fifth grade in Mr. Gibson’s science class. We had some time to work on a project and I happened to finish early, and thus led me to flipping through the pages of a worn out science textbook.

  • COLUMN: Harsh winter has been hard on many bluebirds


    The winter nearly all of us want to see gone has been hard on just about everything, people, pets, livestock and most of nature’s other inhabitants.

    One of many people’s favorite feathered friends, bluebirds, have taken a big hit, it seems. Two people have come to the News over the past week after finding several dead bluebirds in their birdhouses.

  • EDITORIAL: New education standards require contemplation

    An effort to put together new academic standards for Indiana schools continues, as does the move away from Common Core State Standards.

    The Indiana State Board of Education is working to develop kindergarten-through-12th grade standards for Indiana separate from Common Core. Our desire is that the standards be challenging and realistic. But just as the old saying goes that a camel is a horse designed by committee, danger exists for the workability of the standards the state board is amassing.

  • EDITORIAL: Another step forward for downtown development

    Word of rental-housing tax credits awarded last week to a future project in downtown Tell City is good news for our community and Perry County. A healthy vibrant downtown is what every city needs and for Tell City, the multimillion project known as River Pointe will bring not only development and construction jobs to the city, but people.