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Today's News

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: What's your favorite part of Halloween?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by finding the question at the bottom of the page or clicking into the opinion section.

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    Don't hold back; express yourself.

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  • COLUMN: What’s new with homeowners’ property-tax bills for 2013?

    By LARRY DeBOER
    Guest Columnist

    We’ve got most of the property-tax numbers for 2013 now. Let’s look at what happened to homeowner tax bills.

    Why homeowners and not farmers, landlords or business owners? Because there are more homeowners than any other kind of property owner. Besides, I’m a homeowner and I want to know.

    The Legislative Services Agency is posting its annual reports on the property tax by county for 2013.

    Disclaimer: I helped.

  • COLUMN: Disability Cheats:

    FRANK SANDAGE
    Guest Columnist

    Mr. Luecke, I also watched the “60 Minutes” story Oct. 6 by CBS journalist Steve Kroft. I want to offer a few points from my personal experiences about disability claims and why they have reached the $12 million level of payments.

  • COLUMN: Fond memories of Capers

    By TONY SCHAEFER
    Guest Columnist

    I was fortunate enough to work for Chris Watts at Pony Express Pizza when he purchased the old Odd Fellows Lodge building at 701 Main St. in Tell City. No doubt I was a cheap source of labor for the two years of demolition and renovation.

    There is no shortage of stories resulting from the adventure that was its creation.

    Sadly, these have mostly remained inside jokes, recalled only in private over a round of drinks. I hope to share a glimpse into what made Capers so unique.

  • COLUMN: Cheers for SMV signs

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    There was no collision and I wouldn’t even label it a close call but a driver in a bit of a hurry had to slow quickly in front of me last week as he rounded a curve on a state road. In front of him was a large grain cart, being pulled by a tractor. Obviously, the tractor was traveling a lot slower than the vehicles it was sharing the roadway with.

  • EDITORIAL: Businesses shouldn’t try to mislead the public

    Adlai Stevenson said in the 1950s that politicians should “talk sense to the people.” But neither they nor businesses are doing that yet, and it’s hard to tell which group is copying the other.

    Both try to mislead the people as they try to sell a product. The politicians are selling themselves, though, and people can at least see that the size of the politician has not changed, though he may mislead the people about his or his opponent’s position on issues.

  • Community Calendar

    Horseman’s club euchre games
     
    PERRY COUNTY – The Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will continue its annual fall euchre games Nov. 2, Nov. 16 and Nov. 30.
    Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $5 at the door and 25 cents per euchre game.
    Chili, hot dogs, desserts, coffee, sodas and water will be available. No smoking is permitted in the building.
    For more information, contact Becky at 836-2127 or 719-7944. On game nights, call 836-2052 after 5 p.m.

  • Hospital auxiliary’s holiday bazaar will offer lunch, crafts

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual holiday bazaar from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7. There will also be a silent auction.

  • Community health fair at TC schools Oct. 30

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a health fair for all corporation staff members and the community Wednesday in the school’s library.

    Doors will open at 6 a.m. for those who would like to have blood work done. Those attending are asked to use the entrance on Fulton Street to enter the building, check in at the office then proceed down the glass hallway to the library on the left.

  • Randall and Doris Schaefer

    Randall and Doris Schaefer of rural St. Meinrad observed their 30th wedding anniversary Oct. 19 during a celebration with immediate family and friends hosted by their daughters at the St. Meinrad Knights of Columbus home.