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Today's News

  • Nation’s efforts against poverty must not be abandoned

    Larry Kleeman
    Guest Columnist

    Fifty years ago, on Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson used his State of the Union address to call on our nation to launch an “unconditional war on poverty,” a national commitment resulting in programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start, Pell grants, expansions to Social Security and nutrition assistance.

    Some policy makers will claim that we launched this war, and poverty won, as our nation today struggles with 46.5 million people under the federal poverty line, about $23,500 for a family of four.

  • Cheers for St. Blaise

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    Today is the feast of St. Blaise and I suspect many Perry Countians had their throats blessed at church this past weekend. I planned to attend church so hopefully I was among the faithful lining up to have a pair of candles placed under my double chin while a priest offered a simple prayer.

  • Tax burden must be fair

    Local government leaders are anxiously watching the Indiana Legislature as it tinkers with yet another form of taxation this session.

    When word first started filtering out that eliminating a major source of income to cities and towns, the business personal property tax, was high on Gov. Mike Pence’s list, local government leaders became nervous. In a story published last Monday, we reported that the loss of revenue for Tell City alone could exceed $450,000.

  • Cannelton income surveys go out

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Surveys went out to Cannelton residents Wednesday, Mayor Mary Snyder said. She urged all city residents to complete and return them.

    No one in Cannelton will see completed surveys, she said.
    Results will help the city obtain grant funding.

    Snyder said during a Dec. 9 meeting she and others had discussed a recent grant denial and how applications for such funding are scored. A current income survey can bolster such application.

  • Legion hopes to reunite flags with veterans’ families

    These flags in wooden cases were found recently in a former storage area in the rear of the Perry County Animal Shelter. They were given to Cannelton American Legion Post 142 by the shelter’s staff.

    According to Legion member Dan Hayden, the flags were originally presented to family members at the veterans’ funerals. Two flags likely means they were presented to separate veterans, he said. One case holds dog tags with the name of Theodore John Boksa.

  • Glory Bees Preschool enrolling for 2014-15 school year

    TELL CITY – Glory Bees Preschool, a Christian-based school established in 1986, is currently accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. Glory Bees students participate in a variety of learning activities using Learning Through Play, a teaching method and philosophy with the concept that children learn best when they are having fun.

    Students will be introduced to Christian character-development, math, science, art, music, phonetic introduction to letters, manners and cooking.

  • Community Events

    Ghost Hunters offer novice hunt Saturday
    TELL CITY – Tell City Ghost Hunters will  sponsor a novice hunt from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Perry County Museum and the Old Cannelton Gym.

    Novice hunts are designed for individuals who are interested in paranormal activity but are not a part of an organized team. The event is sponsored by Tell City Ghost Hunters, an experienced team. They will have equipment for participants to use.

  • Damin earns Ph.D in analytical chemistry

    OXFORD, Ohio – Craig A. Damin successfully completed the requirements for a doctoral degree in analytical chemistry from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The Ph.D. program typically requires five to six years of post-baccalaureate work focusing on course work, seminars and written and oral exams.

    Completion of the program requires passing a final oral examination and submitting a dissertation based on original research.

    Damin was hooded by his research advisor during the fall commencement ceremony Dec. 13.

  • Trojan girls roll past Bulldogs

    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton hit only 2 of 16 shots from the field in an 87-19 girls basketball loss to Wood Memorial Friday.
    The Trojans hit 55.4 percent (36 of 65) from the field and outrebounded the Bulldogs 24-6.
    “That’s probably one of the better teams I’ve seen for a while,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “They play man-to-man defense and really get after you.
    “They also used some diamond press and man-to-man pressure.
    “They’d sub in five girls at a time and lose nothing when they sub.”

  • Chinn got TC girls cross country running

    Like the others who will be inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Friday, Katie Chinn accomplished things that no one else in school history and few in southern Indiana have.
    But she did it with a team that was still in its infancy.
    In 1999 she became only the fourth girl to win two events in one track sectional, but that team had been in existence more than 25 years.
    It was in girls cross country that she helped a third-year team become one of the best in southern Indiana in just its third year of existence.