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Today's News

  • What in the world? Learning with sensational science

    TELL CITY – Science can be further understood outside the classroom, commented Purdue Extension 4-H youth development educator Cathy Boerste, during this week’s Science Sensation program attended by area middle schoolers.

    Inviting students to the 4-H fair grounds for classes on science allows the students and teachers to witness and gain first-hand experience with applied science. Perry County’s seventh-grade, and some eighth-grade students, participated in the lessons.

  • Rome, Derby to shine this summer

    Rome music, beer and wine fest on June 9; Derby fireworks show, other activities July 7

    PERRY COUNTY – The riverside communities of Rome and Derby will host big community celebrations, respectively, in June and July, showcasing their history, heritage and civic spirit.

  • State reverses course; no bobcat hunting season

    INDIANAPOLIS – There won’t be a hunting or trapping season for bobcats … at least for now.

    The Indiana Natural Resources Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to withdraw a rule proposal that would have authorized a bobcat hunting and trapping season, and another proposal that would have required nuisance wild animal control permit holders to euthanize raccoons, opossums and coyotes.

    Proposed changes to other rules that involved the possession or sale of bobcats were also withdrawn from the DNR’s biennial wildlife rules package.

  • May 29 meeting to share parks data

    TELL CITY – The public will have a first chance to view results of a 2017 parks survey that will help guide development for at least the next five years.

    The review will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Tell City Depot. Results of the 2017 Community Parks Survey will be review.

    As the News has reported, the  survey of parks throughout the county done by the Perry County Community Development Corp. was designed to help the county parks board complete its five-year master plan, with the help of Purdue University.

  • Diplomas ready for Cannelton seniors

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Graduating students will have traditional caps and gowns with tassels at the ready on Saturday, May 10. Commencement ceremonies at the Cannelton Community Center, 100 S. Fourth St., for the senior class of 2018 will get underway at 10 a.m.

    Representing the top of their graduating class are valedictorian Ethan Michael Melton and co-salutatorians Tehya Mae Daugherty and Lily Marie Masterson.

  • Will Cannelton go it alone on sewers?

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Leaders in Cannelton are preparing for major infrastructure repairs throughout the city.

    The council, during its regular session Monday, entered into a contract with Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission for administration of a sizable grant which will be used to upgrade stormwater sewers. Last month the city learned it had been awarded $519,000 through Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ Community Block Development Grant program.

  • Kyler Eugene Nugent

    Tiffany and John Nugent Jr. are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kyler Eugene Nugent, born at 8:17 p.m. on April 8, 2018, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 22 inches long.

    Kyler’s grandparents are David and Diana Sabelhaus from Bristow and John Nugent Sr. and the late Shirley Nugent of Tell City.

    Great-grandparents are Richard and Noreida Paulin; Gertrude Sabelhaus and the late Raymond Sabelhaus; Rosella Wilson and the late Clarence Wilson; and the late Nancy Meserve.

  • Together in Child Advocacy

    TROY – The Southwest Indiana Child Advocacy Center Coalition and Crisis Connection recently unveiled Monday their new joint forensic interview offices. With home offices in Jasper, the new location for these abuse-intervention services arose through a partnership from several groups in both communities, including Spencer and Spencer counties’ prosecutor’s offices and SIRS, the latter which donated space for the offices.

  • One of the queens of the garden: Sweet potatoes

    By Jeneen Wiche

     

    We enjoyed sweet potatoes all winter long from a fantastic harvest last fall. In fact, I still have a crate full in the basement that will feed us this summer. I planted out about 25 organic slips purchased from Country Corner Greenhouse in Shepherdsville in late May and by early November, we had four nursery crates full of one of nature’s perfect foods. Seven months and counting in storage with no spoilage is impressive.

  • Faces Never Forgotten

    My name is Janna Hoehn, I am a 28-year resident of Maui, Hawaii. Eight years ago, my husband and I made our first trip to Washington, D.C. Because Vietnam was the war that was going on while I was in high school, the first memorial on my list was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Even though I never knew anyone killed in Vietnam, I wanted an rubbing of one of the names.