Today's News

  • Scratch-off ticket earns Tell City woman $77,777

    INDIANAPOLIS – Joann Schroeder doesn’t really know why she bought a $5 7s Series Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket Sunday morning, but she’s very happy she did.

  • Recycling district, city face tough times

    Managing Editor


    TELL CITY – County Commissioner Bill Amos was named chairman of the Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors in that agency’s first meeting of the year Jan. 24. 

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  • COLUMN: Honoring veterans, helping teachers

    District 74 State Representative

    Two of the most revered and influential groups are Hoosier veterans and teachers. Both, in different ways, ensure continued prosperity.

    I feel honored to have met so many in representing our community. These professions are held by some of the best and most noble Hoosiers, and I have diligently worked this session to introduce legislation that supports them.

  • COLUMN: Lessons from old farmers


    I grew up influenced by older people. I saw my grandparents often and worked during my preteen and teenage years for neighbors, many of them seniors.

    Most were farmers and I learned a lot from them. As I get older, it seems I rely more and more on the simple lessons they instilled and the examples they set.

  • EDITORIAL: Students should be encouraged, not thwarted by school boards

    Earlier this month, a group of students in a central Florida school district were met with opposition from their school board as they attempted to form an extracurricular group. The middle-schoolers attempted to form a gay-straight alliance group during the 2011-12 school year, but according to reports on Huffington Post, they were turned town.

  • Landscape artist to display work at abbey

    SAINT MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery will host an exhibit of landscape paintings in oil and mixed-media prints by Philadelphia artist Clay Johnson. The exhibit will be on display from Saturday to March 28.

    Johnson paints on site, beginning his work with careful observation of his surroundings. He explains, “I look until I see something that moves me and then I construct a painting around that experience.”

    Free play of the imagination is his aim, rather than objective reporting. Color and light are central.

  • United Way opens 2013 grant cycle

    PERRY COUNTY – Health-and-human-service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County through March 8. Grant applications are available on United Way of Perry County’s Web site at http://www.unitedwayperryco.org/Grantmaking.aspx.

    Last year the United Way of Perry County distributed more than $71,500 to area health-and-human-service organizations to fund projects focused on education, health and financial stability.

  • Legislative breakfast Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the chamber office, 601 Main Street, Suite A, Tell City, in the Tell City Electric Department building.

    Sen. Richard Young and Rep. Lloyd Arnold have committed to be in attendance. Legislators will give a summary of the session thus far, give thoughts on the continuing session and will open the floor to questions.

  • Tractor Supply Co. offers new scholarship for FFA members

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – As an extension of its sponsorship with the National FFA Foundation, Tractor Supply Co. recently announced a new scholarship program to assist FFA members in their pursuit of college degrees.