Today's News

  • COLUMN: Daydreams and the Etch A Sketch


    The man who invented the Etch A Sketch died last month. I never knew André Cassagnes’ name until I heard it on a radio news program last Monday, but he’s been living in my head all week. He died in his native France at the age of 86.

    Cassagnes invented the drawing toy that became the Etch A Sketch in the 1950s and I don’t know of many people who haven’t had their hands on one of the flat red boxes with two white knobs.

  • EDITORIAL: Indiana should allow Sunday liquor sales

    The Indiana House of Representatives’ Public Policy Committee has delayed until at least this week deciding whether to advance a bill to allow Sunday liquor sales in Indiana.

    Public Policy Committee Chairman Bill Davis made that decision after hearing conflicting testimony on the bill at a hearing last Wednesday.

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  • GED testing available at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School Corp. will offer general equivalency degree testing to Indiana residents who need certificates for employment, college classes or personal satisfaction. Two evenings are required for completion of the entire test and pre-registration is mandatory.

    The next testing period will be held in early March, depending on weather.

    For more information, contact Knox at 547-3347.

  • WKU counselor to visit schools

    TELL CITY – John-Mark Francis, an admissions counselor at Western Kentucky University, will visit local high schools to discuss with prospective students the opportunities offered at WKU.

    Francis will be at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School from 1 to 1:30 p.m. March 14.

    For more information, contact the WKU Admissions Office via e-mail at admission@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-2551. Or visit the admissions office Web site at www.wku.edu/admissions.

  • Firearms expo Saturday

    TELL CITY – Perry County 4-H Shooting Sports organization will host a firearms exposition from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The expo is display only and there is no cost to attend.

  • Girl Scouts to deliver cookie orders, hold booth sales

    PERRY COUNTY – Local Girl Scouts will to make cookie deliveries to customers today through March 10.

    Cookies will also be available at booth sales, which many troops will conduct throughout the area.

    Scouts can pick up cookies at 10:30 a.m. today at the Cannelton Radio Shack and from 11 a.m. to noon today at Ivy Tech Community College in Tell City.

  • Water chief reports on 2012 achievements

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department installed 10 fire hydrants and 16 valves, replaced 27 service lines and all of its radio sending units and repaired 14 main breaks during 2012, according to a year in review provided Jan. 22.

  • Eagle Scout project helping to restore historic rectory


    LEOPOLD – Nathan Bashor isn’t refurbishing rooms in just any house for his Eagle Scout project. The 19-year-old member of Troop 191 is renovating a bedroom and bathroom in the St. Augustine Church rectory and is hoping for a little community support in the effort.

    Parishioners worked several years ago to refurnish the lower level of the 90-year-old home, but some of the upstairs rooms still needed work.

  • CORRECTED - Cassidy to lead county fiscal body

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Alan Cassidy will continue to serve as president of the county council this year and Stan Goffinet will be vice president after a reorganization of the county’s fiscal body at a regular meeting Jan. 24. CORRECTION: The News erroneously reported in its print edition Chet Mathena was elected president, but he was the councilman who nominated Cassidy.