Today's News

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: How do you feel about the monofill proposed by Waupaca for central Perry County?

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  • COLUMN: Monofill could threaten water

    Guest Columnists

    Perry County commissioners will meet July 18, at 6 p.m. to consider a zoning change for a 200-acre parcel of land located next to the Hoosier National Forest from conservative use to heavy industrial. The purpose is to maintain an industrial landfill called a monofill.

    Ask yourself why should I care if it does not affect me? In fact it affects the majority of Perry County residents. Would you like to know why? Please read further.

  • COLUMN: These hands of mine


    A collection of memorabilia from the past was dropped into my lap over the past few months, part of the process of my mom sorting through a cedar chest filled with keepsakes.

    Among the semiprecious treasures given to me was a ceramic handprint I made in 1972. I was a kindergartner then, one of Sister Mary Joyce Trimble’s eager learners at Fulda Grade School.

  • EDITORIAL: Those who ignore child abuse should face jail time

    The conviction in Philadelphia of a Roman Catholic priest accused of failing to report cases of sex crimes against children should serve as a wake-up call to others who intentionally turn a blind eye toward abuse.

    In a trial that garnered far less attention than that of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, Msgr. William J. Lynn was convicted of child endangerment. A former aid to the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, Lynn is the first senior U.S. church official convicted of covering up sexual abuse by priests.

  • Troy Council in session today

    TROY – Members of the Troy Town Council will meet earlier this month. The council will convene at 6 p.m. Monday (today) instead of next week.

    The meeting is open to the public.

  • Humane Society meeting Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Humane Society will meet Tuesday, July10, at 6 p.m. in the Fifth Third Bank meeting room. The public is welcome. For more information, call Jim Carter at 836-4138.

  • Shoot for the Stars returns Friday

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  • Free movie series at Sunset Park continues

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association is hosting a free movie night series titled “Movies at Sunset” each Thursday during the month of July. The movies will take place at Sunset Park. The park will be closed to traffic for these evenings. Parking will be available outside the floodwall.

  • 2012 4-H Fair Royalty

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  • March of Dimes baby contest Saturday

    TELL CITY – The March of Dimes will host its baby contest Saturday during this year’s 4-H Fair at the fairgrounds in Tell City.

    Registration will begin at 10 a.m. under the shelter next to the stage area. The contest will kick off at 11 a.m. The theme this year is red, white and blue and the contest is open to children ages 0 to 59 months old.

    Age groups for this contest are 0-5 months; 6-11 months; 12-17 months; 18-23 months; 24-35 months; 36-47 months and 48-59 months.