Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s Note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun. Virginia’s letter and Church’s reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.

    Is there a Santa Claus?

  • Jasper public gallery reviewing local portfolios

    PERRY COUNTY – The Jasper Community Arts Commission is currently reviewing portfolios of local artists for solo and group shows in the Krempp Gallery for 2013. All media will be accepted and no fees will be charged. Only professional, nonstudent artists will be accepted for review. Artwork must be presented in a professional manner.

    The gallery will provide invitations, press releases, honorarium, insurance coverage on-site and reception where needed for those selected. The artist will be responsible for framing, shipping and delivery.

  • PC history book on sale for Christmas season

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce announces a sale on the “Perry County: Then and Now” book by Michael Rutherford. 

    The book will be on sale through the end of the year for $50, tax included.

    The Perry County history book is a standard library-size hardbound, 288-page book with a full-color cover. The book was reprinted last year by request.

    People can pick up copies today by calling the chamber office or by visiting area retailers.

  • Cookbooks to raise funds for Memory Walk

    TELL CITY – Anita Sanders, team captain for Kroessman Krusaders Alzheimer’s fundraising team, and co-chair Nadina Paulin are selling cookbooks to raise money for the 2012 Memory Walk benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association.

    The books sell for $12.50 each and all proceeds will go to the association.

    Anyone interested in purchasing a book can contact Sanders at 547-6787 or 719-0816.

    “These will make great Christmas gifts,” Sanders said, adding the team will sell the cookbooks until the walk in October 2012.

  • WTE to be featured in WNIN program

    TELL CITY – The PBS segment, “Building a Healthier Tri-State:  Increasing Physical Activity in Schools,” will air at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on WNIN Channel 9.1.

  • Financial Peace Class to kick off Jan. 10

    TROY – The Troy United Methodist Church will once again sponsor Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University classes for the 10th year.

    Those participating will learn everything needed to know about personal and family finances. The 13-week course teaches the basics of budgeting, saving, purchasing, investing, retirement, charitable giving and much more.

    The goal is to become debt free, which leads to personal wealth.

  • GED testing available at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School Corp. will offer GED testing to Indiana residents who need their certificate for employment, college classes or personal satisfaction.

    Two evenings are required for completion of the entire test and pre-registration is mandatory. Test sessions are available Jan. 23 and 30, Feb. 13 and 27 and March 12 and 15.

    Those wishing to test must be at least 16 years old and have never tested before.

    The cost is $70 for the complete examination.

  • Holidays change trash schedule

    TELL CITY – Due to the holiday season, trash pickup in Tell City will be delayed a day the weeks after Christmas and New Year’s.

    Department offices will be closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, delaying trash pickups by a day. Recycling will still be picked up with trash the week of Dec. 26.

  • Outgoing chief names police officers of year for 2010, ’11

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson named officers of the year for 2010 and 2011 at regular meetings of city officials last Monday.

    The top officer for 2010 was Micah Jackson, who “defines dedication,” Dickenson said. “He sleeps with his radio … he’ll answer calls when (other) officers are too busy to do so and provide assistance to those answering dangerous calls where officers need backup.”

  • City continues efforts toward floodwall inspection

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Officials in Cannelton conducted a public hearing on a planned floodwall certification last week, moving the city a step closer to compliance with a federal mandate, but the mayor warned that the process could lead to a “seven-figure fix; it could be $1 million or more.”

    Mayor Smokey Graves’ point was that certification will come through inspection, which could turn up problems, but he has expressed in the past confidence that the city’s floodwall and levee are sound.