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  • TCHS earns early-college endorsement

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School’s success at offering students a chance to earn college credits while still in high school has earned it an important statewide endorsement.

    The Center of Excellence in Leadership Learning at the University of Indianapolis recently endorsed the program at Tell City Junior-Senior High School, making it the newest member of a small network of Early College schools in the state. 

  • City marks successes as year closes

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The winter season is slowing down some activities, but unusual weather can still lead to unexpected work for town employees. The Tell City Board of Public Works and Water Board saw this among the regular business Monday, Dec. 18.

  • Tell City Council adopts ethics ordinance

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council met in special session Monday, Dec. 18 to adopt an ordinance formalizing a code of ethics for city officials and employees. The lengthy document outlines proper use of authority and public resources and defines boundaries from areas where potential conflicts of interest or improper influence might arise.

  • County secures fuel, rock supplies for 2018

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The county commissioners accepted proposed bids Tuesday on several commodities workers use throughout the year. That approval was given pending a review by the highway superintendent and county attorney.

  • Ready for Santa’s visit? So is NORAD

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey. The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launching Dec. 1, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese.

  • Taylor, other UE players remembered 40 years later

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    Relatives, friends, classmates and fans of the University of Evansville basketball team members who were killed in the 1977 team plane crash gathered in UE’s Neu Chapel Wednesday evening for a 40th anniversary commemoration of the crash.

  • Secret Santa pays off $10K in toys at Walmart

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Either Santa Claus dressed incognito or a man filled with the spirit of Christmas brightened the holidays for scores of  local families this month when he paid for hundreds of toys on layaway at Tell City’s Walmart.

    A store employee confirmed Thursday that the man, who never gave his name, came to the store and spent just under $10,000. The money went toward toys that shoppers had placed on layaway. The employee said the man wanted to make sure his gift went toward toys.

  • Troy council eyeing community development strategies

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The Troy Town Council has opted to continue its partnership with the Perry County Development Corp. for another year. The PCDC maintains this relationship with community governments across Perry County and county leadership itself, providing advice and representation in the area’s ongoing bid to promote development.

  • Parks board’s five-year plan still progressing

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Purdue University is still tabulating results of surveys about Perry County’s parks and “putting them in more readable form,” Perry County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot told the county parks board Wednesday.

    After the parks board receives the results, it must prioritize the wish list of survey respondents and submit a rough draft of the board’s five-year plan to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources by Jan. 15.

  • Council fears ‘back burner’ label in economic growth

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer           

     

    CANNELTON – Rekindling a business partnership between the City of Cannelton and the Perry County Development Corp. has entailed an onerous path that may or may not bear fruit. A month had passed since the city council last discussed the issue and members again held off on a decision Monday, tabling the matter for a second time.