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Today's News

  • Smethurst responds to letter about electric-rate increases

    Editor's Note: This guest column by Tell City Electric Department Superintendent Marlow Smethurst is in response to Jack Joyce's column published in Monday's News concerning the Tell City Electric Department's request for an increase in rates and charges. Smethurst responds to Joyce's comments, point by point.

  • It's official: March is Red Cross Month

    Agency helps save lives before tragedies strike

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners adopted in a regular meeting Monday a resolution offered by Llynn Enmen and Gene Baldwin proclaiming March as National Red Cross Month.

  • Vote on electric rates not likely until April

    Utility faulted for spending money on new HQ instead of system upgrades

    TELL CITY - A three-month-old proposal to raise electric rates in Tell City drew more fire Monday, much of it from customers who questioned why the Tell City Electric Department spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on purchasing and renovating its new Main Street headquarters instead of improving aging substations and other crucial systems.

  • Community on edge as homeless man eludes police

    Schizophrenic in his 50s may have been living in woods and barns around Troy for weeks

    TROY - Authorities continue to search for an apparently homeless man who has been living in barns in and around Troy. The man, who police believe to be in his 50s and suffering from schizophrenia, has raided trash bins for food and is suspected of turning on spigots just a few feet from some homes to obtain water.

    Police said they don't believe the man poses a serious threat to the public but want to find him for his safety and those of residents.

  • August parade plans taking shape

    TELL CITY - One of the big events planned for Tell City's Sesquicentennial will be a Saturday parade on the opening day of the Aug. 2-9 event. Moose Lodge 1424 is the event's sponsor and members of a parade committee want to get the word out now to businesses, civic groups, churches and other organizations who want to participate.

    "We want the community to know the parade is going to be a major event and it's time for everyone to start working on plans for their floats and other parade entries," said Rita Mahoney, a member of the committee.

  • Kentucky comic joining city's sesquicentennial celebration

    TELL CITY - A nationally recognized comedian and lecturer, sometimes called America's funniest professor, will be on stage Aug. 4 at Tell City High School as part of the weeklong celebration of the community's sesquicentennial.

    Carl Hurley, a former Eastern Kentucky University professor, draws big crowds at shows and speaking engagements around the country with his homespun humor. Drawing from his Appalachian upbringing, Hurley follows in the tradition of American humorists such as Andy Griffith and Garrison Keillor.

  • Retirement wishes
  • LHDC South Perry open house Wednesday

    TELL CITY - Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry Head Start will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the center. The public is invited to visit and learn more about the program and applications are also being accepted for the 2008-09 school year.

    South Perry is a federally funded preschool for economically disadvantaged families. Enrollment in Head Start is based on age and family income.

  • Electric-department chief responds to predecessor's rate-hike claims

    Tell City Electric Department Superintendent Marlow Smethurst responds to a guest column in this edition penned by his predecessor, Jack Joyce, which The News published Monday. Smethurst's and Joyce's columns are both available in our Opinion section.

  • Help! We're Trapped!

    Ashley Edwards runs through her lines during a rehearsal Tuesday of "Help! I'm Trapped in a High School!" The production is set in Public School Maximum Security, and features a principal who runs the school like she used command a submarine, according to Director Carolyn Etienne. Some "valley girls" were transferred to PSMS through a computer error, she explained, and the principal won't let them leave. Their parents are away on a cruise, and unaware of the situation. "This is a play where all the kids are on stage almost all of the time," Etienne said.