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Today's News

  • Songs of the season
  • 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.

  • ‘The Last Jedi’ didn’t ruin my childhood; it was just boring

    Eric Harris

    Movie Critic

     

    This is a review I never thought I would write. I watched a “Star Wars” movie, and I did not love it. In fact, I barely even liked “The Last Jedi.” Honestly, I have to keep telling myself I liked it.

    My hope is that future viewings will win me over and/or elements of “Episode IX” will complement themes and moments set up in this film. Before I continue, I cannot stress enough how much I wanted to like this movie. I have never felt this conflicted after watching a movie.

  • 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.

  • Crouch: Hoosiers deserve the same opportunities to develop

    Suzanne Crouch

    Guest Columnist

     

    Growing up as a 12 year old who towered over her peers and teachers at 5-foot eight, I was a target for many of my classmates’ ridicule and jokes. Suffering through those harsh words, my father gave me some advice that helped shape who I am today. His valuable lesson was to love, accept and respect myself, and when I began to do that, even with all of my imperfections, I could accept and respect the differences in others.

  • Asian lady beetles on the move

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Some years are worse than others: I remember years when it was like a siege of lady beetles, other years a few popped up here or there. Usually they sneak their way into our homes as a noticeable chill settles in. On sunny days, they cling to the screen door on the south side of where I write but I need not worry about them as they sun themselves. The ones that make it inside, however, meet my vacuum cleaner!

  • Perry Central students building their own workforce path

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – There’s no need to punch a time clock for theses jobs – attendance is taken at the school every morning. But the duties the students invest in Perry Central’s newly commissioned Commodore Manufacturing are just as steadfast in producing top-quality, real-life work.