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Today's News

  • Drug-collection box installed at Tell City Police Department

    The Tell City Police Department has installed a medicine-return drug collection unit received  though a grant from CVS Pharmacy. The unit was installed Thursday at the Tell City Police Department. Lt. Alan Malone said the public is encouraged to use the container when they need to discard over-the-counter and prescription medications, prescription patches, vitamins and medications for pets. Not accepted will be needles, thermometers, inhalers, aerosol cans, lotions or liquids.

  • Fall sports extravaganza Wednesday will include parade, pep rally

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Pep Club will host its fall extravaganza Wednesday evening, Sept. 17. The event will begin with a parade at 6:30 p.m. from the corner of Washington and Main streets continuing north to Jefferson Street and east to 15th Street.

    It will end at Legion Field, where there will be a pep rally recognizing fall sports teams. The public is invited to line the parade route and to attend the pep rally. For more information, call the school at 547-3131.

  • Does the News have your veteran’s photo?

    The News encourages those in the community who have dropped off veterans’  photos to pick them up at our office. We have photos of the veterans listed below that we would like to reunite with their owners.

  • Annexation issues headed to Nov. 20 hearing in Jasper

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
     
    JASPER – A hearing has been set in Dubois County for Nov. 20 to hear several motions filed in the annexation remonstrance against the city of Tell City.

    Special Judge William Weikert will preside at the hearing and could act on a motion by the city to have the case brought against it by several landowners dismissed.

  • Three area state troopers honored

    JASPER – Three state-police troopers from the Jasper District were honored recently at an awards ceremony at the Indiana Government Center.

    Master Trooper Thomas Campbell, Trooper Robert Lambert and Trooper Jeremy Galloway were presented awards for their service to the State of Indiana.

  • Where does the money go?

    Judy Perez
    Hoosier National Forest
     
    National forests belong to the American public. They are yours, mine and ours. So, you might ask, “Why can’t I do what I want when I am visiting the Hoosier National Forest?”

  • Preaching lecture, workshop set at Saint Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology will present the 24th annual John S. and Virginia Marten Lecture and Workshop in Homiletics Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 7-8, on the Saint Meinrad campus. This year’s lecturer is the Rev. Donald Senior of Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Senior is president emeritus of CTU and a professor of New Testament studies.

  • EUCC to host ordination Sept. 28

    TELL CITY – Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City will celebrate the ordination of its newly called pastor, James T. Hills II, during a service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28.

    The congregation invites the public to attend the ceremony and will host a reception and meal following the service in Fellowship Hall. To make a reservation, call 547-7059 with the number attending. The deadline for making reservations is Thursday, Sept. 18.

  • Cannelton to give up drug-sniffing police dog

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
     
    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s board of public works, then the common council, voted at regular meetings Monday to give up the city’s police dog.

    Then-Sgt. Lee Hall was to undergo dog-handler training, the News reported in November 2010 after the drug dog, Erik, was introduced at similar meetings. At meetings earlier in the year, then-Chief Eric Dickenson explained training and other costs would be paid through a $9,883 grant from the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee.

  • Parks board to take over EMS building

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor
     
    TELL CITY – Last fall the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department set getting a storage building for its equipment as its top priority. Wednesday that goal became a reality, and it won’t cost the department any money.

    The current Emergency Medical Services building next to the hospital will be turned over to the Parks Board when the new Perry County Memorial Hospital opens and EMS moves to that site.