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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Nation's colors fly proudly over courthouse

    Members of American Legion Post 213 in Tell City present an American flag to county commissioners Wednesday, dedicating it to the men and women from the county serving their nation. The old flag flown over the courthouse was becoming worn, County Veterans Services Officer Wayne Hubert said, and the new flag was given as a sign of the appreciation the county's veterans feel toward commissioners and the county council for staffing the veterans services office and for their "ongoing support for the veterans of the county," he said.

  • Cannelton man jailed after nighttime run from police

    CANNELTON - A Cannelton man already banned from driving for life was arrested Sunday after he fled from a state-police trooper, authorities said.

    Scott D. Polster, 35, of 718 Green Meadows, was taken into custody by Trooper Heath Carkuff and lodged in the Perry County jail on charges of operating a vehicle after being judged a lifetime habitual traffic violator, resisting law enforcement, possession of marijuana and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

  • Girl, 5, killed in Indiana 62 crash near county line

    ST. MEINRAD - A 5-year-old Kentucky girl died from injuries she sustained last week when a log truck she was a passenger in overturned about a half-mile east of St. Meinrad near the Perry County line.

    According to the Spencer County Sheriff's Department, Darrel R. Ishmael, 44, of Flemmingsburg, Ky., was driving a 1987 Kenworth tractor trailer carrying logs east on Indiana 62 around 4:50 p.m. Feb. 27.

  • Facilities committee presents findings

    Consultants employed to develop Tell City schools master plan

    TELL CITY - They identified some needs that should be dealt with immediately, but a facilities-study committee's biggest recommendation was that a master plan be developed to ensure buildings in the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. receive the funding and care they need in the future.

  • TC electric-rate increase faulted

    More than two decades of successful management of the Tell City Electric Department qualifies me, and makes it my duty, to speak out on the current request for an increase in rates and charges for the Tell City Electric Department.

  • Don't let headlines get you down

    Headlines running across the pages of the newspaper haven't been all that blissful the past several months, with weekly reports of methamphetamine labs busted by police. And just last week we reported on the arrests of four people, two adults and two juveniles, on criminal-gang activity.

    Scattered amid that news have been stories about the impact of proposed local-government reform and its possible impact on tax rates, frequent home foreclosures and sheriff's sales, proposed utility-rate increases and efforts last year by Tell City to annex outlying areas.