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Today's News

  • Playwright honored for telling young Lincoln’s story

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

  • Camping with cops
  • More housing possible along TC’s 7th Street

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A city-owned parcel of land in the 400 block of Seventh Street could become the site of Tell City’s next major housing project. That’s the hope of a housing committee working under the auspices of the Perry County Development Corp.

  • Murder trial slated to begin Aug. 7

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    ST. CROIX – The criminal case against a Tell City man charged in a March death is on a fast track, with a trial slated to begin early next month.

    Jury selection is scheduled to start Aug. 7 in the murder trial of Randal Coalter, 45. He is accused of killing 62-year-old David Weedman of St. Croix. Weedman was found dead March 3 on the living room floor of his home at 21755 Omar Road.

  • As legislators consider alcohol law fix, put consumers first

    This editorial was first published by KPC News Service.

     

    After years of teasing Hoosiers that they might reform Indiana’s liquor laws, state legislators seem ready to get serious this summer.

    A new study commission will begin unraveling our complicated tangle of statutes governing how alcohol is sold. The task is so formidable, the commission is being given two years to do its work.

  • Preparing for Schweizer Fest

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    The 2017 Schweizer Fest, Aug. 9-13, is just around the corner. It’s my favorite week in Tell City and has been since I was a kid.

    Mid- to late-summer weeks are a busy time for many of us with vacations, back-to-school preparations and, for many, just completed 4-H fairs. However, Schweizer Fest is the county’s largest festival and nearly all of us take part in it one way or another.

  • When will the annexation fight – and expenses end?

    The split in ideology expressed by members of the Tell City Common Council shows the complex nature of the ongoing legal battle over annexation. The camps are set by the old guard leadership which were in place when proposals were launched and newer officeholders who have said they will side against expensive fights.

    It’s long been the quandary, to be or not to be, but at this point the acquisition, mired in a fight with residents within the affected 1,776-acrea area, is so muddied, it begs the question as a reminder, why are we doing this?

  • Talking big, antics part of winners’ edge

    ZANE CLODFELTER

    Journal-Democrat

     

    I can appreciate gamesmanship. It’s another wrinkle of sports that has a way of filtering out the weakest individuals.

    Gamesmanship by the purest definition involves using different ploys or strategies to gain a psychological advantage. For some opposing athletes, gamesmanship tactics were easy to brush aside, but for others, it was their undoing.

    There have been some great examples of gamesmanship in various sports.

  • Maturation, leadership key to TC’s gridiron development

    By ZANE CLODFELTER

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

     

    TELL CITY – When Tell City football coach Josh Teague compares his team in summer camp to where it was a year ago, there are noticeable differences in growth and execution.

    “We went to West Washington Saturday after four days of practice and if I had to compare it to Bosse after four days of practice last year, I felt like our kids competed well,” Teague said. “They looked better offensively than we did a year ago at this time.”

  • Fishing opportunities abound within county’s share of HNF

    Len Kring

    Hoosier National Forest

     

    Many anglers who visit the Hoosier National Forest are probably familiar with our larger lakes.Lakes Celina, Indian, Tipsaw and Springs Valley see thousands of visitors each year. These lakes continue to produce good catches of bass, catfish and sunfish on an annual basis. 

    There are signs along the highway that point you in the right direction and get you to and on the water. These larger lakes are managed in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.