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Today's News

  • Make TC 150 a beautiful event

    Now that Tell Citians have cleaned out their garages and attics for the community's spring cleanup, it's time to make our city's neighborhoods and business areas look extra nice the city for the upcoming sesquicentennial and 50th Schweizer Fest.

    Simple steps taken now can make our community extra beautiful for the thousands of people likely to visit Aug. 2-9. Even more importantly, making Tell City extra lovely will help us feel even more proud about the city where we live or work, not just this summer, but year-round.

  • Science, not emotion, should dictate energy decisions

    Americans know their nation needs to wean itself from foreign oil - and eventually from petroleum altogether - but seemingly can't agree on the steps they're willing to take to boost oil and natural gas production here at home.

    Should areas off our coasts now off-limits to drilling be opened to exploration? Should drilling be allowed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a battle zone for years between environmentalists and those who believe that area's oil reserves need to be tapped?

  • Tell City Police Department to see major upgrades

    TELL CITY - Tell City's police department will see major upgrades with a new fire-alarm control panel, digital video camera, furniture and the moving of a camera.

  • School board approves emergency-assistance agreement

    Employees could be called upon to help

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Troy Township School Board approved at their latest meeting a memorandum of understanding that would have school staff members, such as cafeteria workers, computer instructors, school nurses, counselors and secretaries assist the Perry County Health Department in the event of an emergency.

  • Schools chief notes positive budget developments

    Noncertified staff gets 2% raise, treasurer's pay bumped $3,000

    CANNELTON - A $1.15 tax rate for Cannelton City Schools next year was among positive notes reported by Schools Superintendent Al Chapman at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday.

    He said the rate reflects a decrease of approximately 30 percent from this year, possible because the state is increasing the support it will provide.

  • Wednesday night fire
  • Ticket sales begin for musical

    TELL CITY - The cast of this year's Schweizer Fest production of 1776 is taking orders for tickets, giving fans an early chance to secure seats for this year's show.

    Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and under. Performance times at Tell City High School are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 31, Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3.

  • UPDATE - Man drowns near Cannelton Locks and Dam

    Storm swamps boat; two others rescued

    CANNELTON - A Taswell man drowned Sunday afternoon after the boat he and two friends were fishing from filled with water during a thunderstorm, sending them into the Ohio River near the Cannelton Locks and Dam. County search-and-rescue members pulled the other two men to safety.

    The body of 29-year-old Derrick Adams was recovered at 6:16 p.m. by Indiana conservation officers, assisted by the Perry County Rescue Squad, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and Hancock County's search-and-rescue team.

  • Cops & Campers

    Cannelton Police Department caters to youths' interest while giving a positive spin to modern law enforcement

    CANNELTON - Some parents have to encourage their sons and daughters to sign up for summer camp. But Perry Central student Nathan Bashor said the idea to attend last week's Camp with a Cop was his.

    "Some friends went last year and they had a good time. I wanted to go this year," Bashor said after climbing a rock wall with the help of Cannelton reserve officer Jeff Varner and Traci Flamion, director of the county's community-corrections program.

  • IACT explains tax bill's impact

    Former mayor says re-election was real purpose of HEA 1001

    TELL CITY - "We all realize what our citizens want - lower taxation," Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing said Thursday in launching a meeting intended to explain to local-government officials what this year's tax legislation will mean to them.

    She pointed out, however, the two dozen attendees in the Schergens Center conference room - city, county, school and police-department representatives - are responsible for providing services to the public.