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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Hoosiers deserve real say in presidential-nomination process

    Depending on the results of this week's big primaries in Texas and Ohio, Hoosier Democrats may or may not have a say in deciding this year's Democratic nominee for president. That's a shame and our state's leaders, of both major parties, need to find a way to give Indiana more relevance in choosing nominees for president.

    The way we see it, that could mean moving up our state's primary date from May to February or March, or working with other states to create rotating regional primaries.

  • Schroeder picks Vincennes

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central senior Alie Schroeder signed a letter of intent Thursday to continue her volleyball career at Vincennes University.

    Vincennes Coach Tina Miller said Schroeder will probably play middle hitter, the position she played most of the time in high school, for the Trail Blazers. "Or perhaps right side. But we're recruiting her as a middle hitter."

    Asked how much she expects Schroeder to play next year, the coach said, "I think she'll play a lot. That's the advantage of a junior college. We have no returning middle (hitter)s next year."

  • Board awards shelter house work

    Ground broken Friday for Eagles Bluff project

    CANNELTON - Ground has been broken and construction is under way on the restroom building-welcome center at Eagles Bluff Park. An official groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday afternoon but two days earlier, the Perry County Parks and Recreation Board advanced plans for building a shelter house at the park.

    The board received earlier an $11,400 grant from the Perry County Community Foundation for building the shelter house and is purchasing a kit for the shelter for $4,000 from Penn Products.

  • Stroke screenings March 19 at EUCC

    TELL CITY - Stroke Detection Plus will conduct stroke and vascular screenings from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 19 at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City. Stroke Detection Plus is a mobile ultrasound service that does preventive health screenings throughout the Midwest.