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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Three-year grant to fight underage drinking

    Perry Central project awarded $586,607; Etienne honored for 28 years of service on board

    LEOPOLD - A U.S. Department of Education grant worth $586,607 will fund a three-year effort within Perry Central Community Schools to reduce alcohol use by students, including binge drinking. The project, which begins July 1, aims to involve not just students, but parents, social workers and community organizers already battling the effects of teen drinking.

  • St. Benedict nuns book Danno for golf scramble, gala

    Would you like to play golf with a world famous actor and a former women's professional golf star?

    And would you like to do it less than 50 miles from Tell City?

    You can, thanks to Ferdinand's Sisters of St. Benedict.

    They will host their sixth annual Gala and Dome Golf Classic Sept. 7-8 in West Baden and French Lick. And they have booked James MacArthur and his wife to speak at the gala and play in the scramble.

  • Chinn, Davis win Glen Ress Open

    TELL CITY - Bruce Chinn and Kevin Davis birdied the first playoff hole to repeat as champions of the Glen Ress Memorial Open golf scramble Sunday.

    Chinn and Davis and 2005 champions Murray Minto and Erik Lassaline each shot 130 for the regulation 36 holes.

    Keith Pierrard and Jim Dauby finished third at 132. That was the same score as Bob Linne and Jeff Foury had, but other than for first place ties are broken by comparing scores on their last holes.

    Bill Baur and Denny Baur won the first flight with a 134, two strokes ahead of three other teams.

  • Tell City 3rd in own meet

    TELL CITY - Erika Hauenstein won seven events to lead the Tell City Swim Club to third place in its nine-team invitational last weekend.

    Tell City scored 1,278 points, just seven behind second-place Mount Vernon. Owensboro won with 1,575 points.

    Hauenstein won the age-15-and-over girls 200-meter backstroke in 2:51.80, the 100 butterfly in 1:24.62, the 100 breaststroke in 1:41.25, the 200 individual medley in 2:57.70, the 100 back in 1:20.84, the 200 breast in 3:32.09, and the 200 free in 2:46.08.