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Today's News

  • Carter wants city to ‘stand up,’ county to enact dog tax

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Jim Carter is working to get city and county officials to “stand up,” he said, to animal problems that recently came to a head for businesses along Tell City’s Main Street.

    A letter from Kathy Finley of Finley’s Antiques and Custom Framing highlighted a problem “we noticed two-and-a-half years ago that’s going to get worse, and obviously this is one of the worst of the situations in Tell City,” said Carter, president of the Humane Society of Perry County.

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  • Bicentennial time capsule items will be accepted through January

    TELL CITY – Dozens of items ranging from a silver coin to a small handgun have been received for a bicentennial time capsule but there’s still time to make your contributions.

    Items for the time capsule will be collected through Jan. 31 and sealed until 2064, when Perry County will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding. Submissions thus far have included letters to family members, items from Perry County Memorial Hospital and bicentennial calendars, buttons and photos.

  • Santa plans visit to Cannelton as city gears up for Friday parade

    PERRY COUNTY – Keep an ear out for Santa’s sleigh bells. The jolly elf is on his way to Cannelton for the city’s annual Christmas parade Friday, the first of three planned in the county.

    Cannelton American Legion Post 142 and Ladies Auxiliary will host the annual Cannelton Christmas parade at 6 p.m. Friday. Line-up will begin at 4:30 p.m. along Old Indiana 237 and Indiana 66. The route will follow its usual route on Indiana 66 and Washington Street. The parade will end at the floodwall.

  • Recycling district eyes shelter for drop-off site

    By DON STEEN
    Staff Writer

    CANNELTON – The county’s Cannelton recycling center may see the addition of a shelter to house salvaged electronics.

    Perry County Recycling Management District Executive Director Ken Smith announced at a Nov. 20 board-of-directors meeting that a shelter may be installed at the Cannelton collection site. According to Smith, a vendor who collects recycled electronics at the Cannelton site has expressed concern about corrosion and rust of the recyclable electronics stored there.

  • Dog bites cop, but officer still catches suspect

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    CANNELTON – An intoxicated man crashed his motorcycle Saturday night and led a Cannelton police officer on a short foot chase before being apprehended, authorities said.

  • Central Bark Dog Park a community effort

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    For anyone passing by the newly named Central Bark Dog Park last Saturday, it may have appeared Tell City has gone to the dogs.

    The former ball field near 16th Street and the Windy Creek Trail in Tell City was created a couple of years ago as a test project. Over the past several months, however, a group of volunteers passionate about the park, led by residents Gary Davis and Debra Emerson, spearheaded a dog-park revitalization. Davis and Emerson met at the park awhile back while exercising their dogs.

  • Academic kickoff celebrates success with awards, creative fun

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance Leadership program hosted its annual Academic Kickoff Oct. 23. This year’s theme was Video Games with the slogan “Bring Your ‘A’ Game.” This year’s show was hosted by teacher Dan Lacy.

  • Cost of Thanksgiving meal drops for 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS – The cost for a traditional Thanksgiving meal in Indiana decreased from 2013 to 2014, according to an informal survey of grocery prices from Indiana Farm Bureau. This is the second year in a row the survey total has decreased.

    The annual survey indicates that the average cost for this year’s Thanksgiving meal for 10 is $46.93, down nearly $1.19 from last year’s average of $48.12 and down more than $4 from the 2012 total of $51.05. That was an all-time high for the survey.

  • Talk to an attorney Dec. 4

    EVANSVILLE – Dec. 4 is the next date for talk to a lawyer telephone clinic. The telephone clinic starts at 4:30 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m.

    During that time, volunteer lawyers will be available and ready to answer general legal questions regarding Indiana law.

    This service is free and is available to anyone with a question regarding Indiana law. To talk to a lawyer, call (888) 594-3449.