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Today's News

  • A blue-ribbon fair
  • Sheriff gets raise, others get vehicles

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council approved in a regular meeting June 27 a raise for County Sheriff Lee Chestnut and voted to fund some vehicle costs. 

    The sheriff’s pay is, by law, tied to that of the county prosecutor, Chestnut explained, and that state-paid official was given a raise. 

  • New vendor to provide school laptops

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A vendor’s inability to provide student-ready Chromebooks being purchased by Tell City Junior-Senior High School prompted officials at a board meeting last week to pick another provider for the laptop computers – just weeks ahead of the start of classes. 

    Schools Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger said the district had notified the original company it would be taking its business to another vendor. 

  • Tri-State Maintenance stops Smitty’s 17-year run as women’s softball champs

    TELL CITY – Amber Taylor went 4 for 4 as Tri-State Service & Maintenance beat Smitty’s Memorial Team 10-9 Thursday to clinch the Tell City Women’s Softball League regular-season title.
    Tri-State improved to 7-1 while Smitty’s slipped to 6-2. Each has one game remaining, but Tri-State would win the tie-breaker because it beat Smitty’s two out of three times.

  • Seibert, Rowe help Rockport to victories

    ROCKPORT – Tell City graduate Dayne Seibert continued his strong summer for Rockport's American Legion baseball team, driving in three runs in Post 254’s 15-2 rout of Boonville Tuesday.
    Seibert drove in one run with a single and two more with a groundout.
    Jared Lauer added three RBIs and Kobe Stephens reached base five times, helping lead Rockport to a 13-run win.
    Seibert had another RBI and C.J. Rowe improved to 4-0 on the mound, as Rockport defeated Jasper 11-4 Wednesday night.

  • Marksman archers compete in St. Louis world games

    ST. LOUIS – The Tell City Marksmen traveled to St. Louis June 20 to participate in the 2013 National Archery in the Schools Program world championship tourney. Organizers said 2,907 participants shot there.

  • COLUMN: Why trust is so important

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Center for Congress

    Back in June, Gallup released a survey that got a fair bit of attention for its headline finding: only 10 percent of Americans trust Congress as an institution.

    Think about it. If you walk into a cafe this morning and there are nine other people in there reading the paper or staring into their laptops, only one of you in the room has faith that the body charged with making our nation’s laws can do its job right.

  • COLUMN: ‘Train wreck’ of Obamacare cuts wages, work hours

    By LARRY BUCSHON
    Indiana 8th District Representative

    As the Obamacare “train wreck” unfolds, we continue to learn of the unintended, unnecessary and burdensome consequences of a law passed without a single bipartisan vote in Congress.

    Despite the president’s promise of lower health-care costs, premiums are rising for families and estimates show that because of Obamacare, more than 7 million Americans will lose their employer-provided insurance.

  • COLUMN: Seeds of optimism

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    As a few people may know, I’ve been teaching horticulture classes at Branchville Correctional Facility the past few months. Oakland City University has offered the courses to offenders and I was happy to step up when asked.

    I’ve taught classes for OCU for 15 years and have always found the experience enriching. Teaching the basics of soil science and plant propagation reminded me of the amazing intricacies of nature and the interconnectedness we have with the natural world.

  • EDITORIAL: Pence, others should spare state divisive marriage fight

    Regardless of which side of the debate Perry Countians come down on, one thing to us is clear. Indiana does not need a divisive constitutional fight over same-sex marriage.

    The issue of gender and marriage has been in the spotlight since U.S. Supreme Court justices in June overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act – and let stand a lower court ruling in California striking down that state’s ban on same-sex marriage.