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Today's News

  • Chamber announces December Christmas cash giveaway winners

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce, along with participating businesses, announces winners of this past year’s Christmas Cash Giveaway contest for the week of Dec. 16.
    To win, shoppers had to register at one of the participating merchants during December to win chamber gift certificates. The promotion is intended to encourage local shopping over the holiday season and give local residents some extra shopping money compliments of local businesses. There was a winner from each participating location each week.

  • TC teenager charged with arson

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department fought two blazes barely 90 minutes apart Tuesday, including a fire suspected of being deliberately set that gutted a Burglen Hills home.

    Matthew R. Sabelhaus, son of the home’s owner, Suzette Sabelhaus, was jailed Tuesday night on a Class B felony count of arson.

    Police said the 18-year-old called 911 to report the fire at 7 William Tell Blvd. at 1:52 p.m. Asked by a 911 operator what was on fire, Sabelhaus allegedly said the bed in his room was burning.

  • Arson charge expected in Burglen Hills house fire

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department fought two blazes barely 90 minutes apart Tuesday, including a fire believed to have been deliberately set that gutted a Burglen Hills home.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: In looking at 2011 overall, was it good for you, bad or some of both?

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  • COLUMN: Suddenly the state has money

    By LARRY DeBOER, Guest Columnist

    All of a sudden the state has money. The recent December forecast revision increased expected revenues by $516 million for the biennium. It’s been almost 10 years since we’ve seen that much added revenue at the start of a legislative session.

    And that’s not all. Suddenly, there’s an added $288 million in state balances, the money in the state’s checking account. That’s in addition to the added forecast revenue.

  • COLUMN: Ideas for the year ahead

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Plenty of people rang in the new year with family and friends over the weekend. As the presses prepared to roll, I had no set plans for New Year’s Eve. I do, however, have some suggestions for 2012, both for myself and as food for thought for everyone.

    Some of these are based off of ideas submitted by friends. Thanks to them.

  • EDITORIAL: Meeting challenges, reaching goals in 2012

    There’s plenty to be optimistic about as 2012 begins. While many of us will chart New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking or spend more time with family, we would like to outline a few broader community goals.

    We hope the year ahead brings stability to Cannelton City Schools. Specifically, we would like leaders of the school district, threatened by a small student population and cuts in funding, to do one of two things in 2012:

  • Commissioners approve animal control ordinance

    TELL CITY – During their meeting Dec. 28, Perry County Commissioners finally approved the 29-page animal control ordinance for the county.

    The only changes that had been made to the ordinance from the commissioner’s last meeting Dec. 5 was a word change under the heading for kennel, cattery and breeders’ permits.

    “It was one little word,” said county auditor Connie Berger in a phone call to The News Friday. “They changed ‘shall’ to ‘may.”

  • A look at some of the year’s headlines

    Merger unites Cannelton, Tell City libraries

    It had been discussed a few times between both boards, but it wouldn’t be until last year that board members of the Cannelton Public Library and the Tell City-Perry County Library went ahead with plans to merge both libraries under one district.

  • Marsh promoted to chief deputy

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Daymion Marsh, a Perry County sheriff’s deputy for the past four years, has been named chief deputy. Sheriff Lee Chestnut made the announcement last week.