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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Good use for a spare $25

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I very seldom buy scratch-off lottery tickets but grabbed three the other day. I won $25, not a bad return for $3. I visited Churchill Downs a couple of weekends ago and dropped more than that on some races. Luckily, I ended the day only a small loser.

    I stared at the bills and wondered what I’d do with the money. Like a lot of people my age and younger, I don’t carry much cash. I use a debit card to buy groceries and gas. My paycheck is direct deposited and most bills are paid online.

  • EDITORIAL: Police canines pull their weight

    The News does an admirable job of reporting on the successes – and the occasional failure – of police officers, but we can’t remember the last time we singled out the work of police dogs.

    There are three of them at work in Perry County. Trooper Mark Lehmkuhler’s German shepherd Brote, Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin’s German shepherd Jago and Cannelton Police Department Sgt. Lee Hall’s Eric.

  • EDITORIAL: Neighborhood Watch goals admirable; volunteers should focus on neighborhoods

    A new Neighborhood Watch program is under way in Tell City, offering extra sets of eyes and ears in the fight against criminal activity.

    We support the program’s goals of providing information to police officers about possible vandalism, gang activity and other wrongdoing. We also acknowledge volunteers’ stated efforts to promote disaster preparedness and education on crime prevention.

  • County to take on added insurance cost

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted in a special meeting Wednesday to take on additional costs of county employees’ insurance to avoid increasing the workers’ expenses.

    The cost to employees has been hiked $75 over the last several years, Commissioner Bill Amos said.

  • Book shares message of hope amid loss

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A local educator’s childhood experience of losing a parent provided inspiration for a new book she hopes will offer hope and encouragement for young people facing similar grief.
    Joyce Stath’s first children’s book, “Dear Daddy, When a Parent Dies,” was published this fall.

  • Lions Club nut, candy sale under way

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Lions Club nut and candy sale now under way. The club is selling five different types of nuts: pecan halves are $9.75; cashews, $9.50; almonds, $8; walnuts, $9.75 and mix nuts, $9.
    Also, the club is selling chocolate cashews for $9.25, chocolate raisins for $7, chocolate almonds for $8.50, chocolate pecans for $9.50, chocolate bridge mix for $7.25, malted milk balls for $6.50, trail mix for $6.50 and praline pecans for $9.50. To place an order, call Barb Haller at 547-2509.

  • Ramsey home a comfortable family space

    TELL CITY – The home of Guy Neil and LaVerne Ramsey is located at 72 Park Ave. in a condominium development known as The Springs.

    It is quite evident that the Ramseys put much thought and effort into planning a home that requires low maintenance while providing a space that allows for comfortable entertaining of family and friends.
    The Springs was built in 2009 after a more than two-year planning stage. Thirteen total units comprise The Springs.

  • ‘Messiah’ coming to Tell City

    EVANSVILLE – As part of its outreach programs, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will present George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

  • Here comes Santa Claus
  • Austin returns to manager role at Sears

    TELL CITY – Susan Austin has returned as the on-site manager of the Tell City Sears Hometown Store. She left that position after suffering a stroke in June 2009.

    She had managed the store for four years.
    “It feels like coming home again,” she said of her return after two years of recovery. “I’m looking forward to reuniting with old customers and meeting new customers who are moving to the area. There are plenty of sales with great prices planned for your holiday shopping needs,” she said.