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Today's News

  • Roads named in highway plan

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners amended in their regular meeting April 6 a three-year economic-development income-tax plan, which includes highway-construction and -re-construction projects.

    County attorney Chris Goffinet said the EDIT plan was left vague at first until county officials could figure out what was going to happen with incoming stimulus dollars.

  • Students miss gold by half point

    TELL CITY – “I’m very proud of the 28 individuals who represented Tell City Junior High School in ISSMA choir competition at Tecumseh Junior-Senior High School,” teacher Randy Roccia said Wednesday.

    They came within half a point of the Indiana State School Music Association’s top gold rating, he said.

  • Container garden workshop Saturday at fairgrounds

    TELL CITY – Would you like to have fresh vegetables but don’t have a location or equipment needed to break ground? Then a container garden may be for you. Containers allow gardeners to grow vegetables in pots that can be kept on patios.

    The advantages of this type of garden are that gardeners don’t have to have a tiller or even a hoe, there is less weeding required and fewer disease issues. There are some guidelines, though, to finding success.

  • PC health fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD – Perry County residents interested in improving their health and wellness can find lots of help at the annual Perry Central Health Fair from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. This fair is co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital and includes booths and activities like health screenings, information booths, immunizations, healthy snacks, safety demonstrations and fire trucks and rescue vehicles to tour.  A free soup-and-salad supper will be offered until 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

  • Vandals: Man up

    To those who decided breaking vehicle and business windows and slashing tires are entertaining activities, we offer two words of encouragement.

    Man up.

    We don’t know that the vandal or vandals whose senseless destruction we reported Thursday was or were male, but the odds are pretty good. For those who missed that story, police reported a number of businesses and cars in Troy and along Main Street in Tell City were vandalized. Authorities aren’t sure if a similar incident in Hawesville, Ky., is related.  

  • Jobs I could have been working

    In case you haven’t seen the headlines, newspapers are in the midst of a rough patch. Community publications like The News are faring better than large dailies. In fact, most big papers have cut back on staff, reduced coverage and shrank both the number and size of their pages. Some have even shut their doors altogether or switched to publishing online only.

  • Kids excel by working harder

    Enhancing one’s performance is more a part of our culture than most of us realize. We drink caffeine in the morning and take No-Doze at night in an effort to stay razor sharp regardless of the hour of the day.

    Entertainers have been known to use recreational drugs to push their performances to extraordinary levels. College students sometimes take prescription drugs to increase learning capacity and get better grades.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Mogan Ridge burn under way

    TELL CITY - Hoosier National Forest officials began burning approximately 750 acres in the Mogan Ridge area Wednesday. The prescribed burn was announced to local fire departments, Perry Central Community School and residents who asked to be notified.

    This week’s burn is concentrated on the south side of Mogan Ridge Road. The north side was burned last fall. For more information call the Tell City Ranger Station at 547-7051.

  • Man extricated after truck rolls over
  • Cronin handed 60-year prison stay

    TELL CITY - Sentenced Tuesday to a 60-year prison stay for a string of methamphetamine-related crimes, Kenneth Cronin accused prosecutors, police officers and even the judge presiding over the case for what he said was clear bias against him.

    Cronin blamed authorities for ignoring drug crimes committed by Derrick Stiles, who testified in Cronin's March trial that Cronin made and sold meth. Cronin asked why police couldn't produce the meth he allegedly sold Stiles.