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Today's News

  • Spike in recycled cardboard welcomed

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Recycling Management District doesn't have enough containers to fulfill the demand for cardboard collection, Marlow Smethurst said May 22, "but we need more people to recycle more cardboard."

  • Tell Street developer hits another red light

    City council declines Ferdinand company's petition to rezone land for storage, office buildings

    TELL CITY - A Ferdinand company's plans to construct self-storage units on a 5-acre tract of land along Tell Street, already slowed by unfavorable recommendations by the city's plan commission, hit would could be a permanent red light Monday evening when the Tell City Common Council let die a motion to approve a rezoning request.

  • Hometown Hero puts her heart into service

    CANNELTON - Evelyn Adams' heart is always in her service, Rebecca Fenn said of the former United Way of Perry County board member.

    "She is one of those people who is a hard worker and keeps an eye out for what's good for the whole community," she said, adding no matter what Adams supports, she gets involved with it.

  • City cleanup begins Monday

    TELL CITY - Tell City's annual weeklong cleanup is set for next Monday through Thursday, June 9-12.

    Miscellaneous items will be picked up on residents' standard trash-pickup days and collected at the same time as bagged trash.

    No tires will be collected by city crews. Also prohibited are paint cans, batteries and other toxic items and very heavy furniture such as hide-a-beds. Refrigerators, air conditioners and anything else containing Freon won't be picked up, nor will scrap wood or roofing materials, including asphalt shingles.

  • Former President Clinton sends note of thanks to Myers

    CANNELTON - Students at Myers Grade School in Cannelton were "tickled to death" when Mayor Smokey Graves read a letter from former President Bill Clinton, Graves said of the letter on display in the school's entryway.

  • Speaker: Small school gives every face a name

    CANNELTON - Ashley Seifert said Saturday she probably wouldn't have been the class valedictorian for 2008 had she been in a larger school. In fact, because she's not the outgoing type, she might not have been noticed at all.

  • Huber places 3rd in state

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry Central senior Nick Huber turned in the highest finish by any Perry Countian in 52 years as he placed third in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles at the IHSAA boys state track meet Saturday.

    Huber broke his own school record as he ran that race in 38.62 seconds.

    He did that despite running in the second of three heats. His fastest time of the season would have put him in the fastest heat, among the nine best seeds, but seeds were based on regional times, where Huber was still slowed slightly by an ankle injury.

  • Cowbells and William Tell

    I arrived in Tell City's sister city with bells on. Actually the cows were wearing the bells. I was carrying a camera and ambitions of tracking down William Tell in this town in central Switzerland surrounded by mountains.

    Altdorf, which is German for "old village" is about Tell City's size, with a population in 2002 of 8,700. It's the capital of the Swiss canton of Uri. Switzerland is made up of 26 cantons or states making its official name Confoederatio Helvetica make sense. Swiss money and license plates carry the name or the abbreviation CH.

  • No rational reason for supporting capital punishment

    We editorialized against the death penalty 11 years ago, citing as one of our reasons the fact that innocent people are sometimes wrongly convicted. If they have been executed, there is no way to correct the mistake if they are later proved innocent.

    A news story last week from Melbourne, Australia, emphasized that point again.

  • Cannelton hasn't stood still

    To the citizens and taxpayers of the city of Cannelton: Since a reference has been made from the current mayor that the City of Cannelton has not progressed in the past 12 years, I find it now necessary to present facts as to the increased assets that have been added to the city from 1995 to the end of 2007.

    1. Community center, land and equipment, $1,254,680

    2. Fire station, trucks and equipment, $719,554.56

    3. Police equipment and cars, $93,096.90

    4. Library building and accessories, $600,013.06