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Today's News

  • Schools chief 'more positive' consolidation won't occur

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said Thursday he received mixed information about the reason a school-consolidation bill was not voted upon by the Indiana General Assembly committee considering it last week, but feared, "there's still lots of time" for legislators to advocate the issue.

  • Cannelton man killed in single vehicle crash

    FULDA - A single-car crash on Fulda Shortcut Road claimed the life of a Cannelton man early Wednesday.

    According to the Spencer County Sheriff's Department, Carl E. Howell, 31, of 738 St. Louis Ave., was ejected from his vehicle. The crash occurred north of County Road 1850 N., south of Indiana 62.

  • City takes aim at more than 20 alleged eyesores

    TELL CITY - Tell City's building inspector vows to be vigilant in following up on more than 20 notices of violation mailed last month to property owners judged by the city to be harboring junk, untagged bags of trash or inoperable vehicles.

  • Hospital reports profitable 2008

    TELL CITY - Total patient revenue grew by more than $4 million last year at Perry County Memorial Hospital, an income statement for 2008 shows. The hospital also granted more charity care during the year.

  • PC musicians qualify for state

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central Community School musicians fared well at instrumental solo-and-ensemble competitions Feb. 14, according to Music Director Rob Cason.

    He said Friday that of seven events his students entered, three qualified for state competition, which was scheduled for Saturday in Indianapolis.

    "I'm very happy about that," Cason said. "Last year we had one, so it's a good improvement."

  • Cannelton officials eye facility rentals

    CANNELTON - A board "semi-exists" to oversee the city's community center, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said during a regular meeting of the city's common council Feb. 9, "and with it in place, we can't make any decisions."

    He was responding to a question from Councilman John Young III about whether any action had been taken toward charging fees for the facility's use.

    Grant funding to build it carried a prohibition against charging fees, but it expired in December.

  • Tell City performers earn medals

    TELL CITY - Young musicians competing at an instrumental solo-and-ensemble event Valentine's Day came back with a sweet set of results, according to their director.

    Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Music Director Barry Reasoner said Friday his students returned from Southridge High School event with 39 gold, 10 silver and three bronze ratings.

  • Aleris International seeks U.S. bankruptcy protection

    LEWISPORT, Ky. - A major local employer filed for bankruptcy protection this month, citing the impact of the global recession.

    Aleris International Inc. and its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiaries filed petitions Feb. 12 for voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

    The company said the action was taken as a result of financial constraints related to the deteriorating global economic situation, declining industrial demand and a sudden drop in aluminum prices.

  • Proposed bill protects public's interest, children

    Throughout the current legislative session, our state's elected officials are working to pass bills on varying issues, including state funding of schools, property taxes and economic development.

    Though it covers a topic not many Hoosiers think about on a daily basis, we feel Senate Bill 232 is one of the important bills introduced in the Statehouse. It enforces public officials' adherence to the state's Open Door laws.

    According to information provided tous by the Hoosier State Press Association, which is recommending the bill's passage, the legislation would:

  • Birds, omens and superstitions

    I don't like to think of myself as superstitious. I scoff at Friday the 13ths, including the one that passed this month without incident. I don't worry about black cats - there's one on Main Street that darts out in front of me at least once a week - and I don't worry about walking under ladders, breaking mirrors or stepping on a crack that might break my saintly mother's back.

    No, my venial superstitions center around birds.