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Today's News

  • Roy Lee Ward execution delayed

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    INDIANAPOLIS – An appeals court ruling that the Indiana Department of Correction can’t execute death row offenders with an untested combination of drugs has impacted the case of a former Perry County man convicted of a 2001 slaying.

    The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled last week that the state failed to seek input when deciding in 2014 to use the combination of three drugs, methohexital, potassium chloride and pancuronium bromide, for lethal injections.

  • TC cleanup week begins Monday

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – It’s time for Tell City residents to clean out their garages and basements of unwanted items. Yes, spring cleanup week is back, next Monday through Thursday, June 12-15. Rules are pretty much the same as last year.

    Items will be picked up with household trash on the same schedule trash crews follow on a weekly basis. Regular trash must still be bagged with red tags. No recyclables will be picked up net week.

  • Concerned citizens unite over drug epidemic

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY –  One of the biggest challenges when helping someone overcome addiction is finding a firm support base toward recovery. And according to Pastor Keith McCahey, who is leading a charge to help those in need, the main obstacle is an ability to find stable environments, namely, housing.

  • Fr. Martin Peter jubilee Saturday in Columbus

    COLUMBUS – Fr. Martin Peter, better known as Father Marty and a native of Tell City, is celebrating his Golden Jubilee as a priest. He was ordained at St. Meinrad Archabbey on May 7, 1967 and celebrated his first Mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Tell City. He is the son of Lawrence J. Peter and Dorothy Fournier Peter.

  • Local contractor wins bid to rebuild William Tell Elementary entrance

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary will soon look a bit different as students and parents enter the front doors. The upcoming construction is part of an upgrade to the school’s security.

    Welcoming arriving guests, there will be a reception area for visitors to check in once in the first set of double doors, eliminating the need to buzz in from outside.

  • Rollover crash on I-64 injures Charlestown man

    PERRY COUNTY – A single-vehicle rollover crash Tuesday morning on Interstate 64 in Perry County sent a Charlestown man to the hospital.

    At 9 a.m., 40-year-old Richard Limback of Charlestown was attempting to turn his 2013 Kenworth tractor-trailer onto the eastbound on-ramp to Interstate 64 from State Road 37.  As Limback attempted to apply the brakes, he realized the semi had brake failure, and began taking the on-ramp too fast. 

  • Sycamore Springs intertribal gathering June 17-18

    ENGLISH – From sea to shining sea, people are trekking across the nation as part of the Longest Walk 5.2. Locally, this group will converge in English at Sycamore Springs Park, June 12.

    “This walk is to bring awareness of the drug epidemic that has plagued the Native American Indian Reservations, as well as our great Nation, said regional coordinator Michael Bockting. “This walk is 3,946 miles starting from San Francisco, Calif. on Feb. 12 and ending in Washington D.C. on July 15.”

  • Owen proud of career in TC schools

    Spending the last three-plus decades in Tell City Schools’ classrooms, special education teacher April Owen has retired.

    Earning a degree from Indiana State University, she began teaching special education in 1984 at Springs Valley Jr.-Sr. High School, from where she herself graduated.  Own spent two years there before being hired on to teach at Tell City Junior High in 1986. From there, she transitioned  to the newly formed junior-senior high when the middle school closed.   

  • Spencer County Fair underway in Rockport featuring Cincinnati Circus

    ROCKPORT – The Rockport City Park is playing host to this year’s Spencer County Fair through Saturday evening, with many attractions for fairgoers throughout the week.

    Wednesday has already seen the opening of rides, food vendors, a series of pageants and pig corralling, all capped with the debut of the Cincinnati Circus that evening. Many more events are still to come at the city park, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday (today).

  • Elderly may see drastic cuts in Medicaid, Medicare services

    Trudy Lieberman

    Guest Columnist

     

    Older Americans may be in for a rough ride if the changes Washington politicians are considering come to pass. Because good, explanatory journalism is in short supply and TV shouting matches don’t tell you much, I decided to use this space to discuss some of the possible changes that could soon affect millions of people in their 60s and older.