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Today's News

  • Street tagging
  • Man dies at scene of off-road vehicle accident near Evanston

    EVANSTON – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of a Spencer County Man who was found dead at the scene of an off-road accident Sunday evening.
    Jerome Meunier, 60, of Evanston was ejected from the ORV he was operating after it left the roadway and flipped over. He was found by another person passing by the location.  It is unknown how long Meunier was there before he was found. 
    CPR was administered by first responders without success and Meunier was pronounced dead at the scene by the Spencer County Coroner’s Office.

  • Bridging a city’s past

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Architecture of a century past still highlights Cannelton’s downtown business district. Yet, it’s an ode to a decades-ago heyday, with many of the storefronts now vacant and several in disrepair.

    While many in the city say it’s time for these building to go, members from Renew Cannelton believe there is an opportunity to revive the depressed streetscape. Those plans by the group include petitioning to become a member of the state’s Indiana Main Street Program.

  • TC Schools: an ISTEP review

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When it comes to keeping students on track toward educational goals and preparing them for the annual ISTEP assessment, it’s a collaborative effort between the test takers and their educators. During their session Tuesday, the Tell City School Board recognized those endeavors as principals from both William Tell Elementary and the High School presented ISTEP scores that were among some of the best in the state.

  • Parks survey nets hundreds of replies

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A survey currently being conducted about Perry County’s parks is getting a high volume of responses and should help the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department update its five-year plan.

  • Monthly Commodore Table provides hot meals for the hungry

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – A new outreach program at Perry Central Community School Corp. will warm stomachs and hearts each month and will leverage the time and talent of community groups across the county. Behind the idea is a Perry Central student who was surprised at the number of people in the county who face food insecurity.

  • Income surveys going out to TC residents

    The City of Tell City is conducting an income survey to establish their status of eligibility to apply for grants through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.  This survey is needed in order to allow the City of Tell City to apply for grant funds for city projects.

  • Small rocks making TC life a little nicer

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Rocks ...

     

    We skip them across ponds and occasionally throw them when angry. As kids we might collect them but as adults, we pretty much ignore them.

    Until now.

    A movement is afoot to turn the everyday stones we step over or relegate to our driveways and landscaping into works of inspirational art.

    The messages, painted in craft paint, spray paint, Sharpies and even fingernail polish, are as uplifting as they are beautiful.

    “Be happy.”

  • Council balances budget for 2018

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The click of number keys being input into electronic calculators quickly followed with the sound of feed-paper expelling from the adding machines. The streams of paper being tallied by the county auditor and her deputies eventually over fell the tables as the tabulations came in quick succession at this week’s county council budget session.

  • Citizens want something done with Cannelton eyesores

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – A handful of residents in Cannelton are fed up with perceived inaction by city officials when it comes to combating blight and eyesore structures.

    The charge was leg by former city councilman Bruce Myers who said issues currently being undertaken by the city date back almost a decade, and asked what the current councils’ objectives are. He specifically asked for an update on goals.