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Today's News

  • Officials continue ambulance talks

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: The Perry County commissioners discussed at length April 8 a contract under which Perry County Memorial Hospital provides ambulance services to the county. Much of that discussion was reported in Monday’s edition and is continued here. Also reported here is a continuation of those talks that occurred Tuesday at Cannelton High School. The hospital’s board of trustees is scheduled to meet Wednesday and the participants hoped to have details worked out they could agree to.

  • Ivy Tech restructuring ‘should appear seamless’

    TELL CITY – Nothing should change locally as a result of what Ivy Tech Community College trustees called “an additional regional structural change.”

    That’s according to a news release issued Friday that announced the college will now combine its southwest – Evansville and Tell City campuses – region with the Wabash Valley-Terre Haute region. The newly formed region will be overseen by a single chancellor to be named later.

  • Police chief: Don’t park on or block sidewalks

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall said Monday he’s going to step up enforcement “real soon” against people who park on or otherwise block city sidewalks.

    “There’s no parking, legally, on sidewalks or crosswalks, no blocking sidewalks at all, really,” he said at a regular meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety.

  • What to do if you find a baby or injured animal

    INDIANAPOLIS – Every spring, kind-hearted Hoosiers “rescue” an injured or seemingly abandoned baby wild animals and try to care for them.

    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife has one thing to say: Don’t do it.

    In early April, cottontail rabbits and squirrels have young in their nests. If you come across a nest, leave it alone, even if you don’t see an adult animal around. The best place for these animals is in the wild, learning to fend for themselves.

  • Tell City home intrusion leads to arrest

    TELL CITY – Tell City police officers arrested a 42-year-old man April 12 after a couple at 1111 Lafayette Street reported they returned to find an intruder in their home.

    A dispatcher received a 911 call from the homeowner stating the couple had been away from their residence for several hours while attending a sporting event. They returned home to find that someone had forced the garage door open, which also led into the residence.

    The homeowner entered the home to find a male subject inside the living room area.

  • Glen Ress tournament seeks sponsors

    TELL CITY – The 26th annual Glen Ress Memorial Open Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8 at Hoosier Heights Country Club.

    For the past 25 years, the Glen Ress Memorial Fund has provided more than $100,000 of financial assistance to the athletic departments of Perry County school systems.

  • Four generations

    Four generations of the Bartlett family gathered recently for a photo.

    Seated is great-grandmother Oda May Terry holding infants Jess Ryan and Jameson Michael Bartlett. Standing are grandfather Michael Terry and mother Denise Bartlett.

  • William Tell Center seeks donations for garage sale

    TELL CITY – The William Tell Center at 1301 11th St. will hold an inside garage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday May 2. Biscuits and gravy and coffee will be available. All donated items must be clean and priced.

    No clothing. Items can be dropped off at the center Tuesday, April 22 from 6 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 26 from 6 to 10 p.m.; Tuesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Deaconess and VNA Plus create joint venture company

    EVANSVILLE – Deaconess and VNA Plus have created a joint venture organization to provide home care and hospice services in the tri-state.

    The partnership between Deaconess and VNA Plus represents a business model that seeks to sustain vital home and hospice services.

    Services will include private duty, skilled home-care services, therapy services, at-home hospice care and inpatient hospice care at Deaconess Hospital Main Campus and the Charlier Hospice Center on the VNA Plus Campus.

  • Relay For Life teams fundraisers in full swing

    TELL CITY – Local Relay For Life teams will hold several fundraisers throughout April and May to support Relay For Life. The teams invite the community to attend and help raise money for Relay For Life.

    • Dessert auction today: The Lincoln Hills Relay For Life team, Pirates of the Cureibbean, will hold a dessert auction from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Lincoln Conference Room at 302 Main St. in Tell City.

    Bidding will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m.