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Today's News

  • County leaders: Search for savings before adopting tax

    We were glad to learn the county council plans to wait some time before taking action on a public-safety tax. If adopted, Perry County workers could see an additional one-quarter of 1 percent deducted from their paychecks. That may not sound like much but as many Perry Countians know, every dollar counts.

  • All-natural labels should mean just that

    It may be taking place halfway across the country, but a federal judge’s ruling on a milk-labeling issue could have impacts that reach Indiana.

    At the root of the debate is the argument that a natural product can’t be labeled as such because it doesn’t have additives. If you’re scratching your head, it’s probably because the idea is udderly ridiculous. But that’s exactly what is happening to a creamery in Florida.

  • On voting ... and not

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress

     

    The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people who are eligible to vote, but don’t.

  • City dispatching center recovering from lightning strike

    By VINCE LUECKE

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department is slowly recovering from a July 20 lightning strike that damaged dispatching and other equipment in the station’s communications center.

    While dispatchers were able to use backup systems to restore basic communication systems, allowing them to reach police officers, firefighters and paramedics, after the evening storm, the radio console system damaged by the lightning strike was beyond repair.

  • SIRS honors memory of Ralph, Rose Reed with building dedication

    By VINCE LUECKE

     

    TELL CITY – Ralph and Rose Reed believed everyone should be treated with respect and dignity. Over the course of nearly 50 years, they led by example, supporting the mission of Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, an organization committed to ensuring full opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

    On Thursday, at one of the largest ribbon-cuttings in recent Tell City history, SIRS rededicated its Tell City operations center at 1012 31st St. as the Reed Building.

  • Cannelton board to refinance school debt

    By STUART CASSIDY

     

    CANNELTON – It was a meeting focused on  financials for Cannelton City Schools as the school board Thursday heard a proposal to refinance a bond issue. The board also reviewed and approved several documents needed for the upcoming year’s budget.

  • Smooth start to new year for Tell City schools

    By STUART CASSIDY

     

    TELL CITY – With students returning back to class, “what an incredible start to the school year,” William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble hailed during an Aug. 11 session of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board. The toughest part of the return, she said, was dismissal.

    Noble said the theme of the opening week was transportation because “we’ve got to get the kids home safely.”

  • Titans blank Tell City

    FORT BRANCH—Four sets were extremely close but Gibson Southern won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in PAC boys tennis Thursday.
    Braden Taylor edged Kevin Yeung 7-5, 7-5 in No. 1 singles.
    Abe Kiesel had to go to a tiebreaker in the first set to beat Chandler Lacy 7-6 (7-5), 6-0 in No. 2 singles.
    Tell City had to forfeit in No. 3 singles.
    Tyler Clark and Riley Farmer beat Jackson Ramsey and Austin Groves 6-2, 7-5 in No. 1 doubles.

  • Tell City falls to Patriots

    SANTA CLAUS—Eryn Jochim shot 47 for medalist honors as Heritage Hills beat Tell City 225-243 in girls golf Thursday.
    Alex Lawalin shot 58 to lead Tell City’s balanced scoring.
    Samantha Meserve shot 59, Halee Lamb 62, and Mary Grace Alvey 64 to complete the Marksmen’s scoring.
    Tell City, 1-2, will host Southridge today at 4:30 p.m.

  • Best-of-5 matches don’t work

    I’ve mentioned this before, but the powers-that-be haven’t listened yet, so I’m saying it again: Best-of-five matches for high school volleyball don’t work.
    At one time high school matches were best-of-three, with 15 points the winning total for each game.
    Teams could score only on their serving turns - not when they forced side outs by the other team.