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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Summer past and present

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    My list of favorite summer flowers is long but near the top of the list is the belladonna lily. Also known as the belladonna amaryllis or “naked ladies,” the pink flowers were in their prime over the past two weeks. Alas, most have died back by now.

    If peonies are a sure sign of spring, then belladonna lilies are proof that late summer has come and it’s time for school to resume.

  • EDITORIAL: Constitutional amendment best way to clarify marriage issues

    In the 1960s and ’70s Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana became the first person since the United States’ founding fathers to write two amendments to the Constitution.

    Bayh was the main author of the 25th Amendment, which created a process for an orderly transition of power in the case of death, disability or resignation of the president and a method of selecting a vice president when a vacancy occurs in that office.

    He also wrote the 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.

  • Board approves off-duty officers’ security employment at Pour Haus

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety has given permission for off-duty police officers to provide security at a new downtown restaurant.

    Derek Cronin, co-owner of the Pour Haus, wants to employ officers as security when bands bring in large crowds to the Seventh Street business, Chief Greg Hendershot reported at a recent meeting.

  • Perry County child-care group seeks community input

    PERRY COUNTY – A newly organized group of county businesses and organizations is in the process of identifying the child care needs in Perry County and is seeking public input.

    Members of Perry Childcare Initiative Inc. began meeting in July of 2013 to discuss the perceived need for early child care services in the community. Many of the business partners involved in early discussions expressed concerns that the attraction of new employees is often hampered by challenges families face with finding child care, especially care during nontraditional work hours.

  • Golden Living Center honored at Schweizer Fest dinner

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  • Four jailed on drug, common nuisance charges

    TELL CITY – Four people face criminal charges after an officer’s attempt to serve a warrant Aug. 8 allegedly turned up suspected drug use inside a Tell City home.

    According to police reports, Patrolman Bryce Hammack attempted to serve a warrant on Kenneth W. Garrett at his residence at 740 N. 14th St. While at the home, Hammack allegedly detected the odor of burnt marijuana and Garrett allegedly admitted to smoking pot before police arrived.

    Garrett, 58, was charged with maintaining a common nuisance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Cannelton man accused of making methamphetamine

    CANNELTON – A Cannelton man was jailed Aug. 8 after county sheriff’s deputies and Indiana State Police troopers allegedly found him with a methamphetamine lab. According to Perry County Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh, an active “one-pot” lab was located in a wooded area off of Indiana 66 east of Cannelton.

  • ATTC grows again

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – ATTC Manufacturing representative Jeff Jones requested yet another in a growing number of tax abatements helping the company as it adds equipment to its assembly lines and people to its workforce.

    He told the county council at a regular meeting July 24 the latest addition will be a flexible machining system worth $750,000. It will require the addition of two jobs, increasing payroll by $50,000, Jones said.

  • Family putting pieces together after fire

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A Saturday fire left a Tell City family working to pick up the pieces. The fire at Sam and Tara Throgmorton’s home at 1419 Fulton St. broke out Saturday afternoon and was likely caused by an extension cord running to a window air-conditioning unit, Tell City Fire Chief Greg Linne said.

    The family was not at home at the time and no one was injured. However, much of the home was heavily damaged.

  • Lawyer: TIF supports economic growth

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “The businesses we attracted with TIF money have been going gangbusters,” county attorney Chris Goffinet said in giving an annual report to the county council July 24.

    TIF stands for tax-increment financing, a tool communities use to promote economic development. It allows the diversion of property-tax revenue to improve the area from which it’s collected.