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Today's News

  • National anthem not the time to stage protests

    Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, in the National Football League, has gained more publicity lately for what he does before the games than during them.

    Specifically, he has decided not to stand during the playing of the national anthem.

  • Small town crime, punishments should come with local influence

    Experts reached by The New York Times for a story about the high number and severity of prison sentences in small towns seem horrified over the disparity between that toughness and the relative laxness in large metropolitan areas. They say the size of the disparities undercuts the basic promise of equal protection under the law.

  • Wisconsin duo wanted for deception, theft

    TELL CITY – A Wisconsin couple could soon be behind bars after they allegedly defrauded a Tell City business of equipment and money. 

  • Action needed to curb growing national debt

    Sen. Dan Coats

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Over the summer, I was cleaning out some old documents, and I came across a press release from 1982, when I was a Member of the House for the 4th District of Indiana.

    Thirty-four years ago, I wrote about how we need to balance the federal budget, and how that cannot be done without slowing the growth of mandatory spending. I was alarmed at the rate of growth in mandatory programs and how Washington’s autopilot-spending had allowed Medicare to grow to the point where it reached $46 billion.

  • Library sales to benefit library and friends

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library held a silent auction and yard sale Aug. 12-13 in addition to their yearly Schweizer Fest book sale. Items sold include card catalogues from 1917 and 1957, framed art purchased in 1980 and more modern printers and a copy machine. The library made around $2,700 from the sales and auction, which will be used to benefit the library and Friends of the Library.

  • Judges uniting in a call to action for local children

    TELL CITY – In a rare event of unity, four local county Judges will hold a joint press conference on Monday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Circuit Court of the Perry County Courthouse in Tell City to a lead a call to action for local children. 

    The Judges will highlight an often overlooked and under-publicized issue: the overall increase in child abuse-neglect cases in our area. The increase in cases is being primarily caused by the effects of methamphetamine and prescription drug abuse on local families. 

  • Spotlighting enviro issues

    Maureen Hayden

    Guest Column

     

    When three candidates for governor agreed to a trio of debates, all signed onto a list of issues to be discussed. Education, jobs and the economy will take center stage, along with health, social matters and “other issues as warranted.

    Jesse Kharbanda hopes that last category includes the environment.

  • Upcoming bridgework to cause delays, road closures

    PERRY COUNTY – Work on several county roads is scheduled to get underway and may cause traffic delays or road closures.

    Replacement of a box culvert on Optical Road north of Interstate 64 is slated to begin Monday. A runaround will be installed there for local traffic.

    However, repairs are also slated for Carlisle Road in Siberia the same day which will require a temporary closure. Motorists are advised they may need take an alternate route.

  • Teen faces meth, weapons charges

    TELL CITY – A report of a theft led to multiple charges against a Tell City teen, including manufacturing of methamphetamine and intimidation with a deadly weapon.

    On Sept. 7,  Tell City Police Officers arrested 19-year-old Nicholas R Schulthise. Patrol officers were actively searching for Schulthise after receiving a report he had stolen an electronic tablet from a female resident in Tell City. They also learned when the victim confronted Schulthise about the tablet; he threatened her with a handgun.

  • County prepares for major budget cuts

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – As the summer wanes, things are falling into place as the Perry County Council begins its fiscal planning for 2017. All-day budget sessions are scheduled to start Wednesday morning at the courthouse and will continue through Thursday.