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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Stingy? No. Thrifty? Yes

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I grew up appreciating the value of a dollar and while I don’t pinch pennies as tight as some people, I don’t like to let things go to waste.

  • EDITORIAL: Cutting Saturday delivery no answer to postal dilemma

    To ensure its future, the United States Postal Service must do more than seek short-term fixes to its long-term financial problems. Year after year, the United States Postal Service continues to raise postal rates to cover its growing expenses without adequately addressing its significant underlying organizational and operational issues. Instead it is offering to cut service by eliminating Saturday mail delivery.

  • Owens – Bruggeman

    Jesse W. Bruggeman of Tell City and Anita L. Brumfield Owens of Cannelton announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Rose Brumfield of Cannelton and the late Harvey Brumfield Jr. She is a graduate of Tell City High School and Owensboro Community and Technical College with an associate’s of science degree.
    She works as a sonographer-radiologic technologist at Owensboro Medical Health System in Owensboro, Ky.

  • Hoosiers can file for more unemployment

    INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning Oct, 16, unemployed Hoosiers can file for an additional six weeks of unemployment insurance benefits, also known as tier four. The state is eligible for the fourth tier of federally funded extended benefits because Indiana’s three-month average unemployment rate is 8.5 percent. The additional six weeks of benefits allows unemployment insurance recipients in Indiana to receive up to 99 weeks of benefits. Tier four makes up weeks 74-79.

  • Forest Service meeting Thursday

    PERRY COUNTY – The U.S. Forest Service will host a public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Perry Central High School Library to discuss plans to burn acreage in the forest in coming weeks.

  • War of 1812 genealogy workshop

    TELL CITY – A free genealogy workshop presented by the Daughters of 1812 – Jonathan Jennings Chapter and the Tell City-Perry County Public library will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the library in Tell City.

    Members of the Jonathan Jennings Chapter will assist anyone who wants to find an ancestor of the War of 1812 or honor those ancestors by adding them to the archives of the soldiers of the War of 1812.

  • Cannelton Neighborhood Watch participants to meet Thursday

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Neighborhood Watch participants will gather at 6 p.m. Thursday in the meeting room at Cannelton City Hall.

    For more information, call 547-0968 or contact the Cannelton Police Department.

  • Search continues for missing man

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – Indiana conservation officers are continuing a search for Kevin Eve, who has been missing since the afternoon of Oct. 1.

    The search had been scaled back, a Department of Natural Resources press release said Friday, but was scheduled to continue over the weekend.

  • Council approves Tell City salaries for 2012

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council has approved wages and salaries for city employees, giving a 25 cent-per-hour increase to full-time employees.

    The council approved across-the-board increases of 25 cents per hour in September of 2010 but that was the first increase of the year. The city has been careful in giving raises in the past two years because of uncertainties in funding.

    For an employee working 40 hours a week, the quarter increase will be worth $520 per year.

  • Mix-up puts brakes on city police car

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A second new police car that should have been placed in service last month was instead sent back to a dealership after it didn’t fit specifications.

    The Chevrolet Caprice had been on order for several months and was supposed to come with an open center console to house police radios. However, when it arrived, the console was in the wrong location.