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Today's News

  • COLUMN: TV folks, have some restraint

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I don’t like to think of myself as overly emotional but I nearly blew my stack Wednesday morning while at an accident scene west of Troy.

    I was at the scene of the two-vehicle crash on Indiana 66 and was keeping my distance while rescue crews and firefighters worked to free a Tell City man from his crumpled car.

    I’ve covered dozens of accidents in which someone was killed and likely hundreds in which someone was injured.

  • EDITORIAL: Social media often reflects the worst of us

    The cycle of social-media-aided poor judgment hit our home state recently.

    A few weekends back, the Indiana University chapter of the Kappa Delta Sorority threw a homeless-themed costume party at which people dressed up in soiled clothes, rubbed dirt on their faces and brandished cardboard signs containing insensitive remarks. One read, “Why lie, it’s for booze.”

  • Dinner honors business achievements

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A growing Perry County-based winery, a fitness facility promoting community-wide wellness and an auto-parts manufacturer whose products are found on nearly every Toyota were honored Tuesday with business awards.

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held its 12th annual business dinner at the Schergens Center. Awards were given in four categories: large business with more than 25 employees; small businesses with fewer 25 employees and entrepreneurship. An applause award was awarded to a nonprofit group.

  • Cannelton cannonball may be relic of city’s rich Civil War past

    By DONALD STEEN and VINCE LUECKE
    Perry County News

    A cannonball matching the profile of those used during the American Civil War was discovered last week, not on some battlefield but deep in a Cannelton sewer. City wastewater-treatment plant employee Shawn Fulkerson discovered it while completing maintenance in a manhole near the Castleberry Creek pump station on First Street.

    The sewer runs a distance of about three blocks along First Street and the relic was found in a deposit of settlement.

  • Chamber chief explains organization’s offerings

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Cherie Taylor, executive director of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, explained to the county council at their regular meeting April 25 what her organization offers.

    “The chamber board wanted to give you an update on some of the activities that the chamber does, just so that you’re aware of what all we do in the community,” she began. “We do pride ourselves on being involved in as much as we can around the community.”

  • Counterfeiting defendants to face federal charges

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

  • Tell City Junior-Senior High School honors program Monday

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will hold its annual honors program for students in seventh through 12th grades at 7 p.m. May 6 in the school auditorium.
    Among the students who will be recognized are those who achieved spots on the honor roll listing for the first three grading periods of the school year.

  • Tell City Academic Teams place high at region contest

    Tell City Academic teams recently competed in class 3 of a state-wide competition held April 27 at Evansville North Junior High School. The social studies team (picture not available) placed third in the region. The other competing teams are pictured below.

  • Patoka Lake Sprint Triathlon Aug. 24

    BIRDSEYE – Registration is now open for the Patoka Lake Triathlon, which will take place at Patoka Lake beach Saturday, Aug. 24.

  • Students celebrate goals, good decisions during On-Target

    Students of the On-Target After School Program at William Tell Elementary wrote out or drew their personal goals and good decisions on paper balloons, then attached the balloons to pictures of themselves. Joan Knies of Crisis Connection, who presents the program Mondays to third through sixth graders, said it is one of the favorite activities for the students.