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Today's News

  • Etienne responds to rumors

    By RON ETIENNE, Guest Columnist

    During the recent past, I have learned that individuals in the community have taken it upon themselves to spread false and malicious rumors about me.

  • COLUMN: Giving thanks for blessings

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I watched a woman last Monday night, who I guessed to be in her 70s, sit down before a meal of two small hamburgers and fries. Before she dug into her supper, she offered a silent prayer and made the sign of the cross.

    Her simple gesture reminded me that we all too often forget to give thanks for what we enjoy every day, whether it’s our health, family, friends or the food that sustains us.

  • EDITORIAL: Legislators should take time to know what they are voting for

    A recent Associated Press article about Indiana’s new law requiring everyone, regardless of age, to show a photo identification when buying carryout alcohol included good news and bad news.

    The good news is AP quoted several Indiana legislators who say they are ready to revamp the law, which took effect July 1.

    Legislators and liquor store workers told the AP they’ve heard many complaints.

  • Prep work begins today on Washington Street

    TELL CITY – Preparation for the paving of Washington Street will begin today with the digging out of rock in the trenched areas, followed by paving of those sections.

    Milling of asphalt and placing of asphalt from Seventh to 13th streets is scheduled for the week of Oct. 18.

    Residents are asked not to park on Washington Street today through Friday. There will be additional no-parking periods during paving.
     

  • Fire ban in place in HNF

    BEDFORD – Due to the extended drought and high fire danger, the Hoosier National Forest has issued a ban on campfires and instituted smoking restrictions within the National Forest.  Campfires are not allowed under any circumstances. This includes campfires built using wood or charcoal.

  • Nominations open for Philanthropist Award

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2010 Evelyn R. Adams Lifetime Philanthropist Award.

    A committee formed from the Perry County Power of Youth Council will select choose the recipient from the nominations.

  • Cannelton Councilman 'Snooks' Scarboro resigns

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Councilman Louis “Snooks” Scarboro resigned from that position, submitting a letter Oct. 5 to County Clerk Jean Schulthise explaining the reason.

    “I have enjoyed my years of service on the City Council and have enjoyed serving the citizens of my district,” he wrote. “Unfortunately, due to my health, I will be unable to complete my term as city councilman. I am thankful to the citizens of Cannelton for giving me their trust over the years.”

    His council service spanned more than two decades.

  • Plug-in Prius hits local streets

    Editor’s Note: This story about Tell City native Tony Schaefer appeared in the Lake County (Ill.) Journal. He is the son of Tom and Mary Jo Schaefer. Kathy Gresey penned the story.

    GURNEE – Tony Schaefer’s dedication to communicating about the Toyota Prius recently landed him a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

    Schaefer, of Gurnee, owns a 2004 Prius and for years has been writing about the hybrid electric car online at sites such as www.chi-agopriusgroup.com.

  • Route 66 Yard Sale returns this weekend

    PERRY COUNTY – An event that grows each year, the Route 66 Yard Sale offers bargains along Indiana 66 from Troy through Tell City, Cannelton, Rocky Point, Rome, Derby, Dexter, Magnet and Oriole.

    In addition to shopping for bargains, residents are invited to set up sale booths along the route. For more information, call the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 547-7933.

  • Cannelton board approves budget actions

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members adopted a budget and capital-projects and bus-replacement plans for 2011 at a regular meeting Sept. 23. Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said he expects the tax rate for next year will match this year’s $1.08.