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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: City leaders need to advance annexation

    Tell City Councilman Chris Cail’s decision last month to raise the issue of annexation was well-timed. A front-page News story appeared that day listing some of the recommendations of a just-completed comprehensive plan for the community.

    The lead recommendation was for the city to move forward in preparing a plan to incorporate nearby areas.

  • Nominations sought for state’s trails board

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana DNR is calling on equestrians, snowmobilers and other recreational trail users to consider serving their state on the Trails Advisory Board.

    The 15-member TAB advises DNR Director Robert E. Carter Jr. on trails-related issues. Having a TAB is also a requirement for states to receive funding from the Recreational Trails Program through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration.

  • Final 2012 talk to a lawyer clinic set for Thursday

    EVANSVILLE – Got a legal question that you want answered? A Thursday talk to a lawyer program is for you. The last telephone clinic for 2012 is scheduled from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Anyone who has a general legal question can call (888) 594-3449 and talk to a lawyer for free during this time.

    Each month lawyers volunteer their time and expertise to the general public for this clinic. During 2012, more than 500 calls have been answered. Sponsorship for the clinic comes from the Evansville Bar Association, Evansville Bar Foundation and Indiana Bar Foundation.

  • Turkey Trot
  • ‘God’s army’ seeks bell-ringing recruits

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are needed to ring bells for the Salvation Army through Dec. 24, according to Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the help agency.

    “Perhaps you, your family, business, church, club or civic organization would be willing to ring bells for us this season,” he urged. Kettles are available at each Wal-Mart entrance.

  • Pioneer Christmas dreams to come true Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – Ever wonder what it was like to celebrate Christmas in the mid-1800s. If so, Saturday is your chance to come as close to a pioneer Christmas as possible.

    The Shubael Little Pioneer Village will welcome guests to an open house and Christmas tour. Hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Activities are planned in each of the restored cabins within the village. There will be caroling, homemade treats and mugs of hot chocolate.

  • School board leaves some employees’ pay intact

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members declined at a regular meeting Nov. 15 to cut pay for noncertified employees.

    Teachers agreed to take a 5-percent pay cut, Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt said, but most of the district’s noncertified employees are teachers’ aides paid through Title 1 funding, so a similar pay cut wouldn’t save any money.

    The remainder include only seven employees, and cutting their pay by 2 percent would net only $3,500, he added.

  • Schools chief says he’s bringing bills up to date

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members heard at a regular meeting Nov. 15 what Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt called good news about the corporation’s budget.

  • On the Leaf Patrol
  • Waupaca plans parking expansion

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Louie Heitkemper, president of the Perry County Redevelopment Authority, said that body met Nov. 14 to consider a request from the Perry County Development Corp.

    The News was unable to attend the meeting, but contacted Heitkemper later.