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Today's News

  • COLUMN: A freshman legislator’s experience

    By SUE ELLSPERMANN, District 74 State Representative

    Editor’s Note: State Rep. Sue Ellspermann looks back at her first legislative session. Part 1 of her column appeared in Thursday’s edition.

  • COLUMN: Peony patience pays off

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I’m no green thumb but two years of hard work paid off handsomely this month with three peony blossoms. That may not sound like much, but it’s a success considering the plant’s sorry state when we first met.

    The peony plant came with the house in New Boston. I first noticed it the next spring when I was mowing. Only a few sprigs of green poked out of the grass overlooking the highway. A fan of peonies, I worked hard that spring and summer to bring the plant back to life.

  • EDITORIAL: Planned Parenthood helps Hoosiers in many ways

    A disturbing thing has happened.

    Recently, Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a law that drastically cut federal funding to Indiana’s Planned Parenthood. In total, according to The Indianapolis Star, the law will cut about $2 million in public funds to the organization and prohibit the use of Medicaid at Planned Parenthood, making our state the first in the country to do so. The New York Times reported that the signing of this law puts our state at risk of losing $4 million in federal family planning grants each year.

  • LHDC celebrates 46th anniversary

    TELL CITY – During the 46th annual meeting of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. held recently, officers were elected for 2011.

    Clayton Jefford of Perry County was elected president, Amy Hollinden of Perry County was elected vice president; Jim Buckles of Spencer County was elected secretary, and Chet Mathena of Perry County was elected treasurer.

    LHDC is a nonprofit community action agency, organized in 1965 and providing a multitude of social services in southern Indiana, primarily in Crawford, Perry and Spencer Counties.

  • Hospital board OKs credentialing

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees approved the credentialing of health-care staff at an April 27 meeting. They included:

    • Dr. Michael Scherm, surgery
    • Jennifer Loper, social work
    • Britteny Kinder, urology
    • Drs. W. Philip Casino and David Curtis, cardiology
    • Dr. Helen Robbons, emergency room
    • Gregory Pfister, social work

    The board approved three administrative plans covering home care services and quality improvement.

  • Cute intruders
  • Hydrant flushing starts today in TC

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants today.

    Crews will begin work on Fourth Street by the floodwall and work eastward.

    Residents should be on the lookout for discolored water and low water pressure when flushing is under way in their area.

  • Tell City man dies after Hancock County accident

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – A Tell City man died at Perry County Memorial Hospital Thursday after an accident in Hancock County. Jeff T. Chapman, 47, was involved in an accident first reported at 3:01 p.m.

    The 911 call was routed first to the Tell City Police Department then transferred to Hancock County.

    No official accident report was available Friday afternoon. An obituary appears in this edition.

  • Downtown group finds plenty of suggestions

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A committee working on ideas to improve Tell City’s downtown is busy digesting the results of a survey seeking input on what’s needed to make the community’s center a more vibrant, welcoming place.

    “We asked for input and we received it,” Mayor Barbara Ewing said during a city-council meeting last month. The News published the survey in April and dozens of suggestions were received. City council members received summaries of the ideas.

  • Search for Gerlach continues

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department continued to search for Allen Gerlach last week, expanding its efforts to include the banks of the Ohio River.

    Gerlach, who lives in Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Housing for the Elderly, was last seen the night of May 16 in the 300 Block of Main Street. Police said the 54-year-old is legally blind and takes insulin for diabetes.