Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Teen right to defend opinion, even if politician, school disagree

    A Kansas high-school senior recently caused quite a commotion when a tweet she made as a joke with her friends caught national attention.

    Emma Sullivan, an 18-year-old student of Shawnee Mission East High School in Fairway, Kan., traveled with a Youth in Government program to see Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speak. After hearing his speech, Sullivan decided she didn’t support his thoughts and took to social-media site, Twitter, to voice her disapproval.

  • TCPD awarded equipment grant

    TELL CITY – Active participation by Tell City police officers in state initiatives to reduce the number of drunk drivers on local roadways earned the department an award this month.

    Assistant Chief John Allen and Cpl. Marty Haughee traveled to an Operation Pullover awards banquet Nov. 18 in Carmel. The department earned a plaque and a $3,000 equipment grant.

  • Wineries plan holiday trail event

    UNIONTOWN – The Indiana Uplands Wine Trail will host a new event, the Spirits of Christmas Weekend along the wine trail this holiday season.

    The nine wineries along the Uplands Wine Trail will offer wine tasting and complimentary traditional and old-fashioned holiday treats at each winery.

    Along with Winzerwald Winery in Perry County, Best Vineyards, Brown County, Oliver, Butler, Carousel, French Lick Turtle Run and Huber wineries will take part in the Saturday and Sunday event.

  • State provides budget data online

    INDIANAPOLIS – An improvement to a state Web site allows Hoosiers to get financial information provided by units of local government.

    The Indiana Publisher, a publication of the Hoosier State Press Association, reported in its Nov. 24 edition that figures from local governments’ budget forms are available at https://gateway.ifionline.org. A second phase in that site’s development incorporated information from forms for 2012 budgets, the press association reported, and allows users to compare information among government units and analyze it per capita.

  • High water closes portions of Indiana 66

    PERRY COUNTY – A flood warning continues for the Ohio River at Tell City. The river reached its 38-foot flood stage Friday and is expected to fall slowly.

    As of Friday afternoon, two stretches of Indiana 66 were closed by high water, from Indiana 62 at Sulphur to the junction of Indiana 70 at Derby and from Derby to Rocky Point.

  • Letters offering service coverage not from Tell City water utility

    TELL CITY – Letters some Tell City residents received recently from a company offering water service line coverage aren’t coming from the city’s water utility.

  • Tell City conservation officer spots thief

    CLARK COUNTY – A Louisville, Ky., man was jailed last week after a Tell City conservation officer nearly caught him red-handed stealing copper from a state-forest museum.

  • Marengo woman arrested for alleged thefts from restaurant she managed

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – A Marengo woman was behind bars last week after allegedly stealing from her employer.

    Trooper Philip Lubbers initiated a criminal investigation Nov. 4 after Ralph Norman, owner of Ralph’s Place in Eckerty, complained that Dusty D. Burnham, 34, of Marengo had stolen cash and made unauthorized check-card purchases while employed as a manager at the restaurant.

  • Commissioners award cleaning contracts

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted at a regular meeting Nov. 16 to accept a bid from Glenn’s Cleaning Service of Tell City to provide janitorial services at the county courthouse and courthouse annex next year.

  • Early Years Store serves more than new mothers

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A program whose good works reach back nearly four decades has expanded its services to help families caring for infants and young children.

    Catholic Charities in Tell City opened its Early Years Store several months ago, but JoAnn Smith, who oversees the project, said many in the community still don’t know about everything the store offers to mothers and others.