Today's News

  • Hundreds of local kids still need gifts

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Christmas will soon be here but will all the stockings be filled? That’s a question United Way of Perry County’s Holiday Helpers United partners are working hard to provide a “yes” answer to. But volunteers need your help, said Rebecca Fenn, director of United Way of Perry County and one of the organizers of the Holiday Helpers program that reaches out to hundreds of children each year.

  • Cannelton principal, teacher opt to retire

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton School Board accepted the retirements of Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad and teacher Penny Hardman in a special meeting Monday. They also named counseling director Dan Freed interim principal for the city’s high school.

    Both retirements will be effective at the end of the current school year.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: To what degree do you support charities this time of year?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by clicking the ad near the top of the page or clicking into the opinion section. Other features of the site that allow you to express your opinions include an "Add new comment" invitation at the end of most stories and a community forum, also found in the opinion section. Don't hold back; express yourself!

  • COLUMN: Zoeller: Courts must hold Congress’ authority in check

    By GREG ZOELLER, Indiana Attorney General

    On Nov. 14, the United States Supreme Court announced that it will hear five-and-a-half hours of oral argument on a lawsuit brought by 26 states, including Indiana, challenging the constitutionality of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

    Many people have asked why I oppose the new federal health-care law and I have gone out of my way to speak to those who support the new federal program and explain my decision to join the multistate lawsuit.  

  • COLUMN: St. Nicholas visits tonight

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I haven’t yet decided which old shoe I am going to put out for Nicholas’ visit tonight. With any luck, I will find a few pieces of chocolate inside the next morning.

    I think I will put the shoe outside The News office. St. Nicholas hasn’t been able to find me the last couple of years in New Boston, so I’m going to make it easier on him.

  • 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.