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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Why insurers won’t cover some new cancer cures

    By ROBERT GOLDBERG
    Guest Columnist

    Advances in cancer treatment are saving lives and cutting health-care costs. But because many health-insurance plans haven’t caught up with the times, nearly half of all cancer patients are forced to choose between the treatment that could save their lives – or one that's paid for.

  • COLUMN: Teacher appreciation week

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    Last week was national Teacher Appreciation Week. Being a teacher is one of the greatest professions someone can dedicate their lives to, and it is one of the most, if not the most, important profession in our state.

  • EDITORIAL: Online ISTEP tests earn an F in public trust

    When ISTEP tests roll around, students, teachers and parents should be focused on applying classroom learning to the test, not worrying if the testing system itself will work.

    That wasn’t the case across many areas of the state, including Perry County, late last month. On April 29, Hoosier students taking the online multiple-choice portion of the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus exam experienced frozen screens and in many cases, an inability to finish the test.

  • Firefighters called to Waupaca

    TELL CITY – A fire in the Waupaca Foundry dust-collection system caused no serious damage the evening of April 30.

    Fire Chief Greg Linne said firefighters were back at the firehouse within two hours.

  • Former superintendent’s return to county delayed

    SHREVEPORT, La. – Former Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Marion “Al” Chapman, who was jailed in Louisiana last week, likely won’t return to Perry County until this week.

    The News learned Friday that plans by state police to return Chapman to Indiana were on hold until a court hearing in Louisiana.

    It was unclear if Chapman, who had been living in the Gulf Coast state, was fighting extradition.

  • Commissioners OK horse-rescue contract

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county will pay bills incurred when horses and other large animals are seized from abusive or neglectful owners if the county council approves funding to back a contract the county commissioners approved May 6.

  • School leaders get advice on building a better board

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – The director of board services for the Indiana School Boards Association shared advice gleaned from experience as a trustee and as an advocate of Indiana school boards during an April 23 session with the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

  • Rendering Honors

    Members of Boy Scout Troop 192 salute a flag Thursday after donating it for use at the Depot, Tell City’s new visitors and events center on Seventh Street. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

     

     

  • Century reaches tentative power deal

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – A tentative agreement between the parent company of a Hancock County smelter and its power providers has eased fears that the area employer will close its doors this summer, costing the jobs of more than 600 people.

    Century Aluminum, Kenergy Corp. and Big Rivers Electric Corp. announced April 29 that a framework was agreed upon for providing market-priced power to the Hawesville smelter.

  • Officials seek solution to struggling sewer system

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – County resident Debbie Goffinet told the county commissioners May 2 she was concerned that sewage might back up into her house if she tried to flush the toilet four days later.

    She expressed the concern during what was billed as a town-hall-style meeting in the Perry Central High School library. She and her neighbors are served by a private sewer service operated by Tim Huff, who she said had issued a letter to customers saying service would be cut off May 6.