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Today's News

  • ‘Prometheus’ a complex,entertaining film masterpiece

    Eric Harris

    Film Review

    The main discussion concerning “Prometheus” is whether or not the film is a prequel to Ridley Scott’s classic, “Alien.” The cast and crew have been vague about it, at most admitting that there’s some “Alien” DNA in the film. I think they’ve been dodging the question not because of spoilers but because of revenue. 

  • Adventures with Nature field day Saturday

    TIPSAW – The 10th annual Adventures with Nature Field Day will be held at Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area Saturday. 

    The program has been organized by the Hoosier National Forest, Purdue Extension-Perry County, Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District and Spencer County Soil and Water Conservation District. 

    The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 1 p.m.

  • Volunteers sought to water Main Street hanging baskets

    The Tell City Beautification Committee is once again hanging flower baskets on Main Street in Tell City and its members are looking for help with the watering. Anyone who would like to sign up for a turn in watering the baskets is asked to call the mayor’s office at 547-5511. The watering unit is on a cart with a long wand and can be pulled along Main Street. It is housed at City Hall and can be picked up and returned there. 

  • Stunning lesson

    Candidates for reserve patrol officers in Tell City and Cannelton were certified in the use of electronic control devices Tuesday evening. Taught by Patrolman Roger Smith, the class covers the basics of devices commonly known as Tasers. The lesson included exposure to the devices, either through barbed projectiles fired from cartridges or through wires affixed to pads placed on students’ skin. Though the guns cause no lasting injury, they do deliver painful and incapacitating shocks. 

  • Kessler named principal at OCMS

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Tell City native David Kessler has been named the new principal at Owensboro Catholic Middle School. 

    Before joining the staff at OCMS, Kessler was assistant principal at Daviess County Middle School.

    Kessler, who is a 1994 graduate of Tell City High School, started teaching at Owensboro Catholic High School after he graduated college and was there for five years.

    He also taught at Marshall County High School and Central Hardin High School.

  • Leaders want residents involved in revitalization

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – City leaders adopted one resolution to seek a planning grant and another to designate the city’s center a “slum and blighted area” in support of that objective during meetings June 11 that included a public hearing.

    The city is pursuing a $30,000 planning grant from the state’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs that would begin a downtown-revitalization process. If approved, the city would provide $5,000 in matching funds.

  • Drug, alcohol awareness poster contest winners announced

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County prosecutor’s office has announced winners of its 2012 Drug and Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest. Open to all Perry County kindergarten through seventh-grade students, the contest ran from April 18 through May 18.

  • Perry County's Farmer Market
  • Warner is new community foundation director

    PERRY COUNTY – Renate Warner is the new director of the Perry County Community Foundation and is looking forward to helping the community through her work there. 

    “There are many people who care about Perry County, and I’m excited to be in a role to connect citizens to the causes they are passionate about,” she said.

  • New signs coming to Tell City’s downtown

     

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    TELL CITY – New signs pointing the way to some of Tell City’s most popular attractions and many of its retail businesses could be in place by Schweizer Fest after a request by the city’s downtown committee was approved Monday by the board of public works and safety.