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Today's News

  • Councilman suggests bridge money be returned

    TELL CITY - They took no official action, but county-council members heard a suggestion July 22 that $991,000 be given back to the federal Department of Transportation because to use it would cost the county $145,000 for "a bridge to nowhere."

    Councilman Ron Crawford said at a regular meeting he and Stan Goffinet attended a Spencer County Council meeting "just to see how they hold their meetings and et cetera, and they brought up this Huffman Mill thing."

    Goffinet is the Democrat nominee for the council's District 2 seat in the upcoming election.

  • Memorial marks designer's contributions to TCHS band

    TELL CITY - David Hebeisen challenged band and color-guard members always to remember and celebrate the traditions of Tell City High School, the Rev. Paul Alvey said Friday as he launched a memorial service for a man who designed and helped refined marching-band shows for many years.

    Hebeisen died suddenly and unexpectedly last year after returning to his California home from the Marching Marksmen's kickoff party. The memorial service Friday marked the end of the second of three weeks of band camps, and preceded by two hours the launch of this year's kickoff party.

  • Marching into history
  • County farmers eligible for disaster recovery loans

    CORYDON - Effective May 24 and 28, the president issued several amendments to Major Disaster Declaration M1912 in Kentucky due to severe storms, flooding, mudslides and tornados that occurred May 1 through June 1, making some counties in Indiana eligible because they are contiguous to the state of Kentucky.

  • Talk with an attorney for free today

    EVANSVILLE - The next regularly scheduled Talk To A Lawyer phone-in clinic is scheduled for 4:30 to 7 p.m. today (Thursday). Volunteers will be available to answer general legal questions posed by the public. To access this clinic, call (800) 994-2169.

    This service has been provided by local volunteer attorneys since January 2002 and is sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana and the Evansville Bar Foundation.

  • Appliance recycling program helps residents, environment

    TELL CITY - Southern Indiana Power is offering an appliance recycling program to consumers who are ready to ditch their unnecessary and inefficient refrigerators and freezers and seize the opportunity to save some money, make a few dollars and help the environment at the same time.

    Southern Indiana Power is offering a $30 incentive to homeowners who have their refrigerators or freezers recycled in their program. Qualifying refrigerators and freezers must be in working condition with an inside measurement of 10 to 30 cubic feet.

  • Student council hosts freshman orientation

    TELL CITY - The freshman orientation for the class of 2014 will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School auditorium.

    After students obtain their schedule packets, parents can pay student and textbook-rental fees. During the program, students will participate in an escorted tour of the school.

    The evening's agenda will include a slide show with music, pep-band and cheerleader participation, a scavenger hunt and free popcorn and soft drinks.

  • Clean Water Indiana funding available

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District has secured a $7,000 Clean Water Indiana Grant and will use it for a cost-share program helping land users implement practices to reduce nonpoint sources of water pollution and improve productivity in pastures and forages.

    Applications are being accepted from Perry County beef-cattle operations.

    For more information, call 547-4686, send e-mail to Darlene-fischer@iaswcd.org or visit the office at 125 South Eighth St., in Cannelton.

  • The joy of work

    Lilly Burden's hands are worn, but her heart beats with the determination of a woman decades younger. Her heart is in remarkably good shape after open-heart surgery last year. Burden, who was 92 at the time, bounced back quickly and still works four days a week. That's right, Lilly holds down a job, contributes payroll taxes and wouldn't have it any other way.

    "I enjoy working, whether it's at my job or in my garden," she says, seated, hands folded on the kitchen table in her Girl Scout Road home.

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    The News' Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt is back. This is one of 20 landmark photos appearing in the current print edition for people to identify in attempts to win a one-year subscription to The News. Pick up a copy to see the other photos and read the rules, then let us know how well you know Tell City. The deadline is 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12. Happy hunting.