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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Being a good neighbor involves taking risk

    This column first appeared in 2004 but is relevant today. I thought of what I wrote eight years ago after watching media coverage of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting and the shooting deaths of two firefighters who were killed when they responded to a house fire in New York.
    Not many of us are called upon to risk our lives to save others. Staff members at the school did that trying to stop a deranged shooter. The firefighters did as well. As the new year arrives, we might think about how we might respond to help others, in all sorts of situations.  

  • EDITORIAL: Consider these resolutions for new year

    Each new year brings, for many people, resolutions they hope to fulfill in efforts to become better people. Some resolve to begin healthier practices such as eating better and exercising more. Others promise to devote more time to their families and friends. Some want to work harder to increase their own earnings or other measures of success.  

    All of those are noble goals on a personal level. We’d like to offer some suggestions for improvements on a community level.

  • New TV program to air local turkey hunts

    PERRY COUNTY – A new television program titled Top Outdoor Producer, formerly the Campbell’s Outdoor Challenge, will air on the Sportsmans Channel in January.
    The first shows will be aired the first three weeks of January, every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and Sundays at 8:30 and 11:30 p.m.
    The first three shows will feature footage of turkey hunting in Perry County.
    The shows new format has won praise. To view trailers for the program, visit www.topoutdoorproducer.com.

  • Offices closing for New Year’s holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – Governmental offices will be closed Tuesday in observance of the New Year’s holiday.
    City and county offices will be closed Tuesday, as will state and federal government offices.
    In Tell City, trash will be picked up today but there will be a one-delay for the rest of the week.
    There will also be recycling pickup next week.
    In Cannelton,  there will be no pickup today and Tuesday. Monday’s trash route will be run Wednesday and Tuesdays trash route Thursday.

  • A look back at 2012: County replacing aging 1960s-era jail

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – A September groundbreaking behind the county courthouse marked the culmination of years of wishing, discussing and planning toward the construction of a new county jail.

    The county jail’s age, size and condition make it a lightning rod for lawsuits, officials have known and feared for years. Efforts to begin real progress toward improving it included legislation authorizing an additional half-percent income tax.
    The county jail opened in 1965.

  • A look back at 2012: School audit alleges misuse of funds

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    CANNELTON – A Cannelton City Schools audit released in August painted a damning picture of the actions of former Schools Superintendent Marion “Al” Chapman, who allegedly showered himself with more than $200,000 in extra pay while the school district was cutting positions and struggling to pay its everyday bills.

  • Watching his students

    Tates Locke (right), former men’s basketball coach at Clemson and Indiana State universities and former Indiana University assistant coach, came to Tecumseh High School Thursday to watch Cannelton play in Tecumseh’s boys basketball invitational.

  • A look back at 2012: Cannelton celebrates 175 years in high style

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer
    CANNELTON – 2012 was quite the year for the small town of Cannelton. It was the year of the city’s 175th birthday, and town officials and residents planned all year long to make sure the event went off with a bang. The birthday celebration was paired with the city’s annual Heritage Festival.

  • A look back at 2012: Visitors center changing the look of 7th Street

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    TELL CITY – A new visitors and event center is changing the look of Tell City’s Seventh Street corridor.

    Using a combination of proceeds from a Neighborhood Stabilization Program and state grants, the city is building the $1 million center without local money. When completed early next year, it will provide a new home for the county convention and visitors bureau,  a room for community events and display space for locally made goods.

  • Graves, Hayes on all-tourney team

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central center Ashley Graves and Tell City center-forward McKenzie Hayes were named to the All-PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball all-tourney team last week.
    Graves averaged 26.0 points and 18.7 rebounds in three games for the Commodores as they placed second in the four-team tourney.
    Hayes averaged 11.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 5.0 blocked shots, 4.0 steals and 3.5 assists in two games for the third-place Marksmen.