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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Insight into sheriff’s department

    By LEE CHESTNUT
    Guest Columnist

    As your elected sheriff, I want the community to be aware of how the sheriff’s department is involved in situations affecting the county. As I said from the start of my term, I want the public to feel comfortable talking with me, especially about concerns or complaints. There has been a lot of coverage about the new jail and animal-control officer in recent months, and I would like to take the time to explain my position on these matters.

  • EDITORIAL: Cannelton Schools: Put meaning back into handshakes, signatures

    “It’s unfortunate that a handshake doesn’t mean what it used to,” lamented a teachers’ representative at the last Cannelton School Board meeting.

    A signature has little value in the corporation, as well.

    Janet Abrams, with the Indiana State Teachers Association, had just said at the board’s Sept. 20 meeting the teachers had agreed to some requests from Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt, and shook hands before parting ways.

  • Titanic play set for Ball State stage Wednesday

  • Talk to a lawyer for free 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday

    If you have ever wondered what legal terms like “collateral estoppel” mean or why at an initial hearing for a criminal case an automatic plea of not guilty is entered, the opportunity to ask those questions and receive free legal answers is available through the Talk to a Lawyer telephone clinic the first Thursday of every month. The next scheduled Talk to a Lawyer telephone clinic is set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. Central time Thursday. 

    For those who live in the Eastern time zone, the hours are 5:30 to 8 p.m.

  • Voter-registration deadline approaches; absentee polling to begin

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean Schulthise reminds voters that Oct. 9 is the last day to register to vote for the general election to be held Nov. 6.

    Registration applications must be received in her office, by mail or in person, by the close of the business that day.

    Voter-registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available at the clerk’s office. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or online at www.indianavoters.com.

  • Historical group hopes to save 1873 building

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Board of Public Works is considering demolition of the former Saxton Building in Greenwood Cemetery. The cemetery committee made a recommendation to the board for demolition due to the condition of the 1873 structure and problems it creates for traffic.

    The building was constructed in 1873, 15 years after the city was founded. Tell City Historical Society President Chris Cail called it the oldest public-works building in the city and said it played an important role in the early years of Tell City.

  • Tell City students to participate in International Walk to School day

    TELL CITY – Wednesday is International Walk to School in the USA Day. William Tell Elementary students, as well as Tell City Junior-Senior High students, will participate in this day.

    The group will meet at the Perry County Public Library – Tell City Branch at approximately 7 a.m. with the walk to designated schools beginning around 7:15 a.m. The community is welcome to walk with the students.

  • Cannelton’s Eighth Street closes today

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Eighth Street from the county jail to the county health department will be closed starting today, the city’s street commissioner, David Marsh told the News Friday.

    People who need to get to the health department can park in the St. Michael Church parking lot, he said. Those going to the jail can park at the church or along the city’s fire station, he explained.

    Work to be performed on Eighth Street for the Indiana Department of Transportation could take the entire week, Marsh said.

  • Cannelton School Board OKs revised student handbook

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members approved a revised student handbook at a regular meeting, incorporating changes School Superintendent Al Sibbitt said he intended to make.

    New Principal Roger Fisher “went through and did a lot of editing,” Sibbitt told the board.

    Fisher said he found the previous version cumbersome.

    “This is what we need,” he added, saying rule changes included those referring to electronic devices and the dress code.

  • Council hears departments’ 2013 budget requests

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – County-council members listened to county-department representatives during a meeting Thursday that included a public hearing on budgets proposed for 2013.

    The council will meet in all-day sessions Oct. 8 and 9 to match expected revenues to expenses, then assemble again at 10 a.m. Oct. 10 for a budget-adoption session.