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Today's News

  • Betty White an inspiration to senior citizens

    In seven years it is projected that people in the world over age 65 will outnumber those under age 5 for the first time in history.

    Fortunately for our society, older people in nearly every walk of life are more active and productive than their counterparts were a generation ago. Many say age 60 is the new 40 and age 80 is the new 60, and there is some evidence to back those claims.

  • Congratulations, graduates

    Even after all these years of covering commencements, the strains of "Pomp and Circumstance" inspire me with optimism. After all, I have high hopes for this year's group of newly minted graduates.

    I look forward each spring to the traditions of covering at least one local commencement. I'll be at Cannelton's ceremony Saturday and Perry Central's on Sunday. I had the pleasure of covering South Spencer High School's commencement exercises this past weekend.

  • Note to media: Enough celebrity news

    Editor's Note: Cannelton High School student Spencer Herzog wrote this column as part of an English assignment in teacher Eric Harris' class. As Harris points out, Herzog makes a point about being young but interested in current issues and "I think it's always refreshing to see a local student published in the newspaper.  It shows the community that there are kids who care about what is happening in the world."

  • Breaking NewsSheriff hospitalized but in good condition after apparent heart attack

    TELL CITY – Perry County Sheriff Bob Glenn remained in an Owensboro, Ky., hospital Monday after suffering an apparent heart attack Saturday.

    Glenn, 58, was in good condition in the cardiac step-down unit at Owensboro Medical Health System, a hospital spokesman said Monday afternoon. He was transferred there Saturday night after complaining of chest pains. He was first taken by family members to Perry County Memorial Hospital and transferred to Owensboro by ambulance a short time later.

  • Four vie for commencement honors

    Tell City High School graduates will don their mortarboards and gowns Friday for a 7 p.m. ceremony in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. TELL CITY - Four students were in the running for Tell City High School salutatorian and valedictorian as of press time, with the honors to be decided by final results of advanced-placement classes they're taking. Hunter L. Dauby, Alex J. Flynn, Travis A. Jones and Mariah C. Nix were preparing addresses, just in case, to be given at a commencement ceremony scheduled for 7 p.m.

  • Class of 2010

    The 2010 Graduation Section is included in today's print edition and on this site. It has photos of high-school seniors from Tell City, Cannelton and Perry Central. 

    To see it here, simply click on "Special Sections in the blue bar near the top of the page, then on "Graduation Keepsake Edition."

  • Sheriff recovering from heart attack

    TELL CITY - Perry County Sheriff Bob Glenn was in good spirits at home Wednesday after suffering an apparent mild heart attack.  Glenn was discharged Tuesday from Owensboro Medical Health System. He was transferred there Saturday night after complaining of chest pains. He was first taken by family members to Perry County Memorial Hospital and transferred to Owensboro by ambulance a short time later. Surgeons placed a stent in one area of cardiac blockage, police officers told The News Monday.

  • Young graduates
  • Cannelton sewer plan changes

    CANNELTON - Doug Ralston of the Bernardin-Lochmueller engineering firm of Evansville provided May 10 a legally mandated summary of a proposed long-term control plan for separating sanitary from storm sewers in Cannelton. City leaders found in 2007 both types of sewer lines converge, which could have sanitary lines flushed out into public waterways during heavy rains. It could also allow rain water to be sent to Tell City for costly but unnecessary treatment.

  • Bike to Work Day Friday in TC; lunch in City Hall Park

    TELL CITY - Perry County Wellness 2010 will celebrate National Bike to Work Day Friday. Plans are set for area students to gather at City Hall Park for lunch. There will be a discussion about upcoming bike and walk-run activities. Lunch will be provided at no cost. The public is invited to the event and encouraged to ride bikes to the park.