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Today's News

  • Cromwell Radio Group ribbon cutting set

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for Cromwell Radio Group – WTCJ-FM at 9 a.m. Tuesday to celebrate the re-opening of their “hometown radio” studio in Tell City.
    The Cromwell station is once again located at 645 Main Street in Tell City, above German American Bank, and will host an open house from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Rescued by county welfare system

    CHUCK POEHLEIN, GUEST COLUMNIST
    Editor’s Note: Chuck Poehlein provided this response to his Feb. 10 column on county efforts early in its history to help residents who were poor and could not care for themselves. The second part of Poehlein’s column from last week, intended for this issue, will appear, because of a lack of space, in Thursday’s edition.

  • Hot water underappreciated

    It’s a constant human fault to take for granted the things we enjoy every day. Abundant food, good roads, public safety. Throw in hot water.

    My water heater died last week. Actually it was a slow death and as I pen these words I’m not yet sure if the seldom thought-about appliance had truly died or was in some sort of mechanical coma capable of being revived. All I knew Friday morning was that I had no hot water.

  • EDITORIAL: Flynn injects antibody into ailing school board

    In the usual scheme of things, a sickness enters a body, then spreads. In the body known as the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Board of School Trustees, we may have just seen the beginning of a reverse process.

    To say the board as a governing body is ill might take the metaphor too far, but we would like to see others catch what Flynn took to their table Tuesday.

  • News Web site goes ‘behind pay wall’ this week; subscribers keep full access

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County News readers who want to continue getting benefits from our Web site are reminded it’s going “behind a pay wall” as of Thursday’s edition.

  • Spring burns planned in Hoosier National Forest

    TELL CITY – Officials with the Hoosier National Forest plan to do several prescribed burns this spring. The burns will be completed in the next few months as temperatures warm.

  • Background check found nothing on coach

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – As school-board members were discussing routine personnel actions at a regular meeting Tuesday, Sherri Flynn asked about the corporation’s policy on background checks for new employees.

    “All background checks have been completed …?” Board President Larry Bryant asked about several people recommended for eight paid or volunteer coaching positions at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    “Yes,” Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne replied.

  • Celebrating Valentine’s Day

    Heather Howard adds the final touch to a Valentine’s Day bouquet Friday afternoon at Lauer Floral Co. in Tell City.

  • Council tables retirement request for deputies

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – County-council members voted unanimously Wednesday to table a request from Sheriff Lee Chestnut to convert a retirement plan used by county deputies here to another used by every other sheriff’s department in the state.

  • Groups ready to fight rise in gang activity

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    TELL CITY – Perry County is by no means gangland. Its cities and small towns remain safe places to live, work and raise families – but gang-related activity here is on an upswing and police officers and educators are bracing themselves for what will likely prove to be a drawn-out battle against organized groups of teens and young adults who bind themselves to gangs that show a willingness to beat, steal and intimidate.