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Today's News

  • Saving a Tell City Treasure

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – An 11-panel mural depicting the richness of Tell City’s history and deep ties to the Ohio River will return to their original brilliance this year – provided enough money can be raised to complete a restoration project that began this week.

  • Meetings with Ellspermann canceled

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – Two public meetings with District 74 State Rep. Sue Ellspermann scheduled for April 4 and April 11 have been canceled.

    The sessions were promoted as nonpartisan meet-your-state-representative events, based on the understanding that the effective date for redistricting was March 1.

    United Way of Crawford County learned March 23 and confirmed March 26 with State Election Board officials that House districts remain in effect until the end of the year, after the fall election.

  • Cannelton students, soldiers exchange greetings

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Students in Joan Goble’s fifth-grade class have received a note of thanks from soldiers serving in Afghanistan for care packages they sent.

    Eight soldiers posed for a photo in front of a bulletin board at their Kandahar Airfield duty station.

    “Dear Mrs. Goble and Students,” their message to the Cannelton youngsters reads, “thank you from the soldiers of HHC, 45th Sustainment Brigade.”

  • Cannelton library’s open house

    CANNELTON – Community officials and residents gathered at the Cannelton Public Library March 21 to celebrate an open house to mark the merger of the library with the Tell City-Perry County branch this past year.

  • Wilzbacher is new port-rail chief executive

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Officials with the Perry County Port Authority have announced the hiring of a new executive vice president and chief executive officer.

  • Here’s the mail!

    Glory Bees Preschool five-day students took a field trip March 9 to the Tell City Post Office. They learned many things about the mail service and saw the journey the mail takes from the post office to their home.

  • Universal Design adds Ackerman, Pund to staff

    FERDINAND – Universal Design Associates Inc. in Ferdinand welcomes two new staff members, architectural design intern Ashlyn Ackerman and structural engineer Jonathan Pund.
    Ackerman earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture with cum laude honors from Ball State University in 2011 and is pursuing a career as a licensed architect.
    She is a 2007 graduate of Jasper High School and a former summer intern of Universal Design Associates.

  • Cannelton leaders to conduct 2 hearings, 2 meetings Monday

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in City Hall for two public hearings, one of which the city’s mayor would like “everybody to turn out for.”

    As the News reported March 22, Mayor Mary Snyder said she was working on a grant application through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund radios, a police car and equipment for it. Grant requests can be strengthened by shows of support from the citizens who will benefit from them.

  • Daughters of Isabella offers scholarship opportunity to students

    PERRY COUNTY – The Daughters of Isabella will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from any high school. The applicant must have a mother or grandmother who is a member of the local D of I circle.
    The scholarship is based on financial need, academics, scholastics and extra curricular activities including church, civic or community involvement.
    For applications, contact Mary Seibert at 547-4847 or pick one up at the next D o I meeting at 7 p.m. April 3 at St. Paul Catholic Church.

  • Courthouse to receive new metal roof

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission voted March 21 to reroof the county courthouse with the metal material called for in its original design. They also opted to make repairs to the courthouse parking lot to eliminate a drainage problem, fix another problem at the building’s front door and install canopies to provide weather protection at back doors.