Today's News

  • COLUMN: Democracy’s essential ingredient

    Lee Hamilton, Center for Congress

    For those of us who think and write about democracy, few things are more appealing than a book about how to make it work better. My shelves groan with them. They contain a lot of good and helpful ideas for how to make government and civil institutions stronger and more effective.
    But over time, I’ve concluded that as complicated as democracy’s workings might be, one thing matters above all else: effective leadership. It might not guarantee results, but without it, nothing much happens.

  • COLUMN: When nature strikes, don’t become sightseers

    Vince Luecke, Editor
    It’s human nature to be curious when big news events occur, whether large fires, drug labs or storms like last week’s tornado.
    But I don’t know why so many people put themselves and others in danger by trying to get first-hand views. There are too many sightseers and police – especially when they just arrive on the scene – don’t have time to cordon off the scene or shoo away spectators.

  • EDITORIAL: Voters must look past Supreme Court to protect their own rights

    As if the forces of voter disenfranchisement were not out in sufficient numbers already, the Supreme Court opened a door and posted a welcome sign over it.
    They issued several rulings last week, and those regarding gay marriage dominated the resulting media coverage. Those rulings are important, but because far more Americans are voters than are gay, we respectfully draw your attention to their 5-4 striking down of a formula key to the implementation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

  • Fireworks show Thursday in Magnet, Friday in Derby, Saturday at Vastwood Park

    PERRY COUNTY – Fourth of July celebrations this week in Magnet, Derby and Hawesville, Ky., will include fireworks shows.

  • 4-H Fair gets under way Friday

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s 2013 4-H Fair is around the corner with the first events taking place Friday at the fairgrounds. Other events, including a demolition derby, are set for Saturday.
    The crowning of the 4-H king and queen, along with an auction of food items and a fashion review, are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

  • Raffle tickets still available

    PERRY COUNTY – Raffle tickets are still being sold to replenish funds the Humane Society of Perry County spent to help a police dog. They’re available at local stores and will be sold at a Moose Club event July 4. The raffle prize is a hall chair hand-made by retired woodworker Charlie Fall. The drawing will be conducted at the Humane Society’s annual pet show Aug. 10 during Schweizer Fest.

  • Offices closed Thursday

    PERRY COUNTY – Government offices will be closed Thursday in observance of Independence Day. Federal, state, county and city offices will be closed for the day. In Tell City, there will be no trash collection Thursday, with that route delayed until Friday. There will be no change on Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s routes.
    There will be no changes in Cannelton’s trash collection schedule.
    There will be no mail delivery Thursday, meaning that day’s issue of the News will be delivered Friday.

  • School board approves terms to repay state debt

    Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt told school-board members at a regular meeting June 13 he had struck a deal with state officials on delinquent unemployment-insurance payments.

  • Zeitung to recount history of Tell City’s fun places

    TELL CITY – The 2013 Schweizer Zeitung will mine the rich history of Tell City’s beer gardens, theaters, taverns, breweries and distilleries through feature stores, photos and first-hand accounts.
    Published in early August ahead of Schweizer Fest, this year’s Zeitung will look at the gathering places that added mirth and merriment to Tell City life, from the years after its founding through the challenges and rebellion against prohibition.
    It will also look at today’s businesses, old and young, that keep the tradition alive.

  • Stand strong!

    Children filled the pews of First Baptist Church in Tell City last week as the church held its annual vacation Bible School. The five-day event’s theme this year was “Kingdom Rock,” and children began every morning with songs and verses, and learned about characters such as Sir Valiant the lion.  After review and songs, the children were divided up into age groups for activities, games and more.