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Today's News

  • Annual May Monte Cassino pilgrimages planned

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for the Sundays in May.

    The pilgrimages begin with an opening hymn and a short sermon, followed by a rosary procession. The service ends with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a hymn.

  • School-board work session set Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The first of what may be a series of work sessions for the Tell City-Troy Township school Board has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School media center.

    Mike Abramson from the Indiana School Boards Association will present information about what’s expected of board members, Schools Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger said. The session will last two to two-and-a-half hours, he added.

    The public is welcome to attend, Blinzinger also said.

  • Children will ride to save lives

    CANNELTON – “We Ride To Save Lives” is again the motto of the Cannelton Schools Bike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Myers Grade School.

    The ride is the 36th annual bike-athon, and is sponsored by the Cannelton Teachers Association.

  • Dogwood Tour ready for 51st weekend run with activities in several towns

    PERRY COUNTY – The 51st annual Dogwood Festival will mark another Perry County springtime Saturday and Sunday with activities around the county.

    Activities will begin Saturday in Rome with the Southern Indiana Draft Horse and Mule Club presenting old-fashioned farm demonstrations. Activities will include plowing and discing of soil using true horse (and mule) power. Demonstrations will continue April 28.

  • Cannelton leaders remind residents about levee, burning

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton city leaders reminded residents during a regular common-council meeting April 8 of prohibitions against open burning and driving on the floodwall levee.

  • Annual medication roundup set for Saturday

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Medications that have expired or are otherwise no longer needed will be collected in a roundup intended to keep drugs out of children’s hands and public water sources.

    Ken Smith, executive director of the Perry County Recycling Management District, said Thursday the collections will occur from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday at the Tell City Fire Department at 12th and Mozart streets and the family clinic at Leopold.

  • Exploring Egypt

    Perry Central High School art students became amateur Egyptologists over the past month, turning flour and paper into an exotic papier-mache exhibit of Nile life. Students created pharaohs and their queens, long-dead mummies, birds and other animal life. “They did another great job this year. There’s such a variety of work and so much detail,” instructor Nancy Poehlein said. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • What does a police officer do?

    Columbus Police Department officer Julie Quesenbery, pictured above, visited Stepping Stones Preschool recently. She taught the students about the different duties involved with her job as an officer.

  • Tell City marathoner recalls close call in Boston

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Don Knieriem’s fifth Boston Marathon might have been his last. It was certainly his most memorable.

    The 62-year-old runner from Tell City escaped injury in the explosions April 15 that killed three people and injured dozens more. Knieriem figures he crossed the finish line about 10 minutes before the blasts.

    He reflected on the race and the terrorist attack Thursday afternoon, hours before a nighttime shootout led to the death of one suspect and a day-long manhunt for his brother.

  • LHDC chief states case against sewer-rate hike

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The executive director of the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. said April 8 he understood the need for a sewer-rate increase in Cannelton, but wanted to let the city’s common council know how it will affect his operations.