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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Nature and nighttime intruders

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Looking back, it wasn’t that close of a call, though the nighttime encounter could have been disastrous.

    Returning home Thursday night, I found an intruder on the sidewalk leading from the garage to my house.

  • EDITORIAL: Diverting tax money to private schools will doom public schools

    That our public school system has severe flaws is a popular premise in government and among many education reformers. And $300 million in recent spending cuts to Indiana’s public schools necessitated by the state’s need to balance its recession-riddled budget certainly haven’t helped solve the schools’ problems.

  • Financial Freedom classes start March 7

    TELL CITY – Crisis Connection Inc. will offer free financial classes starting March 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Main office, 302 Main St. in Tell City. The program will run for 10 weeks and provide topics on budgeting, ways to save money, tips for managing bank accounts and credit issues.

    The classes are designed for individuals and couples to learn about healthy money habits, budgeting and basic financial fundamentals. Refreshments will be served at each class.

  • County planning, zoning office recaps 2010 permits

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Planning and Zoning office has released information on the number and types of permits issued in 2010, which does not include the communities of Cannelton, Tell City and Troy.

    A total of 84 permits were issued during the year which includes 24 new homes, two mobile homes, seven cabins, 26 pole barns, six garages, one new subdivision, 10 building additions and eight miscellaneous projects

  • Benefit for Helen Jones set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – A benefit to help Helen Jones will be held Saturday at the American Legion in Tell City. Food will be served starting at 4 p.m. with an auction to begin at 5 p.m. The Good Ol’ Boys will provide music beginning at 8 p.m.
    Cover charge is $10 per person or $15 per couple.
    Jones was first diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer Sept. 5, 2010. A PET scan was done in December and found the cancer had spread to her bones and Adrenal glands. Money raised from the event will go toward Jones’ medical expenses.

  • Woman faces felony charges of possessing controlled substances

    TELL CITY – An Owensboro, Ky., woman stopped for an alleged traffic violation faces two felony charges of possessing a controlled substance.

    Sarah K. Sweat, 30, was stopped for operating a vehicle with a faulty headlight by Patrolman Derrick Lawalin in the 900 block of Washington Street Feb. 14. Lawalin said Sweat had a controlled substance in her possession.

    She was processed at the Tell City Police Department and issued a criminal summons to appear in Perry Circuit Court.

  • Vendors needed for PC band’s spring expo

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central band will host its first annual spring expo Saturday, April, 16 at Perry Central School Dome. Events will include an Easter hunt, craft and bazaar vendors, food, free crafts for children, coloring contest and a silent auction.
    Entrance to the event is free.
    A 10-foot by 10-foot vendor space rents for $10 and a 12-foot by 12-foot vendor space will rent for $15. Tables are $2 each or vendors can furnish their own.
    To reserve space, call Jackie Contreras at 719-5796.
     

  • Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills celebrates Valentine’s Day

    At a Valentine’s Day party held at Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills Feb. 14, residents, staff, family and friends were in attendance to watch as Jean Laird was crowned the 2011 Valentine queen and Herman Gray was crowned Valentine king. The king and queen were each presented with a box of candy and flowers.
     

  • 2011 Primary Candidates

    Tell City
    Mayor

    Barbara Ewing, (D)
    Clerk-Treasurer
    Jenny Richter, (D)
    Council District 1
    Chris Cail, (D)
    Council District 2
    Joe Daum, (D)
    Council District 3
    Gerald Yackle, (D)
    Jim Adkins, (R)
    Council District 4
    Gary Morton, (D)
    Council, At-Large
    Tony Hollinden, (D)

    Cannelton
    Mayor
    Morris “Smokey” Graves, (D)

  • TC performers head to solo, ensemble contests

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School performers earned 16 gold and six silver ratings in solo musical competition at Southridge High School Jan. 29. Twelve ensembles competed and earned 11 gold ratings and 1 silver rating.

    From among them, seven soloists and two ensembles qualified to attend the state contests in Indianapolis Saturday. Two of the soloists, sophomore Loren Braunecker and senior Ariel Etienne, both French horn players, won’t be able to attend.