Today's News

  • Officials, Legion mark 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Members of the Tell City Common Council adopted a resolution Monday calling for a moment of remembrance to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The Perry County commissioners were expected to adopt an identical resolution at their meeting Wednesday evening, after this edition went to press, and Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said Wednesday morning that city supports the effort, as well.

  • Tell City man sentenced in murder case

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – In a hearing that lasted less than 10 minutes Wednesday, a Tell City man was sentenced for murdering a child he was caring for in January.

    Michael D. Arnold was given a 45-year prison sentence under terms of a plea agreement he reached this year with the state. Arnold pleaded guilty this summer to causing the death of Gavin Sacks. The year-old infant was found inside an apartment at 632 16th St.

  • On a mowing mission

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  • Eldridge named News publisher

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News has a new publisher.

    Dave Eldridge began work Aug. 29 and in addition to his duties as publisher of the twice-weekly newspaper, will oversee the Tell City printing plant and serve as a regional supervisor of the Spencer County Journal-Democrat and Mount Vernon Democrat. All three newspapers are owned by Landmark Community Newspapers, based in Shelbyville, Ky.

  • Officials hear Deer Creek bridge suggestions

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to build a new Deer Creek bridge at Rocky Point south of the existing structure, a standing-room-only audience in Cannelton’s City Hall learned Sept. 1.

    The meeting was already under way, the basement-level room was packed and people were still arriving at three minutes before the advertised 6 p.m. start time for a public hearing that would be interrupted by a power failure.

  • COLUMN: Workers must continue their fight for the American Dream

    By NANCY GUYOTT, Guest Columnist

    As Americans mark another Labor Day it’s high time for some hard truth. Like no time in recent memory, the American worker is losing ground – and that’s certainly the case here in Indiana.

  • COLUMN: Labor makes us who we are

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    With the arrival of Labor Day, I wonder if there is as much emphasis placed on the value of work as there once was.

    I speak as someone raised on hard work and for whom labor is a big part of my life.

    Farm kids don’t have to be taught the importance of labor. Farming is labor, from shoveling hog manure to tossing endless numbers of hay bales onto wagons. When I wanted to make money as a teen, I waited until our family’s hay was done and then called neighbors and asked if they needed help with theirs.

  • EDITORIAL: Requiring all online merchants to charge sales tax is fair thing to do

    There are several reasons why many states have had trouble balancing their budgets in recent years. The most obvious is the worst recession in decades and its lingering aftereffects, but another is the decline in sales-tax revenue due to people buying more items online.

    It has been estimated that such purchases have cost all states collectively upward of $15 billion a year in lost revenues. That could change soon, though.

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  • Social Security rep to visit TC

    TELL CITY – A representative from the Social Security office will be available to answer questions and provide information to county residents.

    Most Social Security business can be conducted by phone; however, if you prefer, you can meet with a representative Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at City Hall in Tell City. For more information, call (800) 772-1213 or visit www.socialsecurity.gov.