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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Hopkins couldn’t save 'The Rite'

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    Movies about exorcisms always arouse a bit of interest with their claims of being “based on a true story.” Hopefully, the majority of today’s audience realizes that the “true story” gimmick is just that: a gimmick. That doesn’t mean an exorcism film can’t be effective, though. Unfortunately, an exorcism movie, like “The Rite,” can be ineffective, boring and pointless.

  • Drop kick us …

    Members of the Tell City First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir dressed in sports wear to perform “Drop Kick Me, Jesus” during a special service Sunday morning that also included a message about “God’s Playbook” from Pastor Andy Payton. The choir's performance can be viewed by clicking here.

  • Online sales help boosters

    TELL CITY – People looking to buy new kitchenware can get a good deal and help support the Tell City Band Boosters, according to one of them.

    “Through a unique and simple Internet ordering system, you may order quality Rada Cutlery kitchen knives, utensils, gift sets and other merchandise direct from the manufacturer at very low prices,” said Carolyn Roberts. “This means that not only will you get a great deal on amazing products, but that you will also be helping our group meet our fundraising goal at the same time.”

  • Lincoln Day 2011

    Evelyn Adams places a wreath at the grave of Nancy Hanks Lincoln Sunday, following a eulogy that concluded Lincoln Day activities at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Spencer County.

  • School-work funding progress continues

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Building Corp. took further actions Tuesday toward getting $2 million worth of new renovation work started at the city-township high school.

    As The News has reported, the building corporation met Jan. 11 to take preliminary steps toward qualified-zone-academy-bond funding of the work.

  • Tell City students of the month

    The following students were selected as students of the month for December at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Sophomore Charissa Lahee, junior Robyn Scarpa, senior Emily James and freshman Cody Osborne received breakfast at Julie’s Tell Street Café, a T-shirt and a gift card from the Renaissance Leadership class at TCJSHS. The students were nominated by teachers and staff members and selected by the Renaissance Staff-Faculty Steering Committee.
     

  • Legislative breakfast Saturday

    TELL CITY – A legislative breakfast is planned for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Bill & Dave’s Smokin Pit in Tell City.

    “Join the chamber to hear an update from our legislators on the current session, to ask your questions or to meet one-on-one afterward,” said Cheri Taylor, the chamber’s executive director.

    The public is invited to attend and ask questions of legislators. Guests will purchase their own breakfast and are asked to make reservations by calling the chamber office at 547-2385 or sending e-mail to perrychamber@psci.net.

  • Museum collections profile Patrick, other war heroes

    Supporters of the Tell City Historical Society are very proud of its military section.

    Collections include photographs of soldiers, documents, weapons, artifacts, controls from a ship’s bridge and other items from the Civil War through to present-day conflicts. Of particular interest are several uniforms, including a Japanese helmet and various medals earned by brave and courageous soldiers from many wars.

  • Super Bowl ticket probe targets former TC coach

    TELL CITY – Art Schlichter, the former pro quarterback who helped coach Tell City High School’s football team in 2009, is under investigation for an alleged role in a Super Bowl ticket scam, media outlets reported this week.

    Schlichter is said to be under federal investigation for allegedly taking money from people who either believed they were buying tickets to Sunday’s game in Texas or who thought they were investing in tickets that were to be marketed and resold for a profit.

  • Charges filed in theft of copper from electric utility

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Local police said the high value of copper proved appealing to several Tell City men who face charges of stealing wire from the Tell City Electric Department and then attempting to resell the metal to a local business.

    Police launched an investigation early on the morning of Jan. 30 after dispatchers received a report of someone taking wiring from the electric utility’s storage area on Fifth Street.