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Today's News

  • IU fan

    This snowman was put together near Gatchel by Eddie, Maria, Hayden, Holly and Valarie Olberding.

  • Sprinkle – Newton

    Vanessa Sprinkle and Chris Newton were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Blue Heron Winery Farm in Rocky Point.

    The bride is the daughter of Bob and Vicki Sprinkle of Tell City. Mr. Newton is the son of Terry and Darlene Newton of Tell City.
    The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Jason Sprinkle, brother of the bride and man of honor.

  • Apple to drop tonight

    The city of Tell City is kicking off its first-ever New Year’s Eve celebration with a myriad of activities followed by the dropping of a large apple.  

    In honor of the community’s Swiss heritage, an 8-foot diameter illuminated apple will be lowered on its 40-foot pole at midnight in City Hall Park. Fireworks will follow the apple drop along with the traditional singing of “Auld Lang Syne.”

  • A look back at 2012: School superintendent convicted of felonies

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – A man hired late in 2011 first as a fiscal consultant, then interim, then permanent superintendent for Cannelton City Schools was convicted last year of two felony and two misdemeanor charges. Relying on the writing of Roger Moon of the Bedford-based Times-Mail, the News reported Oct. 4 a Crawford County jury found Alva Sibbitt Jr. guilty of felony and misdemeanor counts of resisting law enforcement, intimidation, a Class D felony; and criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor.

  • A look back at 2012: Perry Central wins first cross country regional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor
    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s boys cross country team made history in 2012 by claiming its first regional title and winning the Jasper sectional for the seventh year in a row.

    The Commodores’ sectional-winning streak breaks the previous record of six in a row set by Tell City 1973-78. Their regional title was the school’s first ever in a sport other than football.

  • COLUMN: Why the U.S. is collapsing

    TIM KLOEPPEL
    GUEST COLUMNIST
    Who is to blame for America’s momentous and ongoing decline? Many will attribute this recognition to the Democrats and Barack Obama, but this is incorrect.

  • COLUMN: Being a good neighbor involves taking risk

    This column first appeared in 2004 but is relevant today. I thought of what I wrote eight years ago after watching media coverage of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting and the shooting deaths of two firefighters who were killed when they responded to a house fire in New York.
    Not many of us are called upon to risk our lives to save others. Staff members at the school did that trying to stop a deranged shooter. The firefighters did as well. As the new year arrives, we might think about how we might respond to help others, in all sorts of situations.  

  • EDITORIAL: Consider these resolutions for new year

    Each new year brings, for many people, resolutions they hope to fulfill in efforts to become better people. Some resolve to begin healthier practices such as eating better and exercising more. Others promise to devote more time to their families and friends. Some want to work harder to increase their own earnings or other measures of success.  

    All of those are noble goals on a personal level. We’d like to offer some suggestions for improvements on a community level.

  • New TV program to air local turkey hunts

    PERRY COUNTY – A new television program titled Top Outdoor Producer, formerly the Campbell’s Outdoor Challenge, will air on the Sportsmans Channel in January.
    The first shows will be aired the first three weeks of January, every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and Sundays at 8:30 and 11:30 p.m.
    The first three shows will feature footage of turkey hunting in Perry County.
    The shows new format has won praise. To view trailers for the program, visit www.topoutdoorproducer.com.

  • Offices closing for New Year’s holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – Governmental offices will be closed Tuesday in observance of the New Year’s holiday.
    City and county offices will be closed Tuesday, as will state and federal government offices.
    In Tell City, trash will be picked up today but there will be a one-delay for the rest of the week.
    There will also be recycling pickup next week.
    In Cannelton,  there will be no pickup today and Tuesday. Monday’s trash route will be run Wednesday and Tuesdays trash route Thursday.