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Today's News

  • Big fun Saturday at Tractor Supply in Tell City with rescue horses, food, wagon rides to support group
  • Local Sonic drive-in all quiet

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Sonic restaurant, located along Indiana 66 across from Wal-Mart, closed suddenly this week. A social media posting Tuesday afternoon announced the store’s closure.

    “We are sorry to announce this, but Tell City Sonic will no longer be open. As of 10/24/17 we are officially closed. Thank you for the great years and bringing us business.”

  • Not so scary
  • Don’t be fooled: coal’s not our friend

    BRETT SANDERS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    The  coal-choked 19th-century England of Charles Dickens’s popular novels makes it plain enough that coal is not our friend. Its negative effects on the health of poor and working-class London were immediately evident to any observer.

  • Houchin receives perfect voting record from pro-family group

    SALEM – State Sen. Erin Houchin was recently recognized by the Indiana Family Institute for maintaining a perfect voting record on their legislative scorecard for the 2017 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly. The scorecard includes legislation on abortion, religious freedom, tax hikes and other matters.

  • Trump’s ‘unworkable’ executive order destabilizes health care markets

    Tim Lanane

    Guest Columnist

     

    Since the start of the Affordable Care Act  and the expansion of Medicaid through the HIP 2.0 program, over half a million Hoosiers have gained access to affordable, comprehensive health care coverage. This lowered Indiana’s uninsured rate to just eight percent.

    Unfortunately, President Trump and his administration have put it all at risk by gutting access to the ability to apply and by signing the latest executive order to intentionally destabilize the health insurance marketplace.

  • Rustbelt states were losing people long before they lost factory jobs

    Michael Hicks

    Guest Columnist

     

    Among the most pernicious myths affecting Rustbelt cities is that their troubles are due primarily to external economic forces such as manufacturing job losses. That myth is both counterfactual and counterproductive. Here’s why.

  • Parker-Hannifin plant may be closing

    TELL CITY –  The future of the Parker-Hannifin plant in Tell City was cast into doubt this week after word began spreading that the company, whose parent firm has manufacturing locations around the world, might be planning to close the local facility within the next year and transfer its production elsewhere.

    The News has learned from multiple sources that the company announced the plant’s closure within the coming year to employees last week.

  • County’s healthcare claims on continued rise

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The soaring costs of healthcare coverage for workers employed by Perry County has the board of county commissioners looking for new ways to stitch their bleeding coffers and trim costs. Members met with prospective insurance brokers Tuesday during a nearly three-hour afternoon session to learn how the companies may combat the escalating prices.

  • Police: School threat not credible

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A Snapchat message to a local student, vague in nature but potentially hinting at an act of school violence, prompted the closure of Tell City-Troy Township Schools on Monday. However, police said their fast-moving investigation turned up no credible threat to schools or students. As of Monday afternoon, police believe the Snapchat message, which contained the image of a gun, had originated in another country.