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Today's News

  • TCPD issues 86 citations, warnings, makes 10 arrests during patrols

    TELL CITY – Over 24 days, Tell City Police Department issued 86 citations and warnings and made 10 arrests during St. Patrick’s Day, college spring break and the first rounds of NCAA Tournament.

    In 2017, the weekend beginning St. Patrick’s Day had the highest number crashes involving impaired drivers. Federal traffic safety funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute supported random patrols, saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints for more than 230 law-enforcement agencies across the state.

  • Monte Cassino pilgrimages in May

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for the Sundays in May.

    The pilgrimages begin with an opening hymn and a short sermon, followed by a rosary procession. The service ends with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a hymn. Speakers and topics for the pilgrimages are:

    • May 6, Brother Lorenzo Peñalosa OSB, “Purifying Our Memories with Mary, Mother of Hope”

  • Border wars and the right to professional license

    Leo Morris

    Columnist

     

    I enjoy my regular coiffure-adjustment sessions because they give me a glimpse of something I seldom get to see — the back of my head, when the barber sticks the small mirror in front of my face so I can see into the giant mirror behind me.

    He always asks a variation of the same question, which tickles me no end: “So, what do you think?” What am I supposed to say to that? “It looks awful, too short, put some of it back”?

  • Guillaume named elementary assistant principal at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s school board met Monday for their regular meeting, a week earlier than normal due to a scheduling conflict. On the board’s agenda were several personnel appointments.

    Jamie Guillaume was named elementary assistant principal for 2018-2019. She received a 202-day contract and will earn $61,000 per year.

    She will divide her duties between being the elementary school’s assistant principal and Title 1 Director.

  • Visitors bureau lays out plans for autumn arts fest

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau plans to host an arts festival this fall, adding a new angle on Tell City’s  Dragging Main.

    Plans are still taking shape for the Sept. 8 event but Betty Cash approached the city’s board of public works and safety Monday with a preliminary schedule.

  • Statewide teacher shortage won’t be solved quickly or easily

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY– Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick addressed tough issues on teacher pay and state funding of schools during a luncheon Monday sponsored by the chambers of commerce in Perry and Spencer counties.

    For several years, Indiana school districts have faced challenges in teacher recruitment and retention and statewide studies anticipate fewer people will enter the teaching profession in the years ahead while demand continues to grow.

  • Commissioners review starting pay policies for workers

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Diverting slightly from employee policies, the county commissioners voted Monday to allow county treasurer Judy Pund to fully pay a new deputy in her office. Actually, the deputy had put more than 15 years with the county, is “very qualified,” according to the treasurer, and stepped away from the courthouse on good terms.

  • Templin a write-in candidate for sheriff

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – A Tell City man has filed as a write-in candidate for county sheriff.

    David Templin, 31, of 429 12th St., filed this week. His name will not appear on either May or November’s ballot but voters in November’s general election who choose to do so, can enter his name for sheriff.

    Templin filed as an independent candidate with no particular party affiliation. He described himself as holding conservative values.

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  • Doolittle Mills 2017 cemetery report

    DOOLITTLE MILLS – The 2017 Doolittle Mills Cemetery fund report has been released for 2017.

    People contributing to the cemetery fund during 2017 were: Roger and Sherry Ball, $100; Roy and Shirley Mitchell, $50; the McKim Family, $150; Norma Thompson, $200; Frances Wells, $75; Lee and Nova Sturgeon, $100; Les and Mary Kauffman, $100; Norma Sturgeon, $50; Russell Johnson, $50; Margie Underhill family, $50; Terry Wright, $150; Estil and Wanda Hensley, $50; Loren and Lucille Goldman, $60; and Dink and Rainey Brown, $20.