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Today's News

  • Budget cuts cool insulation program

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. officials learned late last week that one of the primary sources of funds for the agency’s Weatherization Program – the U.S. Department of Energy – has allocated no money to fund all of Indiana for the 2012 federal fiscal year.

  • School superintendent’s trial bumped to May 1

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A court date for the interim superintendent for Cannelton City Schools was bumped from this month to May 1 and moved from Orange to Crawford County, according to a report in the Bedford Times-Mail Friday.

    As the News reported in December stories, the school board voted Dec. 5 to employ Administrator Assistance of Lafayette, a company founded and staffed by former school administrators.

  • News in Brief, March 1

    Tri Kappa to host rummage sale March 10
    TELL CITY — The Epsilon Omega Chapter of Tri Kappa will hold its annual rummage sale from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 10 at Indiana Realty on Main Street across from Lincoln Hills Development Corp.
    The group will accept community donations from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9. You may drop off any items at Indiana Realty. All proceeds will be donated to the Tri Kappa Philanthropy Fund.

  • Forest Service to burn 963 acres in county

    TELL CITY – Warmer-than-usual weather could mean earlier-than-usual prescribed burns this spring on the Hoosier National Forest.

    Two sections of forest will be burned in Perry County, 860 acres in the Clover Lick area west of Derby and 103 acres in the Goosetown area that is part of the German Ridge Recreation Area.

    In all, fire management officer Terry Severson said 2,397 acres are proposed for burning this year, including more than 600 acres in Crawford County.

  • Anderson Fire Department annual meeting, raffle set for Monday

    BRISTOW – The 63rd annual meeting of the Anderson Township Fire Department Inc. will be Monday at the Bristow Community Center.
    The business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will include election of directors 2, 3, 4 and 5. Southern Indiana Power will have a presentation about downed power lines and proper use of home generators.
    The $40 membership dues can be paid at the meeting.

  • Tots Lots Preschool accepting students for 2012-13 school year

    TELL CITY – Tots Lots Preschool has begun enrollment for the 2012-13 school year. For a child to be eligible for the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday session, he or she must be 4 years old by Aug. 1. The session meets from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
    For a child to be eligible for the Monday and Tuesday session, he or she must be 3 years old by Aug. 1. This session is held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • TC man faces federal child porn charges

    TELL CITY – An investigation by two task forces and the Tell City Police Department led to the arrest Wednesday of a 51-year-old man on charges of possessing and receiving child pornography.

    Dallas D. Mahaney, of 1821 Pestalozzi St., faces federal charges stemming from the investigation. According to Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone, the Southwest Indiana FBI Cyber Crime Task Force and the Indiana Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted an investigation that led to the seizure of a computer belonging to Mahaney.

  • Glory Bees 2012-13 enrollment open

    TELL CITY – Glory Bees Preschool, a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Tell City since 1986, is accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year. 
    The preschool provides a Christian educational experience through Bible stories, songs and Christian character building. The curriculum incorporates kindergarten readiness skills, social and communication skills, community field trips, guest readers, community guests and a reading-incentive book club.

  • Kindergarten enrollment at WTE set

    TELL CITY – Kindergarten enrollment for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. March 8 for all children entering school for the first time. Parents and children should enter through the main door and follow signs. All children registering for kindergarten will be given a folder of information.

  • PC students top stock market game

    LEOPOLD – The sixth graders at Perry Central participated in the stock market game and placed first and second within the region. The students started with a virtual cash account of $100,000 and strived to create the best-performing portfolio using a live trading simulation.

    They worked together in teams, practicing leadership, organization, negotiation and cooperation as they competed for the top spot. To build a portfolio, students had to research and evaluate stocks and then make buying, selling, and trading decisions based upon what they learned.