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Today's News

  • COLUMN: A wild five-second ride

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    When does five seconds seem like an eternity? When you have a police officer pulling the trigger on a stun gun fired into your back.

    Such was the experience Sunday morning as I joined other reserve police officers and jailers in becoming certified in electronic control devices, better known as Tasers.

  • EDITORIAL: Congratulations, graduates! Your futures are bright

    High-school seniors across the county are graduating and as they close one chapter on their lives and start another, we extend to them and their families hearty congratulations. Cannelton students received their diplomas Saturday and Perry Central seniors graduated Sunday. Tell City seniors will conclude their high-school careers Friday.

    Seniors will take varying paths in the weeks and months ahead. Some will continue their education or join the military, while others may opt to dive in to the working world.

  • Correction

    A woman hosting a Power Of Youth celebration should have been identified in Thursday’s edition as Louann Oberhausen.

  • SF music rehearsal Thursday

    TELL CITY – An initial rehearsal for members of this year’s Schweizer Fest musical production of “The King and I” will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.

  • Knights award Tootsie Roll funds

    Tell City Knights of Columbus presented checks to groups serving special-needs children and adults Tuesday. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Beware ‘big-winnings’ calls

    LEOPOLD – Charlene Mullis of Leopold was suspicious from the start, she said, when she received a call, supposedly from Publishers Clearinghouse.

    She was a big winner, she was told. She asked what she had to do to get her prize, “and they started talking about fees,” she said. “I’m not that stupid. I knew better. I worked in business long enough to know what’s going on.”

  • Volunteers needed for June 18 Ohio River Sweep

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers who contribute a few hours of their time next month for the 2011 Ohio River Sweep will be treated to lunch, but the real reward, Perry County Recycling Management District Director Ken Smith said Thursday, comes in helping to improve a shoreline in big need of a cleanup.

    “We provide everything, even a free T-shirt,” Smith said, adding that volunteers are what are needed most.

  • Speakers: Cannelton needs its library

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    CANNELTON – Only a handful of residents joined members of the Cannelton Public Library Board Thursday as it held an open public forum for the community to voice its concerns about talks of the library merging with the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. Members of the Tell City-Perry County library board were also present to help answer questions.

  • Honoring our veterans

    Eric Schaad places a U.S. flag next to a grave in Greenwood Cemetery in Tell City Thursday. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Flooding had minor impact on port-rail operations

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Hoosier Southern Railroad employees had to clean mud out and put electronics back into a rail-car scale after April flooding which reduced rail traffic and caused pig-iron shipments to take to highways.