Today's News

  • Area conservation officers promoted

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    BIRDSEYE – A career Indiana conservation officer familiar to many Perry County residents has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant and will oversee the local law-enforcement work of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

    Phil Schuetter of Tell City was promoted from first sergeant and now serves as commander of District 8, which includes Perry County.

    Schuetter worked for many years as a field conservation officer in the county and was commended by fellow officers and other groups.

  • Humane Society wants animal-control officer back

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Sept. 7 will bring the first county commissioners meeting after their 60-day waiting period for an animal-control ordinance, Jim Carter said during the county leaders’ regular meeting Aug. 17.

  • COLUMN: Medicare protects Seniors

    By DAVE CROOKS, Guest Columnist

    July marked the 45th anniversary of the creation of Medicare. For nearly half a century, the Medicare program has provided virtually all American seniors over the age of 65 with affordable, reliable and comprehensive healthcare coverage.

    Medicare also provides seniors with essential financial security, helping ease the burden of skyrocketing health-care costs.

  • EDITORIAL: When firing people, employ the Golden Rule

    It’s never easy to “let someone go,” one of the euphemisms for ending someone’s employment, but we think the Cannelton School Board could have better handled the layoff of five noncertified employees.

    We report on that board’s activities regularly, so we know they are good people who have been working under difficult conditions for some time.

  • Correction

    The Tell City Regional Arts Association meets the first Tuesday of each month in City Hall. Association President Cheri Taylor incorrectly stated the dates in an announcement at the Aug. 12 Shoot for the Stars competition.

  • Sales of paper savings bonds to end this year

    WASHINGTON – The Bureau of the Public Debt has announced that as of Jan. 1, paper savings bonds will no longer be sold at financial institutions. This action, which supports the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s goal to increase the number of electronic transactions with citizens and businesses, will save American taxpayers approximately $70 million over the first five years.

  • Poehlein to turn 90 in September

    CANNELTON – Irene Verlee Poehlein will celebrate her 90th birthday Sept. 6, 2011.
    Birthday wishes and cards are welcome and can be sent to Poehlein at 9199 Deer Creek Road, Cannelton, IN 47520.
    Her phone number is 836-2783.
    Her daughter, Wanda Poehlein, said her mother enjoys hearing from friends and receiving cards.

  • Society releases Hoosier poetry anthology

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Historical Society Press has announced the release of “And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana,” edited by Jenny Kander and C. E. Greer.

    It features the work of 116 poets who live or have lived in the state long enough to acquire a sense of the place. The book is the first collection of Indiana poetry to appear for more than 100 years. The last major anthology, “Poets and Poetry of Indiana,” was published in 1900.

  • Huebschman to celebrate 90th birthday Saturday

    TELL CITY – The family of Robert Huebschman will host an open house at his home from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday to celebrate his 90th birthday.
    All friends, neighbors and relatives are invited to attend and help Huebschman celebrate his birthday. He requests no gifts, but just the presence of friends and family.

  • Officials to open ‘286 project’ bids Aug. 29

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Bids on the Perry County Port Authority’s “286 project,” as it’s called, will be opened at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29, and officials hope to award a contract at a Sept. 9 meeting.

    Work to be performed will upgrade the port authority’s Hoosier Southern Railroad facilities to handle 286,000-pound rail cars.