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Today's News

  • Top leading stories of 2009 - Grants worth millions en route to Tell City

    TELL CITY - Mayor Barbara Ewing is promising Tell Citians a 2010 filled with turning shovels, demolition and new construction. The community received millions of dollars this year in federal money for a variety of projects. Funds will help expand the city's wastewater-collection and treatment system, demolish abandoned and foreclosed houses and build new homes in some of the oldest areas of the community.

  • Top leading stories of 2009 - Voters kill TCHS improvement plan

    TELL CITY - Voters in the Tell City-Troy Township school district went to the polls in November and defeated by a 23-point margin a proposal to perform up to $10 million worth of improvements at Tell City High School.

     

  • Top leading stories of 2009 - Cousins arrested in 1997 slaying

    TELL CITY - A day relatives and friends of Deborah Mills Cioe had prayed to see for more than 12 years arrived in April when a Perry County grand jury indicted two men on charges they killed the 21-year-old Tell City woman.  

    Thomas Eugene Lane, of 7076 Alamo Road, Tell City, and his cousin, Thomas Daniel Lane, of 303 Washington St., Gentryville remain in jail on charges of murder, felony murder and attempted rape.

  • Top leading stories of 2009 - Escapes bring changes to Branchville

    PERRY COUNTY - The escapes this year of three men from the Branchville Correctional Facility brought major changes to the medium-security prison, including a new electrified stun fence and lighting.

    Jerry Sargent, 59, Christopher Marshall, 49, and 31-year-old Bobby Cockerell escaped March 20 after striking a maintenance worker and cutting through two fences. The trio eluded a manhunt,  stole a vehicle near St. Croix and traveled to Kentucky, where they allegedly beat three brothers near Sanders, Ky.

  • Perry Central judged a Best Buy by state chamber

    LEOPOLD — Perry Central Junior-Senior High School is among a select group of high schools offering the highest educational achievement levels for the lowest amount of tax dollars. Those schools were recognized last week by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce with the release of the 11th edition of its Indiana's Best Buys report.

  • Tell City man jailed after morning pursuit

    TELL CITY – An armed man who led police officers on a pursuit Sunday was lodged in the county jail after he drove back to his residence.

    According to Tell City Cpl. Marty Haughee, police received a call at 2:45 a.m. that Michael Shane Malone, was armed and had left his residence at 628 20th St.

    Police spotted the blue truck Malone was driving and attempted to stop the vehicle, but Malone allegedly failed to stop. He did halt for a short time in the 1330 block of 21st Street.

  • Tell City Band boosters seek auction items

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters are accepting donations for the annual Tell City Band Booster Auction to be held Jan. 23 at Tell City High School.  

    Boosters are contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and would welcome public donations such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items as well as large items such as a vehicle or recreational vehicle.

  • Theater goers shouldn't miss 'Avatar' adventure

    Wow ... just wow. "Avatar," the long awaited, majorly hyped new film from writer-director James Cameron is simply amazing. When watched in IMAX 3D it turns plain movie watching into a unique and breathtaking experience. There were times when I found myself with a grin on my face or with my mouth hanging open during this film.

    It completely encompasses you into the story in such a literal way that it will leave you wanting to go back in the theater and experience it all over again. Now, I've got my excited gushing out of the way, so let's get into the specifics.

  • The key to good politics is communication

    Not long ago, I was speaking to a group of high-school students when one raised his hand, declared that he wanted to run for Congress and asked what he should study in order to prepare. I suspect my answer surprised him. I told him to study English.

  • BMV prepares for SecureID, though federal delay expected

    INDIANAPOLIS – In response to communication from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced changes this week to its SecureID initiative that impacts those renewing driver's licenses or ID cards in 2010.