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Today's News

  • Keep grass clippings out of city curbs, please

    TELL CITY - Members of the Tell City Common Council are again reminding residents not to allow grass clippings to enter city stormwater inlets. Blowing grass into curbs from lawnmowers or power blowers not only clogs inlets and causes problems at the city's treatment plant, but is a violation of city ordinances.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing said residents who place clippings into gutters or blow them onto streets may receive warning letters.

    Any questions can be answered by calling City Hall at 547-5511.

  • Tell City cleaner by 101 tons

    TELL CITY - June's spring cleanup in Tell City carried a $18,184 bill, Street Commissioner Jeff Everly reported last week. An extra charge tacked onto residents' utility bills helped cover some of the expense, but the department still paid out more than $8,700 in extra costs.

    Landfill charges for disposing of the 101 tons of junk set out by residents totaled $9,357 with another $548 for fuel and labor of $7,401. The $3 fee paid by residents generated $9,468, but left a deficit of $8,716.

  • Weedman wins News' Schweizer Fest photo-page scavenger hunt

    TELL CITY - Nearly 20 readers successfully identified the photographs of locations in Tell City published July 30 in The News' Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt.

    Steve Weedman was chosen in a drawing of all the correct entries and wins a  year's subscription to The News.

    For the record the locations were:

    1. The U.S. and Swiss flags painted on the mural in Sunset Park.

    2. Image of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, from "Gone With the Wind," in one of the upper-level windows of Capers.

  • PC Community Foundation accepting proposals

    PERRY COUNTY - Joe Malone, chairman of the Grants Committee of the Perry County Community foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • Excise eyeing cross-border cigarette sales

    INDIANAPOLIS - In today's economy, shoppers seek out the best deals possible and will sometimes drive farther or purchase more in order to increase their savings.  

    With a per-pack tax of .995 cents, Indiana ranks 29th in the nation among other states who tax their cigarettes.

    Illinois ranks 30th with a tax of .98 cents per pack and Kentucky is ranked 40th with a .60-cent cigarette tax. As a result, many Hoosiers travel to Kentucky in search of cigarettes with lower prices.  

  • As new school year begins, safe driving extra important

    This week students at Perry Central and Tell City schools will join Cannelton students, who have been hitting the books since last Tuesday, in going back to school.

    And with students back in school it means there will be more morning and afternoon traffic on the roads from school buses, parents and high-school students. We ask that everyone be mindful of this when making their morning and afternoon commutes because if you don't, there could be some serious consequences.

  • Owners, clean up after your dogs

    Two stories, two sets of dog owners, two different levels of respect. The first story made me gag, darned-near literally. The second one is an example of being kind to your pet and your community.

    Story No. 1: I was sitting in my cubicle facing Tell City's Main Street a couple of weeks ago. It was a Sunday and several people were walking down the sidewalk on what was an enjoyable sunny morning. A number of people, drivers as well as pedestrians, were stopping to purchase our Monday paper, which is usually available for purchase before 9 a.m. Sunday.

  • Baseball old-timers still give it all they’ve got in annual game

    TELL CITY—Yes, the annual Schweizer Fest old-timers baseball game is mainly played just for fun.

    The players don’t even have to be in competitive shape, as they can get youngsters to run for them as soon as they hit the ball.

    They also don’t have to cover a lot of ground in the outfield, as each team started six outfielders Thursday (though one team played one as a short fielder so shallow that he was almost a fifth infielder).

    But there was also plenty of hustle and competitive spirit on display in Thursday’s game.

  • Longer pitching distance should not hurt Tell City

    It had been rumored for several years that the distance between the pitching rubber and home plate in high school girls softball was going to be increased from 40 to 43 feet. And Wednesday the IHSAA approved the change for the 2010 season.

    The new distance was one of the rules revisions announced by the National Federation of State High School Associations in June.

    It is mandatory for all states beginning in 2011 but member state associations were free to adopt the new rule a year early if they wanted, so the IHSAA did.

  • Toys for Tots scramble Sept. 14

    LAFAYETTE, Ky.—The annual Toys for Tots golf scramble will be held at noon Sept. 14 at Rough River’s Lafayette Golf Course.

    Entry fee is $60 and includes greens fees, cart rental, beverages, skins game, a gift bag, and a grilled pork chop dinner donated by New Boston Tavern at Mulzer Camp afterwards.

    Optional free bus transportation to and from Mulzer Camp will depart at 10 a.m. Bus registrations should be made when registering for the tourney.

    The first 120 paid entries will be accepted. Players may sign up with their own four-person teams.