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Today's News

  • TC school board to convene (again)

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – There were no big issues on the agenda at Tuesday’s meeting of Tell City-Troy Township School Board, but its members may gather again as soon as Friday to revote on some matters.

  • Leopold Parade Winners

    Winning entries in Saturday’s Leopold Christmas Parade have been announced.
    First place, German American Bank
    Second place, Southern Indiana Power
    Third place, Don Epple’s train
    Fourth place, Lilly Dale Express train

  • Christmas spirit in Leopold

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  • Animal control vote pushed back to Dec. 28

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – In what would be an almost two-hour meeting Dec. 5, Perry County commissioners heard from a few members of the public about the proposed animal-control ordinance currently under review by the commissioners.

    County Councilman Chet Mathena took to the podium first. He thanked the commissioners and all those who had been a part of drafting the ordinance, however, he addressed many aspects about the law that he was not in favor of.

  • Cannelton chief resigning at year’s end

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson announced Monday he will resign Dec. 30.

    “It’s been a good run, a good 10 years,” he said of his time with the police department.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Were Cannelton School Board members right to hire someone facing charges for ramming a police car?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by clicking the ad near the top of the page or clicking into the opinion section. Other features of the site that allow you to express your opinions include an "Add new comment" invitation at the end of most stories and a community forum, also found in the opinion section. Don't hold back; express yourself!

  • COLUMN: A gateway to local government

    By LARRY DeBOER, Guest Columnist

    Just in time for Christmas, or the holiday of your choice, Indiana’s Department of Local Government Finance has released its new Gateway data site. It contains a virtual ton of budget and tax information about counties, cities, towns and other local governments.

    You can see it at https://gateway.ifionline.org.

    A new toy! Let’s try it out.

  • COLUMN: A merry Christmas indeed

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The most common Christmastime complaint I hear isn’t about high prices or crowded stores, but the hesitancy of some people to use the word “Christmas” at all.

    Two people cornered me last weekend about how store greeters – I don’t remember the store’s name – offered everyone a “Happy Holidays” greeting when walking in the front door. They also complained of the headline “holiday parade.” They told me it should be “Christmas parade.”

  • EDITORIAL: Letting people raise their own taxes could be good move

    Despite the fact that American people are increasingly worried about the national debt and budget deficits and despite the fact that many important parts of federal and state government’s budgets – including education – have been cut to the bone, most politicians are still unwilling to raise taxes – even on our wealthiest citizens.

  • Band boosters still need auction items

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters are accepting donations for their annual fundraising auction, scheduled for Feb. 18 at Tell City Junior-Senior 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, including a recreational vehicle.

    Also to be included in items up for sale will be a few older band uniforms no longer being used.