Today's News

  • COLUMN: 2011 legislative session: A freshman’s reflections, part one

    By SUE ELLSPERMANN, District 74 State Representative

    The 2011 Legislative Session was action packed. The Republican led agenda was strong: no new taxes and a balanced budget, promote job creation, increase educational opportunities and standing up to Washington D.C. On all accounts, this was accomplished. The following is a summary of the budget we adopted and job-creation bills we passed this session. Next week I will discuss the end of our plan including education and standing up to D.C.

    The Budget

  • COLUMN: ‘Thor’ is an awesome start for an action-filled summer

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    The flood of comic-book movies has begun with “Thor,” a surprisingly entertaining film from director Kenneth Branaugh.

    Branaugh, known for his work with Shakespearean material, may seem like an odd choice for a “summer” action movie. But it turns out that a serious director can really elevate the lighter fare of the comic-book world.

  • Registration under way for free summer lunch program

    TELL CITY – Plans are being finalized for a summer lunch program that will provide all children under the age of 18 free lunches. William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble announced the program last month but did not have plans for a site finalized.

  • Spring chamber job fair Wednesday

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair with area businesses from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    All interested businesses are invited to set up booths promoting employment in their companies. Booth rental for chamber members is $100 for large employers and $50 for small employers; nonmembers will pay $200 for large employers and $100 for small employers. The job fair is free to educational institutions, workforce development agencies and local government.

  • Ivy Tech offering Microsoft 2010 classes

    TELL CITY – Anyone anxious to learn the newest version of Microsoft software should know that Ivy Tech Community College’s Tell City Campus will offer Microsoft 2010 classes starting with the summer semester.

  • Shoot for the Stars 2011

    Music in the Park and Shoot for the Stars kicked off their 2011 seasons Friday with eight performers singing in live auditions. They will advance to a June 10 program that will gradually reduce the field through the summer. In addition to the singing contest, guest performers will take the stage.

    Each program begins at 6 p.m. Other dates are July 8, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9. The August event coincides with Schweizer Fest.

    For more information, call Cheri Taylor, president of the Tell City Regional Arts Association at 547-2385.

  • Mayor responds to opponent’s remarks

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “One of our residents seems to have an issue with people who work for the city not laying their heads within the city itself,” Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said at a May 9 meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety.

  • Local community donates to Alabama tornado relief

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City and Perry County residents opened their hearts and donated items as varied as clothing and cleaning supplies, toothbrushes and diapers to help the people of tornado-devastated Alabama.

    “I think everyone needs to know of the generosity of the people who live in our county. All the news here isn’t bad,” said Mandi Lucas. Her husband, Jeff’s brother, Danny, and his wife, Jolene, live about an hour away from Tuscaloosa, which was devastated by the twisters.

  • Run, bike, swim

    Dozens of students took part in William Tell Elementary’s annual triathlon Saturday. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Jail planners to set public meetings

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Details that have been worked out so far toward the possible construction of a new jail were presented during a joint meeting of the county commissioners and council Wednesday morning.

    A committee has been working since 2009 to determine if the county can and should replace its aging facility in Cannelton. Attorney Chris Goffinet explained that two lawsuits have been lodged concerning the jail, and a resolution of one included an agreement to form a study committee.