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Today's News

  • Public offers thoughts on safety tax, county urged to overhaul budgets

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – A decision, if any, on enactment of a new public-safety tax could be several months away and a council vote may not take place until after the new year. That was the message delivered to nearly 50 people who attended an informational meeting on the matter Wednesday at the Schergens Center in Tell City. In the meantime, county officials plan to give the issue much scrutiny.

  • Marcrum, physician partners honored for 25 years of dedication

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – While health care is as much a business here as it is anywhere, Perry County’s physicians focus much more on cooperation than competition. That was the message from the presenter and recipient of this year’s Schweizer Fest Business of the Year honoree.

  • Community Events; Aug. 17

    Youth refuge summer bash Saturday

     

    CANNELTON – First Baptist Church in Cannelton will host a youth refuge summer bash for children in grades two through six. This free event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the church. Join them for fun, prizes, games, food, crafts and more.

     

    Spaghetti dinner Saturday

     

  • Council faces flooding, home and street maintenance issues

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON  – The Cannelton Council was challenged during their Aug. 10 regular meeting to improve storm drainage.

  • Legislators must answer for education policy failures

    CHRIS COYLE

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    The Aug. 13 Perry County News article on education issues facing Cannelton, Tell City, and Perry Central helped bring a local face to an Indiana policy problem that is gaining national attention. In the last two weeks, the Washington Post and the New York Times have profiled the serious and depressing public education policy failures that have plagued our state over the last several years.

  • Editorial: Social insurance is a legacy worth preserving
  • Lessons learned in government squander

    Those who lead this nation and its offices are entrusted to spend our dollars wisely. So when officials feel hoodwinked, there is a duty to recoup lost revenues. But bad business decisions on their part, made on blind faith and a strong brand, should not be fodder for federal court – especially when the institution reaped the benefits, at least in the moment.

  • Cheap scoreboards proving costly for Evansville ballpark

    Everyone, including organizations building new ballparks, should remember the old saying, “You get what you pay for.”
    Invariably, when one tries to cut corners in designing and erecting a ballpark, it results in complaints and having to fix or replace the inferior aspects of the park quickly, thus costing the builder more than it would have if the proper equipment had been installed originally.
    That has been the case with Evansville’s new Deaconess Sports Park baseball/softball complex.

  • Maxwell, Sigler win Schweizer golf tourney

    TELL CITY—Larry Maxwell won the Schweizer Fest two-person, best-ball golf tourney last weekend, teaming with Jeff Sigler to edge defending champions Bob Linne and Dan LaGrange in a playoff.
    Maxwell won the tourney two years ago with Kevin Waldie as his partner. But last year Linne and LaGrange won by five strokes.
    This year they were tied with Maxwell and Sigler at 131 after the regulation 36 holes.
    Hancock Countians Maxwell and Sigler then birdied the first playoff hole to win.

  • Weedman helps Otters move into first Friday

    EVANSVILLE—Barring possibly having to forfeit some games, the Evansville Otters took over first place in the Frontier League East Division baseball standings Friday. And Tell City graduate Shane Weedman played a key role in the game.
    Weedman, a reliever for the professional team, entered the game against Southern Illinois with two outs in the fourth inning when Evansville starter Preston Olson had to leave the game with an injury.
    Weedman pitched 3 1/3 innings, giving up just one run on two hits to keep the game close. He struck out one and walked two.