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Today's News

  • Events will mark 50th anniversary of crash

    MILLSTONE - Several events March 13-14 will mark the 50th anniversary of the crash of Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 710. The midair breakup of the Lockheed Electra over Millstone March 17, 1960, claimed the lives of 63 people.

    Members of Tell City's Kiwanis Club are leading an effort to mark the anniversary, with a committee formed to plan events and extend invitations to relatives of crew and passengers who died in the disaster.

  • TCJHS graduation parent meeting set for Feb. 8

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High eighth-grade students and parents will receive information on state high-school graduation requirements at an orientation meeting Feb. 8. This meeting will be held in the high-school auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

    Parents and students will also receive information and enrollment forms for eighth-grade students to be enrolled as freshmen at Tell City High School next school year. Principal Dale Stewart and the high-school counselors will be on hand to explain the requirements and answer questions.

  • PC Health Department offers free flu shots

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Health Department is offering to schedule times to visit local businesses or event to provide H1N1 flu vaccines to the public.

    Vaccines are free of charge and open to everyone regardless of age or health condition.

    For more information, call Sara or Donille at 547-2746.

  • Chicago's all-you-can-eat pizza helps band today

    TELL CITY - Chicago's Pizza, 1023 Payne St., Tell City, will offer all-you-can-eat pizza and breadsticks for $8 from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Monday). The offering is a fundraiser for the Tell City High School Band Program.

  • Talk to lawyer for free 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 4

    PERRY COUNTY - The next Talk to A Lawyer call-in legal clinic is scheduled for Feb. 4.

    Since 2003, volunteer lawyers have held the call-in clinic the first Thursday of every month.

    To access the clinic, call toll-free (800) 994-2169. Callers can reach an attorney between the hours of 4:30 and 7 p.m.

  • Newsprint tax a misguided attempt at reducing waste

    Indiana Rep. David Wolkins made a strange suggestion recently.

    A friend of Wolkins who works in a landfill reportedly told the representative that the majority of waste that he sees in his line of work is tossed-out newspapers. Deciding that this was a problem that he could propose a fix to, Wolkins introduced legislation in House Bill 1355 that would tax newspapers for the newsprint they use.

    By doing this, he believes newspapers will use a greater amount of recycled content, which would reduce the number of old papers lying around in landfills.

  • Don't become a victim of stalking

    January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 3.4 million victims a year. This year's theme is "Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It." The designation challenges the nation to fight this dangerous crime by learning more about it.

  • Nine charged in undercover drug buys

    PERRY COUNTY - An undercover investigation by the Drug Enforcement Section of the Indiana State Police led to the arrest last week of nine people charged  after authorities allegedly made undercover purchases of methamphetamine, marijuana and controlled substances.

    Seven of the defendants were arrested during a warrant sweep that began Thursday morning. Two others turned themselves in Tuesday.

  • Mayor reflects on successful year

    CANNELTON - The city is sound and finished 2009 in the black, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said in a state-of-the-city report offered at a common-council meeting Jan. 11.

    The city experienced neither large insurance claims nor layoffs and was able to continue safety training that helped keep insurance rates low; "we were blessed there," he said. No cutbacks in city services were required and the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance approved the budget for this year with no changes.

  • Police chief: department had great year

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's police department got an early Christmas present, acting Chief Eric Dickenson said at regular meetings of the city's board of public works and safety and common council Jan. 11.

    He was informed Dec. 21 a $10,000 grant for which he'd applied had been approved, he said. It and a $1,042 match from his department's radio fund were to go toward the purchase of four 800-megahertz in-car radios.