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Today's News

  • Cities schedule haunting hours

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council has set trick-or-treating hours for 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Cannelton's haunting hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. that night with Troy ghouls allowed to roam the streets from 4 to 6 p.m.

    Editor's note: This story was updated after the print edition went to press to reflect a change in Cannelton's hours reported by Mayor Smokey Graves Monday morning.

  • Troy to host kids Halloween party

    TROY - The annual Troy kids' Halloween party has been set for 4 p.m. Sunday at the Troy fire station. Games, treats and hay rides will be available. A costume contest will also be held. The public is invited.

     

  • Churches offer safe Halloween alternatives

    TELL CITY - Several Tell City churches are planning events as alternatives to Halloween trick-or-treating.

    Explosion of Fun

    Community Christian Church will host its Explosion of Fun 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church, located at 821 10th St. The event is geared for children ages 5 through sixth grade. The third floor will be devoted to bean bag toss, ring toss, box maze, bingo, cake walk, football throw, SkeeBall and Go Fish. There will be free popcorn. There is no cost to the event and candy will be passed out.

  • Street-repair work could begin today

    TELL CITY — Work to repair expansion joints on Main and Washington streets could begin this week. The city will notify business owners and residents before work begins.

    The repairs will remove the elevated ridges that form at joints along the concrete surface of the streets that create bumps for drivers.

  • Hydrant flushing begins in Tell City, Cannelton

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing hydrants today. Crews will begin working along Fourth Street and will work eastward through the city.

    Cannelton Utilities workers will also begin flushing in that city today. Work should be complete by Tuesday.

    Residents may notice low water pressure when flushing is under way in their areas and should exercise caution when doing laundry.

  • School bands vie for $1,000 prize

    PERRY COUNTY - Anyone 13 years or older with an e-mail address, anywhere in the world, can help the Tell City Marching Marksmen or the Perry Central Marching Commodores win $1,000 in television station WFIE's Ultimate Battle of the Bands now until 5 p.m. Nov. 10.

    Voting is conducted by going to www.14wfie.com, clicking on "Sports" and "Click here to vote for Battle of the Bands."

  • TCHS performers sell fruit by box

    TELL CITY - Tell City band students are taking orders for their annual fruit-sales fundraiser. Orders can be taken by any band member until Nov. 17. Available are juice and navel oranges, tangerines, tangelos, grapefruit, apples and mixed-fruit boxes. The fruit will be delivered in early December. Contact Kathy Birchler at 547-3202 for more information.

  • Numbers add up - newspapers still deliver

    Business leaders read reports about major metropolitan newspapers going bankrupt or closing their doors and naturally may wonder about the future viability of this newspaper.

    Don't worry, because newspapers still deliver. They deliver not only the news a community needs, but customers to local businesses through the advertising welcomed into homes with the newspaper.

  • Balloon boy and a caring nation

    I'm sure plenty of Perry Countians were among the millions of Americans glued to their television screens earlier this month as a silver balloon, thought to be carrying 6-year-old Falcon Heene, floated through the sunny Colorado sky.

    As we all know now, the elf-sized boy was never aboard and it's likely, authorities tell us, that the drama was all a stunt for fame-starved parents. If so, Richard Heene needs to set off in a balloon of his own, en route to prison, joined by his wife if she knew about the stunt.

  • Soldier pens book on Baghdad fight

    Editor's Note: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Anthony Farina, a native of St. Meinrad, has written a book about his unit's service in Baghdad during the summer of 2008. "Angels in Sadr City — The Final Battle for Baghdad, Iraq," will be released in coming months and he said profits will go to families of fallen service members. Excerpts from the book forwarded by Farina are published here.

    As I stared deeply into the fine aged wood of the piano, I realized it was the one thing in this world beside the Lord our God that could bring me peace.