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Today's News

  • Saving William Tell

    William Tell's steady aim saved the life of his son. Hundreds of years later, two local brothers have devoted their time and talents to preserve a 60-year-old painting of the Swiss leader.

  • Port officials accept low bid from Kentucky firm

    TELL CITY - Associated Railroad Contractors Inc., of Louisville, Ky., was the low bidder for work needed along the Hoosier Southern Railroad line with a proposal $20,000 under the engineer's estimate.

  • August Partners in Pride recipients
  • Hospital trustees OK new software, security camera purchases

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital trustees approved purchases of computer software used by nurses and additional cameras that will monitor clinics around the county.

    Meeting Aug. 26 for their monthly session, trustees approved spending $13,000 for Java Nursing, a computer software system will alert nurses to new medical orders as well as other critical information. Nurses will be able to jump from one screen to the other easily. The existing system now makes users retrace their steps before entering a new information field.

    Security Cameras

  • Rainbow Pay Lake burglarized

    DERBY - Indiana State Police are investigating the theft of fishing supplies, a golf cart and other equipment last week from Rainbow Pay Lake on Indiana 70 near Derby. According to Trooper Brent Hoover, Pay Lake operator Jeff Piper reported Aug. 29 that someone broke into the business and took a red EZGO golf cart with a white roof, as well as fishing poles. An office was also ransacked.

    Anyone with information on the break-in or the location of stolen items is encouraged to call state police at (800) 742-7475.

  • Doors to new Christmas store will open Friday in Kringle Place Center

    SANTA CLAUS - A new attraction in Santa Claus is opening at 10 a.m. in the Kringle Place Shopping Center. The Santa Claus Christmas Store features more than 6,500 square feet of retail space including gifts, indoor and outdoor Christmas lights, wreaths, tree trimmings, nativities, Christmas yard art, home décor and collectibles.

    Commercial decorations and lighting will also be offered along with an online store currently under development. The store opens daily at 10 a.m.

  • School takes aim at bullying

    Anyone who's seen bullying in action, whether as the victim or as a witness, feels the pain, Tell City Junior High School Counselor Cindia Ress said Monday. Efforts this year to end that pain culminated in a Friday-afternoon assembly, photo session and mini-carnival.

  • As Labor Day nears, nation must commit itself to workers' rights

    This Labor Day, we must commit ourselves to standing up for living wage jobs in this country. After 53 years in Evansville, Whirlpool announced it is moving to Mexico. 

  • Science fiction done right

    "District 9," the part faux documentary, part straight up sci-fi film, is one of the most enjoyable, compelling, thought-provoking films of the year. This is what great science fiction films are all about. There are amazing visuals, the action is brutal and impressive, and there are mirrors held up to humanity.

  • Perry Central boys win Boonville meet

    BOONVILLE—Perry Central placed all five of its scorers in the top 10 to win the 14-team Boonville boys cross country invitational Saturday.

    The Commodores scored 39 points to finish 11 ahead of runner-up Evansville Memorial. Tell City was sixth with 172.

    Michael Ernst placed fifth in 16:46.31 to lead the Commodores.

    Other Perry Central scorers were Eric Scheiber, seventh in 16:52.66; Neal Schwartz, eighth in 17:05.99; Jake Schwartz, ninth in 17:06.62, and Ian Bashor, 10th in 17:15.21.