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Today's News

  • Deputy prosecutor brings military, local experience

    TELL CITY - Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins has announced the hiring of MacKenzi L. Gorman as deputy prosecuting attorney for the Child Support Division.

    Gorman attended Kentucky Wesleyan College, where she obtained a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and minored in sociology and political science with an emphasis in pre-law. During her course of study at Kentucky Wesleyan she interned for Wagoner, Ayer and Hargis in Rockport; Judge Tom Castlen and Commonwealth Prosecuting Attorney Jay Wethington, located in Owensboro, Ky.

  • Franzman elected AIC district president

    Indianapolis - Perry County Council President Pete Franzman is now serving as the president of the Association of Indiana Counties' Southwest District. He formerly served as district vice president.

  • Drug arrest Friday
  • Chapman reports school improvements 'looking good'

    CANNELTON - "The building really is starting to take shape," Cannelton School Corp. Superintendent Al Chapman told board members Feb. 18 as he reported on the improvements under way at Cannelton High School.

    Chapman said that the renovations on the building have caused a few expected interruptions, but not many. He said "things are coming along nicely" and that 75 percent of the new tiles for the ceilings have been put in place. Once that is completed, the windows will be next, he told members.

  • Fish for Friday supper
  • Chief reports fire runs for 2009

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Fire Department responded to 68 calls during 2009, Fire Chief Greg Linne recently reported to the city's board of public works and safety. Totals included 30 fires, 26 responses to alarms, nine calls about smoke in which there were no fires and three vehicle accidents.

    Structure fires during the year were reported at 9541 Brushy Fork Road, 937 Tell St., 1619 Tell St., 1839 Main St., 1630 Tell St., 1836 13th St. and 5189 Sky Blue Lane. The department also assisted Troy firefighters with an apartment-building blaze in that community Dec. 17.

  • Academy doubles number of Oscar nominees to 10

    The Oscar nominees are out and the Academy will name the best film of 2009 March 7.

  • Last year's movies qualified 2009 for a top-15 listing

    I know the norm is a "top 10," but I couldn't help myself. I thought 2009 was a great year for movies, most notably sci-fi films. Before I set out my list, though, I need to name the films that I didn't get a chance to check out this year due mainly to availability: "Precious," "A Single Man," "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "An Education," "Nine" and "Brothers."

    "A Serious Man" - I'm a huge Coen brothers fan and I thought this dark comedy was brilliant.

  • Tell City prepares to begin CSO project

    Editor's Note: Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing submitted this guest column to explain in a first-person question and answer format details about the city's upcoming combined-sewer overflow project. She also addresses upcoming rate increases.

    The city of Tell City is about to embark on the largest single project in its history. This monumental project is called our combined-sewer overflow project, or CSO.

  • Electra crash anniversary services scheduled

    MILLSTONE - The Tell City Kiwanis Club and its committee of community members have finalized plans for the memorial services March 13-14 to mark the 50th anniversary of the crash of Northwest Orient Airlines Electra Flight 710 in rural Cannelton March 17, 1960.