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Today's News

  • Editor's note on court-case delays

    A front-page story and two letters to the editor published by The News over the past month, raising concerns about delays in ongoing court cases,  may have led some readers to believe delays in those criminal and civil cases were due to the actions of Perry County's circuit-court judge and magistrate. This wasn't the case.

    In a July 13 story and a July 20 letter about a delay in the case involving the death of Izaak Harney, the continuance referred to was granted by Special Judge William Weikert and was made at the request of defense attorneys from Jasper.

  • Youth group will give away rabies certificates

    TELL CITY - The Humane Society of Perry County Youth Committee will give away $5 certificates, good for rabies inoculations at participating veterinarian offices, at Orscheln's Farm and Home Supply from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

    "Look for the ice-cream truck provided by Riverside Diner of Troy," HSPC President Jim Carter urged. Proceeds from the sale of ice cream will fund future youth-committee activities, he said.

    Carter may be contacted at 836-4138 for further information.

  • Cigarette causes basement fire

    TELL CITY - A basement fire at 724 16th St. in Tell City Tuesday was caused by a discarded cigarette, according to Tell City Fire Department Chief Greg Linne.

    No one was hurt in the fire, he said, adding the cigarette was discarded on the basement floor near some paper and cardboard and the fire was put out with a fire extinguisher before firefighters arrived. "They were pretty lucky," he said, adding there wasn't any damage to the home and he believes it was an accident.

  • Keep grass clippings out of city curbs, please

    TELL CITY - Members of the Tell City Common Council are again reminding residents not to allow grass clippings to enter city stormwater inlets. Blowing grass into curbs from lawnmowers or power blowers not only clogs inlets and causes problems at the city's treatment plant, but is a violation of city ordinances.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing said residents who place clippings into gutters or blow them onto streets may receive warning letters.

    Any questions can be answered by calling City Hall at 547-5511.

  • Tell City cleaner by 101 tons

    TELL CITY - June's spring cleanup in Tell City carried a $18,184 bill, Street Commissioner Jeff Everly reported last week. An extra charge tacked onto residents' utility bills helped cover some of the expense, but the department still paid out more than $8,700 in extra costs.

    Landfill charges for disposing of the 101 tons of junk set out by residents totaled $9,357 with another $548 for fuel and labor of $7,401. The $3 fee paid by residents generated $9,468, but left a deficit of $8,716.

  • Weedman wins News' Schweizer Fest photo-page scavenger hunt

    TELL CITY - Nearly 20 readers successfully identified the photographs of locations in Tell City published July 30 in The News' Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt.

    Steve Weedman was chosen in a drawing of all the correct entries and wins a  year's subscription to The News.

    For the record the locations were:

    1. The U.S. and Swiss flags painted on the mural in Sunset Park.

    2. Image of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, from "Gone With the Wind," in one of the upper-level windows of Capers.

  • PC Community Foundation accepting proposals

    PERRY COUNTY - Joe Malone, chairman of the Grants Committee of the Perry County Community foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • Excise eyeing cross-border cigarette sales

    INDIANAPOLIS - In today's economy, shoppers seek out the best deals possible and will sometimes drive farther or purchase more in order to increase their savings.  

    With a per-pack tax of .995 cents, Indiana ranks 29th in the nation among other states who tax their cigarettes.

    Illinois ranks 30th with a tax of .98 cents per pack and Kentucky is ranked 40th with a .60-cent cigarette tax. As a result, many Hoosiers travel to Kentucky in search of cigarettes with lower prices.  

  • As new school year begins, safe driving extra important

    This week students at Perry Central and Tell City schools will join Cannelton students, who have been hitting the books since last Tuesday, in going back to school.

    And with students back in school it means there will be more morning and afternoon traffic on the roads from school buses, parents and high-school students. We ask that everyone be mindful of this when making their morning and afternoon commutes because if you don't, there could be some serious consequences.

  • Owners, clean up after your dogs

    Two stories, two sets of dog owners, two different levels of respect. The first story made me gag, darned-near literally. The second one is an example of being kind to your pet and your community.

    Story No. 1: I was sitting in my cubicle facing Tell City's Main Street a couple of weeks ago. It was a Sunday and several people were walking down the sidewalk on what was an enjoyable sunny morning. A number of people, drivers as well as pedestrians, were stopping to purchase our Monday paper, which is usually available for purchase before 9 a.m. Sunday.