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Today's News

  • Cannelton native May named to Indiana Hall

    NEW CASTLE—Tom May, a 1966 Cannelton graduate who won two state titles as Crown Point’s girls coach, has been elected to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

    He will be one of 10 people inducted at a banquet in Indianapolis April 25.

    May has been at Crown Point since graduating from Indiana State University in 1970. He coached the boys junior varsity basketball team for six years before getting out of coaching for four years.

  • Those wanting sixth class are hypocrites

    Southwestern Indiana’s Class 5A football schools have been campaigning for a sixth class in that sport for several years and brought up the issue again at the recent Indiana Football Coaches Association’s Region 9 meeting.

    Evansville North and Castle are the only Southwestern Indiana schools currently in Class 5A.

    North, ranked 60th in the state this year in enrollment with 1,524 students, thinks it is unfair that it has to compete with schools nearly three times as big (such as Ben Davis, with 4,495 students).

  • Resistance arises against road-planning system

    TELL CITY – A brand-new county commissioner and brand-new county-council member spoke out Monday against a $100,000 pavement-management system the commissioners are considering for purchase.

    Bill Amos voted at his first meeting since being elected in November against pressing ahead toward a contract with the Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates engineering firm, represented at the meeting by David Goffinet and Judy Thomann.

  • Reorganized council begins 2009 duties

    TELL CITY – Leadership remained the same in an annual reorganization of the Perry County Council Monday.

    Pete Franzman will continue to serve as council president, and Alan Cassidy retained his vice-president title as the county's fiscal body welcomed new member Ron Crawford to their midst. His first meeting of a term secured in the November general election saw the council crammed into a back room of the courthouse.

  • In State of the City address, Ewing highlights busy year

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing looked back on her first year in office Monday, delivering her first State of the City address. In it, she reflected on a busy and historic 2008, including initial results of her  inaugural call for residents to take part in city government. She also shared fond memories of the celebration of the city's sesquicentennial last summer and several improvements made by municipal departments.  

  • City of Tell City - State of the City – 2008

    Editor's Note: Mayor Barbara Ewing's remarks are presented here as she provided them to The News and without editing for newspaper style.

    As Mayor for the City of Tell City, it is with much honor that I present to you the 2008 State of the City:

  • Off-roader rules may change

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners are eyeing changes to an ordinance enacted last month allowing the use of all-terrain vehicles on county roads.

    Cannelton resident Pat Lambert asked at the commissioners' regular meeting Monday that the ordinance be amended to allow the number of riders intended by off-roaders' manufacturers. She said she has two all-terrain vehicles, a four-wheeler with two seats and four seat belts, and another that seats two people.

  • State lays out case in meth trial

    TELL CITY – Perry County's chief deputy prosecutor laid out the state's case against Adam Gaynor this week, arguing the Tell City man was an active participant in a methamphetamine lab raided by police in August 2007.

    Gaynor faces a Class A felony charge of dealing in meth, and seven other felony counts of possessing the drug and ingredients used in its manufacture, as well as maintaining a common nuisance.

  • Thief gets away with $64,000 track hoe, trailer

    TELL CITY – Police hope to put the brakes on a brazen thief who drove away with a stolen track hoe and trailer from a Tell City plumbing business.

    Patrolman Greg Linne said the 2007 Bobcat and heavy-duty tandem trailer, owned by Tom Peter Plumbing, were taken from the corner of Sixth and Schiller streets between 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon and noon Monday.

    Parts found on the ground indicated the thief hotwired the track hoe, drove it onto the nearby trailer and drove off.

    "Someone knew what they were doing," Linne said.

  • Filing deadline extended for new over-65 tax breaks

    TELL CITY – Perry County Auditor Connie Berger has extended the filing deadline for the over-age-65 deduction and the over-age-65 circuit breaker credit until Jan. 30 for the 2008-pay-2009 tax year.

    This deadline does not apply to any other deductions filed in the auditor's office. In 2008 the General Assembly created the over-65 circuit-breaker credit, but counties did not receive detailed requirements on the credit until late 2008.

    Following are the requirements for the deduction and the credit:

    Over-Age-65 Deduction