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Today's News

  • It's Downright Cold!
  • City officials OK accident reports system

    CANNELTON – Members of Cannelton's Board of Public Works and Safety approved the employment of a Greenwood company to provide accident reports online.

    "They'll sell them to insurance companies and reimburse us quarterly," Cannelton Police Chief Kenny Kellems told the board. "If we sell them online, it saves us having to make copies and running to the bank."

  • Marshal's contract extended

    TROY – Expressing a desire for the town's part-time law-enforcement officer to spend more time enforcing ordinances against junk and tall grass, members of the Troy Town Council voted Wednesday to extend by three months a contract with the man who currently holds the position of marshal.

    "I hate to see us go without a marshal. Who will enforce our ordinances?" Councilman Ed Sweeney asked during a discussion of whether J.D. Pyle's six-month contract should be renewed.

  • Accident aftermath
  • Thursday morning crash on Indiana 237
  • Two Tell City women arrested on drug charges

    DALE – The search of a Spencer County home Tuesday night led to the arrest of two Tell City women on drug charges.

    According to Indiana State Police, Angela M. Zuelly, 31, of 814 18th St. and Angela K. Hackney, 30, of 2000 Jefferson St., were lodged in the Spencer County Jail after police searched a home at 11 W. Brown St. in Dale.

    Police said they suspected drug activity taking place inside the residence and allegedly found Kristofer E. Erwin, 38, inside smoking methamphetamine.

  • Community speaker coming Jan. 27

    TELL CITY – Speaker Keith Nord will hold a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Tell City High School auditorium for community members and parents. Renaissance sponsor Amy Kehl said the event is not just for high-school parents, but for all parents. She added the presentation should be finished before the varsity basketball game that night.

  • Commissioners skip critical step in buying roadway system

    A step critical in the efficient spending of government funds was apparently skipped before county commissioners voted this month to make a $100,000 purchase.

    That idea: Look around for the best deal you can find.

    If OK'd by the county council Jan. 29, the purchase approved by two of Perry County's three commissioners will provide a system for assessing the conditions of the county's 520 miles of roadway.

  • Reflections on Inauguration Day

    Tomorrow our 44th president will be inaugurated in front of millions, some there in person while others watch online or on television. And while I won't be able to see this historic event happen in person, I don't feel too bad for not being there, since as a high-school student, I attended President George W. Bush's first inauguration.

  • State faces $700 million shortfall

    The 116th Indiana General Assembly convened Jan. 7 and, by law, must adjourn by April 29. State lawmakers will spend the next few months deliberating on many issues. However, the most challenging will be crafting a new two-year state budget during an ever-worsening economy.

    The state currently faces a shortfall of more than $700 million for the current fiscal year. This will make the work of this session the most challenging in decades.