Today's News

  • COLUMN: Indiana’s high-school grads and economic opportunity

    Indiana Youth Institute

    High school graduation ceremonies this month are celebrating the Class of 2012, and Hoosier graduates can learn an important lesson from the past before they take their next step forward.

    An intriguing correlation exists between today’s economic trends and the economic developments of 100 years ago.

  • COLUMN: Our government’s problem

    Center for Congress

    Americans get angry when they learn of government bureaucrats spending lavishly at a Las Vegas hotel or Secret Service agents consorting with prostitutes. As well they should. Such conduct wastes money and drains Americans’ respect for their government.

    Washington’s routine for such embarrassing revelations is for executive and legislative officials to express shock, demand an investigation, and vow that such shenanigans will never happen again.

  • EDITORIAL: NYPD violates constitutional guarantees

    The New York City Police Department’s surveillance of Muslims is as outrageous as would be a similar scrutiny of Catholics or members of any other faith.

    New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks proved New Yorkers could not rely solely on the federal government for protection, according to an Associated Press story published Wednesday in the Evansville Courier & Press.

  • More than 125 citations issued during Click It or Ticket crackdown

    PERRY COUNTY – After a 14-day enforcement mobilization, the 2012 Click It or Ticket campaign ended last week.

    With the support of law enforcement officers, highway safety officials and safety advocates across the country, the recent mobilization potentially saved thousands of lives across the nation by cracking down on those who are not buckling up day and night.

  • New teachers hired for TC schools

    TELL CITY – During a May 22 meeting, members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board approved several personnel recommendations, including the hiring of new teachers for the 2012-13 school year.

    The following educators were hired as teachers for the next school year at William Tell Elementary School: Tomi Jo Sutton, Angie Foury, Hannah Flamion, Kayla James, Brittany Persinger, Whitney Litherland, Lauren Braunecker, Angie Spinner and Pat Jarboe.

  • Camp with a Cop offers three days of fun, learning at Glenn Wood Hills

    PERRY COUNTY – The 2012 annual Kenny Kellems Camp With a Cop police youth camp has been scheduled for July 18-20.

    Due to the growth of the camp, the location has been changed and this year will be held at the Glen Wood Hills Camp in Derby. Youngsters entering sixth through ninth grades can attend.

    Due to the location of the camp, bus transportation will be offered from Myers Grade School in Cannelton to the camp in Derby July 18.

    Parents are welcome to drop their children off in person at the camp if they so choose.

  • More officials approve new jail lease

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Authority retained its slate of officers when its members met June 1 and approved a lease of the jail to be built behind the county courthouse.

    Officers keeping their titles for the three-person body are Louie Heitkemper, president; Pam Krygielka, vice president and Margaret Evrard, secretary.

  • Visitors center on schedule for June 29 bid opening


    TELL CITY – City council members learned new details of a proposed Tell City visitors and event center during a meeting last Monday. The presentation by Universal Design Associates of Ferdinand didn’t require any vote but the council learned details on the planning and cost-conservation process going into the building, which should reach a bid-opening stage June 29.

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  • Board names new library director

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Public Library board voted June 6 to hire John Mundy as the library’s new director after a recommendation from current director Larry Oathout and a committee. Oathout, who has been director of the library for eight years, informed board members of his resignation last month after accepting a position with the Evansville-Vanderburgh Library.