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Today's News

  • Receptacle Rx
  • Fighting Indiana’s drug epidemic

    Erin Houchin

    State Sen. District 47

     

    Combating Indiana’s drug-abuse epidemic is a top priority for the Indiana General Assembly. Our state has led the nation in the number of meth-lab incidents three years in a row, with 1,530 meth labs seized by law enforcement last year alone. Meth, heroin and prescription drug abuse are destroying lives and damaging entire communities.

    This year, I supported several pieces of legislation to help curb this rapidly increasing problem. Three of these bills were recently signed by the governor.

  • What’s in your backyard stream?

    Len Kring

    Fisheries Biologist

     

    Most people who fish and enjoy our local aquatic resources are familiar with fish species such as bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass and black crappie.  Now, what if I said we have fantail darters, southern redbelly dace, pirate perch or creek chubsuckers? 

  • Advancement in local medical, educational opportunities

    State Rep. Ron Bacon

    Guest Columnist

     

    Working in the medical industry since 1967 and living in the southwest region of Indiana all my life, I’ve witnessed firsthand the advancements in health-care services and improvements to medical facilities in our area.

  • Plant propagation: It’s not as hard as you think

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    The most common form of plant propagation is digging and dividing, which is best done in early spring before new growth or in the fall before plants go dormant. Digging and dividing is great for herbaceous plants, but those plants that are considered woody ornamentals do not divide as easily with a spade. In this case, we can look to the technique of rooting out softwood cuttings from the mother plant. 

  • County prepares for bridge maintenance

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – An inspection report on all of the county’s 98 bridges conducted by the Lochmueller Group shows more than a few that may need immediate attention. According to county highway superintendent Steve Howell, the report, which adheres to federal guidelines, indicates nine spans received a rating of 4, on a 1-10 scale.

  • County backs Trump, Clinton

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters swung their support to Donald Trump Tuesday, helping the New York presidential candidate win not only the state’s primary but effectively end any doubt about who the party’s nominee will be in November.

  • Court of appeals orders bond returned

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed a special judge’s decision requiring annexation opponents seeking to overturn his ruling to post a bond.

    In an April 15 ruling, the appeals court ordered the local court to return the $170,000 bond remonstrators were told they had to post to stay an order preventing the city from annexing 1,776 acres of land.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes

    Marilyn and Melvin Rhodes of Cannelton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 14. They were married May 14, 1966 at St. Pius Church in Troy. Mrs. Rhodes is the former Marilyn Rudolph.

    The couple has three children, Molly Hall of Tell City, Mari (James) Hinton of Tell City and Lucy (Adam) Goffinet of Cannelton; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

    Melvin retired from Aleris, then Commonwealth, and works part time as a barber.

    Marilyn retired from Parker Hannifin.

  • Community Events; May 5

    Twilight Towers yard sale May 21

     

    TELL CITY – Twilight Towers will hold its annual yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, May 21, beginning at 7 a.m. The event will take place in the dining room, located at 1648 10th Street in Tell City.

    There will also be a biscuits and gravy breakfast. The cost for breakfast is $2 for a full order and $1 for a half order. Coffee, milk and orange juice will cost 50 cents. There will also be a bake sale and quilt fundraiser. Everyone is welcome.