Today's News

  • COLUMN: Hoosiers want Right to Work

    By ROB BEISWINGER, Guest Columnist

    Make no mistake, Indiana is poised to start enjoying the freedom and economic prosperity that would come with becoming America’s 23rd Right to Work State – if only Gov. Mitch Daniels would stop standing in the way.

    And the really bad news in Gov. Daniels’ decision to appease Indiana’s union bosses is that Hoosier citizens are the ones paying the price.

  • COLUMN: Lenten obligations

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Lent is about here and while not everyone’s religious tradition observes the 40-day period before Easter, I suspect most people at least acknowledge its arrival.

  • EDITORIAL: Legislators need to get back to work

    It’s no secret that Hoosiers – and Hoosier politicians – disagree on the roles labor unions should play in the 21st century work place. So-called right-to-work legislation in the Indiana House was effectively killed last month after Democrat lawmakers in that body left the state, literally. In doing so, they denied that body a quorum and added Indiana to a list of states in which lawmakers have fled their seats to stop legislation they opposed.

  • Anderson Woods readies plans for 34th camping season

    BRISTOW – Anderson Woods Inc. has announced plans for its 34rd annual special needs summer camp for people with disabilities.

    Sessions begin June 13 and run weekly for eight weeks. Each session begins on a Monday morning and lasts until the following Thursday afternoon, when the campers return to their homes. The first four sessions will be for children with the remaining four sessions reserved for adult campers.

  • TCHS hosting Academic Bowl

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host the Pocket Athletic Conference Academic Super Bowl Tuesday in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.

    The event begins at 5 p.m.  

    Seven schools will participate on the theme of Latin America. The contest is open to the public and no admission will be charged.

  • County coroner appoints deputies

    PERRY COUNTY – County Coroner Charlie Baumeister has announced his roster of deputy coroners who will assist him in his duties. They are Roger Smith, chief deputy; Joe Adkins, J.R. Flynn and Darrel Riley.

    Baumeister was elected in January and succeeded Riley in the office. The coroner’s office is dispatched through the Tell City Police Department.

  • High water keeps portions of Indiana 66 closed

    PERRY COUNTY – High water kept closed portions of Indiana 66 Friday, the Indiana Department of Transportation reported.

    Indiana 66 to Sulphur was closed, as was the highway from Derby to Cannelton.

    When encountering a flooded road, INDOT urges drivers to turn around and not drive through standing water.

  • Ellspermann to speak at Farm Bureau meeting

    TELL CITY – Perry County Farm Bureau has announced that State Rep. Sue Ellspermann will speak at the organization’s annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 17 at Perry Central High School.

    The public is invited.

    The meal will be catered by New Boston Tavern. Call the Farm Bureau office at 547-7044, to reserve seats. Cost is $4 for Farm Bureau members and $10 for nonmembers, payable at the door.

  • Fulkerson wants to move Cannelton forward

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “I feel we’ve maintained Cannelton, but we haven’t made any big strides,” Cannelton Common Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson said Thursday, explaining why she’ll attempt to retain her seat in this year’s election.

    “That’s why I want to stay. Cannelton can be better, but I don’t think we’ve pushed it forward. I want a city we can be proud of. I don’t think we have that now.”

  • TC works board approves police-car purchase

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A new style of police car will be coming to Tell City later this summer. The city’s board of public works and safety voted late last month to purchase a Chevrolet Caprice police-patrol vehicle, a new car Chief Greg Hendershot said is designed exclusively for police use.

    Chevrolet produced the Caprice as a passenger car for decades until the 1990s and is reintroducing the model this year as a cruiser.