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Today's News

  • City department celebrates employee return

    TELL CITY - Tell City's department heads updated the Board of Public Works and Safety on numerous items during its May 19 meeting, including receipt of a new trash truck.

    Street Commissioner Jeff Everly told members the new trash truck arrived and was taken out on the Monday route and just needs a few more adjustments before it's 100 percent ready. "I feel like we need a moment of applause because of how long we've been waiting," Mayor Barb Ewing said.

  • Schools chief: Longer year helps students retain learning

    Chapman reports Title 1 grant increase

    CANNELTON - Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said signs are encouraging that the school calendar in use the last two years has resulted in improved retention of information by students.

    "They spend less time out of school, and more information is retained," he said after the May 14 school-board meeting. "I feel like we're seeing (improvements) in our test scoring and in attitudes toward school," he explained. "It's still early, but if it continues to be a trend, we want to continue it."

  • Protocol problem

    Several veterans called Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, she said Thursday, to inform her banners recently hung from new light poles along Main Street are in violation of flag protocol. The blue field of stars for each is supposed to be opposite the vertical pole from which it's hung, as are those on the right side of this photo. Because of the way they were printed, they can't be flipped to hang as they should. Ewing said the banners were existing stock at a manufacturer purchased "in good faith" through Directions Promotions of Tell City.

  • City launches fee for untagged, improperly tagged trash

    TELL CITY - Not putting trash tags, or half of one, will end up costing residents $5 per bag if city employees pick them up before properly tagged.

    Members of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety amended section 55.09 of ordinance 937 May 19 to add a fee for residents who get their untagged or improperly tagged bags picked up by city employees. Mayor Barbara Ewing said the issue was brought up a couple of months ago on how to deal with these residents.

  • Recorder hopes to prevent resale of public records

    Commissioners approve animal-shelter contract

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners tabled at a regular meeting May 19 a request from County Recorder Jane James to implement rules for fining people who resell information provided by her office.

    The Indiana Code requires the recorder to provide batches of information to "bulk users," those who want information on transactions performed over a day, week, month or year, James explained.

  • Commissioners resolve to protect jobs

    Action sought to halt fair-trade barriers

    TELL CITY - The Perry County commissioners gave their support in a regular meeting May 19 to a resolution intended to help protect Hoosier jobs.

  • Huber double winner in track regional

    EVANSVILLE - Perry Central senior Nick Huber won both hurdles races to lead Perry Central to a tie for eighth place in the IHSAA boys track regional Wednesday.

    He is Perry Central's first boys regional champion in any event and only the second Perry County athlete - boy or girl - to win more than one event in a regional. Tell City's Steve Smith won both hurdles events and the pole vault in the 1975 Columbus regional.

    Huber won the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.80 seconds and the 300 intermediate hurdles in 39.46.

  • Marksmen fall to Boonville

    BOONVILLE - Tell City won in No. 1 and 2 singles but Boonville took the other matches to oust the Marksmen 3-2 in the girls tennis sectional semifinals Saturday.

    Kathi Kassen shut out Ginny Wright 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles.

    Thus even though the Marksmen lost, Kassen got to advance in the No. 1 singles tourney.

    Tell City sophomore Bethany Peter also won handily in No. 2 singles, beating Marissa Hodges 6-2, 6-1.

    Each of the other matches had at least one close set.

    Boonville's Sarah Foley held off Stephani Wrye 6-3, 6-4 in No. 3 singles.

  • James state champion

    INDIANAPOLIS - Cannelton's Sammie James and Allicyn Garrett won the discus title in the girls middle school state track championships Sunday.

    James, an eighth grader, threw the discus 96 feet, 10 inches to win the title. Teammate Allicyn Garrett, a seventh grader, placed second at 82-8.

    Both throws would shatter Cannelton's high school discus record of 75 feet, 71?2 inches set by Jennifer Stowe in 2004. And middle schoolers throw the same weight discus as the high schoolers.

    Cannelton Coach Rob Moskos said he was not surprised at the results.

  • Patrick to play for Hanover

    TELL CITY - Keith Patrick did not get to play for a high school soccer team. But the Tell City senior will play that sport for Hanover College.

    Tell City High School is starting its soccer program next fall, but Patrick has played soccer in the Perry County Youth League since he was 4.

    He also played for several select teams. The latest was Perry County United 18-and-under team, for which he scored two goals in a 7-1 win in the season finale May 5.