Today's News

  • What insurance exchanges offer

    By PETER PITTS, Guest Columnist

    In October, the Department of Health and Human Services closed its comment period for the new regional health insurance exchanges - a major component of the Obama health reforms.

    As state officials implement their plans, they should strive to ensure that these exchanges don't crowd out free-market insurance mechanisms. While the options available on these exchanges will work well for many people, a substantial slice of the patient population will find them unsuitable.

  • Chinese inflation and us

    LARRY DeBOER, Guest Columnist

    Economics is called the “dismal science.” I’m not sure it’s really a science, but lately it sure has been dismal. Most of the economic news over the past three years has been bad. Even a dismal economist gets worn out, so sometimes I go looking for good news. This week I found some, in a headline that said “In China, Inflation Raises Concern.”

  • Paranormal a surprising, chilling sequel

    ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

  • EDITORIAL: November is time to honor American Indian heritage

    With the turning of the calendar to November comes a time to celebrate, give thanks and pay homage to those who helped in the foundation of our nation. November may be the one month of the year when Native Americans play a prominent role in our thinking due to the history of the Thanksgiving holiday, but American Indian heritage goes well beyond the role of European helper.

    This month is Native American Heritage Month. It’s a time to recognize the various nations that called the lands of America home long before European settlers arrived on the shores.

  • TCHS performers selling fruit

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School band members are taking orders for their annual fruit-sales fundraiser.

    Orders can be taken by any band member until Nov.18. Available are navel and juice oranges, tangerines, tangelos, grapefruit, apples and mixed-fruit boxes.

    The fruit will be delivered in early December. Contact Kathy Birchler at 547-3202 for more information. Proceeds will benefit the school’s band program.

  • TC Marksmen ‘battle’ for $1,000

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Marching Marksmen are in the running for a $1,000 prize in WFIE-TV’s Ultimate Battle of the Bands.

    Supporters can help them win it by going to 14WFIE.com, clicking on “Sports,” then scroll down to click on “Touchdown Live 2010” and “Battle of the Bands.”

    Sign in or register and vote once daily from each e-mail address you have until Friday.

  • Hydrant flushing continues in TC

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will continue to flush fire hydrants this week. Work started Oct. 25 but due to unforeseen problems, was delayed. Residents should still be aware of low water pressure when flushing is under way in their area.

  • William Tell sixth-graders invite public to Tuesday poster fair

    TELL CITY – The sixth-grade students at William Tell Elementary have worked on an alcohol-use prevention program this semester called “Slick Tracy.”

    The program is the first in a series for middle- and high-school students developed by Project Northland and brought to Tell City students as part of the Safe Schools-Healthy Students Grant.

  • County refinances bonds to save $156,000 yearly

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s Redevelopment Commission and Redevelopment Authority adopted resolutions Thursday that county attorney Chris Goffinet said will lower payments on bonds sold in 1995 and ’96.

  • Optional: Take food to polling location

    PERRY COUNTY – This year, when you head out to the courthouse to vote early today or to your regular poling site tomorrow, you can take a canned-food donation to help restock local pantry shelves.

    The Perry County Food Coalition conducted its annual food drive beginning in October at the Perry County Courthouse and is continuing it there until absentee voting concludes at noon today. Voters visiting their usual polling locations Tuesday can participate, as well.