Today's News

  • City leaders opt to replace pump, eye sewer camera

    CANNELTON - Three pumps are required in Cannelton's sewer-department building, but one is out of service, Mayor Smokey Graves noted at April 13 meetings of the city's board of public works and safety and common council.

    One of the original pumps installed in 1987 quit three years ago, according to Sanitation Supervisor Jerry Ball. "A Bernardin and Lochmueller engineer said not to replace it because we were going to put a bigger one in," he said. "A new engineer says we have to replace it."

  • Neumann: Port traffic, like economy, remains sluggish

    TELL CITY - Repairs are complete on a Port of Tell City fabrication-shop roof damaged by September winds, so the federal government will pay the remainder of its share of costs once paperwork is submitted.

    That's according to Dick Neumann, vice president and chief executive officer for the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad.

  • County's schools make 'adequate progress'

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's three school systems were among the half of schools statewide making "adequate yearly progress," according to a news release from the state Education Department.

    Wednesday's release noted results were 4 percent lower this year than last, and the state education chief was not pleased.  

    "It's unacceptable that only half our schools are achieving the minimum federal standard," said Tony Bennett, superintendent of public instruction.

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  • Borders named Lincoln Hills' first chief operating officer

    TELL CITY - Lincoln Hills Development Corp. announced during its 44th annual meeting April 20 that William T. Borders, current chief executive officer and president of Swiss Plywood-William Tell Woodcrafters, has been hired by LHDC to be its first chief operating officer.

    LHDC was founded in 1965 as a nonprofit community action agency with a mission of engaging in making life better by providing opportunities, which empower people to improve the quality of life and address the causes and effects of poverty in Southern Indiana.

  • Local United Way names Best Chairs Company of the Year

    TELL CITY - Best Chairs Inc. was recently named Company of the Year by United Way of Perry County at the 2009 Indiana Association of United Ways Leaders Conference held March 19 at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel.

    Best Chairs has been partnering with the United Way of Perry County since 2004, when the company ran its first fundraising campaign for the United Way.

  • The gifts autistic students offer

    Because April is Autism Awareness month, I would like to share a personal experience related to autism.

    This school year, I have had the privilege of teaching a child with autism, and it has been a profound year of discovery and growth for both of us. 

    My student's mother encouraged me to share our story.

    When I discovered that I would be teaching a child with autism, I began to do some research on the Internet to learn more about the autistic child and techniques for reaching and teaching these children. 

  • Saving Rome's historic heart

    "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears." The famous opening line of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" is becoming an invitation to the community to take a renewed interested in safeguarding the former courthouse in Perry County's Rome. With help from a dedicated band of supporters and Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, the 1818 building will be around for decades to come.

    A group numbering more than 30 people visited the 191-year-old former county courthouse in Rome last Thursday.

  • Spring 2009 Home & Garden

    A special section in today's print and online editions offers stories on former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb's work with friend Evelyn Gayer to restore a 158-year-old home in Rome, a new Spencer County home built by Tell City contractor Joe Ettensohn, and various tips for making improvements while saving money.