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Today's News

  • City cleanup begins Monday

    TELL CITY - Tell City's annual weeklong cleanup is set for next Monday through Thursday, June 9-12.

    Miscellaneous items will be picked up on residents' standard trash-pickup days and collected at the same time as bagged trash.

    No tires will be collected by city crews. Also prohibited are paint cans, batteries and other toxic items and very heavy furniture such as hide-a-beds. Refrigerators, air conditioners and anything else containing Freon won't be picked up, nor will scrap wood or roofing materials, including asphalt shingles.

  • Former President Clinton sends note of thanks to Myers

    CANNELTON - Students at Myers Grade School in Cannelton were "tickled to death" when Mayor Smokey Graves read a letter from former President Bill Clinton, Graves said of the letter on display in the school's entryway.

  • Speaker: Small school gives every face a name

    CANNELTON - Ashley Seifert said Saturday she probably wouldn't have been the class valedictorian for 2008 had she been in a larger school. In fact, because she's not the outgoing type, she might not have been noticed at all.

  • Huber places 3rd in state

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry Central senior Nick Huber turned in the highest finish by any Perry Countian in 52 years as he placed third in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles at the IHSAA boys state track meet Saturday.

    Huber broke his own school record as he ran that race in 38.62 seconds.

    He did that despite running in the second of three heats. His fastest time of the season would have put him in the fastest heat, among the nine best seeds, but seeds were based on regional times, where Huber was still slowed slightly by an ankle injury.

  • Cowbells and William Tell

    I arrived in Tell City's sister city with bells on. Actually the cows were wearing the bells. I was carrying a camera and ambitions of tracking down William Tell in this town in central Switzerland surrounded by mountains.

    Altdorf, which is German for "old village" is about Tell City's size, with a population in 2002 of 8,700. It's the capital of the Swiss canton of Uri. Switzerland is made up of 26 cantons or states making its official name Confoederatio Helvetica make sense. Swiss money and license plates carry the name or the abbreviation CH.

  • No rational reason for supporting capital punishment

    We editorialized against the death penalty 11 years ago, citing as one of our reasons the fact that innocent people are sometimes wrongly convicted. If they have been executed, there is no way to correct the mistake if they are later proved innocent.

    A news story last week from Melbourne, Australia, emphasized that point again.

  • Cannelton hasn't stood still

    To the citizens and taxpayers of the city of Cannelton: Since a reference has been made from the current mayor that the City of Cannelton has not progressed in the past 12 years, I find it now necessary to present facts as to the increased assets that have been added to the city from 1995 to the end of 2007.

    1. Community center, land and equipment, $1,254,680

    2. Fire station, trucks and equipment, $719,554.56

    3. Police equipment and cars, $93,096.90

    4. Library building and accessories, $600,013.06

  • Women's slowpitch players get license to steal

    Diane "Nuits" Nix caught for Smitty's team in the Tell City Women's Softball League for 11 years until a shoulder injury ended her career in 2001.

    During that time she was generally considered the best defensive catcher in the league. But she said Thursday she's glad she doesn't have to play there this season.

    What provoked that sentiment was the fact that women's slowpitch players will be allowed to steal bases this year for the first time.

  • Perry Central 5th in PLAC

    FRENCH LICK - Three players shot 87 or better as Perry Central finished fifth in the seven-team PLAC boys golf tourney Thursday.

    Crawford County won with 337 strokes.

    Host Springs Valley also shot 337 on the Ross course, but Crawford County had a better fifth-man score.

    Perry Central shot 353. "It's really a phenomenal score considering the difficulty of the course," said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. "It's by far the most difficult course we've played.

    "It's a beautiful course, but it's longer than most others in Southern Indiana and its greens are fast."

  • Braves beat Bulldogs

    LYNNVILLE - Cannelton held Tecumseh pretty well in check after the first inning but lost 14-2 in the first round of the Class A baseball sectional Wednesday.

    The game had started in the rain last Monday morning and was suspended in the top of the first inning with Tecumseh leading 6-0 and the bases still loaded.

    The game was resumed from that point Wednesday afternoon.

    The Braves quickly added three more runs, as Bob Oeth hit a single to left. It got past the left fielder, allowing three runs to score and Oeth to make it all the way to third base.