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Today's News

  • Trump’s ‘unworkable’ executive order destabilizes health care markets

    Tim Lanane

    Guest Columnist

     

    Since the start of the Affordable Care Act  and the expansion of Medicaid through the HIP 2.0 program, over half a million Hoosiers have gained access to affordable, comprehensive health care coverage. This lowered Indiana’s uninsured rate to just eight percent.

    Unfortunately, President Trump and his administration have put it all at risk by gutting access to the ability to apply and by signing the latest executive order to intentionally destabilize the health insurance marketplace.

  • Rustbelt states were losing people long before they lost factory jobs

    Michael Hicks

    Guest Columnist

     

    Among the most pernicious myths affecting Rustbelt cities is that their troubles are due primarily to external economic forces such as manufacturing job losses. That myth is both counterfactual and counterproductive. Here’s why.

  • Parker-Hannifin plant may be closing

    TELL CITY –  The future of the Parker-Hannifin plant in Tell City was cast into doubt this week after word began spreading that the company, whose parent firm has manufacturing locations around the world, might be planning to close the local facility within the next year and transfer its production elsewhere.

    The News has learned from multiple sources that the company announced the plant’s closure within the coming year to employees last week.

  • County’s healthcare claims on continued rise

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The soaring costs of healthcare coverage for workers employed by Perry County has the board of county commissioners looking for new ways to stitch their bleeding coffers and trim costs. Members met with prospective insurance brokers Tuesday during a nearly three-hour afternoon session to learn how the companies may combat the escalating prices.

  • Police: School threat not credible

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A Snapchat message to a local student, vague in nature but potentially hinting at an act of school violence, prompted the closure of Tell City-Troy Township Schools on Monday. However, police said their fast-moving investigation turned up no credible threat to schools or students. As of Monday afternoon, police believe the Snapchat message, which contained the image of a gun, had originated in another country.

  • Shubael Little Open House
  • The story of Tell City’s whistle concert

    Story By Kathy Finley

     

    Aug. 1, 1960, was a famous day in Tell City. The AP and the UPI wire services sent out a story and it was published all over the United States in far-distant cities.

    The army’s official publication, “The Stars and Stripes,” carried a lengthy article that was read by servicemen, including those serving in Korea and Cambodia. 

  • Wheatley graduates Marine training

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Pvt. First Class Steven E. Wheatley, 18, of Tell City graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp on Oct. 13 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Paris Island, S.C.

    While there, he successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training. Following 10 days at home on leave, he will report to Camp Pendleton, Calif., for two months of infantry battalion training, which will be followed by specialty school for military reconnaissance.

  • Simpson honored as Heisman ‘School Winner’

    TELL CITY – Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes Leo Simpson, a senior at Tell City Junior-Senior High School as a School Winner. Leo plans to attend Purdue University and major in engineering and also pursue a graduate degree in computer science. He is the son of Kenneth and Sandra Simpson.

  • TC Fire Department to host Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY –  The Perry County Substance Abuse Council, along with Tell City Police Department, Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Cannelton Police Department, Perry County Solid Waste Management District, Memorial Hospital and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, are sponsoring a Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Tell City Volunteer Fire Department.

    Here are several good reasons why the community needs to recycle prescription medications.