Today's News

  • Solbrig earns general manager of the year award

    BLOOMINGTON - Patricia Solbrig, general manager of And-Tro Water Authority, was presented the 2009 General Manager of the Year Award by the Board of Directors of the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water. She received award at the spring conference in Bloomington.

    In 1983 Solbrig was initially employed as the billing clerk, doing the billing from a kitchen table and assisting in meter reading. Acquiring a DSM water operator's license, she worked in the field on leaks, meter settings and new construction projects.

  • Fishing derby Saturday at Rainbow Pay Lake

    TELL CITY - Registration is under way for the Hoosier National Forest's 14th annual Kid's Fishing Derby at Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby. Saturday's event is free and open to all children ages 15 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Sign-in and registration begins at 8 a.m. with the fishing and casting contests starting at 8:45. There will be two fishing heats, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m.

  • Graduation joy
  • Food drive

    TELL CITY - Oakwood Health Campus is sponsoring a food drive.

    Any donations of nonperishable food items may be dropped off at Oakwood Health Campus between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Donations will be taken until May 31. Drawing for the prizes will be held June 1.

    For further information, contact Polly Story or Mary Billings at 547-2333.

  • Hydrant flushing planned in Tell City, Troy

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday. Work will begin on Fourth Street and proceed eastward. Residents may notice low water pressure or discolored water when crews are working nearby and should exercise caution when doing laundry.

    Troy Utilities will flush hydrants Thursday and Friday, May 28-29. Residents served by that utility may also notice low water pressure and discolored water when work is taking place in their areas of town.

  • Tentative mural-painting dates

    TELL CITY - Artist Emilie Young has scheduled tentative dates and times to continue painting on the Tell City flood-wall mural.

    Times and dates are 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday.


  • Library program Wednesday

    TELL CITY - Friends of the Library will present Howl at the Moon ... With a Wild Thing Tune at 6 p.m. May 27 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. Tom Sieling, singer and songwriter from Newfield, N.Y., will perform a family program that consists of funny songs about the natural world and more. If the weather is nice, the event will take place on the patio outside the children's department. Bring chairs and blankets to sit on.


  • Stamping, paper crafting classes

    TELL CITY - Individuals interested in learning the art of stamping and paper crafts can take advantage of three beginning workshops being offered at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library this summer. Libby Baur will lead the 6 p.m. workshops Tuesday, June 30, and July 28. Cost is $5 per class and space is limited, so call the library to RSVP at 547-2661.

  • What will you risk for freedom's sake?

    The release of a damning report detailing decades of abuse of young people in Ireland's church-operated reform schools didn't make the headlines it should have last week, at least not in the United States.

    Call it old news.

  • Students value newspapers

    All newspapers worry about hanging on to their readers. Publishers, editors and circulation managers fret about studies that show today's young readers don't take as much interest in newspapers as their parents and grandparents.

    That's not good news and may be a result of increased competition from online news as well as newspapers not providing content geared to young readers. What it means is that newspapers need to do more to get young people connected with their hometown newspapers.