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Today's News

  • Trump on DACA: Do your job, Congress

    Well, so much for Hoosier common sense. A lot of Indiana officials are joining the preening, posturing hordes dumping on President Trump for his perfectly proper decision to rescind DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

  • By the numbers: Perry County should have one school district

    More than half of Indiana’s school districts, including all three in Perry County, are too small to operate efficiently and students are suffering because of that.

    That’s according to a study released by Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research last month.

    The study, commissioned by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation, found that academic performances among school districts with fewer than 2,000 students lagged behind larger districts.

  • Income surveys going out to TC residents

    The City of Tell City is conducting an income survey to establish their status of eligibility to apply for grants through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.  This survey is needed in order to allow the City of Tell City to apply for grant funds for city projects.

  • On Medicare, Trump missing the mark

    Ron Klink

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    President Trump doesn’t understand or care about healthcare policy.

    He recently suggested that health insurance costs just $12 a year. And he fervently supported the GOP’s Obamacare repeal plan, which would have increased deductibles from $800 to $13,000 for individuals making $26,500 a year. That’s hardly the “great health care” plan with “much lower deductibles” that the president repeatedly promised.

  • Monthly Commodore Table provides hot meals for the hungry

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – A new outreach program at Perry Central Community School Corp. will warm stomachs and hearts each month and will leverage the time and talent of community groups across the county. Behind the idea is a Perry Central student who was surprised at the number of people in the county who face food insecurity.

  • Parks survey nets hundreds of replies

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A survey currently being conducted about Perry County’s parks is getting a high volume of responses and should help the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department update its five-year plan.

  • TC Schools: an ISTEP review

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When it comes to keeping students on track toward educational goals and preparing them for the annual ISTEP assessment, it’s a collaborative effort between the test takers and their educators. During their session Tuesday, the Tell City School Board recognized those endeavors as principals from both William Tell Elementary and the High School presented ISTEP scores that were among some of the best in the state.

  • Bridging a city’s past

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Architecture of a century past still highlights Cannelton’s downtown business district. Yet, it’s an ode to a decades-ago heyday, with many of the storefronts now vacant and several in disrepair.

    While many in the city say it’s time for these building to go, members from Renew Cannelton believe there is an opportunity to revive the depressed streetscape. Those plans by the group include petitioning to become a member of the state’s Indiana Main Street Program.

  • PC teams to fight juvenile diabetes

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s volleyball and cross country teams will raise money to help find a cure for Type 1 juvenile diabetes at Perry Central’s volleyball match with Mitchell Sept. 26.
    See any volleyball player or cross country runner to order a shirt to support the cause. Order forms are also available in the high school and elementary offices. Orders are due by Saturday, Sept. 16.
     

  • Cannelton outserves Aces

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Caressa Sloss made seven kills and six digs as Cannelton beat Cloverport 25-13, 25-20, 25-22 in volleyball Monday.
    Chloe Davis served seven straight points, including four aces, to put Cannelton ahead 16-10 in the first set.
    Kendra Anastasiades served eight consecutive points to give the Bulldogs a 19-14 lead in the second set.
    Sloss served six straight points to put Cannelton ahead 14-13 in the third game.
    Davis made seven digs, Tory Thomas four, and Hannah McMahan three for the match.