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Today's News

  • Lafayette re-enactor to present at The Depot

    TELL CITY – David Best, in person as Marquis de Lafayette, will give a presentation Sunday, June 5, at 1 p.m. at the Tell City Depot.

    Mr. Best as Lafayette will tell of his early years in the Chateau of Chavaniac in the French province of Auvergne, of his father’s death when Lafayette was two, of his mother’s death when he was 12 and of his paternal grandmother who taught him the values of knighthood.

  • Sheriff’s department website offers sex-offender mapping, alerts

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone reminds the public about a sex-offender mapping service that sends alerts to people so they know if they are living near offenders.

    In Perry County, there are approximately 40 sex offenders’ registered with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Cannelton to save thousands from insurance plan switch

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools has changed its employee health insurance plan and saved thousands in doing so.

    Dr. Alva Sibbitt called it “a good deal for us and a good deal for our employees” as he explained just how much the school corporation will save.

    By switching from its plan with Pekin Insurance to the Indiana’s Consumer Driven Health Plan will shave costs to the school corporation around $60,000 per year, according to Sibbitt’s figures.

  • Bridge work to close SR 66 at Rocky Point

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    ROCKY POINT – A portion of Indiana 66 will close to all traffic this week as a 60-day bridge repair project begins at Rocky Point.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Friday that the stretch of Indiana 66 just northeast of Indiana 166 will close Tuesday, May 31.

    The News reported this spring that work on the span over Deer Creek, commonly referred to as the “second bridge,” would take this summer to replace its span and fix damage caused by age and flooding.

  • Veteran answering the call of duty to help others

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Rifling through a stack of paperwork and case files in his courthouse office, Perry County Veterans Service Officer Wayne Hubert spends much of his day on the phone. His goal is to help former service members get the benefits they are entitled to. That means a lot of back and forth, between himself, the veteran and the cumbersome Veterans Administration.

  • Hats off to the TC Class of ‘16
  • Herwig named hospital CEO

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A health-care executive who has led medical centers in Colorado and Oregon has been named president and chief executive officer of Perry County Memorial Hospital. Brian Herwig will take over the hospital’s top position June 1, succeeding Joe Stuber.

  • Sectional champs should be in fast heat

    After the Jasper boys track sectional, Heritage Hills Coach Pete Lashley proposed a rule change that I think has merit though it did not draw strong support from his fellow coaches - even some who may have benefited from it.
    Lashley suggested that a sectional champion should automatically be placed in the fast heat of his event at the regional - even if his time is not one of the eight fastest feeding into that regional.

  • Goodson follows Tubby again - to Memphis this time

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Tell City graduate Steven Goodson has worked with Orlando “Tubby” Smith since Goodson arrived at the University of Kentucky in 2001 as a freshman student manager for the basketball team then coached by Smith.
    After serving as Smith’s student manager and a floor coach for his camps for four years, Goodson was his graduate assistant at UK in 2006-07.

  • Walks, errors help Jeeps knock out Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Northeast Dubois went through its complete batting order in three of the four innings it batted in a 17-2 baseball sectional semifinal win over Cannelton Friday.
    The Jeeps didn’t really hit the ball hard, as three of their eight hits were infield ones and two more were bloops just over the infield.
    Their only extra-base hit was Owen Fuhrman’s first-inning double to right field, a fly ball that maybe should have been caught.