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Today's News

  • Two nabbed after Tuesday pursuit

    TROY – A short pursuit Tuesday night landed two people in jail on multiple drug charges.

    According to Lt. Roger Smith with the Tell City Police Department, officers attempted to stop a car driven by John A. Fortwendel, 27.

    The pursuit ended in Troy, where Fortwendel allegedly parked his car next to a residence. He and a  passenger, identified by police as Brittany Babbitt, 26, of Elizabeth, allegedly tried to run but were apprehended.

  • Former judge, longtime attorney David Huber dies at age 80

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – A Cannelton High School graduate whose intelligence and determination took him from Perry County to the halls of Harvard University and nearly to Congress before launching an honored legal career of his own died this week.

    J. David Huber passed away Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. He was 80 years old.

  • Travelers in the cold
  • Despite cold, TC apple drop still a go

    TELL CITY – While it may be the coldest Silvesternacht on record, Sunday’s New Year’s Eve celebration in City Hall Park is still ago.

    Plans again include a variety of activities from 8 to 11 p.m. at Tell City Junior-Senior High School, including games, an open pool party and new and improved inflatables and obstacle courses.

    Past events have drawn large numbers of youngsters, who are chaperoned by a group of adults.

  • Forcing us to think what we do not think

    Leo Morris

    Guest Columnist

     

    I’m stumped. I’ve been trying for days, ever since checking out the oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case now before the Supreme Court, to come up with an analogy that would make the issues involved easier to understand. But there isn’t one. How do you simplify something so glaringly obvious that even the most obtuse among us should be able to comprehend it?

  • Safe indoor plant pest controls

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Have you noticed a sticky substance on the floor beneath your ficus or philodendron?  Are there little scabs on the underside of the leaves of your orchid? Maybe you have noticed your plants just look a little lack luster.

  • The state revenue forecast update

    Larry DeBoer

    Guest Columnist

     

    On Monday, Dec. 18, Indiana legislators, state officials, reporters, and policy geeks gathered in the Statehouse and online, for the annual reveal of the state revenue forecast update. Would Santa arrive early with a pack full of added revenues so legislators could make rather merry in the coming session of the General Assembly? Or would the Grinch leave revenue even too small for a mouse?

  • The dragon and the nativity of Jesus

    Is there a dragon in your crib scene?

    There should be.

    Each year I check out the crèche in the Archabbey Church in St. Meinrad. The spiritual home to about 100 monks, the church is beautifully decorated for Christmas. In the rear of the church, there is a very traditional nativity set with Mary cradling the infant Jesus. Joseph stares lovingly at the child and there are angels with trumpets, etc. All seems normal.

    Then there is the plush multi-headed dragon, usually lurking nearby, either under the crib scene or in a corner.

  • PCMH welcomes new orthopedics doctor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital, through a partnership with Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro, welcomes back orthopedics to the community. The partnership provides both surgical and non-surgical care to address the orthopedic needs of individuals in the community.

  • Damin-Simpson

    Karen Damin and Jeff Simpson were united in marriage during a 2 p.m. ceremony Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at St. Paul Catholic Church.

    The bride is the daughter of Tom and Janet Damin of Tell City. Mr. Simpson is the son of Bill and Connie Simpson, also of Tell City.

    The Rev. Thomas Richstatter OFM presided at the ceremony, in which the bride was given in marriage by her father.