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Today's News

  • In split vote, school board raises its compensation for 2019

    TELL CITY – Board members with the Tell City School Corp. will see a bit higher compensation for 2019.

    In the group’s first session after the new year, and with two new members, a round-table discussion on annual pay, resulted in a vote for $1,500 per elected representative.

  • Tell City department heads reappointed

    TELL CITY – Mayor Jim Adams will retain the leaders of Tell City’s departments and utilities for 2019 as he begins the final year of his first term in office. Adams announced the annual appointments during Monday’s meeting of the city council and board of public works and safety. It was the two groups’ first meetings of the year.

  • Ready to quit? Make 2019 your year!

    JESSICA KINCAID

    GUEST COLUMNIST

    The new year is here, and it’s a great time for fresh starts. If you’re a tobacco user, the best thing you can do this year is to make a quit plan. Smoking is still the number one cause of preventable death in Indiana.

    Making the decision to quit in 2019 can dramatically reduce your risk for life threatening diseases and even make all of your holiday meals taste better.

    Quit plans:

    Combine quit smoking strategies to keep you focused, confident, and motivated to quit.

  • County preps for winter weather

    PERRY COUNTY – With snowfall in the weekend weather forecast, Perry County’s road and street departments are preparing to battle what might be the season’s first winter storm.

    Wade McKim, an assistant at Troy Utilities, said the town has a good supply of sand and salt on hand.

    “Supplies are good and the city can purchase more if needed,” he said.

    Troy recently purchased a truck-mounted spreader to apply a salt/sand mixture to roads and intersections.

  • Feeback charged with molesting child

    TELL CITY – Indiana State Police charged a rural Cannelton man this week with three counts of child molesting.

    Danny Ray Feeback, 71, of 7027 Boyd Road, was arrested Tuesday on one Level 1 and two Level 4 felony charges. According to a probable cause affidavit, Feeback allegedly engaged in sexual contact with a child from August 2017 to November 2018.

    Feeback was arrested by Indiana State Police troopers and taken to the Perry County Detention Center. He was freed a short time later after posting a $40,000 bond.

  • Ag appreciation breakfast Jan. 17

    LINCOLN CITY – On Thursday, Jan. 17, the Heritage Hills Future Farmers of America Chapter will be holding its annual Agriculture Appreciation Breakfast. Food will be served at 6:30 a.m. in the Heritage Hills Agriculture Shop located behind the Career Technology Education building. The public is invited for a free meal.

  • Renew Cannelton announcement today

    CANNELTON – A special announcement by Renew Cannelton and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs will be made on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m.

    The event is being held in Father Marendt Hall in the lower level of historic St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Cannelton, with entry at the lower side entrance. Street parking and the church parking lots behind the old school will be available. The public is invited.

  • Considering hate crime legislation

    State Rep. Stephen

    Bartels

    District 74

    Lawmakers recently returned to the Statehouse for the start of the 2019 legislative session. An ongoing discussion taking place in the General Assembly is whether or not a statewide hate crime statute should be enacted, and if so, in what form.

  • ‘Aquaman’ is weird yet wonderful

    The common difference cited between DC and Marvel movies is that Marvel movies are “fun” while DC movies are “dark.” In general, I find this to be true, but I have no issues with it. I don’t want DC to just copy Marvel’s formula.

  • Feeding feathered friends

    You may be surprised to learn what a huge difference you can make by feeding wild birds right outside your own door or window.  A large-scale winter storm, with deep snow or ice cover, cuts off many birds from their natural food supplies and can actually cause them to starve by the thousands and even millions.

    Backyard bird feeding can make a real contribution to their survival and even thriving during the winter months. Here are 10 pointers for a successful winter bird feeding season: