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Today's News

  • When will the mystery end?

    The disappearance of Ricky Thomas in the late fall 1997 was one of the first big stories I covered after coming to The News that summer. Ten years later, the mystery surrounding the Bristow teen's disappearance remains. What happened to the 13-year-old boy last seen about 1 p.m. Nov. 6 on Oak Ridge Road? If alive, Thomas would be 23 years old today.

  • We appreciate our online readers

    To those of our readers who have struggled along with us as we worked to migrate from one Web-site system to another Oct. 23, we extend an apology and a note of thanks.

  • TC firehouse to feel a little more like home

    Donation will add kitchen, meeting room to station

    TELL CITY - Volunteer firemen in Tell City accustomed to putting out fires in kitchens will soon be able to gather around a food-preparation area of their own in their 12th and Mozart streets fire station.

  • INDOT wants to amend agreement with parks board

    CANNELTON - Bids for construction of a restroom building at Eagle's Bluff Park are still scheduled to be opened Nov. 28, but last-minute changes requested by the Indiana Department of Transportation could delay that bid opening at least a month.

    The project was originally bid in January 2005 as a full-fledged visitors center overlooking the Cannelton Locks and Dam, but all bids came in more than $400,000 over budget. So the project has since been scaled down.

  • Street work continues

    Employees of Kleeman Truck and Excavating continued their work on Tell City's Main Street last week, but in a new block. The company is pouring new sections of sidewalk as part of Tell City's streetscape project from Jefferson to Pestalozzi streets. Tell City Electric Department employees are continuing their preparatory work in the same areas for new streetlights.

  • Waupaca seeks changes to IDEM permit

    TELL CITY - Thyssen-Krupp Waupaca Inc. has filed an application with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management seeking to modify an air-quality operating permit for its plant in Perry County.

    The company has applied to construct a new paint booth and to modify the capacity of one of its operating lines from 25 tons per hour to 35 tons. As a result, the company is seeking to revise lead and beryllium emission limits.

  • Offices closing for Thanksgiving

    PERRY COUNTY - Most governmental offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. All county offices will be closed, including offices in the Cannelton annex.

    City offices in Tell City and Cannelton will also be closed Thursday and Friday, including the city electric department.

  • Christmas in the Park events to follow Sunday's TC parade

    TELL CITY - Several local groups are joining forces for Sunday evening's Christmas in the Park celebration in Tell City's City Hall Park.

    Events will follow the city's Christmas parade, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Santa Claus, who will join the parade route, will visit with local children in the park as soon as he can dismount from his sleigh. He will pass out treats while carolers entertain with traditional Christmas songs from the City Hall balcony.

  • School board may have to vote again on contract

    UPDATE: The school board will convene at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 in the Tell City High School Auditorium to vote again on the superintendent's contract. TELL CITY - The Tell City-Troy Township School Board voted at a regular meeting Tuesday to renew Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne's contract, but their vote appears to have been illegal.

  • Series of year-end nature programs coming to Patoka

    PATOKA LAKE - The Indiana Department of Natural Resources at Patoka Lake Visitor Center will have two events Dec. 1, 15 and 29 at the center.

    Mid-morning matinees begin at 10 a.m. at the center. Programs are free and snacks are provided. Visitors will be able to experience Patoka in winter with an indoor program.

    Experience the wonderful world of eagles with a close-up look at Bald Eagle C52 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center. Enjoy an exciting winter adventure with family and friends with activities for all ages.