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Today's News

  • Holiday World’s “Cheetah Chase” world’s first launched water coaster

    SANTA CLAUS – Holiday World & Splashin Safari has announced its latest planned ride. Named Cheetah Chase, Holiday World’s third water coaster will feature two ProSlide rocketBLAST-powered racing slides totaling more than 1,700 feet of track. Riders will experience a water-powered flat launch before racing against their families toward the finish line.

  • Jasper Arts seeks volunteers for performance season
  • ISP sets Operation Pull-Over sobriety checkpoint

    Perry County – Indiana State Police Jasper District Commander Lt. Jason Allen has announced troopers will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Perry County on Friday, Aug. 23. The exact location and time will not be released. Motorists that are not impaired can expect a very short delay of 2-3 minutes while passing through the checkpoint.

    Troopers encourage all motorists to call 911 or the closest Indiana State Police Post when they observe another motorist that may be impaired. Be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel.

  • Thinking About Health

    TRUDY LIEBERMAN

    RURAL HEALTH SERVICE

    Last month the New York Times ran a cautionary tale about the heart surgery and care astronaut Neil Armstrong received and his death two weeks later at a community hospital in a Cincinnati suburb in 2012.

    The Times had received documents from an anonymous tipster who said he/she was “compelled to share this information” so “others can be saved as a result of the dissemination of this information to the public because this American hero did not have to die an untimely death.”

  • Spencer County animal shelter could reopen next month

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Spencer County Animal Shelter should reopen under new management early next month, with a grand reopening at a later date. The county commissioners approved a contract with the Evansville-based It Takes a Village Canine Rescue group to operate the shelter on behalf of the county government. The shelter will accept cats, dogs and other domestic pets of similar size. However, the group will not provide animal control services to assist in capture of animals.

  • Mayor warns residents to remain alert of phone scams

    TELL CITY – Though it would seem phone scams today would be out-dated, they are still prevalent and recently local officials have been alerted to several attempts in the area.

    During the recent Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety, Mayor Jim Adams noted he has heard of several attempts in recent weeks.

  • Another banner year for Schweizer Fest activities

    TELL CITY – The 61st Schweizer Fest has come and gone with fair-goers from near and far having enjoyed an extended weekend of performances, presentations, rides, awards, games, food and drink.

    Zac Hartz completed his first year as Schweizer Fest, Inc. president, where he commented, “I thought, overall, we had a great festival week.”

  • TCPD receives additional money for school bus stop traffic enforcement

    TELL CITY – School is back in full swing, and with it, morning and afternoon commutes with busloads of children. To help ensure their safety, Gov. Eric J. Holcomb last week announced grant funding for increased traffic enforcement at school-bus stops.

    Tell City Police Department was among the nearly 230 police agencies statewide to receive federal grants.

    The local $1,200 disbursement will go toward highly visible traffic enforcement, including speeding, aggressive driving and school bus stop-arm violations.

  • Negotiations open for TC teacher contracts

    By STUART CASSIDY

    News Editor

    TELL CITY – Local school systems are gearing up for the next round of teacher contracts negotiations. But unlike in previous years, this go-round will come with new requirements for public input.

  • TC woman held on arson, other charges

    CANNELTON – A structure fire early Friday lead to the arrest of Abby Feutz on Level 4 felony charges of arson. Cannelton Police and fire department were called to a home at 509 N. Seventh St. shortly after 1:30 when flames were reported.

    According to an affidavit for probable cause filed by Cannelton Police at the county courthouse, Feutz reportedly slashed the tires on a 2016 Ford F-250 belonging to the homeowner and set fire to the house. Police said several witnesses reported conversations with Feutz that indicate she may have been the culprit behind the acts.