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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Criminal-reform proposal includes good, bad changes

    S. ROD ACCHIARDO
    County Prosecutor

    During the 2013 legislative session, the General Assembly took positive steps in enacting the first comprehensive criminal code reform since 1977 in House Enrolled Act 1006. That means there had not been any significant change to the criminal code in more than 36 years. An overhaul has long been overdue. This was a significant step toward a better criminal-justice system in Indiana, with protection of the public tempered by the fair treatment of those accused of committing crimes.

  • Talk to a lawyer for free Oct. 3; Toll-free number works again

    EVANSVILLE – The next monthly talk to a lawyer telephone clinic is scheduled for Oct. 3 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.  During those hours, volunteer lawyers will be available to talk to the general public and answer legal questions regarding Indiana law or procedures. This monthly telephone clinic has been running continuously since January 2002.  It’s not too early to start thinking about legal problems associated with the holidays.

    Only three more clinics will be conducted before the end of 2013.

  • Council to work out budget

    TELL CITY – Days the county council will meet next week to work out a budget for 2014 were incorrect as announced at an Aug. 22 regular meeting.

    Council President Steve Goodson read incorrect days listed on the meeting agenda when he said the first of three meetings would be this Monday.

    The council will meet in all-day sessions beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the county courthouse, Goodson said.

    They will return at 10 a.m. Thursday to adopt the budget.

  • Perry County tax sale results announced

    TELL CITY – The Perry County auditor’s office has released information from the Sept. 18 tax sale of properties on which property taxes were not paid. The following businesses and individuals purchased properties.

    Corp. Properties LLC of Tell City purchased one parcel for $10,000

    Shammah Investments LLC of Connersville purchased four parcels for $82,000

    Tim Neyenhaus purchased five parcels for $74,000

    Calvin B. Cash III purchased one parcel for $2,800

    Jesse Clem purchased two parcels for $4,705.52

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  • Hospital joins fight against falls

    PERRY COUNTY – Unintentional falls are a threat to your life, independence and health, especially if you are 65 and older.

    Every 18 seconds, an older adult is treated in an emergency department for a fall and every 35 minutes someone in this population dies as a result of their injuries.

    Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths among adults age 65 and older and according to the CDC, one in three older adults fall each year. Older adults are hospitalized for fall-related injuries five times more often than they are for injuries from other causes.

  • Badger family ambassadors for this year’s March of Dimes walk

    PERRY COUNTY – It was just after 12:40 in the morning May 3, 2013, when Ty and Leann Badger welcomed their twins, Emmitt Dean and Mila Penelope, into the world. Though the couple felt very blessed with the birth of their children, their arrival was much earlier than the June 16 due date Leann was given.

    Leann said her pregnancy had been going as planned until March 21, when she was admitted to the hospital for pre-term labor. She was at 27 weeks and 4 days gestation.

  • Rail traffic remains slow

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority continued to feel the effects of reduced rail traffic, its board members heard in a regular meeting Sept. 10, but August had brought some improvement.

    “That brought us pretty close to our budgeted income” for rail freight, according to Kevin Teague, operations manager and trainmaster for the authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad.

  • Saint Meinrad Rocks music fest opens Friday

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    ST. MEINRAD – It’ll be a fist-pumping and head-nodding rock of a time Friday and Saturday at the third annual St. Meinrad Rocks Fest.

    During the two-day outdoor event, bands from around the region will take to the stage at the town community center starting at 6 p.m. Friday with Phil the Excitement and continue through the night, concluding at 11 with a performance from the Grammy Award-winning The Larry Mitchell Band. A schedule appears in an advertisement in this edition.

  • Marching Marksmen improve at Paoli

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Judges at the Pride of Paoli Invitational rated Tell City’s Marching Marksmen fifth out of the five bands competing in Class AA Saturday, but their score jumped more than 10 points from their previous competition, according to results posted at IndianaMarching.com.