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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Governor should respect Ritz and her authority

    Gov. Mike Pence’s announcement last week that he will form a Center for Education and Career Innovation may be a good step in promoting lifelong learning and reducing the state’s unemployment rate. The decision, however, should have included Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and her staff in the process.

    He didn’t and that’s a problem in our eyes.

  • COLUMN: Labor imparts dignity

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    With today’s observance of Labor Day, I continue to wonder if there is as much emphasis placed on the value of work as there once was.

    I speak as someone raised on hard work and for whom labor is a big part of my life.

  • COLUMN: A vision for Hoosier education

    By GLENDA RITZ
    Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction

    A recently published political cartoon stated, “school reform will continue with Glenda Ritz as the new driver.”

    That cartoon inspired me to write this letter to the citizens of Indiana. I am the new driver. Let me tell you about how, together, we will not reform but transform our education system for Indiana’s future economic prosperity.

  • Cannnelton’s mayor in search of a fire chief

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Fire Chief John Young III submitted his resignation, Mayor Mary Snyder reported at a regular meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety Aug. 12, “so I’ll name a replacement.”

  • Two charged with growing marijuana

    TELL CITY – Police seized 13 marijuana plants Tuesday from a Main Street home in Tell City and arrested two people on charges of cultivating the drug.

    According to Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin, he, Perry County Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh and Indiana State Police Troopers Trey Lytton and George Wooten received information and obtained a warrant to search the home at 1134 Main St.

    Inside, officers found 13 potted marijuana plants, processed marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Lawalin said.

  • Millstone School Readies for Big Move

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  • Notebook computers arriving soon at TC schools

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City junior-high and high-school students could be writing, researching and sharing knowledge via new Chromebook notebooks as early as this week, school officials said Thursday. High School Principal Brad Ramsey said Thursday more than 600 Chromebooks were scheduled for delivery this week.

    “At that point we will register each computer and start the deployment process,” he said.

  • Two charged with growing marijuana

    TELL CITY – Police seized 13 marijuana plants Tuesday from a Main Street home in Tell City and arrested two people on charges of cultivating the drug.

    According to Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin, he, Perry County Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh and Indiana State Police Troopers Trey Lytton and George Wooten received information and obtained a warrant to search the home at 1134 Main St.

    Inside, officers found 13 potted marijuana plants, processed marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Lawalin said.

  • Dragging Main returns Saturday

    TELL CITY – Dragging Main will return to Tell City for a third year Saturday evening, with hundreds of cruisers of all ages sure to converge on Tell City’s Main Street with classic vehicles and plenty of memories.

    Activities will begin around 6 p.m. in City Hall Park with participants cruising Main, Tell and other streets in the city.

  • Store owners asked to ‘go gold’ in childhood-cancer awareness effort Tuesday

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A storefront decoration contest to be launched Tuesday will draw attention to childhood cancer.

    September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, organizers said in a flyer they distributed last week, and the best-decorated storefront will earn a traveling trophy and bragging rights as the biggest supporter in Perry County.

    Decorating should begin Tuesday and be completed by Sept. 13. Judging will start the next day and the trophy will be awarded Sept. 23.