Today's News

  • Federal agency dismisses Cannelton teachers’ cases

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Discrimination complaints filed by two teachers fired from Cannelton City Schools were dismissed by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the school system’s superintendent announced at a school-board meeting Aug. 15.

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  • COLUMN: The liberty amendments

    State Treasurer

    The 20th and 21st centuries have not been good for Americans who long for the founders’ vision of a limited federal government with checks and balances between its three branches.

    Those thoughtful leaders of the 18th century understood that power truly does corrupt and that once corrupted, it is incapable of self-imposed cleansing.

  • COLUMN: Investing in local stocks


    Lots of us hoping for brighter futures sock away money in money-market funds, savings and individual retirement accounts and mutual funds. Most of us have financial advisers who help us along the way and over time, most of the time, we’re rewarded with good returns and growing nest eggs.

    I’m in that group. My employer – I should say employers considering I have a couple of part-time jobs in addition to self-employed farming – sponsor 401K or 403B accounts and match a portion of what I contribute.

  • EDITORIAL: Late-summer thumbs-up

    The conclusion of a successful Schweizer Fest – Tell City’s 55th – prompts us to extend a big thumbs-up to everyone who helped with the effort. That’s a large group, far too numerous for us to try to list individually or even by subgroups. It nearly takes a community to pull off a community festival and Tell City does it every year. Congratulations, everyone.

    We also offer the following thumbs-up kudos.

  • Clarification

    CANNELTON – Eric Harris, teacher and yearbook sponsor for Cannelton High School, informed the News an Aug. 5 school-board report was inaccurate in saying a liquor-store ad was rejected. School-board member Barbara Beard said during a July 18 meeting she was told a $100 check was returned to Pantry Plus because it’s a liquor store. Harris said he did question the propriety of running the ad, but decided to accept it. “I accept ads from any local businesses wanting to contribute to the yearbook,” he noted.

  • Tell City Council to meet in special session today

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City Common Council will meet in special session today at 7:30 p.m. to consider a tax-abatement request by Chris Ramsey for property he owns at the corner of Seventh and Humboldt streets.

    The meeting will follow the 6 p.m. meeting of the board of public works and safety and the 7 p.m. session of the city water board.

  • Cannelcade changes for August

    CANNELTON – The monthly Cannelcade of Music sending local performers to Cannelton’s Gazebo Park will be performed 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

    That’s a change from the last-Friday-of-the-month previous performances have been scheduled. The last Friday of this month leads into the Labor Day weekend, creating potential conflicts for some people.

    Ralph and Linda Terry coordinate the events for the Cannelton Foundation, which reaps all of their financial benefits.

  • Benefit auction, set for dance Sept. 14

    TELL CITY – The friends and family of Larry Taylor will host a benefit auction and dance to help raise funds for medical bills and expenses.
    The event will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Tell City American Legion Post on Indiana 66.
    Admission will be $15 per person or $25 per couple.
    There will be live music by “Good Ole Boys,” food and a cash bar.
    Cash donations may be made at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City to the “Benefit of Larry Taylor” account.
    Taylor has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

  • 4-H council’s annual meeting Sept. 3

    PERRY COUNTY – The annual meeting of the Perry County 4-H Council will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Perry County Fairgrounds. The election of the 2013-14 4-H Council will be held at this meeting. Anyone interested in serving on the council is asked to contact Purdue Extension-Perry County at 547-7084.

    All residents of Perry County and surrounding counties who are interested in the 4-H program are invited to attend the meeting and vote for new members.