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Today's News

  • West Nile virus found in local mosquitoes

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

  • Mu Gamma Beginning Day set for today

    TELL CITY - Mu Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host its Beginning Day today, Aug. 22, at the home of Carolyn Craddock.
    Everyone attending is asked to take a covered dish; meat and drinks will be furnished. Social time will be at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

  • Federal agency dismisses Cannelton teachers’ cases

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    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.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: After reading the "liberty amendments" column, do you agree we'll never see them implemented?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by finding the question at the bottom of the page or clicking into the opinion section.

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    Don't hold back; express yourself!

  • COLUMN: The liberty amendments

    By RICHARD MOURDOCK
    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

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    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.