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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Editorial on Common Core State Standards was light on facts

    By AMY ETIENNE
    Guest Columnist

    It is time for a revolution in American education.  Schools are no longer responsible for only teaching children reading, writing and arithmetic.  We must now teach children to think deeply and critically about all of the information that comes so easily to them through multi-faceted media.  

  • Rollover wreck

    Pat Lambert, director of the county’s emergency medical services, expressed thankfulness for child-safety seats after responding to an accident in the 100 block of Tell City’s Boundary Way. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Recycled benches at William Tell

    William Tell Elementary sixth-grade student council members are busy sorting and collecting recycled plastic lids.

    Once the required amount of  400 pounds of plastic lids are collected they will be taken to the specialized recycling facility, Green Tree Plastics in Evansville.

    The school has extended its thanks to its  sponsor, the Kashyab family of An Island LLC, 309 12th St. in Tell City, for sponsoring the fabrication of a fourth recycled bench.

  • Marching Marksmen benefit from correctional center talents

    The Tell City Marching Marksmen’s 2013 season ended last month after showcasing its members’ talents in front of thousands of people. The colorful backdrops the band used over the course of the marching season were a credit to staff and offenders at Branchville Correctional Facility.

    Offenders there painted the canvas boards emblazoned with the slogan “The Struggle Within,” other words and designs that reflected the band’s musical theme for the year.

  • New postmaster

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  • Don’t fall victim to scam artists

    TELL CITY – Scam artists seldom give up on their efforts to lure people into turning over personal information.

    A reader called the News Thursday saying she received a call from someone wanting to talk to her about the Windows operating system and her Internet connection. The woman no longer has Internet service and said the caller hung up after giving her an incomplete phone number.

    “A lot of people don’t have the sense to hang up,” she said.

  • Police adding holiday patrols

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel periods in Indiana, and local and state police are adding extra patrols to increase safety on the county’s streets and highways.  

    “Until Dec. 1, we will have saturation patrols as part of a comprehensive effort to curb impaired driving,” said Assistant Chief John Allen of the Tell City Police Department. “Anyone found to be driving impaired will be arrested.  Also, occupants not using seat belts or who are not properly restrained will be cited.”

  • Santa en route to weekend parades

    PERRY COUNTY – Santa Claus himself will be the guest of honor at three fast-approaching Christmas parades in Perry County.

    Cannelton’s parade will kick off the season Friday while Leopold will host its parade Sunday. Tell City’s parade and related festivities are scheduled for Dec. 7

    Cannelton parade Friday

    Cannelton’s American Legion post and its ladies auxiliary will host the city’s annual Christmas parade at 6 p.m. Friday.

  • Are you ready for some fun? Foundation sets plans for trivia contest

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation will host their fourth annual Trivia Night fundraiser. Trivia Night offers light-hearted competition for the know-it-all trivia junkies and some fun for those who simply enjoy supporting a good cause.

    It will be Jan. 25 at the Schergens Center in Tell City. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6. The trivia contest will start at 7 p.m. Reservations are required.

  • Tell City Junior-Senior High School Christmas concert Dec. 15

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High School’s annual Christmas concert will be held at 4 p.m. Dec. 15 in the school auditorium.  All Tell City junior and senior band and chorus groups will perform.

    The free event is open to the public and all family, friends and members of the community are invited to attend.

    The public is encouraged to attend the concert, support local student musicians and enjoy Christmas music.