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Today's News

  • Lincoln history shared during 37th Weatherholt reunion

    TOBINSPORT – The 37th annual Weatherholt reunion was held Sept. 28 at the Clayton Harris Memorial United Methodist Church in Tobinsport. Approximately 33 people attended the pot-luck meal at noon and the meeting immediately following.

    Jim and Sharia Adams were in charge of the reunion, Bill Weatherholt was the master of ceremonies and Kim Weatherholt Salmon sent out the reunion reminders. Each year, Kim has inserted an old photo on the reunion reminder, asking, “Do you know who these Weatherholts are?”

  • City council discusses heat, lights

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder took a moment to open a common council meeting Nov. 11 by noting it was Veterans Day and offering “a special thank you” to all of the active, Reserve and National Guard members who have served and their families.

    “May God bless all of them,” she said. “We really appreciate all of them.”

  • PCMH wins Studer Group’s Excellence in Patient Care Award

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital received an Excellence in Patient Care award from outcomes firm Studer Group. The hospital received the award – which was presented at the 11th annual What’s Right in Health Care conference – for its exemplary “discharge instructions” results on the HCAHPS patient survey.  The What’s Right in Health Care conference took place Oct. 21-23,  in Atlanta.

  • Council of Agencies Donation

    Kara Braunecker’s first-grade class at William Tell Elementary organized a school-wide food drive Nov. 11-15 encouraging other students and staff to donate nonperishable food items to the local Council of Agencies here in Tell City.

    The students collected and sorted 896 items. The items were delivered to the agency on the afternoon of the 15th.

  • Dogged journalism is democracy’s blessing, not curse

    Lee Hamilton
    Center on Congress

    Let’s start with the obvious: A democracy needs intelligence agencies. It needs to know what’s happening in the world – and understand the plans of allies and enemies – to keep the nation prepared and secure.

    If intelligence work is going to be effective, much of it has to be done in secret.

  • COLUMN: Do I have a responsibility to protect our readers?

    KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    I’d like to address a complaint I hear about my writing from time to time.

    The latest discontent came in reaction to a story I wrote about the Cannelton Common Council discussing the fact that some people were simulating sexual activity in the city’s Gazebo Park.

  • Indiana’s governor offers vision for public education

    Mike Pence
    Indiana Governor

    Indiana’s students and schools have made great progress in recent years. According to the latest scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, Indiana is improving at the second fastest rate of any state in the country. We owe this progress to the hard work of our students, teachers and the parents and school reformers everywhere who have insisted that we hold our-selves to high standards.

  • Port traffic increases, as does marketing

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – October brought an increase in rail freight and barge traffic to the Port of Tell City, Kevin Teague reported at a regular meeting of the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors Nov. 12.

    The operations manager and train master for that agency and the Hoosier Southern Railroad reported an uptick in barge traffic at the board’s October meeting after several months of lighter-than-normal traffic.

  • Ohio Valley Gas extending service to Branchville

    TELL CITY – Motorists traveling Indiana 37 have likely noticed a major installation project underway in recent weeks. What some have thought to be a water or wastewater line is actually a new natural-gas pipeline that will serve Branchville Correctional Facility.

    Ohio Valley Gas Co. said the line will be installed through early  next year and begins  on the east side of Tell City and will follow Indiana 37 to Branchville.

  • A witness to history

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    As the world pauses tomorrow to recall the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy, a Perry County man will remember his role in the sad and solemn  rites that so many people still remember from that Saturday afternoon – the horse-drawn caisson, the riderless black horse and the muffled sounds of drums and the clacking of hooves from horses in the procession.