Today's News

  • Recycling bills go out to mobile-home owners

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Bills for mobile-home owners who rent their land had gone out, meaning “everybody should’ve seen their bill,” Ken Smith said about a $32 annual fee charged to every property owner in the county.

  • Officials renew contract for county property assessments

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county commissioners voted at their regular meeting March 18 to renew a contract with Tyler Technologies of Dayton, Ohio recommended by County Assessor Mendy Lassaline for property reassessment.

  • Council approves minutes they tabled at last meeting

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “I was caught off guard and I think a few other council members were, too,” County Councilman Steve Goodson said during a regular council meeting March 27 at The Depot in Tell City.

    He was referring to a motion by County Councilman Stan Goffinet at the council’s Feb. 27 meeting to table the approval of minutes for their Jan. 23 meeting.

  • High-school summer camp explores health-care careers

    EVANSVILE – The Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center will offer a three-day summer health careers exploration program for regional high school students interested in careers in health care.

    Designed for students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors in fall 2014, the nonresidential summer camp will be held June 16, 17 and 18 at the University of Southern Indiana Health Professions Center. The fee is $25 and financial assistance is available. Space is limited.

  • Empower Hoosier pupils; give them the proper tools

    Lloyd Arnold
    Indiana House District 74 Representative

    As a father of four and baseball coach of many, I always love hearing about personal goals of young students, their favorite classes and what they want to be when they grow up. These hopes and dreams of our state’s children weigh heavily on me as I cast votes and author bills during the legislative session. Our legislation has a direct impact on our state’s future, our children.

  • RTA May meeting canceled

    TELL CITY – The Retired Teachers Association meeting set for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 6 at the Patio has been canceled due to elections.
    The meeting will not be rescheduled.

  • Chamber announces award nominations

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has announced nominations for the 2014 Chamber Award Dinner.  Awards are given in four categories. This year’s nominees are:

    • Large business: Diamond J Trucking and Oakwood Health Campus.
    • Small business and entrepreneur – Engineer Associates, Franzman Insurance, Hilger’s and Hot Shot Repair and Rental.
    • Applause Award: College Success Coalition and the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Wesleyan scholarship deadline Friday

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Kentucky Wesleyan College will again promote the increase of the number of graduates in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – by offering its STEM Scholarship.  

    For the third consecutive year, using funds provided by the National Science Foundation, Kentucky Wesleyan College will award scholarships up to $6,000 renewable per year to selected incoming freshmen and transfer students.

    College transfer students interested in studying one of these in-demand fields are encouraged to apply.

  • Community Foundation announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient

    TELL CITY – A Perry County student has been named the recipient of the four-year, full-tuition Perry County 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar scholarship.

    Mackenzie Etienne will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

    Mackenzie is the daughter of John and Ruth Etienne. She plans to study chemistry at Indiana University in Bloomington and work in the health-care field.

  • Candidate accepts board’s offer for schools chief


    TELL CITY – It won’t be official until the board takes action early next month, but Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. trustees announced Tuesday they have extended an offer of employment to a candidate for the position of schools superintendent.

    Board President Larry Kleeman said the candidate, whose name was not released, has accepted the offer.

    Several closed-session interviews were held in the past couple of weeks.