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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Who lit the fuse leading to the Big Bang Theory?

    KEVIN KOELLING
    MANAGING EDITOR

    The National Science Foundation reports – as if it’s a bad thing – that one quarter of us Americans believe the sun revolves around the Earth.

    I have evidence.

    They’re called sunrise and sunset. If they happen as the scientists say they do, why don’t we call them “Earth’s rotation into sunlight” and “Earth’s rotation into darkness?”

  • Automated Routing plans expansion, seeks tax exemption

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT – The Fulda based company, Automated Routing, is planning an extensive expansion project.

    Company representatives, including five Schaefer brothers who co-own the venture, and their attorney Francis Lueken, told the county council during a Feb. 18 session of their plans to build two new buildings. The addition will add more than 55,000 square feet to their existing facility along Indiana 545.

  • It’s time to start dialing 10 digits for local phone calls

    PERRY COUNTY – Beginning Saturday, all consumers in Indiana’s 812 telephone area code should start using 10 digits, rather than seven, to make local phone calls.

    For example, the News’ telephone number of 547-3424 should be dialed 812-547-3424. Local calls made with seven digits will still work until early September, to give consumers in the 812 area ample time to adjust to the changes.

  • Bowling for gold

    Special Olympics Perry County held its first annual local bowling tourney at the Tell City Bowling Center in October. During the month, local bowling leagues helped raise $763 in half pots in their normal bowling leagues for Special Olympics Perry County.

  • Schools finalize plans for makeup days

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – School officials in Perry County have announced plans for making up days missed due to inclement weather. Although several weeks of potentially wintry weather remain, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. officials have set plans to make up four days.

  • State police searched Tell City port as precaution

    By STUART CASSIDY
    and VINCE LUECKE
    The Perry County News

    SPENCER COUNTY – Police have made an arrest in connection with a bomb threat placed last month to Corn Island Shipyard in Spencer County.
    Spencer County sheriff’s deputies arrested an employee of the boat shipyard, Randall F. Kline, 26, of Tennyson Feb. 22 for falsely informing, a Class D felony.

  • City hires Insight 2000 to apply for, administer grant

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Insight 2000 was the only company that offered to administer a grant that will, if approved, help Cannelton residents renovate and repair their homes, city attorney John Werner said at a city-council meeting Feb. 18.

    As the News reported Monday, the city’s plan commission and common council approved a comprehensive plan intended to support an application for the grant.

  • PCDC chief: Steps to reinvent county underway

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – This year’s annual meeting of the board of directors for the Perry County Development Corp. featured more and much younger guest speakers than the attendees usually hear from.

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 Awards

    Teacher of the Year

  • Line break results in $956 water bill for city resident

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – City resident Robert Gregory approached the Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety during a regular meeting Feb. 10 to ask for a further reduction to a $956.38 water bill he said resulted from a water line broken by freezing temperatures.