Today's News

  • Hydrant flushing begins Tuesday in Tell City

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing hydrants Tuesday. Crews will begin working along Fourth Street near the floodwall and will work eastward through the city.
    Residents may notice low water pressure when flushing is under way in their areas and should exercise caution when doing laundry.

  • Warmer weather means more ticks

    INDIANAPOLIS – Warm weather is finally arriving in Indiana, but as Hoosiers start taking advantage of the arrival of spring, so are ticks. State health officials are cautioning people to protect themselves from ticks as they spend more time outside.
    Ticks are small, insect-like creatures often found in naturally vegetated areas or woodlands throughout Indiana. Ticks can transmit illnesses such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Last year, Indiana confirmed 63 cases of Lyme disease, two cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and 19 cases of Ehrlichiosis.

  • COLUMN: The invisible lawmakers of Washington, D.C.

    Want to know what’s causing a lot of people in Washington to work long hours right now? Here’s a hint: it’s not immigration reform or gun control or, for that matter, any other legislation coming down the pike. Instead, it’s a pair of three-year-old laws.
    The Affordable Care Act, known to most Americans as Obamacare, and the Wall Street reform act known as “Dodd-Frank” both became law in 2010.

  • Town-hall questioning of commissioners includes cemetery issue

    Managing Editor
    LEOPOLD – A county-commissioners town-hall-style meeting May 2 sent nearly 40 people into the high-school library at Perry Central Community School to ask questions and express concerns. One of those concerns was centered on the Walker Cemetery.

    Also present in the audience were County Councilmen Jim Adams and Stan Goffinet, and State Rep. Lloyd Arnold, County Auditor Connie Berger, County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg and Tara Damin, representing the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission.

  • City needs support letters for sewer-work funding

    Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – Everybody in the city should write a letter, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder urged during a public hearing Monday on applying for grant funding to fix city sewer problems.

  • French joins county-council ranks

    TELL CITY – A local educator with a family legacy of public service has become the newest face on the county council.
    Jody French swore her oath of office Monday morning, accepting the District 4 seat vacated by Alan Cassidy.  French was chosen by Democrat precinct committee members during a caucus Saturday morning, party chairman Dale Groves said.
    French is assistant principal at Perry Central High School and is the daughter of the late Don Etienne, who served 12 years as a county commissioner.

  • TC spring cleanup set for June 3-6

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety has set June 3-6 as the dates for the 2013 spring cleanup. Rules for the week will remain much as they were last year but the city will increase the one-time fee to help pay for the event from $3 to $4. That charge will appear on bills mailed in early June.

  • Pageant more than just ‘pretty faces’

    Feature Writer
    PERRY COUNTY – Imagine a beauty pageant. What immediately comes to mind? For most, it would be toddlers in tiaras; large, brilliantly colored ball gowns and speeches about world peace. Some may envision displays of talent such as dancing and singing. But Tell City resident Carrie Harumal would like to change your idea of pageants and empower local girls at the same time.

  • Cannelton grads eager for Saturday

    Feature Writer
    CANNELTON – Graduates of Cannelton High School’s Class of 2013 will hear from their fellow classmate and class valedictorian Allicyn Louise Garrett during the school’s commencement ceremonies. The graduation will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Cannelton Community Center.

  • Wood Memorial outscores Bulldogs

    OAKLAND CITY—Wood Memorial scored in every inning to beat Cannelton 18-8 in girls softball Monday.
    Cannelton had eight hits and had two big innings of its own, scoring five runs in the fourth and three in the fifth.
    But “we have a hard time making routine plays in the field,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.
    Mikah Hemmings hit a single and a double to lead Cannelton’s offense. Allicyn Garrett also had two hits.
    Mollie Ingle and Hemmings each pitched three innings for Cannelton, each walking two and striking out one.