Today's News

  • Three face marijuana dealing charges


  • Child porn leads to district Scout executive’s arrest


  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Do you turn out for one or more of the local Christmas parades?

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  • COLUMN: Looking over the fiscal cliff

    Guest Columnist

    Economics is not an experimental science. We can’t say to Congress, “Honorable ladies and gentlemen, please drastically raise taxes and cut spending all at once so we can measure the effects on the economy of changes in the federal government’s budget.” This is not what elected officials do.

    Except that’s just what is scheduled to happen come Jan. 1.

  • COLUMN: Keep marijuana illegal


    Election Day wins by proponents of legalized marijuana have generated quite the buzz – sorry for the pun – in the past couple of weeks, as well as debate among several friends.

  • EDITORIAL: Election shows disfavor with education changes

    We have often wondered how teachers keep up with all of the changes thrown at them.

    Most of the changes come from Indianapolis, and with Tony Bennett serving as the state’s chief education official, their rollout has been fast and furious.

  • City will try second time to sell former firehouse

    The city of Tell City will try again Dec. 3 to sell its former firehouse on Humboldt Street.

    Three bids opened Nov. 5 failed to meet a required 90 percent of the property’s appraised value. Bids were submitted by Brian Cail at $27,234.92, Scott and Heidi Dixon for $20,900 and News Editor Vince Luecke for $20,750. Another offer from Nita Claise offered to trade eight lots for the property.

  • UPDATED: Commissioners, council seek appointees

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County commissioners and council members will make a number of appointments in the near future and letters of interest are being sought for some.

    County-council appointments to be made at their Dec. 13 meeting, and for which letters of interest must be submitted by Dec. 6, will assign members to alcohol, library, zoning-appeals and Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission boards.

  • Sibbitt charges reduced in deal

    Times-Mail, Bedford

    ENGLISH – Felony convictions of intimidation and resisting law enforcement have been reduced to misdemeanors in the case of Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt Jr.

    The action, taken Monday by Crawford Circuit Judge K. Lynn Lopp, was in exchange for Sibbitt waiving his right to appeal. A Crawford County jury convicted him Oct. 2.

  • Tell City, Leopold to host weekend parades

    PERRY COUNTY – Having taken part in Friday’s Christmas parade in Cannelton, Santa Claus will return to Perry County this weekend for two more.

    Santa will be the guest of honor at Tell City’s Christmas parade Saturday at 4 p.m. There will a variety of Christmas in the Park events in City Hall Park from 2 to 4 p.m., as well as an annual chili cook-off. Free tastings will be offered.

    Santa Claus will be in the park from 2 to 4 and there will be hot chocolate and cookies and caroling. See Page 3 for details.