Today's News

  • Wildcats capitalize on TC’s lax defense

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Mount Vernon hit open layups and open three-point shots as it jumped to 31-14 lead en route to a 72-55 boys basketball victory over Tell City Friday.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Were county-council members right in objecting to the animal-control ordinance adopted by county commissioners?

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  • COLUMN: What is the benefit of right-to-work?

    By TIMOTHY BRUMFIELD, Guest Columnist

    This letter is in reply to Dave Hammond’s letter in Monday’s edition of The News. I would like for it to be known that I have known Dave for 30-plus years and have always had a lot of respect for him.

  • COLUMN: 20 + C + M + B + 12

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The letters and numerals inscribed above the doors of homes in the Belgian town had me scratching my head a few years ago, but come Friday, I may have scrawled a similar message above my door in New Boston.

    20 + C + M + B + 12

    Friday was the traditional day for observing Epiphany, the 12th day after Christmas.

    The Twelve Days of Christmas, by the way, began Christmas Day and concluded the night of Jan. 5.

  • EDITORIAL: Daniels’ 2012 reform goals look practical overall

    Whether Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is one of the nation’s best politicians is certainly debatable, but in setting his goals for this year’s legislative session he has shown that he is more practical than many politicians.

    In recent years the Tea Party movement has produced numerous elected officials – of the same political party as Daniels – who refuse to compromise on taxes, social issues or virtually anything. Therefore they have been able to enact very little of their political agenda.

  • Correction

    Requirements for a county-commissioners’ appointment to the Tell City Plan Commission were stated incorrectly in a Thursday News report.

    A Democrat who lives in the incorporated area of the city and owns property located in whole or in part within the unincorporated area is needed to apply to County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg’s office by Feb. 15.

  • Early trash pickup in Troy this week

    TROY – Due to a scheduling change, trash in Troy will be picked up Tuesday instead of the normal day of Wednesday. The change is for this week only. For more information, call Troy Utilities at 547-7501.

  • Ewing names members of TC works board

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing has appointed members to the city’s board of public works and safety for 2012.

    Serving with Ewing will be Councilmen Gerald Yackle and Gary Morton. Yackle is a past works-board member while Morton is new to the group, which has oversight of the city’s police, fire, wastewater and trash-collection departments.

  • Appointments made in Tell City for 2012

    TELL CITY – Department heads in Tell City were reappointed to their positions by Mayor Barbara Ewing.

    Appointments were:

    Greg Hendershot, police chief, and John Allen, assistant chief.

    Greg Linne, fire chief, and Steve Hauser, assistant chief.

    Bruce Badger, wastewater superintendent.

    Jeff Everly, street commissioner.

    Dale Poole, water-utility superintendent.

    Bob Young, building commissioner.

    Earl Parker, Greenwood Cemetery Sexton.

    Maurice Harpenau, recreation director.

  • Engineering firm to examine drainage issue near 20th Street

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Benardin, Lochmueller and Associates will charge the city no more than $2,800 to assess an area near the 1200 block of 20th Street in Tell City where poor drainage has been a lingering problem.

    The city’s works board approved a contract with the Evansville-based firm Tuesday. The company will study the area and prepare recommendations to the city. Funds for the study will come from the city’s stormwater fund, which receives monthly fees paid by residents.