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Today's News

  • TC electric-rate increase faulted

    More than two decades of successful management of the Tell City Electric Department qualifies me, and makes it my duty, to speak out on the current request for an increase in rates and charges for the Tell City Electric Department.

  • Don't let headlines get you down

    Headlines running across the pages of the newspaper haven't been all that blissful the past several months, with weekly reports of methamphetamine labs busted by police. And just last week we reported on the arrests of four people, two adults and two juveniles, on criminal-gang activity.

    Scattered amid that news have been stories about the impact of proposed local-government reform and its possible impact on tax rates, frequent home foreclosures and sheriff's sales, proposed utility-rate increases and efforts last year by Tell City to annex outlying areas.

  • Hoosiers deserve real say in presidential-nomination process

    Depending on the results of this week's big primaries in Texas and Ohio, Hoosier Democrats may or may not have a say in deciding this year's Democratic nominee for president. That's a shame and our state's leaders, of both major parties, need to find a way to give Indiana more relevance in choosing nominees for president.

    The way we see it, that could mean moving up our state's primary date from May to February or March, or working with other states to create rotating regional primaries.

  • Schroeder picks Vincennes

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central senior Alie Schroeder signed a letter of intent Thursday to continue her volleyball career at Vincennes University.

    Vincennes Coach Tina Miller said Schroeder will probably play middle hitter, the position she played most of the time in high school, for the Trail Blazers. "Or perhaps right side. But we're recruiting her as a middle hitter."

    Asked how much she expects Schroeder to play next year, the coach said, "I think she'll play a lot. That's the advantage of a junior college. We have no returning middle (hitter)s next year."

  • Board awards shelter house work

    Ground broken Friday for Eagles Bluff project

    CANNELTON - Ground has been broken and construction is under way on the restroom building-welcome center at Eagles Bluff Park. An official groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday afternoon but two days earlier, the Perry County Parks and Recreation Board advanced plans for building a shelter house at the park.

    The board received earlier an $11,400 grant from the Perry County Community Foundation for building the shelter house and is purchasing a kit for the shelter for $4,000 from Penn Products.

  • Stroke screenings March 19 at EUCC

    TELL CITY - Stroke Detection Plus will conduct stroke and vascular screenings from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 19 at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City. Stroke Detection Plus is a mobile ultrasound service that does preventive health screenings throughout the Midwest.

  • Help stop the spread of the flu virus by practicing preventive care

    CANNELTON - Influenza activity in Indiana generally reaches its peak in February. It appears this year is no exception. In recent weeks, a growing number of area residents have been absent from work or school due to influenza-like illnesses. It is too early to tell whether this season will be worse than usual and the nation has had relatively mild flu seasons in the past two or three years. That may make what is happening this year seem more intense by comparison.

  • Be weather wise: Statewide tornado drill set for Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY - The National Weather Service, in partnership with Indiana State Police, the State Emergency Management Agency, Hoosier school districts and media, will conduct statewide tests of communication systems between 9:30 and 10 a.m. and 6 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    March 2-8 has been designated Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana.

  • Pride in Tell City

    Tell City flags fly proudly from Jim Meek's pickup truck last week. A co-chairman of the Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee, Meek and other planners of this summer's celebration are hoping to see more people flying Tell City flags available for sale. The small flags are priced at $15 each, which includes a bracket for flying them from vehicle windows. Larger 2-foot-by-3-foot flags are priced at $25.

  • Tell City leaders meeting at senior center today

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council and Board of Public Works and Safety will hold their meetings today at the William Tell Senior Citizens Center, 1301 11th St.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing has said city leaders will occasionally meet outside of the council chambers.

    The works board meets at 6 p.m., with the council meeting following at 7. Both meetings are open to the public.