Today's News

  • Perry Central students' generosity helps war-torn counterparts in Iraq

    LEOPOLD - A demonstration of Perry County generosity has helped to build a bridge of understanding and cooperation between two nations separated by culture, war and thousands of miles.

  • Community foundation wants suggestions on how to direct money to greatest needs

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Community Foundation's leaders want to refocus their grant-making efforts in hopes of making an even bigger difference than they have in the past. And they're seeking the community's input.

    "We're looking to make a real impact in the community by being able to focus funds on one particular issue where we can really promote positive change," Kim Embrey, director of the community foundation said in a December News story announcing an effort to focus the group's efforts on a single community issue or project.

  • Man found unconscious in SUV arrested on meth charge

    TELL CITY - An unconscious man pulled from his sport-utility vehicle Jan. 8 was jailed after police allegedly located methamphetamine and a handgun inside.

    John E. Applegate, 27, of 1926 Bradford Drive, Tell City, was allegedly sitting inside his Ford Explorer in the 300 block of 18th Street near the Spring Mill Apartments, Patrolman Bryce Hammack reported.

    Applegate, who appeared to be disoriented and unfamiliar with his surroundings, either refused or was unable to identify himself, Hammack reported.

  • Community well positioned for tourism boom

    O'Bannon Highway, I-64 have county at tourism crossroads

    TELL CITY - A new state highway tying Perry County with communities to its north is opening new opportunities for local tourism, the director of Perry County's convention and visitors bureau said this month.

    Local officials and those involved in tourism-related businesses, Bev Minto said, need to realize just how connected Perry County is to its neighbors and how beneficial the roadways will be in drawing visitors and their spending dollars to the county.

  • Davis to become county clerk Feb. 1

    TELL CITY - Doris Davis, first deputy under two county clerks, will begin shouldering the duties of the office's top job Feb. 1. An employee of the office since 1998, Davis was appointed county clerk Saturday by Democratic precinct chairmen.

    She will succeed Debbie Elder, who has accepted the position of treasurer for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Davis will serve the balance of Elder's term, which runs through 2010.

    Davis said she has worked hard to maintain the high standards of the office as first-deputy clerk and will serve the public well as county clerk.

  • Port officials approve bond terms

    Second attempt nets offers from two area financial institutions

    TELL CITY - Perry County Port Authority-Hoosier Southern Railroad board members met the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to press ahead on efforts to fund infrastructure improvements they've been pursuing for several years.

    The result of their holiday meeting, a resolution incorporating terms of a bond bid from First State Bank, was to go before county commissioners and council members in meetings Wednesday and today, respectively.

  • Group prioritizes school-renovation needs

    Will make recommendations to board Feb. 12

    TELL CITY - In conducting research for another school system, consultant Al Long said Tuesday, he found 97 percent of all students can succeed academically if they feel welcome in their classrooms.

  • No end seen in war on drugs

    What is it with drugs, anyway?

    Yet another meth lab has turned up in Tell City. Thinking about the presence of drugs and drug use in a small community such as ours, and how many other small and large communities throughout the United States are facing the same issues, is truly mind-boggling.

    Billions and billions of dollars of public money have been spent in the war on drugs over the past several decades, and yet, illegal drug use continues to be one of the biggest cash businesses in the United States. The question is, why?

  • Correction

    An editorial published in the Jan. 14 News incorrectly reported payments to Cannelton firefighters as monthly. Regular members of the city's volunteer fire department receive $800 per year, plus $200 for clothing and fuel.

  • Daniels' tax cut actually tax shift

    Although the Indiana General Assembly has been working since Jan. 8, most Statehouse observers feel the session doesn't begin until the governor delivers his annual State of the State speech.

    Gov. Mitch Daniels outlined his goals for 2008 in a half-hour speech in the Indiana House chamber Jan. 15 that focused on his plans to provide additional property-tax relief.

    The next day, the governor testified on his tax relief program (House Bill 1001) before the House Ways and Means Committee, the legislative panel that serves as the starting point on discussions.