Today's News

  • Steve Lochmueller elected to Indiana Hall of Fame

    INDIANAPOLIS - Former Tell City center Steve Lochmueller has been elected to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Lochmuel-ler will join his father and high school coach, Bob Lochmueller, in the hall, just as he joined him in Tell City High School's Athletic Hall of Fame two years ago.

    Steve Lochmueller, a 1971 Tell City graduate, will be inducted into the Indiana hall March 19 at the Primo Banquet Hall on the south side of Indianapolis.

    Tickets for the induction banquet will be made available in early 2008.

  • Policy changes win school-board OK

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central School Board President Charlie Etienne gave first readings to 18 new and amended school policies at a regular meeting Nov. 19.

    The verbiage he introduced, which received the school board's blessing and will be presented for final adoption next month, was made necessary by changes in state law, or in some cases, entirely new laws adopted by legislators and were recommended by NEOLA Inc., a company that helps school districts develop and update board bylaws and policies and administrative guidelines.

  • Traveling science lab tests young learners

    Mobile Discovery Center makes local visits

    TELL CITY - Can sound waves really break glass? Can static electricity light a fluorescent bulb? Which do you see first, colors or words?

    These questions and more were answered in the Mobile Discovery Center, a partnership between the U.S. Army and National Science Center, when it visited Tell City Junior High School Nov. 19-20.

  • Officials adjust insurance plan for employees

    Self-funded amount climbs by $5,000

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners opted in a regular meeting Nov. 19 to raise the amount county employees' insurance is self-funded from $40,000 to $45,000.

    Their action came on the heels of a presentation by Cathy Dunn, president of Dunn and Associates Benefit Administrators of Columbus.

    Under self-funding, an employer pays health-care claims and doesn't call for insurance payment unless their totals exceed the specified amounts, after which aggregate coverage kicks in to protect the county against catastrophic costs.

  • New corrections program will have strong ties to community

    TELL CITY - State lawmakers want every county in Indiana to implement a community-corrections program, Perry Circuit Judge Lucy Goffinet told county commissioners in their regular meeting Nov. 19.

    One way such programs have been described is "one step above probation, one step below prison," she explained. "It's stricter supervision for the county's criminals."

  • Rain forces postponement of Tell City parade to Sunday

    TELL CITY - Sunday afternoon's steady rainfall caused the postponement of Tell City's annual Christmas parade and organizers have rescheduled the event for 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Also rescheduled are visits with Santa Claus, caroling and other Christmas in the Park activities at City Hall Park.

    Lineup for Sunday's parade begins at 4:30 in the Tell City High School student parking lot. For more information on activities in the park Sunday, call Kaye Kleeman at 547-5875 or City Hall at 547-5511. For more information on the parade, call Brian Melton at 547-3441 or 547-6043.

  • Board seeks $2.2 million in revenue bonds

    Other funds sought, approved for infrastructure upgrades

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors adopted a resolution at a regular meeting Nov. 14 they hope will lead to the issuance of $2.2 million in revenue bonds that will help finance upgrades to bridges and track to handle 286,000-pound rail cars.

    "This is not county-backed in any way," county attorney Chris Goffinet explained. "It doesn't impact the county's debt limit."

  • Literature meets art

    Last week Tell City High School English students designed T-shirt logos from the English epic poem, "Beowulf." The poem, which was written between 600 and 700 AD, is one of the earliest forms of British literature, said Tell City High School English teacher Don Hitz. In the work, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, battles three enemies. The first, Grendel, attacks a mead hall and its inhabitants. After defeating Grendel, Beowulf then fights Grendel's mother and after becoming king, he fights a dragon which mortally wounds him and dies.

  • Here Comes Santa Claus

    Offering hearty holiday greetings during Cannelton's annual Christmas parade, Santa Claus waves to the crowd Friday night on Washington Street. A large crowd attended the annual event hosted by Cannelton American Legion Post 142, the Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion. Tell City's parade and Christmas in the Park activities were scheduled for Sunday, but were postponed to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 due to rain. Leopold's Christmas parade will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday. See "Rain forces postponement of Tell City parade to Sunday" for more information on those parades.

  • O'Bannon Legacy

    Three-year-old Kadie O'Bannon, top photo, decorates her father, Jon with a remnant from a ribbon-cutting ceremony conducted moments earlier to mark completion of the Frank O'Bannon Highway north of St. Croix. The granddaughter, wife and son of the late Gov. Frank O'Bannon joined Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, state and local officials and contractors for the Wednesday-morning event. Rain forced participants indoors from the Indiana 37-Interstate 64 intersection to the nearby Phil Etienne's Timber Harvest-Bear Hollow Woodcrafters showroom.