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Today's News

  • Tell City police seize drugs, cash in two weekend busts

    TELL CITY - Police seized nearly $9,000 in cash and several grams of methamphetamine in two separate weekend arrests that sent four people to the county jail on various drug charges.

    Kenneth R. Cronin, 44, of 9749 Highwater Road, Tobinsport, was arrested early Sunday on charges of possessing methamphetamine, marijuana and paraphernalia. Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin said he stopped Cronin's 1998 Lincoln in the 2000 block of Mozart Street for an equipment violation and discovered meth under the hood of the car.

  • School board re-approves superintendent's contract

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Troy Township School Board corrected an error during a special meeting Nov. 21 they made in a regular meeting Nov. 13.

  • UPDATED - Two parades on Sunday schedule

    Santa to visit Leopold for 1 p.m. event; TC parade begins at 5:30

    PERRY COUNTY - Tell City's annual Christmas parade, postponed by last Sunday's steady rainfall, is set to roll along Tell and Main streets this Sunday. Also rescheduled from last weekend are activities in City Hall Park.

    Leopold's Christmas parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, offering a double feature for fans of floats, marching bands and blaring sirens.

  • Pappano: Housing grants still needed

    More residents eligible for rehabilitation program

    TELL CITY - The $1.2 million Tony Pappano has brought to Perry County in the form of housing-rehab grants isn't enough. Needs remain to be fulfilled, he said, so he's asking for more.

    His latest success in obtaining money through a highly competitive program offered by federal and state housing agencies, reported in April, netted $190,000 of the $300,000 he sought. Armed with some tips on making his application more competitive, he's now going after another $300,000.

  • County tax sale drawing outside interest

    Unpaid taxes sending 40 parcels to auction block Monday

    PERRY COUNTY - Next week's sale of tax-delinquent real estate in Perry County is drawing plenty of interest - and not just from local speculators. Outside investors are taking an interest, too, in the more than three dozen homes and parcels of vacant land that will be offered to the highest bidder.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Overlook park project suffers second setback

    TELL CITY - The Indiana Department of Transportation received no bids below the engineer's estimate for a restroom facility at Eagles Bluff Park, an INDOT spokeswoman said Thursday morning. The project will have to go back to county officials for a decision on whether to cut costs more than they have been, seek additional funding or cancel the project, she said.

  • Christmastime in Cannelton

    Warm holiday spirit wards off evening chill

  • Marksmen live up to name in bombing PC

    TELL CITY - Tell City made 15 of 16 field-goal attempts in a 16-minute span en route to beating Perry Central 77-43 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    Tell City forward Joseph Kohnert scored on a baseline drive with 2:34 left in the first quarter, giving the Marksmen a 16-6 lead and prompting Perry Central to call timeout.

    Perry Central did cut Tell City's lead to 17-13 by the end of the quarter, thanks to three Tell City turnovers in the next 2 1/2 minutes.

    The Marksmen also committed eight turnovers in the second quarter.

  • Hopes for a simple holiday season

    I do my very best to avoid department stores at Christmas time, and since Christmas shopping now begins even before Thanksgiving, I have been sticking to the grocery-store aisles for weeks.

    I would rather be just about anyplace than standing in line Friday morning, waiting to run through a store just to grab a few bargains. Some stores opened as early as 4 a.m. Friday and while I'm up that early at least six of seven days each week, I refuse to join the race, no matter how big the bargains.

  • Don't forget small acts of charity in your Christmas preparations

    Now that Thanksgiving has passed and we have all given thanks for what we have, the Christmas season is in full swing. From now until New Year's we will all celebrate the holidays with family and friends.

    Presents will be exchanged and many meals will be served to show our appreciation. But not everyone is fortunate enough to have as much as others. This is where you come in.