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Today's News

  • Aspen Road home escapes serious fire damage

    GATCHEL - An afternoon fire Wednesday destroyed a small storage building and caused some damage to the Denny Hubert home at 14066 Aspen Road.

    Anderson Township Fire Chief John Taylor said a heat lamp being used to keep young chickens warm triggered the fire, which destroyed the small structure and then spread to plywood and a few trusses at the far end of the house.

    A passerby noticed the smoke and flames and called for firemen. Anderson Township and Central Perry firefighters were at the scene for about an hour.

  • Happy 103rd Julia!

    Julia Storm blows out a candle atop cake marking her 103rd birthday Thursday at the OAKS Senior Center in Cannelton. She attributed her long life to her "trust in the Lord for everything," she said. "I eat everything I want; I don't know of anything that ever hurt me." Born Julia Swihart in Kentucky, she moved to Perry County after getting married.

  • No resolution on township assessors

    Issue may be resolved at meeting Tuesday

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members deferred until 8 a.m. Tuesday discussion of the fate of township property assessors after those officials and County Assessor Mendy Ward failed to reach agreement about shifting all assessments to the county office.

  • Public input sought for April 8 forum

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum next week to give the community an opportunity to assess candidates vying in this year's primary election.

    The forum will begin at 6 p.m. April 8 at the Schergens Center. Candidates for the county offices of commissioner, council, recorder and surveyor have been invited, as have candidates for Perry Central and Cannelton school boards.

    The forum is open to the public and will be aired live on radio station WLME 102.7 FM.

  • Officials want site 'shovel ready'

    Designation could attract new industry

    TELL CITY - Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission agreed at a meeting March 19 to provide a letter supporting a Perry County Development Corp. request to designate part of one of the county's industrial parks a "shovel-ready site."

    Approximately 90 acres at the Perry County Industrial Park South, "ground the redevelopment commission currently owns," according to PCDC President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Kinnett, are described in a 22-page application the letter will accompany.

  • Schellinger woos local Democrats

    Candidate for governor pledges to represent all Hoosiers

    TELL CITY - The most common question asked of him on the campaign trail, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Jim Schellinger said Thursday, is whether he and his family will live in the official governor's mansion.

    "It will be the nicest house I've lived in and I'll be proud to call it home," Schellinger said, taking a jab at Gov. Mitch Daniels' reluctance to move into the governor's official residence after he took office.

  • Kast turns down chance to play for Notre Dame

    Tell City graduate Kris Kast attended two weeks of spring practice with Notre Dame's football team recently and found out he could have made the team. But he declined because he wants to concentrate on academics.

    When one of the top football programs in the country finishes with a worst ever 3-9 record, as Notre Dame did last fall, apparently it looks for new players everywhere, including among students already on campus.

    So 30 potential walk-ons reported for the first day of spring practice.

  • New Tell City girls tennis coach has veteran team

    TELL CITY - Nick Weyer has experience beating Tell City as a tennis player. Now he is trying to help the Marksman girls win as their new coach.

    Weyer, a 2003 Forest Park graduate, was a four-year varsity starter for the Rangers' boys tennis team, playing No. 2 doubles as a freshman and No. 1 doubles the next three years. All four years his doubles squad beat Tell City in straight sets.

    Succeeding Bob Kreilein, who decided to coach only the boys tennis team this school year, Weyer inherits four returning starters from last year's 6-8 team.

  • Baseball Bulldogs have 4th coach in four years

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's fourth baseball coach in four years will try to improve on last year's 2-16 record.

    Mike Garrett, who played for the Bulldogs in the late 1980s, takes over the team's helm. He replaces Matt Goffinet, who is still going to college and was recently hired as an assistant football coach at Tell City.

    The Bulldogs had three coaches in three years 1989-91 and still won sectionals all three of those years.

  • Tell City softball team has mix of veterans, underclassmen

    TELL CITY - Tell City's girls softball team returns five starters from last year's 12-12 team but may also start two sophomores and two freshmen.

    And three of the returning starters will be playing different positions than last year, though they are positions they played extensively last summer.

    New coach Dusty Beard, a longtime assistant with the Marksmen, expects pitching and defense to be among the team's strengths.