.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Perry Central bus operator wants contract extension

    Student drug-testing policy subject of April 10 public forum

    LEOPOLD - A Perry County couple whose school buses have transported Perry Central students for more than three decades hopes to have contracts for three routes extended for another year or two to help them recoup their investment, they told school leaders Monday.

    Allen and Barbara Goffinet appeared before Monday's meeting of the school trustees and asked to have the three bus contracts they have had for several years extended beyond their expiration date this spring.

  • Police: Driver who collided with ambulance was drunk

    TELL CITY - No one was injured but three people were lodged in the county jail after a car collided with a county ambulance early Wednesday in Tell City. Police said the driver was intoxicated and had never been licensed.

  • Beware of Publishers Clearing House scam, St. Croix man warns

    ST. CROIX - Hugh Judge of St. Croix wants to help ensure people don't fall for a scam involving telephones and the Publishers Clearing House name.

    He received a second call last month from people claiming to be from the millionaire-making magazine-sales company, he told The News Wednesday. The callers told them he'd won some money, but were really trying to get personal data such as checking-account information.

    "I am a customer of Publishers Clearing House," he said. "I have sent in entries for probably 10 years."

  • Mayor plans to intensify Cannelton cleanup efforts

    Recipient of city letter calls it politically driven

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves wants to clamp down on people who allow their properties to remain unsightly, and has enlisted the aid of the county sanitarian in that effort. One city resident, however, said a cleanup notice he received was politically motivated, a charge denied by the city's building inspector.

  • Legislators may merge libraries

    PERRY COUNTY - Now that Perry County's two library districts have decided against a voluntary merger, it's up to the state legislature to decide if the state's 238 districts should become 92 county ones.

    As The News reported, Tell City-Perry County Public Library Director Larry Oathout and Cannelton Public Library Director Sally Walker discussed with each of their boards the possibility of voluntarily merging.

  • Heavy rain closes roads, cancels classes

    Deluge of up to 8 inches causes widespread flooding

    PERRY COUNTY - Two days of heavy rain closed state and county roadways Tuesday and Wednesday, sending water over state and county roadways and into the basements of some residents.

    In Tell City, about 4 inches of rain had fallen as of 6 a.m. Wednesday but rain continued to fall during the day. Heavier rainfall totals were reported in other locations, with some areas of the county reporting up to 8 inches.

  • The goose story's final chapter

    Every morning and night, leaving from and returning to home, I roll down my car's driver's-side window half way and listen for the goose on the lake below my house. The big white-plumed bird never fails to offer a honk or two, either welcoming me home or saying goodbye.

  • History is as important as other subjects

    Gov. Mitch Daniels announced in October that a social studies category will be added to Indiana's statewide testing program for school children, known as ISTEP, for grades 4, 6 and 8 when the test moves to spring.

    That subject had previously been totally ignored in the tests. But a national study released last month sponsored by Common Core, a new nonpartisan group pushing for the liberal arts in public school curriculums, indicates it's not a moment too soon to be adding this vital subject.

  • Tell City boys sixth in PAC

    TELL CITY - Tell City, with just four boys competing, finished sixth in the junior high boys PAC swim meet Thursday.

    Heritage Hills won with 349 points. Tell City scored 75.

    The Archers had five boys on their roster and one was unable to compete because he was sick.

    So they had to have a diver swim to give them enough boys to enter two relays.

    They placed fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay, with Wade Bryant, Trent Harding, Colin Malone and Gate Otto swimming it in 3:29.95.

    Those same four boys placed fifth in the 200 medley relay in 3:41.54.

  • Tell City girls 2nd in PAC

    TELL CITY - Amanda Wagner won two individual events and a relay to lead Tell City to second place in the six-team PAC junior high girls swim meet Thursday.

    Wagner won the 50-yard breaststroke in 32.21 seconds and the 100 individual medley in 1:05.57.

    She teamed with Bailey Malone, Amber Fentress and Jessica Ballman to win the 200 free relay in 1:58.20.

    Those same four girls placed second in the 200 medley relay in 2:12.96.

    Malone placed second in the 200 free in 2:21.60.

    Ballman took second in the 100 free in 1:06.94 and fourth in the 50 free in 29.33.