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Today's News

  • Rangers run past Tell City

    FERDINAND - Forest Park scored the first 21 points and held off Tell City 28-13 in football Friday.

    On fourth and goal with Forest Park leading 21-13 with 4:47 left in the game, Tell City still had a chance to tie the game.

    But Tell City's Trent Gunn was stopped inches short of a touchdown and chain links short of a first down.

    The Marksmen went 64 yards on that drive and controlled the clock for over seven minutes.

  • Commodores blank Rams for PLAC title

    PAOLI - Perry Central used familiar weapons, a ball-control running game and a stingy defense, to shut out Paoli 28-0 in a battle of undefeated PLAC football teams Friday.

    The win gave the Commodores their fifth consecutive conference title and their third 9-0 regular season in the last four years.

    Paoli entered the game ranked 10th in the state in Class 2A by the Associated Press and averaging 42.3 points per game.

    But Perry Central's state-leading defense recorded its sixth shutout of the season.

  • Welborn grant to promote lifelong wellness

    Three-year effort at William Tell Elementary will encourage students to adopt healthy habits

    TELL CITY - A three-year wellness grant awarded to William Tell Elementary School will prod students and their teachers to lead healthier, longer lives through regular exercise, better nutrition, health education and disease prevention.

    Welborn Baptist Foundation will give the school $129,000 over three years as part of the organization's emphasis on reducing the number of young people who are overweight or obese.

  • Eagles Bluff takes flight
  • Drop off limbs in Troy by Sunday

    TROY - The Troy Town Council has set Sunday as the last day for Troy residents to take limbs to Burke Park.

    The council established the drop-off point after a Sept. 14 windstorm downed limbs and branches across the town. The drop-off point is for use by Troy residents only.

  • Fall cleanup days in Troy this week

    TROY - Thursday and Friday have been designated fall cleanup days in Troy and residents can dispose of large, bulky items they no longer want.

    Items must be placed out for pickup by 7 a.m. Thursday and pickup will be limited to what can be placed in a small pickup truck. No items containing Freon, such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, will be collected.

    Also prohibited are tires, batteries, paint cans, roofing material such as asphalt shingles, scrap lumber and heavy items such as couches, chairs, daybeds and mattresses. For more information, call 547-7501.

  • City responds to sewer spill in Windy Creek

    TELL CITY - Quick action limited the impact of a sewage discharge Wednesday into Windy Creek, city officials said last week. A sanitary sewer running through a gravity stormwater line became clogged and the buildup in pressure caused a leak in the sewer line, Sewage Department Superintendent Bruce Badger said Thursday. The spill was visible along 200 feet of the creek in Hagedorn Park.

    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management and Department of Natural Resources were notified and OK'd the city's plan to remove dead fish in the creek, Mayor Barbara Ewing said.

  • Downtown TC without water Tuesday

    TELL CITY - Water will be cut in several blocks of Tell City's downtown Tuesday while water-department crews replace a fire hydrant at Main and Jefferson streets.

    The Tell City Water Department will turn off water around 7:30 a.m. in the 300 to 700 blocks of Main Street.

    The closure may also affect side streets between Main and Ninth streets from Washington to Jefferson streets. Water service will be restored when the work is completed.

  • Cannelton on board with River Road project

    Citizen concerned about traffic

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city leaders voted last Monday to join Tell City and Perry County in an interlocal agreement with the Perry County Port Authority to improve River Road and an unimproved street running from it to Indiana 66.

  • Perry County added to disaster declaration

    Individual assistance available in wake of Sept. 14 windstorm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County has been added to a presidential disaster declaration offering federal assistance to residents affected by the Sept. 14 windstorm that downed trees and damaged roofs across much of the state.

    Perry, Floyd, Scott and Washington counties were added to the declaration last week. Federal and state officials are asking affected homeowners, renters and businesses to register for federal aid calling (800) 621-3362 or logging on to www.fema.gov.