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Today's News

  • Job blown away? Help is available

    Nov. 17 is deadline to apply for disaster unemployment assistance

    PERRY COUNTY - Anyone in Perry and three other Indiana counties whose job was swept away by the Sept. 14 remnants of Hurricane Ike has until Nov. 17 to apply for disaster unemployment assistance.

    That deadline is sooner than one The News reported Monday for applying for help in other areas related to recovering, such as property damage, and also applies to Floyd, Washington and Scott counties. Deadlines for 13 other counties expired Monday or Wednesday.

  • TAG adds teen involvement to library offerings

    TELL CITY - Involvement in the library's Teen Awareness Group is good, Lisa Hammack told the Tell City-Perry County Public Library board Wednesday.

    Hammack said their Halloween movie night Oct. 21 was a success and some group members would like to have a lock-in where they would stay in the library and read all night. "These kids really want to be here and do this," she said. "That just shows that the ones who are involved are really involved."

  • County's property-tax bills due today

    Web site, local financial institutions accepting payments

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County property owners have until today to pay fall installments of their property-tax bills.

    Property-tax bills can be paid in person until 6 p.m. today at the courthouse. Payments can also be made at Old National Bank locations in Tell City and Rockport, as well as Fifth Third Bank in Tell City and First State Bank branches in Tell City and Rockport.

  • County's timber revenues will skyrocket

    Commissioners wary of funding projections

    TELL CITY - Money going into county coffers from sales of Hoosier National Forest timber will increase dramatically under a new system, but county commissioners were wary about accepting it.

  • Mogan Ridge fire blankets some areas in dense smoke

    Forest Service fields complaints, cites lack of wind for problems

    LEOPOLD - Dense smoke from prescribed Forest Service burning in the Mogan Ridge area blanketed areas of the county in dense smoke Tuesday and Wednesday, sending several Perry Central students to the nurse's station and postponing the start of classes Thursday.

    Hoosier National Forest officials apologized for the problem, which they said occurred when breezes forecast for Tuesday evening and night failed to materialize, preventing smoke from dispersing.

  • Avenue of Flags in Cannelton to help honor those who served

    Holiday closes some offices

    Perry County's Avenue of Flags will be displayed in Cannelton Tuesday in observance of Veterans Day. Flag-tipped crosses carrying the names of Perry Countians killed in the line of duty will be located along Indiana 66 near the entrance to Cannelton.

    A brief ceremony and 21-gun salute will be held at 4 p.m. by local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars members. The public is invited. Weather permitting, the flags will be erected sometime Monday.

  • State board denies funding

    Cannelton school superintendent calls it a setback, says he's moving forward

    INDIANAPOLIS - Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Al Chapman had hoped to convince one more member of the Indiana Board of Education to bless his attempt to correct financial problems that had built up before he took the job. The board voted instead to disapprove his request Wednesday and suggested he seek help from the General Assembly.

  • New basketball league helps girls develop their skills

    TELL CITY - There's a new basketball league on the map.

    No, not another professional minor league. Rather it's Tell City's intramural league for girls in grades 5-6.

    In recent years Tell City has added fifth and sixth grade girls teams that play about 12 games a year against other schools starting in December.

    But there were still a lot of girls in those grades who didn't get much playing time, some of whom might be late-blooming basketball players and might be needed on the varsity down the line.

  • Harrison wins bout

    ST. CHARLES, Ill. - Former Tell City wrestling star Brandon Harrison won his first jujitsu mayhem cage fight Saturday.

    Harrison beat Brian Garibaldi by tap-out due to a rear naked choke hold in 1:05.

    Harrison is ranked 12th in the nation in the amateur lightweight division. Garibaldi fell to 20th in the nation after their bout.

    Harrison is a 2006 graduate of Tell City, where he was the school's only two-time regional champion in wrestling.

  • No TC boys on All-PAC team

    TELL CITY - No Tell City player was named to the 26-man All-PAC football team Monday, though running backs Trent Gunn and Kyle Osborne and punter Wes Hinton did receive honorable mention.

    It was the fourth time in six years that no Marksmen have made the team.

    Co-conference champion North Posey led this year's team with eight selections in voting by league coaches.

    Southridge, which tied North Posey for the conference title, had five players make the team, as did Heritage Hills and South Spencer.

    Gibson Southern had two and Forest Park had one.