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Today's News

  • News writer earns first place in editorial contest

    TELL CITY - Perry County News Managing Editor Kevin Koelling was named the top editorial writer in The News' class in a Landmark Community Newspaper Inc. writing contest for 2008.

    Headquartered in Shelbyville, Ky., LCNI counts 54 paid newspapers in 13 states among its holdings.

  • A 'Star Trek' for everybody

    The previews for the new "Star Trek" film claim that this "is not your father's 'Star Trek' " and I have to agree, slightly. But that doesn't mean that old fans should avoid this immensely entertaining film. It is technically a reboot of the series, but there are enough little jokes and throwbacks to appease the older fans while embracing the new. Maybe hardcore fans will denounce it, but people like me (who have only a slight interest in the series) will love the comedy and constant action.

  • Seminar gives leaders 'well-rounded' view of poverty

    TELL CITY - Yohan Yarrow is a 7-year-old boy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and even though his grandfather works full time and his grandmother part time, they might not have enough money to cover the medicine he needs this month.

    Across town, Robert Roger is a single father who drops off his 3-year-old son Roland at a day-care center before going to work to support his three children and pay bills.

  • Cemetery sexton asks public to remove items from gravesites soon

    CANNELTON - People who've decorated St. Michaels Cemetery gravesites should remove anything on the ground in preparation for the summer mowing season, Cemetery Sexton Charlie Davis said Monday.

    "Toward the end of next week, we'll mow the cemetery," he said at a regular board of public works and safety meeting.

    Any decorations on headstones can remain, he added.

  • Jail visits to resume

    CANNELTON - Child visits to the Perry County Jail will be permitted beginning Sunday and other visitors will be allowed to see inmates beginning Tuesday, according to Jail Commander Kathie Lackey.

    Visits had been curtailed as a precaution against the spread of the H1N1 flu virus.

  • Smethurst joins national public power association's honor roll

    TELL CITY - The superintendent of the Tell City Electric Department has been honored by the American Public Power Association.

    Marlow Smethurst serves as a commissioner for the Indiana Municipal Power Agency, the nonprofit agency that provides power to Tell City. According to the March-April newsletter IMPA Wire, Smethurst was named to the American Public Power Association's Honor Roll for his dedication to public power communities and support of APPA.

  • Waupaca cuts energy use, earns award

    TELL CITY - Thyssen-Krupp Waupaca Inc. recently earned an environmental- stewardship award from Energy Management Systems Inc. for significantly reducing its energy consumption, according to a news release from Kiley Kellermeyer, account executive with MZD Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations, Indianapolis,

  • Tell City wins three in a row

    TELL CITY—Rallies in their last at-bats carried Tell City to girls softball victories Saturday and Monday.

    The Marksmen beat Mount Vernon 3-1 Saturday with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning after Mount Vernon tied the score in the top of that inning.

    A dropped pop-up, a double by Lauren Goffinet, and a walk to Josalyn Ress loaded the bases with no outs for Tell City in the bottom of the sixth.

    Kyli Smithson scored the go-ahead run as the second baseman dropped Amber Thomas’ pop-up.

  • PC's defense off in 2 losses

    LEOPOLD—Jesse Allen pitched a two-hitter as Crawford County shut out Perry Central 4-0 in baseball Monday.

    This game did not count in PLAC standings (Perry Central previously beat the Wolfpack 12-3 in the game that did count), and most of the game the Commodores played defense as if they were well aware that this game didn’t count in the conference.

    They committed six errors that led to two unearned runs for the Wolfpack.

  • Errors hurt TC in loss to Highlanders

    TELL CITY—Tell City gave up six unearned runs in the last two innings and lost to Floyd Central 13-11 in baseball Tuesday.

    Tell City led 11-7 going into the seventh inning. But an error by the first baseman kept that inning going for the Highlanders.

    A two-run homer followed and the Highlanders would go on to score two more runs in the inning to tie the score.

    In the top of the eighth inning two errors by Tell City’s third baseman and a sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third with one out.