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Today's News

  • County well-positioned for growth

    During the past several months, our conversations have been laced with new terms such as housing bubbles, gas prices, market swings, Wall Street meltdown, recession and others that do not bode well for our national economy.

    Our government leadership has taken unprecedented steps to instill confidence in our financial markets and has provided equity to be injected into the most troubled areas.

  • Help others enjoy the holidays

    The upcoming holidays are a time when most of us go out of our way to give to others, whether it’s to children, parents, nieces and nephews or close friends.

    A lot of us mark Christmas by giving to those who are less fortunate, especially children.

    Thanksgiving and Christmas have long been times when we’ve reached out to others. I’m sure that will never change, no matter how commercialized the holidays become, but generosity will be  more of a challenge this year because of the ongoing economic crisis.

  • Goffinet’s 43 propel TC past Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Lauren Goffinet scored a school-record 43 points to lead Tell City past Cannelton 63-43 in a girls basketball season opener Friday.

    Goffinet scored 11 of the Marksmen’s 12 first-quarter points as that period ended in a 12-12 tie.

    She added 11 points in the second quarter, including two free throws that gave the Marksmen the lead for good, 25-23, with 2:25 left in the half.

  • Corydon tops PC 62-50

    LEOPOLD—Corydon forced some Perry Central turnovers and hit three three-point baskets in the third quarter to pull away from the Commodores 62-50 in a girls basketball season opener Friday.

    The score was tied with four minutes left in the third quarter.

    “Then we just started throwing the ball all over the dang gym,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “And they were just in a (1-3-1) half-court trap, the same thing we faced in the first half.

  • PC basketball team obtains new big man

    Every basketball coach is always looking for a big man. And Perry Central Coach Matt Carter has definitely found one.

    In fact Carter’s new player is reportedly being recruited by major colleges including Louisville, Iowa and Ohio State.

    Robbie Piper, a senior who has those schools looking at him as a football lineman, has joined the basketball Commo-dores.

    He may not be quite the 6-foot-4 he was listed at in football, but he looks at least as tall as former Tell City center Eric Henrickson, who was listed as 6-5 last year.

  • Tell City in line for more sidewalk funds

    INDOT grant for $212,000 will extend Tell Street walkway from library to 19th Street, greenway

    VINCENNES - The Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded the City of Tell City $212,000 in Local Public Agency funding to pay for a new sidewalk on Tell and 19th streets that will connect the Tell City-Perry County Public Library with a new greenway.

  • Honoring veterans' service
  • Animal advocates seek doghouses
  • Tell City street workers picking up leaves

    TELL CITY - Leaf collection in Tell City is under way, Street Commissioner Jeff Everly said Wednesday, and he wants to remind residents of the process crews are using in vacuuming leaves.

    The city has two crews, each armed with a vacuum, working most days. One crew is traveling numbered north-south streets, while the other is working named east-west streets.

    Crews will cross the city thoroughly and tackle Burglen Hills and Fennhaven areas before resuming the cycle, Everly said.

    Residents are asked to rake leaves close to curbs but not to place leaves in gutters.

  • Kimball International land auction a success

    JASPER - The auction company that sold thousands of acres of Indiana and Kentucky forestland for Jasper-based Kimball International during three separate sales last week has released financial details of sales for land successful auctioned in Perry County.

    Two tracts of land near the German Ridge Recreation Area totaling 87 acres sold for $180,264, or $2,072 per acre. Two adjoining tracts totaling 73 acres brought $1,820 per acre, for a total of $132,860.