Today's News

  • Derby racer takes second

    MOUNT PLEASANT - Mount Pleasant resident Andy Goffinet earned second place Saturday in what he called the second-largest demolition derby event in Illinois, "where most of the big derbies are held."

    Driving a "fresh" 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier, one never run in a demolition derby previously, Goffinet said he could have taken the $1,000 first prize if race officials hadn't opted to pull apart three locked-together cars. He was the last one moving in the Spring Explosion in Georgetown, Ill., event, he said, which normally would have made him the winner.

  • Cannelton students' donation helps animals look their best

    CANNELTON - Cannelton third-graders donated a new grooming kit to the staff of the Perry County Animal Shelter Friday, then enjoyed a tasty thank-you offered by the staff.

    The grooming kit was purchased through a Learning to Give grant sponsored by The League, according to their teacher, Joan Goble.

    The organization encourages youngsters to contribute to their communities through projects such as planting trees and collecting food for the hungry

  • Tree-planting will honor Kellems Monday

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee will plant a tree at Gazebo Park at 9 a.m. Monday in memory of Kenneth Kellems and his service to that organization, according to Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth.

    "Having served on this committee myself, I can tell you that Kenny was a valuable resource to the group," she said.

    Tell City police detective Alan Malone and Cannelton Mayor Morris "Smokey" Graves will speak.

  • Dogwood 2009

    Amanda Dickens talks to her son, Trent, and husband, Brian, while watching elephants graze Saturday morning during the set-up phase of the Kelly Miller Circus. Though not a part of the usual Dogwood Tour weekend, the circus provided another attraction to visitors and residents alike on a sun-kissed weekend.


  • Elephants on parade
  • Second notices ease fee collections

    TELL CITY - County residents responded very well to a second notice sent out to those who failed to respond to their annual Perry County Recycling Management District user fee bills, district Executive Director Paul Alvey said at a regular board-of-directors meeting April 23.

    "We tried something just a little bit different this year - we sent a second notice out to some folks who may have forgotten to pay their fee, and we've had a very, very positive response to that second notice."

  • Cannelton students participate in annual science fair April 9

    CANNELTON - Cannelton City Schools preschool through high-school students participated in an annual science fair April 9 at the Cannelton Community Center.

    Those in fifth and lower grades showcased class projects, while older students were judged on individual and small-group projects on various types of scientific studies, according to Joan Goble, a third-grade teacher who said projects included recycling paper, water studies, sound travel, airplane flight and more.

  • Group offering grant help

    PERRY COUNTY - A workshop for people who'd like to apply for Perry County Substance Abuse Committee grant funds will begin at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Perry County Memorial Hospital's first-floor education room.

    Applications and guidance will be available and any questions will be answered, according to Mary Raider, committee chairwoman. She can be reached at (812) 568-4172 for further information.

  • TC utility bills changing color

    TELL CITY - Residents of Tell City will find their monthly water, sewer, stormwater and trash bills have a new color to them.

    Officer manager Janet Damin said the usual cream-colored cards will be replaced with white card stock in the May 1 billing being mailed this week.

    "It's the same format but just another color," she said. "We want to let our customers know to be looking for them."

  • Tell City upsets Central Bears

    EVANSVILLE—Trent Gunn drove in two runs as Tell City upset Evansville Central 3-1 in baseball Tuesday.

    Central entered the game 9-1 and ranked seventh in the state in Class 4A, having lost only to unbeaten Indianapolis Cathedral, ranked fourth in Class 4A.

    But the Marksmen used timely hitting and strong defense and pitching to win their third game in a row and improve to 6-6 on the season.

    Each team had seven hits, but Tell City capitalized on more scoring opportunities.