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Today's News

  • Recycling-district trial will benefit city

    Expansion is culprit in baler problems

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Recycling Management District will launch a 60- to 90-day trial program in early November that will have Cannelton city workers collect the trash people deliver to the district's site there.

  • Time to Change

    Daylight saving time reverts to standard time Sunday, so don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday. The official changeover occurs at 2 a.m.

    Many fire departments encourage residents to change the batteries in their home smoke detectors when changing their clocks.

    Daylight saving time resumes March 8.

    (In another time-related issue, the government may stop inserting leap seconds into our calendars. A column by Managing Editor Kevin Koelling examines the matter in the Opinion section.)

  • County council considers salary question

    Judge says she miscalculated

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members tabled a request from Perry Circuit Court Judge Lucy Goffinet to correct a salary after they were unable to sort it out at an Oct. 23 regular meeting.

  • Witches Walk in Tell City tonight

    TELL CITY - There's no reason to worry, but hundreds of ghouls are on the march toward Tell City for this evening's annual Witches Walk. The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat youngsters from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Downtown Tell City will be the hub of activity, but treats will be offered at several other locations. Children and their parents are asked to look for orange posters to identify participating merchants.

    Main Street from Jefferson to Pestalozzi streets will be closed to traffic during the two-hour event.

  • Harding propels Tell City to victory

    TELL CITY - Trent Harding won all five of his individual events to lead Tell City to first place in its own fall invitational age-group swim meet Saturday.

    "For a mostly young team, we swam very well," said Tell City Coach Jeff Simpson. "It was our first win in at least four years. We have had the ability to win meets in the past - we just didn't have enough swimmers go to the meets."

    Harding won the age-11-12 boys 50-yard freestyle in 35.08 seconds and the 100 free in 1:24.59.

  • Line battle could decide Commodores' game

    LEOPOLD - Two strong running games helped by big, physical offensive lines will battle when Perry Central hosts North Daviess for a Class A football sectional semifinal game Friday at 7 p.m.

    Perry Central, led by 6-foot-4, 400-pound Robbie Piper, usually has the size advantage on the offensive and defensive lines.

    But the 7-3 Cougars will be bigger at some positions on the line.

    They start a 6-foot-3, 315-pound center and guards who are 6-4, 290 pounds and 5-8, 228 pounds.

    They also have a 6-foot, 230-pound tackle. But their other tackle is only 5-11, 193 pounds.

  • Perry Central boys, Goffinet qualify for state

    NASHVILLE - Perry Central's boys team placed fifth in the 20-team Brown County semistate Saturday to qualify for the state cross country meet for the second year in a row.

    Tell City freshman Sarah Goffinet also qualified for state, as she placed 10th in the girls semistate.

    The top six teams and the top 15 individual runners from each race qualified for the state meet, to be held Saturday at LaVern Gibson course in Wabash Valley Sports Center, Terre Haute. The girls race will start at noon Perry County time, the boys race at 12:45 p.m.

  • Voting locations by precinct

    Anderson, St. Mark School Building

    Cannelton 1, Cannelton Community Center

    Cannelton 2, Cannelton Community Center

    Clark 1, Bristow Community Center

    Clark 2, Bristow Community Center

    Derby, County highway garage

    Leopold, County highway garage

    Oil, County highway garage

    Rono, County highway garage

    Tell City 1, VFW Post 2939

    Tell City 2, Humboldt Street fire station

    Tell City 3, City Hall

    Tell City 4, Schergens Center

  • Project fraught with concerns

    The Citizens Action Coalition has legally intervened against the construction of a coal-gasification plant proposed by Leucadia to be located in Rockport in Spencer County.

    CAC is a consumer watchdog group of 70,000 statewide members. CAC represents residential ratepayers and homeowners before the Utility Regulatory Commission and the state legislature on energy and utility issues and environmental issues related to energy policy.

  • Working by the moonlight

    Ivan James was a rare gem of a man who inhabited the hinterland of northeast Perry County.

    His occupation was farming, a most noble pursuit he'd been born into. Ivan was a wide-brimmed-hat sort of fellow, blue-denim overalls, handkerchief spilling out the back pocket, whittlin' knife hidden in the front one.

    His hands were out-of-doors worn from a lifetime of hard use, but there was a softness in his eyes that revealed something of his old soul.