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Today's News

  • Make today your day to quit

    Today is the 33rd Great American Smokeout, and the American Cancer Society continues its legacy of providing free resources to help smokers quit.

    The Great American Smokeout was inaugurated in 1976 to inspire and encourage smokers to quit for one day. Now, 44.2 percent of the 45.3 million Americans who smoke have attempted to quit for at least one day in the past year, and the Great American Smokeout remains a great opportunity to encourage people to commit to making a long-term plan to quit for good.

  • Literacy fund honors local teacher's love of books

    When the Donna Fenn Literacy Fund was founded in 2005, her husband and family wanted to establish a way to honor her commitment to early childhood literacy.

    An endowment was created for the benefit of the school where she taught, William Tell Elementary, with a mission to promote literacy-skills development.

  • Theft investigation

    Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith, left, the lead investigator in the case, and Lt. Alan Malone examine items believed to have been purchased Monday and Tuesday with a stolen credit card. Formal charges haven't been filed yet but two people, identified by officers as Cristin K. Turner, 24, and 45-year-old Donald S. King, both of rural Cannelton, were arrested and face charges of theft and credit-card fraud. Police said most of the toys and other items were purchased at Tell City's Wal-Mart with a credit card taken from a relative of Turner's.

  • News collecting non-perishable food items

    The Perry County News is gathering non-perishable food items that will be given to local pantries in time for Christmas.

    Readers are invited to place items inside a box located in the newspaper's foyer through Dec. 5. Items will be distributed to local pantries by the United Way of Perry County.

  • Contributions sought for Shop with a Cop

    Perry County's Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 137 is seeking donations for its annual Shop with a Cop program that has officers inviting young people for an afternoon of shopping. Contributions can be sent to Shop with a Cop-Perry County FOP, in care of the Tell City Police Department, 707 Mozart St., Tell City, IN 47586. Left, Tell City Patrolman Phillip Flamion joins a happy lad for a photo with Santa.

  • TC outswims Rebels; places 5th in relay meet

    TELL CITY—For the first time in several years Tell City placed second in two relays at its own season-opening girls swimming relay meet Saturday.

    Tell City finished fifth overall among seven teams in the meet, “but we were more competitive this year,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page.

    Chelsea Malone, Amanda Wagner, Erika Hauenstein and C.J. Fentress took second in the 200-yard medley relay in 2:01.08.

    Wagner, Hauenstein, Chelsea Malone and Bailey Malone placed second in the 400 individual medley relay in 4:40.67.

  • PC girls beat Rebels 44-39

    REO—Perry Central made 21 steals to beat South Spencer 44-39 in girls basketball Tuesday.

    “I think our pressure defense bothered them quite a bit,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “We’re fairly quick.”

    The Commodores also used a 1-3-1 half-court zone at times but used the press quite a bit in the third quarter, when they outscored South Spencer 17-13 to take a 34-28 lead.

    They built the lead to 42-31 early in the fourth quarter.

  • Cannelton nips Rappites in OT

    CANNELTON—Cannelton took its first lead of the game in overtime as it defeated New Harmony 37-35 in girls basketball Saturday.

    The Bulldogs outscored New Harmony 15-4 in the fourth quarter to tie the score. “We pressed them quite a bit,” said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller.

    Freshman Sammie James hit two free throws with 1.6 seconds left in regulation to tie the score and send the game into overtime.

    Jaci Garrett and Nakaa Myers hit field goals in overtime to give the Bulldogs the lead. Garrett later added two free throws to preserve the lead.

  • Chinn MVP; Kast academic all-state

    TELL CITY—Andy Chinn was named Tell City’s boys tennis Most Valuable Player at that sport’s awards banquet Nov. 12.

    In addition, Andy Kast was recognized for being one of 50 boys statewide named Academic All-State by the Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association.

    In order to be recognized, a player must be nominated by his coach and selected by the Association’s board.  The award is based on grade-point average, test scores, and academic standing.

  • Internet has changed coverage of sports

    The expansion of sports coverage on the Internet in the last 10 years has been a boon for sports fans, but it has also led to some sports publications biting the dust.

    Sport Magazine, Basketball Digest, Basketball Weekly, Hockey Digest and Street & Smith’s sports annuals are among the once successful magazines that are no longer published.

    Others have cut back on their frequency. Baseball Digest, long known as “baseball’s only monthly magazine,” has gone from 12 to 10 and now eight issues per year.