Today's News

  • Cannelton falls to South Central

    CANNELTON - South Central outrebounded Cannelton 44-27 and beat the Bulldogs 62-38 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Bulldogs appeared fatigued after battling hard against Perry Central the night before.

    Cannelton junior guard Tyler Aud hit a three pointer to put the first points on the board for the Bulldogs a minute into the game.

    But they were outscored 12-5 in the opening quarter.

    Aud went on to be the leading scorer with 11 points for the Bulldogs.

  • Marksmen knock off Southridge

    TELL CITY - Tell City won 9 of 14 matches to beat Southridge 46-20 in wrestling Tuesday.

    Kyle Shrubb (119-pound class), Joey Woznicki (130), Matt Leistner (171) and Greg Batie (heavyweight) pinned their opponents.

    Woznicki and Batie earned their pins in the first period while Leistner disposed of Jordan Lammers just 22 seconds short of the buzzer in the third period.

    A.J. Flynn (103) and Eric Sabelhaus (145) each also scored six team points, as they won by forfeit.

  • Rangers hold off Marksmen

    TELL CITY - Free throws and three-point shooting proved to be the difference as Forest Park held off Tell City 75-64 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

    Tell City outshot the Rangers from the field 57.1 percent to 52.9 percent and outrebounded them 23-22. And the Marksmen committed only 10 turnovers.

    But they hit only 4 of 13 three-point shots while Forest Park made 7 of 16.

    And the Marksmen missed 10 of 22 free throws (they shot better from the field than the line) while the Rangers hit 14 of 19.

  • Support sought for rail bonds

    Funds would go for track upgrades

    TELL CITY - Three Perry County Port Authority representatives paid a visit to the county commissioners Monday, to lend their presence to a request for what the county attorney described as "a very large ordinance."

    Bill Goffinet, Tom Holm and David Lynch attended the commissioners regular meeting in support of a bond ordinance intended to bring funding to upgrade Hoosier Southern Railroad tracks and bridges to handle heavier rail cars than they can now.

  • Utility proposes power-rate increase

    Residential electric rates forecast to climb by 8.6 percent

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Electric Department has proposed rate increases that would boost the cost of power provided to its customers by an average of 12.9 percent. If approved at a Jan. 7 meeting, the new schedule of rates and charges could take effect by April and could raise an estimated $1 million per year in additional revenue for the city utility.

  • Tell City annexation plans on hold

    Council declines to vote on any of four ordinances; efforts could resume in 2008

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council discussed at length but opted not to vote Monday on four annexation ordinances that could have expanded the community's north, east and south sides.

    The council's decision halts, at least for now, an attempt to annex new areas, an effort that drew opposition from residents who said they stood to gain little but would pay higher taxes.

  • What I Want Most for Christmas is ...

    Perry Central kindergartner Skylar Smith tells Santa what he would like for Christmas while Santa's helper, Wilma Samuels, waits to give him a storybook to take home. The pair visited with youngsters as part of Perry Central's Candy Cane Carnival Tuesday evening. During the event classes sang Christmas carols in English, and with the help of the German Club, in German. Attendants could also make numerous holiday crafts while tasting a variety of cookies, visit the book fair and bid on gift baskets made by various classes.

  • Winning artist

    Jeff Yeung, a fifth-grader at William Tell Elementary School in Tell City, was the winning artist in a card-design contest sponsored by City Hall. Yeung was recognized by Mayor Gayle Strassell at Monday's meeting of the city council. His artwork will grace the city's 2007 Christmas card.

  • Aspiring Actresses

    Ashley Edwards, a 16-year-old junior at Tell City High School, reads lines for a toothpaste commercial during play auditions in the school's auditorium Tuesday. Drama-club coach Carolyn Etienne, at left in bottom photo, wasn't sure what play her actors will produce, saying issues such as wiring problems in stage lights, a lack of set-building materials and too few boys trying out must be overcome. Middle photo, responding to instructions from Etienne, ninth-grader Alexis Braun runs across the stage as part of her audition.

  • News finishes second in Blue Ribbon competition

    INDIANAPOLIS - The Perry County News finished in second place in its effort to become Indiana's best community newspaper, taking the runner-up spot behind the Brown County Democrat in Saturday's Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Hoosier State Press Association.

    The News is a four-time winner of the Blue Ribbon, given once each year to a daily and non-daily newspaper as the highest accolade of the state press association. The News last won the award in 2001 and placed second in 2005.