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Today's News

  • Rockport team to play in regional tourney Friday

    JASPER - Rockport American Legion Post 254 Coach Jim Haaff has plenty to smile about after winning his 33rd sectional title. Rockport won all three sectional games at Jasper and were crowned champions Sunday.

    Post 254 started out full throttle Thursday playing Jasper. Logan Mohr took the mound and at that point had a 5-0 season pitching record. Mohr allowed two hits and struck out nine batters in seven innings.

  • Cornhole tourney winners
  • Budweiser Clydesdales coming to Tell City July 31

    TELL CITY - The Budweiser Clydesdales will visit Tell City late this month, providing a thrilling start to this year's 51st Schweizer Fest.

    The famous horses and the early 1900s beer wagon they pull will arrive in City Hall Park around 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, and will travel the streets around the park from noon to 2 p.m.

    The visit is sponsored by Schweizer Fest Inc. and Hedinger Beverage Co. of Jasper.

    In addition to the Clydesdales, NASCAR fans can view driver Kasey Kahne's car. Kahne drives the No. 9 Budweiser Dodge car.

  • Questions remain about combining county positions

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Plan Commission met July 14 and decided they're "in favor of keeping things the way they are," county planning and zoning assistant Darlene Fischer told the county commissioners at their regular meeting the following day.

  • 2010 census efforts begin

    TELL CITY - The official 2010 Census Day isn't until April but a committee in Tell City is already beginning its job of ensuring every resident of the city is counted. The husband-and-wife team leading the charge said the benefits of a complete count will not only ensure a brighter future for Tell City but Perry County and Indiana.

  • Tip line established as search for two offenders continues

    MICHIGAN CITY - Two prison escapees, including a convicted rapist who lived in Spencer County before being convicted, remained at large Friday after he and two others escaped from the maximum-security Indiana State Prison in Michigan City.

    Aa tipline has been established at (800) 782-7463 or at www.wetip.com.  Anyone reporting information can remain anonymous.

  • It's showtime, cowboy
  • Schools grant will be wide in scope

    LEOPOLD - A nearly $3 million federal grant to Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township school systems will deliver a wealth of services over the next four years. School officials also know they'll be expected to prove the funds are being invested well.

    "They're giving us a lot of money; they expect us to do a lot with it," Tara Bishop, Perry Central's assistant superintendent told board members during a meeting July 9.

  • Port receives $380,000, will rehab Windy Creek bridge

    TELL CITY - With help from Rep. Baron Hill, the Perry County Port Authority has added a $380,000 federal appropriation to its 2009 budget for bridge-rehabilitation work, Dick Neumann reported at a regular meeting of the port authority's board of directors July 8.

    A 10-percent match will be required, the vice president and chief executive officer for the port-rail agency said, explaining the funds will be used on a bridge over Windy Creek.

  • Contractor denies causing Cannelton hill to slide

    CANNELTON - Significant problems existed in an area of the Clifton Heights subdivision before he did some excavating for Kenny McFall, Jim Pate said at a regular Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety meeting Monday.

    He'd received a letter accusing him of doing significant damage in moving 300 tons of dirt and 150 tons of rock, he said.