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Today's News

  • Solving the mystery of the Pink Lace Diamond
  • Letter carriers' food drive is Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY - The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, will conduct its annual food drive Saturday in Perry County.  

    Postal patrons may donate to the food drive by placing nonperishable food items like canned soup or vegetables, pasta, cereal and rice at their mailbox before their letter carrier arrives Saturday.  

    Letter carriers ask that all items be in nonbreakable containers such as plastic cans, boxes or bags.

  • Honoring an officer
  • Breakfast crew

     

  • Applications available for 2009 Camp with a Cop

    CANNELTON - Boys and girls who will enroll in sixth through ninth grades this fall are invited to apply for the 2009 Camp with a Cop program sponsored by the Cannelton Police Department. This year's camp has been named in honor of the late Cannelton Police Chief Kenny Kellems.

    The camp is scheduled for June 17-19 at the Victory Valley Church Camp east of Cannelton. Campers will go home after the first day of camp, Wednesday, June 17, and return the following day.

  • Welding classes offer local students Strong futures

    Chris Deel hopes the welding skills he's mastering at Ivy Tech Community College will take him places.

    The Perry Central High School senior is nearing the end of his second and final semester of evening welding classes at the Tell City site. The credits he's earned, three per semester, not only count toward the high-school diploma he'll receive in a couple of weeks, but will also serve as college credits if he seeks a degree in welding.

    Deel said he is eyeing  a career in diesel mechanics but knows the skills he's learned could pay off in any number of ways.

  • Young recruiters score 99 units of blood

    PERRY COUNTY - Tell City and Perry Central elementary students were given opportunities in recent weeks to stir people in their lives into action to help save others.

    "We and Perry Central are having blood drives on back-to-back weekends," explained Stacy Fleck, nurse for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Scheduled for April 25 and May 2, the drives weren't open to the general public, she said, so participating students get all of the credit.

  • Gunn, Osborne power Tell City to sweep

    CANNELTON—Trent Gunn drove in five runs as Tell City rolled past Cannelton 23-3 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Tuesday.

    Kyle Osborne hit two three-run homers—one inside the park and one over the fence—as Tell City won the second game 16-8.

    “In all the games I’ve ever been in, that’s the first time I’ve ever seen it,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl of a player hitting an inside-the-park homer and a over-the-fence one in the same game. “Especially for a 225-pound catcher.

  • Back on track

    CANNELTON—In 1955 and ’56 Cannelton’s Marvin Sturgeon won the state title in the 880-yard dash, setting a national record along the way.

    But Cannelton’s track and field program has gradually decreased in size and importance since then.

    In recent years the Bulldogs have usually had only one or two athletes of each gender participating in track. They have never scored a point in the 35-year history of girls track sectionals, and their last boys regional qualifier was Aaron Schroeder in 1998.

  • Perry Central third in triangular

    FRENCH LICK—Charlie Weatherholt shot a 6-over-par 42 as Perry Central finished third in a boys triangular golf match Tuesday.

    Springs Valley won with 160 strokes on its home Donald Ross (hill) course. Salem shot 174 and Perry Central 181.

    Weatherholt birdied the par-4, No. 8 hole.

    Other Commodore scorers were Zach Graves with a 43, Logan Shearn 47, and Brad Douglas 49.

    Reuben A. Schwartz was their fifth man with a 51.