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Today's News

  • Woman says she needed Perry County’s drug court

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: This is the fifth and final part of a multi-part series about Perry County’s drug court. Previous parts were published June 25 and 28 and July 16 and 23. In the previous installment and this one, a participant talks about her experience in the program.

    When she left the treatment center, Candy Hay re-entered Perry County’s drug court at Phase 1.

    Making a new start

  • Volunteers sought for Friday downtown cleanup

    TELL CITY – A Friday morning blitz will add a little shine to downtown Tell City just in time for Schweizer Fest.

    The committee overseeing development of Tell City’s comprehensive plan is sponsoring the 8 to 10 a.m. event. Volunteers are asked to meet at City Hall and they will then disperse to one of nine downtown blocks. A committee member will coordinate cleanup in each block.

  • Storms pummel areas of county

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Cascading sheets of heavy rain, scarce during a summer that has punished the county with drought conditions not seen since 1988, brought temporary relief to some areas of the county Tuesday.

    But the storms brought their share of problems, too. Fierce lightning triggered a house fire south of Bristow and heavy winds downed trees and limbs elsewhere.

  • Cannelton students post ISTEP gains over 2011

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Percentages of Cannelton students passing the latest Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress math exams were in the 90s at two grade levels and 100 percent for sixth-graders.

    In a statement issued July 10 with the public release of results from testing conducted in the spring, the state Education Department said Indiana’s students “earned another year of record-breaking scores” in “a third successive year of all-time highs on every portion of the test.”

  • Kleaving guilty in murder-for-hire plot

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT – A Spencer County jury deliberated for about three hours Wednesday before convicting a Tell City grandmother arrested last fall in a state-police sting operation in which she allegedly offered to pay to have a man killed.

  • Rockport rips Boonville 30-4

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Staff Writer

    BOONVILLE—Rockport batted around in five of its seven at-bats as it crushed Boonville 30-4 in the opening round of the American Legion baseball sectional Thursday and Friday.
    The biggest inning was the third, a nine-run frame in which everyone in Post 254’s lineup scored.
    With the score 22-3 in the top of the sixth, the game was suspended due to a lightning storm. Legion rules state that a sectional game must go at least seven innings to be official.

  • Newburgh pulls away from Hoosier Express

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT—Errors helped Newburgh take the lead en route to a 9-3 win over Hoosier Express in the second round of the Junior American Legion baseball sectional Friday.
    Hoosier Express lost to Rockport 13-2 earlier in the evening and was thus eliminated from the double-elimination tourney after Friday’s games.
    The Express outhit Newburgh 9-7 and led 1-0 after two innings.
    Newburgh tied the score on a two-out bloop single just over leaping first baseman Reid Goffinet in the third inning.
    Newburgh scored two runs in the fourth to take the lead for good.

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  • COLUMN: A smattering of tidbits

    DICK HEDRICK
    By the Side of the Road

    A couple of years ago, I picked up a book titled “Secret Lives of Great Authors,” by Robert Schnakenberg. It had a certain appeal, much like the National Inquirer, which is in the business of publishing quirky and outlandish tidbits about famous people.

  • COLUMN: Helping shape young minds

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    I had a very rewarding experience a few weeks ago.

    I was asked to judge the photography projects of 4-H’ers in the third through fifth grades during the annual Perry County 4-H Fair. I readily accepted the challenge and was very excited – albeit a little nervous – when I showed up to the fairgrounds July 8.