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Today's News

  • Tell City will seek COPS funding for added officer

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Police Chief Greg Hendershot sought and received permission from the city’s board of public works to seek funding under a Community Oriented Policing Services grant administered by the U.S. Department of Justice.

    If the city is successful, the grant would provide the entry-level salary for a patrol officer for three years. After the grant expires, the city would be committed to retaining the position for at least one year.

  • Quilts for a cause

    The Emmanuel Lutheran quilt-making group made 140 quilts from January to March that will be sent to Lutheran World Relief.

    Six will go to the local Crisis Connection and some are sold locally to cover expenses for shipping and supplies. Pictured are Chris and Mary Avis Seitz, seated, Nelda Dome, Jean Hammack, Leoma Welsh, Roberta Mulzer, Doris Schauberger and Jeanette Stofft. Not available for the photo were Verona Mallory, Tom Tignor and Juanita Holmes.
     

  • School observes Holocaust remembrance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – History teacher Michael Stenftenagel asked students gathered Tuesday in Cannelton’s community center for a Holocaust-remembrance ceremony to close their eyes and imagine they were only four days away from their 15th birthday.

  • ‘Shoot for the Stars’ kicks off Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association has announced the third annual singing competition titled Shoot for the Stars.
    Live auditions will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the first Music in the Park event for 2011 located in City Hall Park in Tell City. Auditions will consist of one a capella and one accompanied song in front of a panel of judges.
    The competition is for nonprofessional singers only and is open to residents of Perry, Spencer and Hancock counties.

  • TC board awards school renovation contract

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Demand for work by contractors led to competitive bids for upcoming school renovation at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Trustees voted last month to award Danco Construction a contract worth $1,615,815 for various improvements, including work on the school stage and cafeteria.

    The News reported in January that the school board and members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Building Corp. board of directors voted to approve moving forward with renovations.

  • National Guard armory placed in city hands

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “This is more than just a building,” Capt. Scott Wells said in giving an invocation at the National Guard armory in Tell City Thursday. “This is a depository of the stories of great Americans, great Hoosiers who voluntarily took the mantle of the cause of justice upon themselves, so that their friends, their neighbors, their loved ones, could continue to enjoy the freedoms that you in your great grace have bestowed upon this land. May the likes of these great warriors never be forgotten.”

  • Park and Recs meeting Wednesday

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Parks and Recreation board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Courthouse Annex.

  • BREAKING NEWS - State of emergency extended; river falling slowly

    PERRY COUNTY – With the Ohio River still well above flood stage, Perry County commissioners have extended an emergency proclamation until noon Tuesday.

    Residents are asked to remain alert to rapidly rising floodwaters and to refrain from traveling on water-covered roads.  

    The Ohio River at the Cannelton Locks and Dam was at 45.7 feet Wednesday and is expected to fall to 44.7 feet by Friday morning.

  • Rain again forces postponements

    PERRY COUNTY—Rain, a familiar story in spring sports this year, again forced postponement of all baseball and softball games involving Perry County teams Monday and Tuesday.
    Tell City’s PAC girls softball game with Tecumseh, postponed Monday, was rescheduled for this Friday at 5 p.m.
    Another Tell City conference softball game with Forest Park, scheduled Tuesday, has been rescheduled for May 16.
    Perry Central’s PLAC girls softball game with Springs Valley was postponed Monday for at least the second time.

  • Forest Park shuts out Marksmen

    FERDINAND—Every doubles set was close but Forest Park defeated Tell City 5-0 in PAC girls tennis Tuesday.
    Chelsea Voegerl and Alexa Lange edged Alexis Braun and Brooke Birchler 7-5, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles.
    The first set of No. 2 doubles had to go to a tie-breaker but Rachel Hentrup and Kelly Weyer prevailed over Vivian Clarke and Lacey Briggs 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.
    Forest Park won every game in singles.
    Lori Weyer beat Robyn Scarpa 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 and Sami Hopf defeated Kayla Bailey by the same score in No. 2.