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Today's News

  • Museum honors Jim Yellig, the man who became Santa to the world

    SANTA CLAUS – It took just one time in the red suit for Jim Yellig to know he was Santa Claus.

    Now everyone, those who sat upon his lap and those who have only heard about him, can learn about this long-time Santa thanks to a new exhibit at the Santa Claus Museum.

    The exhibit opened Dec. 10 and tells the story of Yellig and his journey as Santa. Yellig first put on the suit when he was chosen to portray Santa Claus for a Christmas party, since he was from the Santa Claus area. It was 1914 and he was docked in Brooklyn during World War I on the USS New York.

  • Away in a Manger
  • Memories of Christmas morning

    Christmas is upon us again and it's a time to rejoice on what this day really stands for. Sometimes the real meaning of Christmas gets lost in all the holiday shopping and the memories of past years.

    Some memories are wonderful and others are heartbreaking. Yet, we still celebrate this most exciting holiday with all the joy possible.

  • Governmental offices closing for year-end holidays

    PERRY COUNTY – The Christmas and New Year's holidays will close many governmental this week and next. Trash pickup in Tell City and Cannelton will also be affected.

    City Hall offices in Tell City will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Jan. 1. Employees will collect trash Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of both weeks on the usual schedule, with no pickup

    Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

    Those Thursday routes will be collected the following Fridays.  

    Recyclables will be picked up in Tell City the week of Dec. 29.

  • Post offices closing early Wednesday, New Year's Eve

    TELL CITY – Tell City's post office will close early Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, but regular mail will be delivered as usual both days.  

    Post offices in Cannelton and Troy will also close early Wednesday.

    The post office will be closed Christmas and New Year's Days, with regular mail delivery resuming Friday  and Jan. 2.

  • Perry Central board OKs policy changes

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School board members approved changes to several policies during its Dec. 15 meeting.

    A breakdown of the policies are as follows:

    • Military service: A new policy provides military leave to eligible administrative, professional and support staff. Staff will continue to receive compensation and accrue seniority.

  • Hour-long programs to profile 2008 turkey hunts

    TELL CITY — Perry County's natural splendor and growing population of wild turkeys will be on display nationwide Dec. 31 as the Campbell Outdoor Challenge filmed locally last spring is broadcast on the Versus Network.

    Tony Thomas of Tell City, who helped organize last year's filming of  turkey hunts for the Campbell Outdoor Challenge, said the one-hour show is scheduled to air at noon New Year's Eve and will be followed by a second one-hour segment the following week.

    Versus is the former Outdoor Life Network.

  • Perry Central stifles Marksmen’s offense

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central got off to a hot start from the field and played stifling defense on Tell City scoring leader Lauren Goffinet to beat the Marksmen 45-38 in the PSC girls holiday basketball tourney Monday.

    Perry Central finished second in the four-team, round-robin tourney with a 2-1 record. Tell City was third at 1-2.

    The Commodores played basically man-to-man defense but double- or triple-teamed Goffinet every time she got the ball. She entered the game with a 25.1-point scoring average but was held to 11 points.

  • Cannelton’s defense shuts down Cloverport

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s defense made it hard for Cloverport to get a shot off as the Bulldogs won 52-14 in girls basketball Saturday.

    The Aces committed 10 turnovers and attempted only one shot in the first 51⁄2 minutes as they fell behind 5-0.

    They finished the first half with 21 turnovers and 2 for 15 field-goal shooting, allowing Cannelton to build its lead to 23-6.

    Fifteen of the Aces’ 37 turnovers for the game came on steals by Cannelton.

  • Tell City, PC girls each 1-1 in Saturday games

    LINCOLN CITY—Lauren Goffinet and Hilarie Hahus had the hot hands as Tell City and Perry Central beat South Spencer in the PSC girls basketball holiday tipoff tourney Saturday.

    Goffinet scored 22 points, including two three-point baskets, as Tell City beat the Rebels 45-38 in the first game of the round-robin tourney.

    She scored 10 points in the first quarter as the Marksmen jumped to an 18-13 lead and led the rest of the way.

    Emily Dauby added eight points for the Marksmen.

    Junior guard Christen Jessee led South Spencer with 18 points.