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Today's News

  • Electric utility offers college scholarships

    TELL CITY — The Operation Round Up board of trustees is accepting applications for $500 scholarships Jan. 1 through Feb. 15, with disbursement for the fall semester of 2009.  

    Eligible students must be scheduled to attend their sophomore or higher year in the fall of 2009 and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  The student or parents must also be a member of Southern Indiana Power and participate in the Operation Round Up program.  

  • Hoosier National Forest offers Christmas tree recycling program

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest invites Perry Countians and others to turn their old Christmas trees into fish habitat in area lakes and ponds.

    When submerged, recycled live Christmas trees offer habitat to enhance feeding and cover for a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill and other sunfish species.

    Once submerged, the trees serve as foundation for the growth of algae. This attracts insects and other invertebrates, which provide food for small fish.

  • Scholarship opportunities offered

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation is accepting applications through the foundation's Community Scholarship Program and the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.

    The Community Scholarship Program is made up of 25 scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements, created by donors to provide Perry County students with opportunities for advanced education.

    The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, fully funded by Lilly Endowment, is administered locally by the foundation.

  • Saturday Lincoln program shares September's Journey of Remembrance

    LINCOLN CITY – Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will host a special program Saturday about the recent Journey of Remembrance flatboat trip that took place as part of Spencer County's observance of the Lincoln Bicentennial.  

    The journey, which set sail Sept. 9, retraced Lincoln's 1828 flatboat trip from Rockport to New Orleans, La., when the then 19-year-old future president transported a load of produce for a local merchant.

    It was on this trip where Lincoln witnessed a slave auction while in New Orleans, an event that cemented his anti-slavery views.

  • Locally filmed outdoors program airing Wednesday

    TELL CITY — A programming change on the Versus television network has postponed a locally filmed hunting program's air date until Wednesday.

    The Campbell Outdoor Challenge's turkey hunt filmed in the spring was supposed to air Dec. 31 but is now scheduled for noon Wednesday. Versus is the former Outdoor Life Network.

  • Year ahead is time to seize opportunities

    Perry County ushered in 2009 last week amid toasts and cheers. Most of us greet each new year with optimism and high hopes for ourselves and our families. But as the first full work week of 2009 dawns, nearly all of us know the year ahead will be challenging. But underlying the current difficulties are opportunities.  

  • Outgoing commissioner honored
  • New maps and old land mysteries

    It's hard to find the time I once had to rummage through old courthouse records. When I first came to the paper in the late 1990s, I would venture off some afternoons and sift through dusty boxes and yellowing tomes filled with old wills, court orders and criminal proceedings.

    While decades old, the records  are open to the public and while recent real-estate transfers, criminal and civil proceedings and probate cases can be searched on computers in the various offices, the really interesting things are in back rooms and closets.

  • Bulldogs’ 3-pointers bomb Bethel

    CANNELTON—Cannelton hit eight three-point shots in the first half and beat Bethel Christian 85-72 in the first round of the Bulldog Invitational boys basketball tourney Friday.

    The Bulldogs hit 3 of 5 three-point shots in the first quarter, with Ethan Herzog, Tyler Aud and Cody Lawalin each making one, to build a 22-14 lead.

    Lawalin hit two in a row to start the second-quarter scoring—one from well beyond NBA three-point range—to increase the Bulldogs’ lead to 14.

  • TC ninth at Mater Dei

    EVANSVILLE—Dylan Froehlich placed second in the 215-pound weight class to lead Tell City to ninth place in Mater Dei’s 15-team wrest-ling tourney last Monday and Tuesday.

    Mater Dei won the tourney with 201 points, 12 ahead of runner-up Louisville Trinity. Tell City scored 88, just half a point behind eighth-place Floyd Central.

    Froehlich won his first three matches. He pinned Nick Crask of St. Xavier in 4:35 and Andrew Sharp of Floyd Central in 1:22 and won a 4-0 decision against Steven Underwood of Louisville Trinity.