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Today's News

  • Shoulder injury halts Gibson's grid career

    It looked as if this would be a banner year for Perry County athletes at Indiana State University, with at least one of them competing for the Sycamores in every season.

    Perry Central graduate Aaron Carter will be a sophomore guard for the Sycamores' men's basketball team this winter. And Tell City graduate Kyle Kessinger has joined the Sycamores' track team as a sprinter.

    Track's main season is the spring, though college tracksters also compete in a shorter indoor season in the winter.

  • Passing game propels Patriots past TC

    LINCOLN CITY - Heritage Hills passed for 237 yards and three touchdowns in the first half en route to a 48-6 PAC football victory over Tell City Friday.

    Despite giving up 48 points and 397 total yards for the game, the Marksmen showed some improvement on defense from their previous game.

    They forced turnovers on Heritage Hills' first two possessions, as Andy Carter intercepted a pass and Brad Zogopoulos recovered a fumble.

    They held the Patriots to 5 yards rushing on 10 carries in the first half.

  • Weekend telethon gives new muscle to MDA research

    I made my showbiz debut way back when I was 5 years old, singing one of the best-known American songs of the Great Depression, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"

    I'm humming that tune in my head as I write this. But times have changed, as anybody who's bought a gallon of gas lately knows. So nowadays I'm singing, "Brother, Can You Spare a Ten?"

    Why should you give me $10? Because that money will go a lot further with me than it will in your car, believe me.

  • Sunny Day for Sunflowers
  • Water utility receives new truck

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department has taken delivery of a new truck.

    The city's water board voted this summer to approve utility superintendent Dale Poole's request to purchase a new 2007 Kodiak 7500 from Uebelhor Chevrolet in Jasper. The truck carried a price tag of $48,175 and was the was the lowest of four new-vehicle quotes tendered.

    The vehicle replaces a 1986 truck with "22 years of hard use," that the water utility inherited from the street department, Poole said.

  • Offices to be closed for Labor Day

    PERRY COUNTY - Monday's observance of Labor Day will close governmental offices across the county.

    There will be no trash collection in Tell City and Cannelton Monday and a one-day delay for pickups the rest of the week. All county offices will be closed Monday.

    Meetings of the Tell City Common Council and Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety, normally held the first Monday of each month, will be pushed back a day to Tuesday and will be held at Twilight Towers.

    The two governmental bodies hold traveling meetings outside of City Hall each quarter.

  • Lincoln group's odyssey begins Tuesday

    A pioneer-era flatboat will set off Tuesday from Rockport en route to New Orleans in honor of President Abraham Lincoln's upcoming 200th birthday.

    The public is invited to attend a send-off ceremony for Lincoln's Journey of Remembrance at 11 a.m. along the Ohio Riverfront below the bluff in Rockport.

    The program will include a keynote address by Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock and musical performances.

  • Volunteers sought for mural projects

    TELL CITY - Volunteers are sought to work on new floodwall murals in Tell City. Artist Emilie Miller plans to work on the murals at the following times over the next couple of weeks.

    Work sessions are dependent on weather, with rain canceling that day's work.

    This Week

    Thursday (today), 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Next Week

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 2-4, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 5, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.

    Other Times

  • Challenges don't slow little girl

    Weekend MDA Telethon provides hope for children like 2-year-old Ella

    TELL CITY - Ella Miller is everything most 2-year-old girls should be: rambunctious, adventurous and full of questions. Ella is all of that to her parents, Scott and Lisa Miller of Brushy Fork Road, and her big sister, 8-year-old Maryann.

  • Student will advise state legislators

    Perry Central junior picked for youth advisory council

    LEOPOLD - Blake Kleaving is continuing a political career he began two years ago, even though he's a junior at Perry Central High School.

    He was one of several students nominated by guidance counselor Jody French for appointment to the first Indiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council. He learned about it earlier, but his selection was announced in a news release from the state Department of Education Friday.