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Today's News

  • Tell City boys win 22-team Border Clash

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Tell City placed four runners in the top 12 as it won the 22-team Border Clash boys cross country meet Tuesday.

  • Smith leads Tell City past Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Nick Smith had never played football before last season, when he started at center as a sophomore for Tell City’s varsity.
    This year he has been switched to running back. After one JV game, that move appears to be a success.
    He scored on three long plays in the fourth quarter as Tell City overtook Perry Central for a 34-24 JV victory Monday.
    Perry Central built a 24-8 lead when Josh Smith returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown with 4:37 left in the third quarter.

  • Area Republicans rally for 2016 campaign season

    By: Don Steen

    TROY – Around 400 area Republicans and their families gathered Thursday evening for the annual Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic at Mulzer’s Camp near Troy. A wide array of food and fair weather welcomed party faithful to the banks of the Ohio as they rallied for the much-anticipated 2016 General Election. In addition to local candidates from both counties, several big names from the statewide ballot were also on hand to pump up the crowd as the campaign season intensifies.

  • Two arrested after police seize mobile meth lab

    TELL CITY – A methamphetamine lab was removed from the trunk of a car after officers followed up on two suspicious Spencer County men Aug. 19.

    While inside the CVS Pharmacy in Tell City, Tell City Officer Daymion Marsh observed a man acting suspiciously.

    Marsh contacted Master Trooper Trey Lytton and informed him that the man had been driving a white Chevrolet Cavalier. Lytton drove through the parking lot and located the vehicle, but did not get a computer return on the vehicle registration until after it had left the parking lot.

  • New Superior Ag feed mill officially on its way

    By: Don Steen

     

    ROCKPORT – The Spencer County Council received confirmation Aug. 16, Superior Ag had chosen to located its new feed mill at the previously considered site north of Dale. A public hearing was held that evening for anyone who wished to speak against finalizing granting an abatement to help the company get the new facility up and running, but only words of support were to come from the audience.

  • Sisters kick off year of events marking 150th anniversary

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will mark the 150th anniversary of their founding in Ferdinand on Aug. 20, 2017. A year of celebration was kicked off Saturday, Aug. 20 with a commemoration with fellow religious women and Bishop Charles Thompson.

  • Indiana’s teacher evaluations not working

    As we have seen with the continuing struggle to replace the hated ISTEP, members of the Indiana education establishment has difficulty with the whole testing concept — what to test, how to test it, what to do with the results.

    Now it appears they even have trouble testing the teachers who give the tests. Indiana lawmakers put the a statewide evaluation system in place in 2011 with the goal of raising expectations for teachers to keep improving their performance. It was also supposed to identify teachers in need of improvement or removal from the classroom.

  • A new direction for Cannelton street department

    CANNELTON – “I don’t have a street commissioner. He walked out on me,” Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder told the city’s board of public works during the Aug. 8 regular session. That was in reference to David Marsh, who had almost a decade at the utility and led efforts there for the last five years.

    According to Snyder, Marsh approached her in mid-July and told her he was quitting. She didn’t go into detail about the conversation but said, “I asked for a written resignation but never got one.”

  • Helping hands guide United Way’s fundraising efforts

    TELL CITY – Three sets of hands are at the helm of this year’s United Way of Perry County fundraising campaign.

    The community-based organization is launching its 2016 effort to raise $130,000, but hope to increase that amount to around $150,000 though a matching program. Money raised this fall through pledges will fund a range of community services provided by nearly 20 groups.

  • Eyes in the sky

    ST. JOHNS – A Perry County family is becoming a high-flying group of entrepreneurs with a drone aircraft that has already captured bird’s-eye views of much of Perry County.

    Scott and Joy Fortwendel created Lily Road Aerial Photography a few months ago after seeing the commercial potential of their twin-engine drone.

    “It’s an amazing piece of equipment and it almost always captures fantastic videos and photos,” said Scott Fortwendel, who said the purchase originally  stemmed from an interest he had in drones.