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Today's News

  • Enduring freedom

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – In honor of local patriotic lineage, a group of like-minded citizens hope to memorialize those who fought to protect freedoms. A parade of former servicemembers lined the grounds where a veterans memorial park is planned in Cannelton. In the shadows of the Old Courthouse Museum, a ceremony announcing the monument and an official groundbreaking took place Thursday.

  • TC student in trouble over alleged threat

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A Tell City High School student faces a charge of intimidation after allegedly making a threat against the school corporation. Police beefed up their presence at schools last week but said the threat was not specific and was not aimed at a particular person.

  • Access to sewers needed in county’s north

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Efforts to develop the northern part of Perry County along Interstate 64 got a nudge forward after county commissioners voted to fund two engineering studies. The base of the analysis will focus on creation of a localized wastewater-treatment plant that would hopefully spur new industry along Interstate 64/Indiana 37 and I-64/Indiana 145 corridors.

  • Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars post plan holiday-weekend tributes

    PERRY COUNTY – A week from today, Monday, May 30, the nation will observe Memorial Day, a day to reflect and honor the many soldiers who served our country and protected our freedom. 

    Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased area veterans, including service members killed during active duty, will take place Sunday and Monday, May 29-30.

  • 10-year sentence handed down in child-porn case

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County man charged in March with more than 50 counts of possessing child pornography was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.

  • Hydrant flushings set

    Tell City Water Department to flush hydrants this week

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday, May 24. Crews will begin work on Fourth Street by the floodwall and will work eastward. Residents should be alert for discolored water and low pressure when flushing is taking place in their areas.

     

    Hydrant flushing to begin Monday in Cannelton

     

  • Commodores 3rd in triangular

    FRENCH LICK—Perry Central had trouble with its short game Thursday as it finished third in a boys triangular golf match for the first time this season.
    Springs Valley shot 171 to beat Paoli by two strokes. Perry Central was third with 187.
    “We struggled with chipping and putting,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “The layoff hurt us.”
    Due to rainouts, the Commodores hadn’t played with their complete team since May 3.

  • South Spencer ousts Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Tell City won No. 2 doubles but South Spencer took all the other matches in straight sets to beat the Marksmen 4-1 in the girls tennis sectional semifinals Thursday.
    The Marksmen’s Kaydi Backer and Alex Lawalin beat Baylee Kirchgessner and Bailey Manis 6-4, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles.
    But South Spencer’s Jessica McGinnis and Lexi Harris defeated Mary Steen and Amy Hackbarth 6-2, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles.
    The Rebels also won all three singles matches.

  • Rangers shut out Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Two Forest Park pitchers combined to pitch a three-hitter as the Rangers beat Perry Central 10-0 in baseball Thursday.
    Forest Park had eight hits, including three doubles and a triple.
    “Forest Park hit the ball pretty well tonight against us,” said Perry Central Coach Tim Taylor. “Half of their hits went for extra bases.
    “Our outfielders tracked down a couple other balls that I thought would be hits when they first came off the bat. Lane Lynch and Trey Novak did a good job in the field tonight.

  • Chargers, Rebels beat Tell City in PAC games

    PETERSBURG—Tell City had four extra-base hits but lost to Pike Central 11-3 in PAC softball Wednesday.
    Morgan Schuetter hit a solo home run over the left-field fence for Tell City in the sixth inning.
    Hayley Fackler, Sam Stephens and Chloe Carman each added a double to the Marksmen’s six-hit attack.
    “We had several good extra-base hits, but overall our hitting can use some improvement,” said Tell City Coach Maggie Schuetter.