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Today's News

  • Community Events; Nov. 27

    Transitional housing benefit Saturday

     

    TELL CITY – The Concerned Citizens for Drug Recovery group will host a chili supper, bake sale and silent auction Dec. 2, starting at 6 p.m.

    Meals will include a peanut butter sandwich and drink for $8.

    A guest speaker will take the podium at 6:30 and the auction will begin at 7. The event will take place at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

  • Fee changes at German Ridge, Saddle Lake

    PERRY COUNTY – The Hoosier National Forest began implementing fee changes at German Ridge and Saddle Lake Campgrounds on Monday, Nov. 20. Both campgrounds are maintained year-round by Forest Service employees and volunteers. As the cost of maintenance increases and recreation budgets decline, forest staff will use the fees to repair, maintain and improve the campsites at both sites.

  • Fair representation can’t be found in the legislature’s lobby

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

     

    “Everyone, it seemed tried to get their pet issue some attention Tuesday,” the words sprang from the page like daggers to the eye – and the psyche – in Wednesday’s Courier-Press article about the start of the 2018 Indiana General Assembly.  It was a glaring statement that points to what most know but have little ability to correct; the influence of outside lobby in our policy making.

  • Nominees sought for several county boards

    PERRY COUNTY – With the approaching new year, several local boards will be seeking appointment of members. The Perry County Board of Commissioners have several nominations to seat, as does the county council.

     

    The commissioners will accept applications for the following positions:

     

    • Alcoholic Beverage Board – one appointment for a 1-year term.

  • No new sewer rate increase in Tell City, for now

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council last Monday took no action on a sewer-rate ordinance that would have increased monthly bills for city customers and wholesale users such as Cannelton and Troy who send their communities’ waste to Tell City for treatment.

    The increases would have come less than a year after 65-percent rate hike for homeowners and a separate big increase in city water bills.

  • Here Comes Santa Claus
  • Former hospital, adjoining lots sold

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – More than two years since treating its last patient, the former Perry County Memorial Hospital and adjoining lots will be sold soon. Meeting last Tuesday afternoon, hospital trustees approved the sale for $80,000. The buyer, represented by local Realtor Dennis Graves, was not identified and as of Friday, any sale had not been disclosed on the county’s public property records system.

  • Cannelton boys could face Jeffersonville

    Jeffersonville, with 2,068 students, is Indiana’s largest high school south of Indianapolis, and Cannelton, enrollment 83, is the smallest public high school in the state.
    But they could meet Dec. 21 in a boys basketball game at Cannelton.
    Both are entered in Hancock County, Ky.’s eight-team Aleris Christmas tourney Dec. 20-22.
    Cannelton had only seven home games scheduled this season, including two in its Cannelton Invitational Dec. 15-16.

  • Boonville defeats Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s forfeiting four matches and having a close match not go its way helped Boonville beat the Marksmen 41-27 in wrestling Tuesday.
    The Marksmen always forfeit the two smallest weight classes and had to forfeit two others Tuesday because some wrestlers did not make weight.
    Then Jordy Fulks edged previously unbeaten Tell City freshman Shane Braunecker 13-11 in the 132-pound weight class after Braunecker led 11-8.

  • Pike Central stymies Tell City

    PETERSBURG—Pike Central found some holes in Tell City’s 2-3 zone defense and beat the Marksmen 55-20 in PAC girls basketball Tuesday.
    Pike Central used a 1-3-1 half-court trap much of the game and “we struggled a few possessions against that,” said acting Tell City coach Dan Lacy. “And I know we didn’t shoot particularly well.”
    Tell City Coach John Hayes and center Kammie Jo Hayes missed the game due to a medical emergency in their family.