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Today's News

  • Rangers top Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys basketball team, learning its third offensive system under its third coach in three years, took some small steps forward in Saturday’s 70-53 loss to Forest Park.
    Senior guard Brian Arnold scored a game-high 26 points for the Marksmen, their highest individual total in three games this season.
    And the team improved its field-goal percentage to 42.9 percent after hitting less than 30 percent in its first two games.

  • Spencer County chosen for $1 billion fertilizer plant

    ROCKPORT – Ohio Valley Resources, announced plans today that it will locate a new fertilizer plant here, creating up to 80 new jobs by 2016.

    The company will invest $952 million to construct a nitrogen fertilizer facility on approximately 150 acres in Spencer County, north of Rockport. The Indiana site was selected because of its convenient rail, highway and river access and its proximity to two interstate natural gas pipelines.

  • It’s Looking a lot like Christmas
  • Rudolph’s Family Christmas Weekends at Lake Rudolph

    SANTA CLAUS – Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort has launched Rudolph’s Family Christmas Weekends Friday and Saturday nights through Dec. 15. 

  • Cemetery vandalized

    The public’s help is sought in identifying vandals who damaged several gravestones at Beard Cemetery near Bristow. A woman stopped at the cemetery to place flowers on her parents’ grave and found an adjacent stone marking the grave of her infant brother damaged. A few rows over, another stone that was really old was knocked off nearly even with the ground and taken. Anyone with information about the vandalism should call the Perry County Sheriff’s Department at 547-2441 or an anonymous tip line at 547-9563. 

  • News employees earn statewide awards

    TELL CITY – Perry County News writers Larry Goffinet, Trista Lutgring and Kevin Koelling earned four awards in the 2012 Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest.

  • Workforce agencies will undergo change

    By KEVIN KOELLING

  • Ward execution date delayed

    EVANSVILLE – A federal judge ordered a 90-day delay Tuesday in the pending execution of Roy Lee Ward. The Perry County man was scheduled to die next week for the 2001 murder of Dale teenager Stacy Payne.

    U.S. District Chief Judge Richard L. Young granted a request by Ward’s attorneys, who want time to file a request to have the conviction reviewed by a federal judge.

    Ward was convicted of raping and murdering Payne, a 15-year-old student at Heritage Hills High School. 

  • Parade Sights, Sounds, Surprises

    Christmas parades in Tell City and Leopold helped usher in the holiday spirit over the weekend, even if the weather seemed more like Easter. Tell City’s parade Saturday evening was warm enough for short sleeves but emergency vehicles, floats, the Tell City Marching Band and other entries created a jolly spirit. Equally successful was a chili cook-off along Main Street and Christmas in the Park festivities.

  • Local kids still in need of gifts

    TELL CITY – Christmas will soon be here but will all the stockings be filled? That’s a question United Way of Perry County’s Holiday Helpers United partners are working hard to provide a “yes” answer to. But volunteers need the community’s help, said Rebecca Fenn, director of United Way of Perry County and one of the organizers of the Holiday Helpers program that reaches out to hundreds of children each year.