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Today's News

  • Commodores win track sectional again

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Perry Central set three school records, tied another, and set personal records and/or exceeded seeds in most events to repeat as boys track sectional champions Thursday.
    Based on seeds, Forest Park was favored by 10 points over Perry Central. But the Commodores won with 140.5 points. 4.5 more than the runner-up Rangers.
    Tell City placed third with 98.5 and Cannelton, with just three boys competing, was 11th with one point.

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  • COLUMN: Carriers’ food drive a success

    Guest Column by Cheryl Greenwell, Tell City Postmaster and Rebecca Fenn, United Way of Perry County Executive Director

    On behalf of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the local food pantries of Perry County, we would like to thank the residents of Perry County for supporting the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive May 11.

  • COLUMN: Keep an eye out for turtles

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    If only the driver had seen the turtle sooner. I was driving to Rockport last week when I saw a car crush and kill a box turtle. I saw the passenger reach over and thump the driver in the head, not violently, but certainly in protest to what had happened.

  • EDITORIAL: Year-round school doesn’t help learning

    Advocates of a year-round school calendar believe that with shorter breaks children will retain more information than they do with the current 2½-month summer vacation.

    Yet as recently as the late 1980s, then Indiana Lt. Gov. John Mutz was advocating a return to a school year that begins after Labor Day and ends by Memorial Day, giving students slightly more than a three-month summer vacation. Among his reasons for that suggestion was it would help the state’s tourism industry.

  • Correction

    Due to incorrect information provided to the News, the name of one of the scholarships Cannelton graduate Allicyn Louise Garrett earned was listed incorrectly. She was a recipient of the Loren and Bernice Lanman Scholarship.

  • Promoting advanced manufacturing in Tell City-Troy Township Schools

    Tell City-Troy Township High School is partnering with Hire Technology to provide high-quality career and technical education options for students.

    Tell City staff members understand the need for these options to be closely linked with real-world opportunities within the Tell City community.

    Hire Technology provides the turnkey solution Tell City schools need to provide these options, and the skills based, technology-rich curriculum needed for 21st century learners. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • Fenn’s short stories focus of historical society meeting today

    TELL CITY – In the late 1960s, Bert Fenn published a book of folksy short stories about his memories of river life. These stories will be presented at today’s meeting of the Tell City Historical Society. It will begin at 6 p.m. at the historical society museum.

    The public is encouraged to attend.

  • Hydrant flushing begins Tuesday in Tell City, Thursday in Troy

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing hydrants Tuesday. Crews will begin working along Fourth Street near the floodwall and will work eastward through the city.

    Troy Water Utility will flush hydrants Thursday and Friday.

    Residents may notice low pressure and water discoloration when flushing is under way in their areas and should exercise caution when doing laundry.

  • Memorial ceremonies to honor veterans’ sacrifices

    Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased Perry County veterans, including service members killed on active duty, will be held throughout the area Sunday and Monday.

    Services will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, Tell City American Legion Post 213, Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 of Cannelton and St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366, in conjunction with post auxiliaries and Sons of the American Legion.