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Today's News

  • Coroner: Man found dead in car was from England

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    ST. CROIX – Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister has released the name of a man found dead Monday morning along an access road leading to Celina and Indian Lakes.

    Baumeister said 24-year-old Christopher Hare lived in London, England, and was found inside a rental car parked near a trailhead. Baumeister said the man died of asphyxiation and has ruled the death a suicide.

    Baumeister said the man’s parents have been notified.

  • Marksmen march past first rough performance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Marching Marksmen finished fourth among four bands at their first competition this season, but improved their score by more than 23 points to finish second at their second one.

    “It didn’t go very well at all,” Music Director Natasha Edmondson said Monday about the first outing Sept. 3 at F.J. Reitz High School in Evansville, where they competed in Class A. “We made some very large mistakes right away, before we even started marching.”

  • Perry Central performers earn fourth, third places (UPDATE: 46 pictures added)

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Marching Commodores earned fourth among nine marching bands competing in Class A at the Evansville Central Invitational Sept. 10, then moved up one place at their second contest Saturday at North Posey High School.

  • Council plans to raise police pay

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton police officers will get a healthy pay raise if a salary ordinance common-council members voted Sept. 12 to amend receives their final approval next month.

    Police Chief Eric Dickenson asked the council at a regular meeting to consider raising officers’ pay, noting that an officer’s pay in the 1980s was $8 per hour, and it has increased only 50 cents.

    “That’s what they paid me when I went to the (law-enforcement) academy,” the chief said.

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  • Everyone invited to ‘hometown’ carnival

    TELL CITY – A kickoff event to Perry County’s participation in an Indiana Hometown Competitiveness program will offer entertainment, games and low-cost refreshments Friday.

    A carnival-style program is set for 5 to 8 p.m. at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds and will launch the first phase of the project, which will explore the county’s strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in the fields of youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, charitable wealth and rural families’ economic success.

  • City considers lawsuit against developer

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “Is she ever going to clean up the parking lot down there, the tires that are laying around by the old Heck Building?” Cannelton Common Councilman Bruce Myers asked at a regular meeting Sept. 12.

    He also wanted to know how much Carolyn Barr owes in fines to the city.

  • Coroner: Man who killed himself was from England

    ST. CROIX – Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister has released some information about a body found Monday morning on an access road leading to Celina and Indian Lakes.

    Baumeister said a 24-year-old male from London, England, found inside a rental car parked near a trailhead, died of asphyxiation.  Baumeister ruled the death a suicide.

    The name of the man is not being released until family members in England are notified.

  • Baurs repeat as Tuggle champs

    TELL CITY—Larry Baur, Bill Baur and Denny Baur repeated as champions of the Charlie Tuggle Memorial afternoon golf scramble Sept. 10.
    Bruce Chinn, Brian Elder and Kip Krizman won the morning scramble after winning the afternoon tourney two years ago.
    Fifteen three-person teams competed in the afternoon scramble and eight in the morning one.
    The scramble and an auction raised money for certain educational opportunities for students in Perry and northern Spencer counties.
    The complete list of prize winners in each scramble:

  • Tell City girls nip Bosse

    TELL CITY—All four Tell City scorers shot in the low 60s as the Marksmen beat Bosse 247-250 in girls golf Wednesday.
    Jessica Ballman and Amber Fentress each shot 60 to lead the Marksmen.
    Courtney Blinzinger shot 63 and Jenny Hess 64 to complete their scoring.
    Bosse’s Jessica Loveridge shot 58 for medalist honors.
    Tell City, 3-12, was scheduled to complete its season in the Jasper sectional Saturday.