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Today's News

  • Sprinkle takes 16th in state swim meet

    INDIANAPOLIS - Emily Sprinkle, a seventh-grader from Perry Central, placed 16th in the U.S. Swimming summer state meet July 23-25.

    Sprinkle, competing in the 11-12 girls age group, swam the 50-meter freestyle in 31.86 seconds for her 16th place.

    She swam that race in 30.43 in the preliminaries. That was a zone qualifying time, making her eligible to swim for Team Indiana in a national meet in Lincoln, Neb., later this summer.

  • Schweizer Fest Sports

    TELL CITY - City celebration will feature golf, baseball, running events.

    Golf tourney  Aug. 14-15

    Entries are being accepted for the 36th Schweizer Fest Golf Open to be played at Hoosier Heights Country Club Aug. 14-15.

    Entry fee is $65 for club members and $75 for nonmembers. The fee includes an 18-hole practice round.

    All entrants must be high school graduates or age 18 or older.

    Up to 120 golfers will be accepted. A full field will have five flights and a senior division for golfers age 60 and over.

  • Pilot dies from crash injuries

    UPDATE, THURSDAY - ST. MARKS - A 69-year-old Lewisport, Ky., man involved in a Tuesday crash of an experimental gyrocopter has died from his injuries.

    Charles G. Lunceford, 69, had been undergoing treatment in the burn unit at the University of Louisville hospital, a spokeswoman said Wednesday, after suffering severe burns to 80 percent of his body in a crash Tuesday near the Perry County Airport. The morning crash sent a plume of smoke over the airport, which lies near Indiana 37, and closed the county facility as federal investigators arrived to begin an inquiry.

  • Musician records diverse CD in Main Street studio

    TELL CITY - Rocky Point resident Jeremy Luecke said he was a nervous wreck, "like I was sitting in front of thousands of people when we hit the 'record' button."

    He grew more comfortable, however, as he approached completion of what he and Brett Mulzer think was the first full-length master CD recorded in Tell City. Titled simply "Jeremy Luecke," the CD was produced at Mulzer's Side Alley Records studio at 432 Main St.

  • Law forces council to certify school resolution

    TELL CITY - County-council members had no choice but to certify a referendum question Cannelton voters will answer in the November election.

    "You have to pass the resolution, there is no discretion as to whether you can pass it or not," council attorney Jim Tyler told them at their regular meeting July 22.

    As The News reported July 22, Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman told that city's school board July 13 a tax increase of 41 cents per $100 of assessed value is needed to partially offset a projected $217,000 funding shortage.

  • Annual back-to-school cookout Aug. 9 at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - The annual Perry Central Back to School Cookout will be held Aug. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the school cafetorium.

    It will feature getting-ready-for-school booths and activities hosted by school and community organizations and businesses. Book rental and school registration will be open until 7:30 and there will be entertainment by the Perry Central Band and Perry Central cheerleaders.

  • TCPD officer injured Friday

    TELL CITY - A reserve Tell City police officer required stitches to close a head wound after the city-owned car he was driving struck a light pole in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Jeremy Galloway was responding with other officers to an anonymous call about a possibly armed man reportedly driving a red truck in the lot.

    Galloway was patrolling in the area when his car hit the pole. Police did not locate the man and the call may have had no basis.

    The car sustained damage but was drivable. Galloway was treated at Perry County Memorial Hospital and released.

  • Coroner: Cannelton man died from electrocution

    CANNELTON - A man died from accidental electrocution Friday while working on his sewage system. Coroner Darrel Riley said Mark McManaway had made a "snake" from a steel cable and placed one end in an electric drill. He was using the cable and a water hose in an attempt to open a lateral line, Riley said.

    For some reason the cable or drill became charged, causing the fatal shock. McManaway, who suffered burns to his chest, thigh and fingers, was found by a family member. An obituary appears in this edition.

     

  • Perry County native wins Lead the Way grant

    PETERSBURG - Perry County native Ray Niehaus, a teacher at Pike Central High School and coordinator for the school's Project Lead the Way, has received a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams grant. He and nine students are among 35 finalists to receive the awards.

    The award was profiled in a story last month in the Evansville Courier & Press.

    The team of students will receive a $10,000 grant to their team's project, a disaster-relief fund shelter for four people.

  • Grant applications being taken

    TELL CITY - The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications Aug. 1 until Sept, 15. Disbursement of grants will take place in October.  

    Thanks to the collective donations of Southern Indiana Power members, Operation Round Up is becoming an important way to provide funds to local community programs and projects, program officials say.