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Today's News

  • Hikers break out of Eagles Bluff Park, agree to replace lock

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Some places experience break-ins, but Eagles Bluff Park recently had a break-out.

    Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the Perry County Parks and Recreation Board Wednesday about an incident that happened at the park the previous Wednesday evening.

  • Attorneys say KBR knew of toxin earlier than claimed

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A September report from the Department of Defense Inspector General seemed to spread guilt previously assigned to contractor Kellogg Brown and Root for exposure of American soldiers to a toxic chemical in Iraq. An attorney representing National Guardsmen formerly assigned to the Tell City armory said Wednesday a recent revelation arising from that report, however, pinpointed KBR’s failure to share its awareness of the hazard present at the Qarmat Ali water treatment plant.

  • Auction likely for former junior-high school

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – An auction that would offer for sale the former Tell City Junior High School and its contents emerged at Tuesday’s meeting of Tell City-Troy Township School Board members as the preferred method of disposing of the idled building.

    Board members have voiced a desire for several months to sell the building, citing the cost of insurance and utilities that total several thousands of dollars each month.

  • Input session Tuesday on TC comprehensive plan

    TELL CITY – A second public input session on the development of Tell City’s comprehensive plan is set for Tuesday evening. Mayor Barbara Ewing encourages the public to attend the 6 to 8 p.m. meeting at the Schergens Center. Participants will be given an opportunity to prioritize goals and objectives with those given top priority becoming potential future projects for the city.

  • High-flying health fair

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  • County’s Dogwood Tour turning 50

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s Dogwood Festival will mark half a century of springtime celebrations this weekend with a busy schedule of activities.

    “We know the dogwood blossoms will be gone but Dogwood will be the good time it always is,” County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Bev Minto said at a recent meeting.

    Events are planned in several communities, including towns on the first tour in 1962.

    Saturday Events

  • Retired superintendent to become Cannelton principal

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A man who retired in 2004 as superintendent for Springs Valley Community Schools was selected Thursday to become principal of Cannelton’s elementary and junior-senior high schools.

    Roger Fisher continued writing grant applications as a private contractor for Spring Valley schools for two or three years after retiring at the age of 62, he said Friday morning.

  • Bulldogs fall to Whitesville Trinity

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Whitesville Trinity had 15 hits and scored in every inning to beat Cannelton 14-1 in girls softball Wednesday.
    Cannelton had eight hits but could not put them together to score until the fifth inning.
    Mikah Hemmings went 3 for 3 to lead the Bulldogs. Taylor Lawalin and Allicyn Garrett each added two hits.
    Sammie James pitched a complete game for Cannelton to take the loss. She walked one and struck out four.

  • Northeast Dubois slugs Tell City

    DUBOIS—Northeast Dubois pounded out 16 hits, including a home run and two doubles, to beat Tell City 15-5 in girls softball Thursday.
    Tell City also contributed to the Jeeps’ offense by committing five errors.
    “They hit the ball well,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “But we just didn’t help our pitchers at all.”
    Tell City took a 5-4 lead with five runs in the top of the second inning. Hana Reed and McKenzie Hayes each hit a two-run double that inning and Kira Maddle drove in the other run with an infield hit.

  • Pirates edge PC in 9 innings

    LEOPOLD—Charlestown scored the winning run on a single to right field in the ninth inning to nip Perry Central 4-3 in girls softball Friday.
    Perry Central trailed much of the game but tied the score 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh as Heather Hendricks scored on a wild pitch.
    The Commodores threatened again in the bottom of the ninth, putting runners on second and third base. But a ground out, a strikeout and a pick-off ended that threat.