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Today's News

  • Commodores fall to Jeeps

    LEOPOLD—Northeast Dubois scored on hits, walks, errors, wild pitches and passed balls to beat Perry Central 19-5 in junior high baseball Thursday.

    “They were what I call pesky hitters,” said Perry Central Coach Bob Linne. “They got their bats on a lot of the good pitches our pitchers did make—they didn’t strike out very much.”

    The score was tied 2-2 after two innings. “Then the flood gates opened and we had no sand bags,” said Linne.

  • Hospital chief tells officials about building plan

    TELL CITY - No decision has been made to build a new county hospital, but it could come soon, Chris Goffinet told the Perry County commissioners at their regular meeting June 16. The attorney provides legal services to them and also represents Perry County Memorial Hospital, he pointed out.

    As The News reported June 10, hospital officials have purchased nearly 40 acres of land near the intersection of Indiana 37 and 237. Part of it was already zoned for commercial use, and the Tell City Common Council redesignated this month a portion zoned for residential use to commercial.

  • Double dose of outdoor adventure Saturday

    TELL CITY - The action at two outdoor events will match the weather Saturday - hot.

    The Hoosier National Forest will sponsor its 15th annual Kids Fishing Derby at the Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby. Also taking place the same day is the 2010 Adventures With Nature Field Day at Tipsaw Lake. The Forest Service is a co-sponsor of that event.

    The fishing derby is open to anglers ages 15 and younger. There is no fee to participate.

  • No Stopping Summer
  • Cannelton may get drug dog, added officer

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson said the biggest concern voiced by people he talks to around town is illegal drugs, so he's seeking a dog to help detect them.

    The Tell City Police Department has a canine team in Patrolman Derrick Lawalin and his dog, Jago, the chief said during regular meetings of the Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety and Common Council Monday.

  • Drug, syringe roundup succeeds for second time

    PERRY COUNTY - "Medicine-cabinet cleanouts" conducted June 11 and 12 netted more than 173 pounds of outdated drugs and nearly 102 pounds of used hypodermic syringes, Tell City Police Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge told The News Friday.

    "It was a big success," he said. "We got a lot of medications off the streets. I was overwhelmed with the amount of needles we collected."

  • Home gutted by blaze
  • Super Wash donating to Food Coalition

    TELL CITY - Tell City's Super Wash car washes are helping families in need by donating $1 of every Button 4 Super Wash purchase made in the month of June to the Perry County Food Coalition.

  • Slow-motion emergency
  • Museum's research areas include genealogy, industry

    Editor's Note: This is one of an occasional series of articles on the Tell City Historical Society Museum.

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society Museum houses a library for county history and genealogy research. The library contains many books of census, school enumeration, cemetery, church, death, marriage and birth records. Most books are sourced in the Perry County area, but some information is available on surrounding counties. Bound family histories are also available.