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Today's News

  • More ‘Iron Man’ is better

    “Iron Man” was a bit of a surprise for me when it came out in 2008.  I’ve always been more of an X-Men and Batman fan, so I went to check it out with fairly low expectations.  When I walked out of the theater I had become a fan of Tony Stark. The first movie had plenty of action, wit and fun. Most importantly, “Iron Man” was a film that featured a near-perfect performance from Robert Downey Jr. and it was a film that didn’t take itself too seriously. I’m happy to say that all of the above applies to “Iron Man 2.”

  • So, you’re angry? Fine. But channel it constructively

    Everywhere you turn these days, you find someone insisting that Americans are fed up. They’re angry at the White House, or at the government in general, or at politicians as a breed.

  • Into the drink
  • Hair clippings, panty hose can speed oil cleanup

    PERRY COUNTY – Matter of Trust is an organization working to help with the Gulf oil-spill cleanup efforts.  Not only are they collecting hair clippings (local salons have committed to this project) but they are also collecting nylons, panty hose and knee highs to help with the effort of cleaning up the spill.

    Anyone who has  nylons to donate is asked to drop them off at the following Tell City locations: The Classic Look, 820 Tell St. or Celebrations, 610 Main St. These businesses will have containers available for drop off.

  • Alaskan Iditarod musher visits Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Students at Cannelton’s Myers Grade School have been conversing with, helping and following the exploits of Iditarod sled-dog-race participants since early 2009. They got to meet one last week when veteran musher Hugh Neff visited them.

    He and his team, named Annie’s Army after his lead dog, Annie, finished in ninth place this year, teacher Joan Goble said. “He and his dog team have been in several Iditarods in the past several years, among other long-distance races.”

  • Main Street green thumbs
  • Veterans tribute opens in Hawesville

    PERRY COUNTY – A traveling tribute to America’s veterans went on display Wednesday at the Hancock County, Ky. Fairgrounds and a variety of activities are planned there through Sunday.

    The display includes a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, the Cost of Freedom Memorial, a memorial to the lives lost Sept. 11, 2001, a “walk of heroes,” a nationally acclaimed art display, a panel offering personal tributes and World War II and Korean War displays, and will be on display 24 hours daily. Information about most of the displays can be found at www.avtt.org.

  • Marksmen fifth in PAC

    TELL CITY—Sarah Goffinet won the 1600-meter run and Elizabeth Kohnert placed second in two field events to lead Tell City to fifth place in the PAC girls track meet Tuesday.

    Forest Park won with 118 points. Tell City scored 86.

    Goffinet took the 1600 in 5:42.72 and placed fifth in the 3200 in 13:13.28.

    She teamed with Loren Braunecker, Hanna Goffinet and Andyn Rowe to place third in the 3200 relay in 10:41.50.

    Rowe placed third in the 3200 run in 121:57.34 and sixth in the 1600 in 5:57.67.

  • Bulldog girls get first victory in three years

    NEW HARMONY—Sammie James and Payton Reed combined for nine RBIs as Cannelton beat New Harmony 13-12 in the first game of a girls softball doubleheader Saturday.

    The Bulldogs thus ended a 33-game losing streak since their victory over Washington Catholic May 5, 2007.

    Allicyn Garrett went 4 for 5 to lead Cannelton’s 14-hit attack.

    Reed, Jaci Garrett and Sarah Powers each added three hits.

    James drove in five runs with two doubles and Reed added four RBIs.

  • TC wins 1 of 3 games

    BOONVILLE—Mike Maddle hit a home run and a double as Tell City beat Boonville 9-3 in baseball Monday.

    Dayne Seibert added two doubles for the Marksmen, who had eight of their 10 hits go for extra bases.

    Trent Benningfield pitched a six-hitter, with last-inning relief from Trent Gunn. The Marksmen backed them with errorless defense.

    “Benningfield is really throwing the ball like we expected him to,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “We played smart and clean all around.”