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Today's News

  • ADA plan available for review here, in courthouse

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A draft grievance policy and procedure intended to bring the county into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act was provided to the county commissioners at their regular meeting May 7.

    As the News reported March 19, the Federal Highway Administration is requiring communities across the nation to develop policies for dealing with complaints that they don’t comply with the act.

  • Rome playground could be ready by Memorial Day

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – A new playground is nearly ready to use and the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department continues to make plans for a 5-kilometer run.

    County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the parks board Wednesday that gravel and mulch is all that is needed for the recently installed playground equipment at Wilkerson’s County Park in Rome to be ready to use.

  • Further revisions made to jail plans

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A design-development presentation by an Indianapolis architectural firm at a May 7 county-commissioners meeting moved the county another step closer to building a new jail just south of the courthouse.

  • Bumper Crop on the Horizon

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  • Perry Central completes tech purchase

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    LEOPOLD – A loan from Fifth Third Bank will allow Perry Central Community School Corp. to purchase more than 600 netbook computers for students this summer. The new hardware, which will be available for high-school students to take home to complete writing assignments and other homework, will be placed in service when the new school year begins in August.

    The board accepted a bid from Matrix Integration at its April meeting.

  • City to back 7th Street plans with EDIT

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – With one dissenting vote, the Tell City Common Council agreed last Monday to pledge economic-development income tax money as a backup source to cover engineering costs if plans for a proposed visitors and event center fall through.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing floated the plan during discussion of how to proceed with paying for engineering costs on the estimated $1.1 million building eyed for Seventh Street.

  • UPDATE: Police say battered infant clinging to life

    (Updated at 1:40 p.m. May 14)

    TELL CITY – A Tell City infant continued to battle for her life Monday after she was allegedly battered by her father.

    Four-month-old Ashlyn Groves was being treated at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., with a fractured skull, facial bruises and other injuries. The child was flown to Louisville early Saturday from Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    Police charged her father, 23-year-old Coy W. Smith, of 311 Main St., Apartment 5, with battery resulting in serious bodily injury to a child.

  • PC girls finish undefeated

    PAOLI—Skylar Parker and Jill Theis each won two events to lead Perry Central to the PLAC junior high girls track championship Saturday.

  • Goffinet KWC’s Athlete of Year

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Tell City graduate Lauren Goffinet was named Kentucky Wesleyan College’s Female Athlete of the Year at the school’s all-sports banquet Friday.
    Goffinet, a junior guard on the women’s basketball team, helped the Panthers reach the Great Lakes Valley Conference championship game for the first time.
    She led the team in field-goal shooting at 51.6 percent and finished fourth in scoring at 8.2 points per game. She starting 15 of 30 games.
    She was also honored for achieving the highest grade-point average on the team.

  • Harned, Wolfpack defeat PC 3-1

    MARENGO—Crawford County scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Perry Central 3-1 in baseball Monday.
    Perry Central had seven hits, only two fewer than the Wolfpack.
    But the Commodores put their hits together well in only one inning, the third, when they scored their run on singles by Zach Foster, Justin Hagan and Colt Brown.
    Hunter LaGrange went 2 for 3 to lead Perry Central hitters and Andrew Mosby added a double.
    Brown pitched the first 51⁄3 innings to take the loss. He struck out one and walked none.