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Today's News

  • County parks recovering from flood damage

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – With the help of volunteers and possibly some federal aid, Perry County parks are recovering from this spring’s flood damage.

    County recreation director Adam Tempel told the parks board Wednesday that Derby resident Mike Franchville donated labor and used his own tractor and dump truck to haul 21 truck loads of sand off Mulzer Park in Derby.

    He also brought some rock back from an old quarry.

    The parks board voted to give him a $150 fuel gift card as a thank you for his efforts.

  • C’mon in, the water’s fine

    Participants in a free summer recreation program play water volleyball and basketball at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School pool Thursday. (Click photo to enlarge and to advance to the second one.)

  • Braunecker selected as People to People Student Ambassador

    TELL CITY – Loren Braunecker, a student at Tell City Junior-Senior High School, will travel to Europe later this month after being accepted as a People to People student ambassador.

  • Braunecker selected as People to People Student Ambassador

    TELL CITY – Loren Braunecker, a student at Tell City Junior-Senior High School, will travel to Europe later this month after being accepted as a People to People student ambassador.

  • Cannelton police say four people missing

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Officers don’t suspect foul play, but the the Cannelton Police Department is looking for four people, including three teenagers, who were last seen a week ago.

    All of the missing people are from Cannelton and were last seen June 6, Patrolman Micah Jackson said. “It is unknown if they are in danger or where they might be heading but it is believed at this time that no abductions have occurred,” he said.

  • Community events, June 13

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • School system lays off teacher, other cuts eyed

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman announced at a regular school-board meeting May 26 he had to lay off a teacher, calling it “one of those parts of the job I can’t stand.”

    The duties of third-grade teacher Jamie Powers will be taken on by someone else on the staff, he said, and she will be rehired if a position opens for which she is qualified.

  • Cash Waggner no-hits Ohio Valley Gas

    TELL CITY—Shannon Bryant and Jennifer Trujillo combined to pitch a no-hitter as Cash Waggner & Associates shut out Ohio Valley Gas 7-0 in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Thursday.
    Bryant struck out three and walked four in four innings. Trujillo struck out one and walked none in two innings.
    Their teammates backed them with strong defense, committing only one error.
    Center fielder Jackie Malone made a nice running catch on a ball hit by Jessie Wheatley to end the fourth inning.

  • Tell City wins 2 of first 4 Diamond League games

    TELL CITY—Strong pitching performances carried Tell City to a doubleheader sweep of South Spencer in the Marksmen’s season-opening Southern Indiana Diamond League baseball games Tuesday.
    Jessie Lawalin pitched a two-hitter as Tell City won the first game 3-1. He walked one and struck out five.
    Austin Paulin hit an RBI double to lead Tell City’s four-hit attack. Ryan Dooley also drove in a run.
    Tell City won the second game 10-2 as Kenneth McCallister pitched a two-hitter. He also walked one and struck out five.

  • Douglas shoots 87 in regional

    MONTGOMERY—Perry Central junior Brad Douglas shot 87 in the IHSAA boys golf regional at Country Oaks Thursday.
    “He had a real good front nine,” shooting a 5-over-par 41 on it, said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.
    On the back nine “he had a hole where he had a bad break,” added Dickerson. “He hit the cart path and (the ball) rolled into the woods. He had to take a drop in three-inch grass.
    “I thought his composure was a lot better, though. He came back and parred the next hole.