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Today's News

  • Plan commission to consider city, Ramsey requests this evening

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Advisory Plan Commission will meet this evening for public hearings on several proposed projects within the city. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs City Council chambers. 

    Projects that will undergo the commission’s review and possible recommendation are:

    • The city of Tell City’s plans for a visitors and event center on Seventh Street.

    • The Perry County Redevelopment Authority’s plans for a new county jail adjacent to the courthouse. 

  • Board approves administrator contracts

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members approved at a regular meeting May 24 contracts that will give Superintendent of Schools Al Sibbitt $60,000 in annual salary from July 1 this year through June 2015 and Roger Fisher $52,200 from August 2012 through July 2014.

  • Annual Relay for Life nets $35,000

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    PERRY COUNTY – People from throughout Perry County converged at Perry Central Community School Saturday for the culmination of fundraising efforts conducted throughout the year.

    Approximately $35,000 was raised in this county’s annual Relay for Life, “a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease,” according to the American Cancer Society. 

  • Volunteers still sought for River Sweep

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are signed up for this year’s River Sweep in Perry County, but there’s still plenty of time to get involved in Saturday’s event. 

    “We’ll have people at Hafele Park in Cannelton and Sunset Park in Tell City,” said Ken Smith, director of the Perry County Recycling Management District. His office has long served as the local coordinator for the event. 

  • Correction

    A story about Nathan Freeman’s archery awards in the News Thursday incorrectly stated that Tell City’s archery team finished 16th among 19 teams in the state tourney.

    The Marksmen actually finished sixth.

  • Cash Waggner tops Hair Razors

    TELL CITY – Cash Waggner & Associates scored three runs in each of the first three innings to beat Hair Razors 9-4 in a battle of undefeated Tell City age-13-16 girls softball teams Wednesday.

    Cash Waggner improved to 3-0 while Hair Razors slipped to 3-1.

    Hits were hard for both teams to come by. Cash Waggner had four and Hair Razors three, with each team getting two infield hits.

    But Cash Waggner took advantage of five Hair Razors errors in the first three innings, as well as four walks and a hit batsman.

  • Perry Central’s Douglas shoots 80 in regional

    MONTGOMERY – Perry Central’s Brad Douglas ended a stellar high-school career by shooting an 80 at the Washington Regional Golf Tourney Thursday.

    Douglas, who finished tied for the fourth-best score of 10 individual qualifiers, significantly improved his score from a week ago, when he advanced as an individual out of the Jasper Sectional by shooting an 86. The highlight of the day for the senior came on the par-four third hole, when he was able to sink a birdie put.

  • Hoosier Express opens season with win

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Special to the News

    LINCOLN CITY – Spencer Beard went 5 for 6 with 4 RBIs, three of which came in an eight-run eighth inning, helping the Hoosier Express earn a come-from-behind 15-11 win over Pate in their season opener Thursday.

    In a wild, three-hour game, the Express bats came alive, as they finished the night with 21 hits. Adam Braunecker added three hits, while Austin Paulin, Brian Arnold, Drew Mowery, Reese Miller and Casey May each had two.

  • COLUMN: Indiana’s high-school grads and economic opportunity

    By BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ
    Indiana Youth Institute

    High school graduation ceremonies this month are celebrating the Class of 2012, and Hoosier graduates can learn an important lesson from the past before they take their next step forward.

    An intriguing correlation exists between today’s economic trends and the economic developments of 100 years ago.

  • COLUMN: Our government’s problem

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Center for Congress

    Americans get angry when they learn of government bureaucrats spending lavishly at a Las Vegas hotel or Secret Service agents consorting with prostitutes. As well they should. Such conduct wastes money and drains Americans’ respect for their government.

    Washington’s routine for such embarrassing revelations is for executive and legislative officials to express shock, demand an investigation, and vow that such shenanigans will never happen again.