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Today's News

  • Stepping Stones awarded grant from Old National Bank Foundation

    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool recently received a grant for their Families Reading with Redgie Early Childhood Literacy Program from the Old National Bank Foundation.

    Families Reading with Redgie is a reading incentive program in place at Stepping Stones, which encourages parents and caregivers to read with children on a daily basis by offering incentives for reading together.

  • County workers may see pay increase in 2014

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Board of Commissioners approved at their meeting July 1 a 3-percent raise for county employees be suggested to the county council.

    Auditor Connie Berger told the commissioners by state statute, they are required to make “a recommendation to the county council on salary increases for 2014.”

  • Tell City will post speed-limit signs on Ninth Street

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety will continue to monitor traffic complaints in the 200 block of Ninth Street and post signs advising motorists of the 30 mph speed limit and of children living in the area.

  • Semi driver cited in Shiloh Road crash

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    ST. MARKS – A New Jersey man driving a tractor trailer was cited for following too closely after his rig struck a passenger car Wednesday afternoon in Indiana 37. The crash sent the car’s 22-year-old driver to St. Mary’s Medical Center.

  • Farmers face threat from famous plant

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A new weed with a famous history could cause local livestock farmers big trouble this year and in growing seasons to come.

    Poison hemlock, found for several years along Interstate 64 and in ditches, is increasing and invading hayfields and pastures. It could cause livestock deaths for producers who fail to recognize it and allow their animals to graze on it or who feed it as hay.

  • Goffinet receives KWC awards

    OWENSBORO, Ky. — Tell City graduate Lauren Goffinet was named to the Great Lakes Valley Conference All-Academic Team for the 2012-13 year, the fourth year in a row that she made it.

    Goffinet, a May graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College where she starred in women’s basketball, was one of a record 53 Wesleyan student-athletes to earn the honor this year.

    She was one of only two to do so for the fourth time, joining volleyball player Sarah Pedigo from Trimble County, Ky.

  • Spinner resigns as TC’s coach

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY — Angie Spinner has resigned as Tell City’s boys and girls varsity swim coach, saying she cannot do that job well while devoting time to getting her master’s degree.

    Spinner, who came to Tell City last fall, plans to remain as a special education teacher at William Tell Elementary and said, “In order to keep my job I have to get a master’s degree in moderate to several special education.”

  • Cal Ripken League champions

    Southern Indiana Power won this year’s Major League (ages 11-12) playoff tourney in Tell City’s Cal Ripken Baseball League. (After clicking into story, click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • Indiana 66 closed in Troy this week for rail repairs

     

    TROY – The Indiana Department of Transportation has closed Indiana 66 in Troy to repair a railroad crossing. The closing took effect Monday and all work is scheduled to be complete by 2 p.m. Friday.

    The official detour will route traffic on Indiana 545, Indiana 62, Indiana 162 and Indiana 70.

  • Cannelton Police Dept. looking for theft suspect

     

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department is investigating a theft from a local business and is requesting the public’s help in identifying the suspect or suspects.

    Officers were called to Tom’s Circle S, located in the 200 Block of S. Seventh Street Friday at approximately 8:05 p.m. The clerk at the store said a black male, approximately 5-feet, 10-inches tall wearing a black T-shirt and a dark colored baseball cap entered the store.