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Today's News

  • Tecumseh shuts out Perry Central

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh outhit Perry Central 13-2 to beat the Commodores 10-0 in girls softball Friday.

    Perry Central trailed only 3-0 after three innings. But the Braves scored seven runs the next two innings, when the Commodores committed most of their five errors for the game.

    “I was happy with the way we played the first three innings,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.

  • Sentence in murder case overturned

    PERRY COUNTY - A Perry County man in prison for life will be resentenced under an order issued from the state's high court.

    In a decision published March 22, The Indiana Supreme Court said Kyle S. Kiplinger should not have received a life sentence because the jury that convicted him could not unanimously agree on a sentencing recommendation.

    The court did not overturn the 2008 murder conviction against Kiplinger, only his sentence.

  • TC wins $72,853 for lighting upgrades

    TELL CITY - Two grants worth a combined $72,853 will allow Tell City to retrofit its two Main Street traffic-control signals and upgrade lighting in City Hall and two buildings used by its electric utility.

    Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced Tuesday that 46 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants were awarded to 34 Indiana cities, towns and counties for energy-efficiency upgrades to public facilities. A total of $3.35 million was awarded for upgrades, including LED traffic-light conversions, building-lighting upgrades and nonlighting building retrofits.

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  • April 16 sale will offer tax-delinquent properties to public

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's commissioners will offer for sale at a public auction April 16 several properties with prices starting at $50, according to County Auditor Connie Berger.

    The plots belong to owners who are severely delinquent in the payment of property taxes. The News reported Feb. 8 that legislation adopted three years ago could help move tax-delinquent properties back onto tax rolls by disposing of tracts without the county having to take ownership of them.

  • Cannelton mayor continues his pursuit of levee-inspection funding

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said after a city council meeting March 24 he'd talked to a member of U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar's staff earlier in the day and hopes to hear by mid-April about financial help to get the city's floodwall recertified.

    As The News reported in February 2009, the Federal Emergency Management Agency mandated that the floodwall be accredited within two years. An inspection toward that purpose would cost $210,000 and the city would have to pay to fix any problems it reveals.

  • School board picks construction firm

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members accepted a recommendation from the Veazey, Parrott and Shoulders architectural firm Tuesday and voted to hire Weddle Brothers Construction Co. of Evansville to renovate and add to a media center at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

  • National Players on stage April 16-17

    ST. MEINRAD - National Players, America's longest-running classical touring company, will present two plays at Saint Meinrad Archabbey April 16 and 17.

    The free performances will be "Much Ado About Nothing" Friday, April 16, and "Lord of the Flies" Saturday, April 17. The public is welcome to attend. Both plays begin at 7 p.m. in St. Bede Theater.

    Before each performance, a buffet supper will be available for $9 per person from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in Newman Dining Room.

  • Offices to be closed in observance of Good Friday

    PERRY COUNTY - Most governmental offices in Perry County will be closed all or some of Friday in observance of Good Friday.

    County offices in the courthouse and annex in Cannelton will be closed for the day, as will Cannelton municipal offices.

    City Hall offices in Tell City will close at noon Friday. State offices will also be closed for the day, including the Perry County License Branch and the Perry County Department of Child Services.

    Town and utility offices in Troy will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Options narrowing for voter registration

    PERRY COUNTY - County Clerk Jean Schulthise reminds voters that the deadline to register in time for the May primary is 4 p.m. Monday. Absentee voting begins the same day.

    The courthouse will be closed Friday for Good Friday, so registering there is possible only until 4 p.m. today or Monday.

    Voters can also register at the license branch at 635 Main St., in Tell City, but it, too, will be closed for Good Friday. It is open until 5 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday. That office is closed Mondays.