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Today's News

  • Port board approves contract

    TELL CITY - The board of directors for the Perry County Port Authority included in their regular meeting March 9 a moment of silence for Terry Lock, a former county commissioner who died the previous day.

    His death was "a terrible loss," Board President Alvin Evans said. "He was a good friend to me and the port authority."

    The board approved a contract giving RailAmerica responsibility for managing port and Hoosier Southern Railroad operations beginning the following day.

  • Bill giving port authorities independence now law

    INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Russ Stilwell's plan to change how Indiana's port authorities operate has been signed into law, according to a news release from the governor's office Monday.

    House Bill 1076, authored by Stilwell, will take effect July 1.

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  • Eagles Bluff now open until 7 p.m.

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department will keep Eagles Bluff Park open daily until 7 p.m.

    The parks board made that decision at Wednesday's meeting on a suggestion from county recreation director Brad Smith.

    When the park reopened on a full-time basis in 2008, daily hours were set at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. And in December closing time was set at 4 p.m. for the winter because it is getting dark by then.

  • Perry County Lincoln Day Dinner April 6 at Bill & Dave's

    TELL CITY - Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman will be the guest speaker at the April 6 Perry County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner.

    The annual event will be held at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with dinner at 6:15. Tickets are $12 per person and can be obtained by calling Tom McCart at 547-6156. The dinner is sponsored by the Perry County Republican Party.

  • Birthday celebration March 24 for 105-year-old Julia Storm

    TELL CITY - Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills will host a birthday celebration from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for Julia Storm. The party will be held in the facility dining room and will mark her 105th birthday. The public is invited to attend and wish her a happy birthday. Anyone who would like to send a card can address them to Julia Storm, Golden Living Center-Lincoln HIlls, 402 19th St., Tell City, IN 47586.

  • Families meet, reflect at crash site

    MILLSTONE - Relatives of victims of the Electra crash lined the circular sidewalk in front of the crash-site memorial Saturday afternoon to take advantage of an opportunity they never knew would come their way.

  • Atwell hopes to field freshman grid team

    Friday 25 Tell City football players signed letters of intent to continue their careers at the next level.

    Wait a minute, you say: Tell City’s never had that many players sign with colleges in one year.

    You’re right, but these were eighth grade players signing letters pledging to new Tell City varsity coach Travis Atwell that they will continue to play football next year.

    “I’m trying to get them to stick with football between middle school and high school because that’s where we’re losing them,” said Atwell.

  • Froehlich wins third wrestling MVP award

    TELL CITY—Dylan Froehlich was the only repeat Most Valuable Player award winner at Tell City’s winter sports banquet Monday.

    Froehlich won the wrestling MVP award outright for the second year in a row and shared it with Greg Batie two years ago.

    Froehlich also won three other wrestling awards Monday.

    Freshman McKenzie Hayes was named the MVP in girls basketball and won three other awards in that sport.

    Senior Nick Bower and sophomore Amanda Wagner were chosen the most valuable boys and girls swimmers.

  • Archers claim PAC wrestling title

    FORT BRANCH—Mason Waninger, Grant Bolin, Justin Alvarez and Spenser Beard won individual titles to help Tell City win the PAC junior high wrestling tourney Saturday.

    The Archers scored 306 points, 54 more than runner-up Gibson Southern.

    Beard pinned all three of his opponents to win the 145-pound weight class.

    He pinned Davin Songer of Southridge in 1:19, Tyler Higginson of North Posey in 1:17, and Kyle Gibson of Gibson Southern in 0:52.