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Today's News

  • Hot Tell City beats cold Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City played its best half of the season and Perry Central played its worst half in the first half of their first-round PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball game Wednesday.
    Thus Tell City built a 34-13 lead en route to beating the Commodores 50-30.
    The Marksmen outshot the Commodores 60.9 percent to 37.5 percent from the field that half and outrebounded them 17-4.
    Perry Central was 0 for 6 from three-point range that half and 1 for 16 for the game.

  • Joe LaGrange’s grandsons keep him in Indiana

    Since former Perry Central principal, athletic director and basketball coach Joe LaGrange retired, he has enjoyed spending part of his winters in Florida.

  • Reynolds, Blackhawks pull away from Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls basketball team has a lot of players who do several things well. But the Commodores can’t seem to do nearly everything well for an entire game.
    The latest evidence of that was their 46-33 PLAC loss to Springs Valley Tuesday afternoon.
    In the first half they hit a decent 6 of 10 free throws and held Springs Valley star Caitlyn Reynolds to two points.

  • Perry Central awarded $150,000 after-school grant

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School has been awarded a $150,000 annual 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Grant. The money will fund an after-school program that has already generated a long track record of success. 

    “It’s very good news for us because of the programs’ popularity and the difference it makes in the lives of families,” Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said.

  • Cannelton fire chief arrested after incident with police officer

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Fire Chief Chris Herzog was arrested Tuesday night after an alleged altercation with a city police officer at the scene of a house fire at 550 Knight St.

    According to police records, the fire was reported at 9 p.m. Cannelton Police Officer Ryen Foertsch and Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephen Poehlein arrived at the scene and immediately entered the burning residence to make sure nobody was inside.  After clearing two rooms of the home, smoke became too overwhelming, forcing the officers to retreat.

  • 2016 in review: Trump carries Perry County, Amos wins third term

    TELL CITY – With much of the nation glued for much of the year to the race for president by social media and television, Perry Countians cast their ballots at last in November to learn who would lead the nation and locally on the board of commissioners and county council.

    Trump won all 21 county precincts and received 4,556 votes for 56.3 percent of the total. Democrat Hillary Clinton took 3,062 votes and the county gave Libertarian Gary Johnson 407 votes.

  • 2016 in Review: The year’s top stories

    Negotiating the survival of Can-Clay

     

    CANNELTON – As the year came to a close, the future of Can-Clay Corp. was highly speculative as the deadline loomed for the company to pay back taxes. Under threat of a property takeover from the county, the company was on shaky ground. But, while dim, there was still a chance of survival.

    The biggest saving grace may have been the county didn’t want to force a closure on a business with a century in the community.

  • Branchville announces its final group of Employees of the Quarter of 2016

    BRANCHVILLE – The Branchville Employee Appreciation Team has announced Branchville Correctional Facility’s Employees of the Quarter. 

    • Contractual Employee of the Quarter, Ms. Michelle Dukeman.  She is employed by Guidesoft Knowledge Services Inc. as a secretary.

    She began her career at Branchville in 2016.

    • Custody Employee of the Quarter, Mr. Douglas Maurer. He is a correctional officer at the facility. He began his career with IDOC at Miami Correctional Facility in 2001, and transferred to Branchville in 2012.

  • EverBody’s to launch 15th Biggest Loser contest Jan. 11

    TELL CITY – EverBody’s Fun and Fitness will hold the 15th season of its Biggest Loser weight loss contest from January 11 to March 22.

    The deadline for registration is Jan. 4. The price for members is $20 for members and $145 for guests, which includes a 10 week membership.

    The contest includes many facets of the popular NBC show, including teams, coaches, weekly tips, accountability, motivation, weekly weigh-ins, last chance workouts and team workouts.

  • Huber Funeral Home supports Honor Flight Network

    PERRY COUNTY – Huber Funeral Home, the local Pekin Insurance pre-need agency in Tell City and Cannelton is honoring those who served in the military by supporting the Honor Flight Network, which honors American veterans for all their sacrifices. Huber participated in the annual Tour of Honor Contest sponsored by Pekin Insurance.