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Today's News

  • Officials certify bridge, OK agreement for fall tax sale

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved at a regular meeting Feb. 4 a covered-bridge certification and a tax-sale contract.

    “Perry County does share the Huffman Mill Bridge with Spencer County,” County Auditor Connie Berger reminded them as she explained the requirement to certify each year that the bridge exists. “By doing the certification, we receive $925 annually” from the state.

  • Hypothermia suspected in death

    NEWTONVILLE – Foul play is not suspected in the death of a Newtonville man whose body was discovered Tuesday morning.

    The body of 30-year-old Josh Peters was found at about 6:30 that morning near a residence at 4496 E. County Road 900 N. in Newtonville.
    Spencer County Coroner Robert Fuller reported that Peters died earlier in the morning, at approximately 2 a.m.

    The death was likely accidental. Initial coroner’s findings revealed that Peters’ death was caused by environmental hypothermia, but is still under investigation.

  • Bucshon seeks local input on federal jobs programs

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “We are going to have some spending cuts,” Rep. Larry Bucshon told an audience in Tell City Thursday, “but they’re going to be restructured over the next few months to be targeted so that we don’t have these across-the-board spending cuts that do hit programs that are effective and programs that don’t need their budgets cut.”

  • City schools’ debt load shrinking

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools has been able to trim a shortfall in its general fund by more than $200,000 in the past year and could be in the black by the end of 2014.

    That was the financially positive message presented Thursday by Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt during the board of school trustees’ monthly meeting.

    Sibbitt said the deficit had fallen below $200,000 for the first time in several years as he and the school board work to control costs and become more efficient.

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  • Cannelton faces cash pinch

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The city’s finances hadn’t worsened, but hadn’t improved, either, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said at a special meeting of the city council Jan. 28 before announcing, “we are going to have to borrow from the trash department to help the general fund.”

  • Tell City's game with Pike Central postponed

    PETERSBURG -- Tell City's PAC boys basketball game with Pike Central, scheduled for tonight (Thursday, Feb. 21), was called off due to freezing rain and ice expected to hit that area this evening.

    This is the second time the game has been postponed due to inclement weather, and it will not be made up, as both teams will open sectional play Tuesday.

    Tell City Athletic Director Ryan George said the Marksmen are willing to play Saturday but Pike Central did not want to.

  • Boys sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—Local rivals Perry Central and Tell City will meet again for the third time this season in the first round of the Southridge boys basketball sectional next week.
    Sectional pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.
    In the seven-team Class 2A sectional to be played at Southridge’s Huntingburg Memorial Gymnasium, Tell City will play Perry Central in the first game Tuesday at 6 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    The winner will take on Southridge in the first semifinal game Friday, March 1, at 5:30 p.m.

  • Spencer, Fischer, Kramer join Tell City Hall of Fame

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Jack Fischer, Mike Spencer and the son of Norman Kramer reminisced about their Tell City athletic careers at their induction into the Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday.
    Spencer, who won 17 sectionals in 20 years as a head coach at Tell City (11 in 13 years in baseball and six in seven years in football), revealed that “it was a career that almost wasn’t.”

  • Trinity defeats Bulldogs

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Whitesville Trinity used physical defense to hold Cannelton to 26.2 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Bulldogs 63-48 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Cannelton guard Brandon Cook entered the game averaging 28.1 points per game, third best in the state of Indiana. But he was held to nine points—his first game below 18 this season—on 3 of 20 field-goal shooting, including 2 of 9 from three-point range, and 1 of 2 free throws.
    In foul trouble much of the game, he played only 22 minutes before fouling out.