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Today's News

  • Making it official

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  • Parks board: Eagles Bluff park will soon reopen on weekends

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Eagles Bluff Park will reopen on weekends this spring, thanks to the Perry County Council’s restoring $3,500 in pay for the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s part-time assistant.

  • Troy turned down for OCRA wastewater funding

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TROY – Gathered Wednesday for their first meeting of 2012, members of the Troy Town Council discussed moving forward with a fiscal study ahead of a hoped-for annexation effort this year to incorporate areas north of the town.

  • Mayor: Look again at new rental ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – In her first council meeting of 2012, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder questioned how a rental ordinance adopted last year will be implemented.

  • Praising God, serving others

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Courtney Berger’s fingers are tickling the church organ’s keys half an hour before Sunday morning Mass at St. Mark Catholic Church.

    Glancing at the sheet music from a bench near the front of the sanctuary, the 11-year-old concentrates on the chords of “Gather Us In,” the entrance song that will begin the morning service.

  • Price tag of proposed new jail reduced by $3 million

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part report about revisions made to a proposal to build a new county jail.

    TELL CITY – A revised plan for a new jail that may be built in Perry County features a $3 million price reduction from the initial proposal, county leaders learned Jan. 4.

  • Crash claims life of USI student

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    ST. MARKS – A 20-year-old University of Southern Indiana student died Monday in a two-vehicle accident between St. Marks and Bristow.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Samuel J. Deom, 20, of 14928 Indiana 145, was pulling out of his driveway when his truck was hit by a northbound pickup truck driven by Aaron Meyer, 34, of Bristow.

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  • TC girls sweep Central

    TELL CITY—Tell City won all 12 events to wallop Evansville Central 119-49 in girls swimming Thursday.
    It was senior night for Tell City and “our senior girls performed well—they’re pretty competitive,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page.
    Amanda Wagner won two individual events and two relays to lead the Marksmen.
    Loren Braunecker and Charissa Lahee each also won two individual events.

  • Marksmen pin Wolfpack

    MARENGO—Tell City won all but one match actually wrestled to crush Crawford County 52-18 in wrestling Tuesday.
    Having to forfeit four weight classes usually hurts the Marksmen, but they gained six points on forfeits Tuesday because Crawford County had fewer wrestlers than they did.
    Two weight classes were double forfeits.
    Among the six matches actually wrestled, Tell City won four by pins and one by a major decision.
    “The ones that did actually wrestle did well,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.