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Today's News

  • Drug arrest Friday
  • Chapman reports school improvements 'looking good'

    CANNELTON - "The building really is starting to take shape," Cannelton School Corp. Superintendent Al Chapman told board members Feb. 18 as he reported on the improvements under way at Cannelton High School.

    Chapman said that the renovations on the building have caused a few expected interruptions, but not many. He said "things are coming along nicely" and that 75 percent of the new tiles for the ceilings have been put in place. Once that is completed, the windows will be next, he told members.

  • Fish for Friday supper
  • Chief reports fire runs for 2009

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Fire Department responded to 68 calls during 2009, Fire Chief Greg Linne recently reported to the city's board of public works and safety. Totals included 30 fires, 26 responses to alarms, nine calls about smoke in which there were no fires and three vehicle accidents.

    Structure fires during the year were reported at 9541 Brushy Fork Road, 937 Tell St., 1619 Tell St., 1839 Main St., 1630 Tell St., 1836 13th St. and 5189 Sky Blue Lane. The department also assisted Troy firefighters with an apartment-building blaze in that community Dec. 17.

  • Academy doubles number of Oscar nominees to 10

    The Oscar nominees are out and the Academy will name the best film of 2009 March 7.

  • Last year's movies qualified 2009 for a top-15 listing

    I know the norm is a "top 10," but I couldn't help myself. I thought 2009 was a great year for movies, most notably sci-fi films. Before I set out my list, though, I need to name the films that I didn't get a chance to check out this year due mainly to availability: "Precious," "A Single Man," "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "An Education," "Nine" and "Brothers."

    "A Serious Man" - I'm a huge Coen brothers fan and I thought this dark comedy was brilliant.

  • Tell City prepares to begin CSO project

    Editor's Note: Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing submitted this guest column to explain in a first-person question and answer format details about the city's upcoming combined-sewer overflow project. She also addresses upcoming rate increases.

    The city of Tell City is about to embark on the largest single project in its history. This monumental project is called our combined-sewer overflow project, or CSO.

  • Electra crash anniversary services scheduled

    MILLSTONE - The Tell City Kiwanis Club and its committee of community members have finalized plans for the memorial services March 13-14 to mark the 50th anniversary of the crash of Northwest Orient Airlines Electra Flight 710 in rural Cannelton March 17, 1960.

  • Froehlich 5th in state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City senior Dylan Froehlich placed fifth in the 215-pound weight class at the IHSAA state wrestling tourney Saturday.

    That tied Nick Lain’s 2002 mark for the highest finish ever for any Tell City wrestler. And Froehlich is only the sixth Perry Countian to ever finish in the top five in any individual event in IHSAA state competition.

    Froehlich went 3-1 in the 16-man bracket, losing only to eventual state champion Nathan Cleveland of Lowell.

  • Rogier propels Perry Central to OT win

    LANESVILLE—Alex Rogier scored the first seven points in overtime to lift Perry Central over Lanesville 60-50 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    Playing with four fouls, Rogier scored the opening overtime points on a drive to the basket.

    “I was open at the top of the key and my teammates found me,” said Rogier. “No one came out to guard me, so I just took it to the basket.”

    He made a three-point play on another inside move and free throw and then made two more free throws to put the Commodores up 51-44 with 1:33 left.