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Today's News

  • Book fair starts today at Myers Grade School

    CANNELTON - An annual book fair at Myers Grade School in Cannelton has been scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Friday.

    A "family night" is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at the school.

    "Please come and check out the new books," urges teacher Michelle Coleman.

    More information can be obtained by calling Julie Harris at 547-4126.

     

  • Second News box added to Main Street location

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News has added a second news box in front of its Main Street office.

    One box will hold Monday papers, with Thursday editions in the other. The addition of the second box will allow issues to remain in boxes for a full week and serve readers who miss purchasing a paper before the next issue is published. Those readers have had to enter the office to purchase those issues. The boxes will be labeled.

  • Clarification

    In response to a Thursday story about cost-cutting measures, Tell City-Troy Township school-board member Larry Bryant noted, "many of the past and present board members have never taken or participated in the (school corporation's) health insurance, myself included."

    The board's current members chose to decline the coverage, he continued, "to conserve the cost to the corporation for the benefit of the kids."

     

  • Bayh's decision should be national wake-up call to Congressional dysfunction

    Will Evan Bayh's decision to retire from the U.S. Senate do anything to change what's wrong in Washington? Call it what you want: gridlock, partisanship or catharsis. No matter the name, the lack of bipartisan dialogue or respect for the opinions of others and the downright poisonous atmosphere keeps reasonable legislators like Bayh from doing what they were elected to do, help ordinary Americans.

    We don't blame him for throwing up his arms.

  • It's too late to become a hobo

    I recently heard a woman describe a friend of hers as leading "a hobo's life." Her friend, who I don't know, apparently switches jobs often, doesn't own a home and carries most of his belongings in the back seat of a 20-year-old car.

  • Accurate census count crucial

    By this time you have probably heard it, seen it or read about Tell City U. S. Census 2010 coming in March. While we realize this is repetitive, we feel it is so extremely important we should repeat it once again.

    Census 2010 data is used for a number of things, but we feel the three most important ones are:

  • Marksmen hold off Hancock County

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Tell City used a strong inside game to build a 16-point lead in the first 21 minutes and then hit just enough free throws to hold off Hancock County 55-51 in boys basketball Thursday.

    The Marksmen were only 1 for 7 from three-point range, and 14 of their 15 two-point field goals came from within five feet of the basket.

    They scored inside on drives, passes to the low post, rebound baskets, and fast-break layups off steals.

  • PC nips Rams in OT

    PAOLI—Perry Central held Paoli to 36.4 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Rams 54-52 in overtime in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Rams hit only 9 of 32 shots from two-point range and 7 of 12 three-point attempts.

    Despite their shooting better from three-point than two-point range, Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said, “I thought we did a good job defending their three-point shooters. They had four guys on the floor at any one time who could shoot the three.”

  • Rangers pull away from Commodores

    FERDINAND—Forest Park hit its first six shots from the field in the third quarter to pull away to a 67-53 boys basketball victory over Perry Central Wednesday.

    The first half was close all the way, with both teams hitting below 40 percent from the field.

    The teams were never separated by more than three points until Nathan Bromm scored on a drive to put Forest Park up 26-22 at halftime.

    The Rangers improved their shooting in the second half, though.

  • Trinity whips Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Cannelton struggled on both ends of the floor in a 64-41 boys basketball loss to Whitesville Trinity Friday.

    The Bulldogs hit just 22.2 percent from the field and gave up several easy buckets on defense.

    The Raiders made all 18 of their two-point field goals in the lane within eight feet of the basket.

    “We just did not stop their penetration,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “They took the ball from end to end off of rebounds several times and we never stopped the ball.”