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Today's News

  • Mixed thoughts on ghosts

    My national television debut had me on pins and needles Dec. 29 as "Paranormal State" aired about the experiences of a local family.

    I was interviewed for the show back in October and other than the camera making me look chunkier than I thought I was, I was pleased overall.

    The show looked at the experiences of Bruce and Danielle Collins in their home between St. Meinrad and Bristow.

  • Why the census matters

    The U.S. census 2010 is on our doorstep and will be here in just a little over 60 days and it really matters to everyone in our community, our county, our state and our nation.

    Many people turn their noses up whenever the census is mentioned. But it is an extremely important part of life in America every 10 years.

    We are all part of a team and when a player doesn't do his or her part, everyone loses. The census is not something that came about during this century or the last.

  • South Spencer uses its depth to edge Tell City

    TELL CITY—Tell City won eight of 12 events but South Spencer used its superior depth to beat the Marksmen 87-82 in boys swimming Wednesday.

    “It’s just numbers killing us, as usual,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page. “But we swam well.”

    He said South Spencer had “15 or 16” boys competing.

  • Junior high expects to keep use of gym

    Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.’s considering closing its junior high school probably has some sports fans wondering where all the school system’s basketball teams would find room to practice and play all their games.

    If the proposed closing of the junior high goes into effect, sixth graders would attend William Tell Elementary and seventh and eighth graders would attend Tell City High School.

  • County braces for winter's first blast

    PERRY COUNTY - A developing winter storm moving into the Ohio River Valley was expected to bring the first significant snowfall of the season Wednesday night and Thursday, with accumulations of up to 5 inches before tapering off Thursday night.

    In the wake of the storm is an arctic air mass that will send nighttime lows into the low single digits through the weekend.

  • Perry Central press stops South Spencer

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central’s 1-2-2 full-court press helped force 19 South Spencer turnovers as the Commodores beat the Rebels 52-42 for seventh place in the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Saturday.

    South Spencer outshot the Commodores from the field 54.5 percent to 42.9 percent and outrebounded them 23-18.

    But the Rebels took nine fewer shots than Perry Central thanks to their committing 11 more turnovers.

  • Snows forces postponements

    PERRY COUNTY—All sports events involving Perry County teams Thursday and Friday and most Saturday were postponed due to the area’s first snowstorm of this winter.

    Tell City’s boys basketball home game with Mount Vernon, postponed Friday, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 26.

    No new date had been announced at press time for Perry Central’s boys basketball game at Forest Park, which was postponed Saturday.

  • Voting sites may change again

    PERRY COUNTY - Their plan will save money, but the driving force behind a county election board proposal to further reduce the number of polling locations is their difficulty finding precinct workers.

    "Workers are getting very, very hard to find," member Pat Crawford said. "It's always a battle right up to the election. Some don't want to do it, but they do because we can't find anyone."

    Younger people don't want to sit at an election site for 12 hours for the $95 most of them earn, board member Mary Kay Elder added.  

  • Board: 'Let's not call it absentee voting'

    PERRY COUNTY - County election-board members urged voters to start thinking about absentee-voting opportunities differently.

    "Many people think you have to be on your deathbed (to vote absentee)," board member Pat Crawford said while telling county commissioners Monday they want to consolidate some voting locations.

    "We have to push - it's not absentee, it's early voting," board member Mary Kay Elder added. "Anybody can vote like that."

  • Police: Man bites off end of wife's thumb

    TELL CITY - A call to Tell City police about a case of suspected domestic violence left a man in the Perry County Jail for allegedly biting off the end of his wife's thumb.

    According to Patrolman Philip Flamion, William D. Whistle, 49, of 510 12th St., was arrested early Sunday on preliminary charges of domestic battery and aggravated battery.