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Today's News

  • Williams attends educator conference

    CANNELTON – Charlena (Rudolph) Williams of Cannelton was one of five women chosen to represent Kentucky at the 2012 National Education Association Mid-Atlantic Women’s and Minority Leadership Conference in Arlington, Va., Jan. 25 – Jan. 29.

  • 2012 Trivia Night a grand success

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Community Foundation’s second annual trivia night event more than doubled its participation from last year, according to foundation Director Sally Houzanme.

    The annual fund raiser was held Jan. 28 at Tell City’s Schergens Center with 16 trivia teams competing for first- , second- and third-place prizes, a Best Team Spirit Award and for the grand prize of $500 donated to their favorite nonprofit charity.

  • Hiking humanitarians pass through county

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    They’ve worn the soles off of several pairs of walking shoes but Kirk and Cindy Sinclair have stirred the souls of thousands of people they’ve met along a 5,000-mile trek across the country.

    The couple were in southern Indiana late last month, making stops at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ near Lamar and the home of Mark and Rebecca Fenn in Tell City. They also visited a Perry Central High School classroom last Monday.

  • Sliding on a sunny day

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  • Recycling district continues effort to obtain shredder

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Office paper is one of the highest-priced commodities that can be recycled, Ken Smith said Jan. 26, but the Perry County Recycling Management District gets only a portion of what it could for a couple of reasons.

  • Permanent fix sought for courthouse roof

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The roof on the county courthouse was built improperly. County officials didn’t become aware of problems until it was too late to make the contractor correct it. When it was repaired four years ago, the county didn’t have enough money to do it right. Now permanent repairs are being planned at an estimated cost of $200,000.

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  • Perry Central’s James, LaGrange All-Region 9

    LYNNVILLE—Perry Central’s Travis James and Hunter LaGrange have been named to the Region 9 senior all-star football team in voting by the region’s coaches.
    Only players from the South’s five all-region teams are eligible for Indiana’s North-South all-star game in July. The South team will be selected in March.
    James made all-region on the offensive line, where he has been a star blocker for Perry Central’s potent running game the last two years.

  • Girls hoop sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Perry Central drew into the bracket they preferred and Cannelton drew a key rematch in girls basketball sectional pairings drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.
    Tell City and Perry Central will play in the seven-team Class 2A sectional at Forest Park. Both drew into the bracket opposite Mater Dei, which is ranked No. 1 in the state, and Southridge, which is ranked No. 6.
    Tell City will play Forest Park in the first game Tuesday at 6 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).

  • Turnovers doom Tell City

    MOUNT VERNON—Tell City committed 32 turnovers in a 52-23 girls basketball loss to Mount Vernon Saturday.
    “We played a pretty good first quarter (trailing only 12-11),” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “Then we just started making turnovers and it went downhill from there.
    “We took a 14-13 lead early in the second quarter; then Mount Vernon went on a 33-0 run. It was 46-14 in the fourth quarter before we scored again.