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Today's News

  • Tell City girls third in PAC

    TELL CITY—Logan Flannagan earned Tell City’s only win as the Archers finished third in the PAC junior high girls swim meet Thursday.

    Heritage Hills won the five-team meet with 343.5 points. Tell City scored 198.

    Flannagan won the 50-yard breaststroke in 37.62 seconds.

    Three Archers placed in the top nine in that event, as Makenzie Alvey was sixth in 42.74 and Hunter Childers ninth in 46.83.

    Sydney Brown, Flannagan, Alvey and Kassie Peter placed second in the 200 medley relay in 2:23.73.

  • UPDATE - Lackey suspends campaign, apologizes

    (Updated Thursday, 11:35 a.m.) BRANCHVILLE - A day after his arrest on a charge of drunk driving, Indiana conservation officer and candidate for Perry County Sheriff Joe lackey apologized for his actions and said he would suspend his campaign while dealing with personal issues.

    "I'm not going to actively campaign for now," Lackey said in a phone call to The News Thursday morning. He was released from the Spencer County Jail Wednesday night, where he was taken after being arrested in Tell City by part-time sheriff's deputy Roger Smith.

  • 63 lives remembered: Ceremonies mark crash anniversary

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves welcomed families of the Electra plane crash and recognized those in the audience who were among responders to the tragedy during a 50th-anniversary commemoration Saturday.

    He also read a letter from former Gov. and Sen. Birch Bayh, who was an Indiana House representative when the accident occurred.

    "Those who perished on March 17, 1960 are not forgotten," he wrote.

  • Worship service honors crash victims, survivors

    TELL CITY - Spiritual leaders from four faiths joined their thoughts and prayers Sunday with those from the community and relatives of those who died in an airline crash 50 years ago.

    The afternoon worship service at the Schergens Center recalled the lives of the 63 men, women and children who died March 17, 1960, when Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 710 broke up over Millstone and crashed.

  • Truck falls on man on Ninth Street
  • Port board approves contract

    TELL CITY - The board of directors for the Perry County Port Authority included in their regular meeting March 9 a moment of silence for Terry Lock, a former county commissioner who died the previous day.

    His death was "a terrible loss," Board President Alvin Evans said. "He was a good friend to me and the port authority."

    The board approved a contract giving RailAmerica responsibility for managing port and Hoosier Southern Railroad operations beginning the following day.

  • Bill giving port authorities independence now law

    INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Russ Stilwell's plan to change how Indiana's port authorities operate has been signed into law, according to a news release from the governor's office Monday.

    House Bill 1076, authored by Stilwell, will take effect July 1.

  • Sunday hike
  • Eagles Bluff now open until 7 p.m.

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department will keep Eagles Bluff Park open daily until 7 p.m.

    The parks board made that decision at Wednesday's meeting on a suggestion from county recreation director Brad Smith.

    When the park reopened on a full-time basis in 2008, daily hours were set at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. And in December closing time was set at 4 p.m. for the winter because it is getting dark by then.

  • Perry County Lincoln Day Dinner April 6 at Bill & Dave's

    TELL CITY - Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman will be the guest speaker at the April 6 Perry County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner.

    The annual event will be held at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with dinner at 6:15. Tickets are $12 per person and can be obtained by calling Tom McCart at 547-6156. The dinner is sponsored by the Perry County Republican Party.