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Today's News

  • Two serve and protect
  • Census jobs still available

    TELL CITY - The U.S. Census Bureau is offering employment opportunities in 2010 as part of the census. Temporary positions include census takers, crew leaders and crew-leader assistants. Two test sites have been established in Tell City, the Tell City-Perry County Public Library and the Community Building, located at 16th and Franklin streets.

    Census tests, which assess applicants' basic math, reading and organizational skills, are offered at the library at 1 and 3 p.m. Monday, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

  • Offices closing for King holiday

    PERRY COUNTY - Most government offices in Perry County will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    County offices at the courthouse in Tell City and annex building in Cannelton will be closed, as will City Hall offices in Tell City. There will be no trash pickup in Tell City Monday and a one-day delay for pickup the rest of the week.

    Federal and state offices are also closed, including the Indiana Department of Child Services.

  • In winter's icy grip
  • Etienne offers tips for having land surveyed

    Editor's Note: Perry County Surveyor Glenn Etienne met recently with The News and reflected on his first full year in office. One issue he often addresses with residents is surveying of property. He offers the following advice for those interested in hiring a surveyor.

    PERRY COUNTY — There are several factors that should be taken into consideration when choosing a land surveyor.

    1. Make sure the person has a valid Indiana surveyor's license number.

  • Cannelton defeats Aces for first victory

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s pressure defense forced 31 turnovers to beat Cloverport 68-57 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    The Bulldogs also improved their rebounding, edging Cloverport 47-43 in the board battle despite 22 by Cloverport center Logan Melton.

    The Bulldogs hit three three-point baskets in the first five minutes and jumped to a 14-4 lead.

    They led the rest of the way, though Cloverport pulled within three points on a rebound basket by Melton with a minute left in the third quarter.

  • Braves run to victory over Bulldogs 71-48

    CANNELTON—Fast breaks and rebound baskets helped Tecumseh outshoot Cannelton for a 71-48 boys basketball victory Saturday.

    Each team hit only 4 of 19 from three-point range. But Tecumseh hit 23 of 36 two-point shots thanks to four fast-break layups and four layups directly off offensive rebounds.

    The Braves also scored several baskets inside on first attempts against Cannelton’s half-court defense.

    On two consecutive possessions in the third quarter junior guard Devan Blair drove down the lane all the way to the basket for layups.

  • Tell City wins six-team tourney at Providence

    CLARKSVILLE—Dylan Froehlich, Matt Leistner and Jesse Lawalin each went 5-0 as Tell City won Providence’s six-team, round-robin wrestling tourney Saturday.

    Tell City beat Milan 38-37, Southwestern 43-24, Providence 60-16, New Washington 57-12, and Paoli 69-0.

    Tell City trailed Milan 37-32 going into the final match, the 112-pound bout. So Jesse Lawalin had to pin his opponent in that match for the Marksmen to win.

    It took 5:23, but Lawalin finally did earn the pin—one of two he had for the day—to give the Marksmen the victory.

  • Cannelton girls win two

    NEW ALBANY—Cannelton used a trapping defense in the second half to overtake Christian Academy of Indiana for a 49-43 girls basketball victory Monday.

    The Bulldogs trailed by eight points in the middle of the third quarter. “Then we went to kind of a half-court trap” and forced several turnovers, said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

    He added, “We rebounded pretty well. We blocked out a lot better.”

    The Bulldogs outrebounded the Warriors 41-37 as Allicyn Garrett grabbed 10 and Jaci Garrett and Payton Reed each added six.

  • Vikings stop PC girls

    POSEYVILLE—Perry Central committed 21 turnovers and hit only 31.3 percent from the field in a 47-29 girls basketball loss to North Posey Tuesday.

    Among players who shot more than twice, senior forward/guard Hilarie Hahus was the only Commodore to hit more than one-fourth of her shots.

    She hit 4 of 9 from the field, including 2 of 5 from three-point range, and led the Commodores with 11 points.

    The Commodores trailed only 24-15 at halftime, but North Posey outscored them 19-5 in the third quarter to take control.