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Today's News

  • Hot water underappreciated

    It’s a constant human fault to take for granted the things we enjoy every day. Abundant food, good roads, public safety. Throw in hot water.

    My water heater died last week. Actually it was a slow death and as I pen these words I’m not yet sure if the seldom thought-about appliance had truly died or was in some sort of mechanical coma capable of being revived. All I knew Friday morning was that I had no hot water.

  • EDITORIAL: Flynn injects antibody into ailing school board

    In the usual scheme of things, a sickness enters a body, then spreads. In the body known as the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Board of School Trustees, we may have just seen the beginning of a reverse process.

    To say the board as a governing body is ill might take the metaphor too far, but we would like to see others catch what Flynn took to their table Tuesday.

  • News Web site goes ‘behind pay wall’ this week; subscribers keep full access

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County News readers who want to continue getting benefits from our Web site are reminded it’s going “behind a pay wall” as of Thursday’s edition.

  • Spring burns planned in Hoosier National Forest

    TELL CITY – Officials with the Hoosier National Forest plan to do several prescribed burns this spring. The burns will be completed in the next few months as temperatures warm.

  • Background check found nothing on coach

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – As school-board members were discussing routine personnel actions at a regular meeting Tuesday, Sherri Flynn asked about the corporation’s policy on background checks for new employees.

    “All background checks have been completed …?” Board President Larry Bryant asked about several people recommended for eight paid or volunteer coaching positions at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    “Yes,” Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne replied.

  • Celebrating Valentine’s Day

    Heather Howard adds the final touch to a Valentine’s Day bouquet Friday afternoon at Lauer Floral Co. in Tell City.

  • Council tables retirement request for deputies

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – County-council members voted unanimously Wednesday to table a request from Sheriff Lee Chestnut to convert a retirement plan used by county deputies here to another used by every other sheriff’s department in the state.

  • Groups ready to fight rise in gang activity

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    TELL CITY – Perry County is by no means gangland. Its cities and small towns remain safe places to live, work and raise families – but gang-related activity here is on an upswing and police officers and educators are bracing themselves for what will likely prove to be a drawn-out battle against organized groups of teens and young adults who bind themselves to gangs that show a willingness to beat, steal and intimidate.

  • Cold shooting costs TC in loss to North

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Evansville North held Tell City to 28.6 percent field-goal shooting and defeated the Marksmen 59-42 in boys basketball Thursday.
    Tell City Coach John Hayes said, “We have this mentality that if we, a player doesn’t make his first shot, it’s going to be a bad night. Most of the good shooters make less than half of their field-goal attempts.”
    With 7:44 left in the game Tell City’s Shane Weedman made two free throws cutting North’s lead to seven, 39-32.

  • PC puts brakes on Jeeps in second half

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—After Perry Central’s boys basketball team scored a rebound basket, Northeast Dubois Coach Terry Friedman called timeout with 7:02 left in the second quarter Thursday and told his players he was disappointed with their rebounding.
    Later he probably wished he had saved that speech for the second half. Perry Central held the Jeeps to two rebounds in the first nine minutes after intermission and beat them 53-33.