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Today's News

  • House fire

    CANNELTON - Cannelton firefighters battled cold as well as flames Sunday night. The department was called to 514 Knight St. at 11:19 p.m. after someone saw smoke and flames. Firemen were on the scene until shortly after 2 a.m. According to police records, the home is owned by Roxanne Suters.

  • Indiana Predator Challenge visits county
  • Mid-winter orchid show

    "Escape the winter blues and immerse yourself in a tropical paradise of orchids," invites the Web site for the Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden in Evansville.

    The escape is abrupt as visitors pass through a heavy wooden door from frigid air into a warm, humid jungle. Rare and beautiful orchids are tucked into spaces between animal exhibits along a walkway winding through the Amazonia enclosure. They're scheduled to be on display until March 8.

  • Some offices closing for Presidents Day

    PERRY COUNTY - Some governmental offices will be closed Monday in observance of President's Day.

    The county courthouse and annex building in Cannelton will be closed. The county prosecutor's office will be closed.

    City offices in Tell City and Cannelton will be open and there will be change in trash pickup next week. The town and utility office in Troy, however, will also be closed.

    State offices will be open Monday, including the Perry County Department of Child Services.

    Federal offices will be closed Monday and there will be no mail delivery.

  • Planning group cancels meeting set for today

    TELL CITY - With no pressing business to conduct, the Tell City Advisory Plan Commission has called off its meeting scheduled for today.

    The group's next meeting is slated for March 11.

  • Wanted man nabbed after I-64 traffic stop

    ST. CROIX - A traffic stop on Interstate 64 Saturday netted police a man allegedly wanted on an Illinois warrant.

    According to Indiana State Police Trooper Phil Lubbers, Andrew Tindall, 21, of 9054 S. Rosemary Lane, Pekin, was a passenger in a 1998 Ford Escort stopped for a traffic violation near the 79-mile marker. A records check showed Tindall was wanted on a felony theft warrant from Monroe County, Ill. He was lodged in the Perry County Jail and was to be extradited to Illinois.

  • Tell City places 2nd in 13-team sectional

    JASPER—Tell City won four events and placed second in five to finish second in the 13-team girls swimming sectional Saturday.

    No other team won more than two of the 12 events. But Jasper used its depth to beat Tell City for the title 286-247.

    Only first-place finishers were guaranteed to advance to this weekend’s state meet.

  • Commodores block South Spencer late

    LEOPOLD—Ian Hahus blocked Mac Webb’s shot at the buzzer to preserve Perry Central’s 61-60 boys basketball win over South Spencer Saturday.

    “We went to a full-court, man-to-man defense and pressured them into a tough shot,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “It came up short. Ian knew (South Spencer) had a second to catch and shoot and he timed his jump.”

    South Spencer’s Tristan Brown, hobbling on an injured ankle, made a three-point shot from the volleyball spiking line to tie the game 57-57 with 1:35 left.

  • Tell City falls in OT

    FORT BRANCH—Gibson Southern hit 60.5 percent from the field to beat Tell City 61-58 in overtime in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

    The Titans scored all 20 of their two-point field goals on layups—some on drives, some on backdoor cuts, two on offensive rebounds, and one on a fast break off a Tell City turnover.

    When Tell City played a zone defense, the Titans would make several passes to try to spread the zone out and then attack the middle with a pass or drive.

    Against man-to-man defense, they often made successful backdoor cuts.

  • Hornets sting Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Cannelton could not overcome a hot start by Hancock County as the Bulldogs lost 97-71 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Trailing 3-2 just over two minutes into the game, the Hornets found their shooting touch. They made nine three-pointers in the next eight minutes, outscoring the Bulldogs 38-14.

    The Hornets shot 52.9 percent for the half, including 9 of 15 from three-point range, to build a 49-23 halftime lead.

    Mark Harris hit five three-pointers in the first-half and Nolan Braun made three.