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Today's News

  • Auditor reminds residents of property-tax deductions

    TELL CITY — County Auditor Connie A. Berger would like to remind taxpayers to file for property tax deductions and exemptions.  The one-time filing of deductions or exemptions is still in effect unless your status has changed.  Any deductions filed by Dec. 31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2010.    Following is an explanation of what may qualify taxpayers as having a change in status.

    Mortgage Deduction

  • Safety Day draws 19 for ATV training
  • Holiday Helpers ready for season

    Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren't alone. The Holiday Helpers United are already working on helping those in need this Christmas, and we need your help, too.

  • Health-care bill will help residents, businesses

    I have consistently reiterated the need for, and my support of, health care reform throughout my congressional tenure.  And our great nation has been debating how to responsibly reform our health-care system for decades.  

    On Saturday, we took a definitive step forward in advancing this crucial cause by passing the Affordable Health Care for America Act.  

  • ‘Nunsense 2' opens today

    TELL CITY - The Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa Inc. will lift the curtain on its ninth theater production, "Nunsense 2: The Second Coming," today in Fellowship Hall at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

    Four shows are planned, beginning with this evening's 8 p.m. event. Shows Friday and Saturday evening begin at 6:30 p.m. and include dinner.

    A final production is set for 2 p.m. Sunday.

  • PC girls team hopes to go one step further

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls basketball team made it to the championship game of their Class 2A sectional with no seniors last year. So obviously winning the sectional is a legitimate goal this year.

    Though the Commodores again will have no one taller than 5-foot-7 in their starting lineup, “we’re pretty quick,” said Coach Bill Dickerson. “We should be just as quick as 90 percent of the teams we’ll face. Heritage Hills is probably a little quicker than us, and Crawford County is close.

  • Ball-handling key for Cannelton girls team

    CANNELTON—New Cannelton girls basketball coach Mike Garrett hopes that more experience and depth at guard will help the Bulldogs handle pressure defenses better this year.

    The Bulldogs started two freshmen at guards last year and have had some problems facing presses at times.

    But Garrett said their ball-handling “has been pretty good over the summer. They’re starting to relax a little bit and slow down instead of being in a hurry to get rid of the ball.”

  • Tell City girls team rebuilding

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls basketball team finished 4-17 last year and graduated three full-time starters, including the school’s all-time leading scorer who led the team in every statistical category last year.

    So Coach John Lyons will rely on several younger players this year, with possibly two freshmen starting.

    Senior Kyli Smithson, the only full-time starter returning, will start at point guard. She averaged 6.1 points per game last year.

  • TC girls swim team has increased depth

    TELL CITY—More depth should help Tell City’s girls swim team this season.

    The Marksmen will start the season Saturday with 18 girls on its team, their most in 11 years.

    The last time the Marksmen had this many girls (in the 1998-99 school year when they had 21) they won the sectional, and Coach Mike Page thinks that is a possibility this year.

    The Marksmen still have a young team, though, with no seniors. But they have four juniors and seven sophomores who lettered for last year’s PAC champions.

  • Riley fight on TV Saturday

    MANCHESTER, England—Former Tell City wrestler Aaron Riley will fight a televised UFC mixed martial arts bout against Ross Pearson Saturday.

    The bout will be the first on a card that will be televised on cable network Spike TV beginning at 7 p.m. Perry County time.

    Riley, 28, has a 2-3 record in UFC fights, including a controversial loss in which an inexperienced referee stopped the fight prematurely (Riley later avenged that loss), and is 28-11-1 in mixed martial arts overall.