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Today's News

  • Schlichter helping Tell City offense improve

    TELL CITY—A trip to a jewelry store produced a jewel of an offensive coordinator for Tell City’s football team.

    Art Schlichter recalls, “I was in Roland’s (on Main Street in Tell City) buying something for my daughter and Ken Roland said, ‘Would you be interested in helping the high school team?’ I said I might, and Don Hitz (Tell City’s head coach) gave me a call a day or two later).”

  • Mater Dei knocks off Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had some serve-reception problems in a 25-14, 25-20, 25-15 loss to Mater Dei in the first round of the Class 2A volleyball sectional Tuesday.

    “We just had a hard time with serve-receive,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet. “And they were a very strong team—we would have had to play our best game.”

    The Commodores made several errors on receiving serves and making return hits as they fell behind 7-2 and 14-5 at the start of the first game.

  • Girl Scout Road won't get recovery home

    TELL CITY – Perry County's commissioners declined to act Wednesday on a rezoning request that would have led to a substance-abuse recovery home being opened near the Girl Scout camp outside Cannelton.

  • Pay raises not certain in TC 2010 budget

    TELL CITY - A 2010 budget Mayor Barbara Ewing called one of the most challenging in her memory will mean no immediate pay raises for city workers in 2010. However, employees could receive 25-cent hourly increases later in the year, once the city's budget and tax rate receive final approval by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance.

  • Governor offers hero's salute to BCF employee

    BRANCHVILLE — Mike Hubert, a Branchville Correctional Facility maintenance employee critically injured by three offenders who escaped in March, was presented a certificate of heroism Tuesday by Gov. Mitch Daniels.

    Hubert continues to recover from head injuries he suffered during the attack. The three men, who were later captured, struck him in the head with a blunt object before cutting through prison fences and fleeing.

  • Chief wants to send officer to school

    CANNELTON - Acting Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson wants to assign a resource officer to the city's schools and sell a surplus vehicle through an auction company.

    "I'm looking closely at having a school resource officer," he said at an Oct. 12 meeting of the city's common council. The schools would like one, but can't afford it, he added, saying "a true resource officer is full time."

  • TC Witches Walk to host a variety of businesses

    TELL CITY - The 19th annual Perry County Chamber of Commerce Witches Walk will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 and will include a number of businesses in the city.

  • Cities schedule haunting hours

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council has set trick-or-treating hours for 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Cannelton's haunting hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. that night with Troy ghouls allowed to roam the streets from 4 to 6 p.m.

    Editor's note: This story was updated after the print edition went to press to reflect a change in Cannelton's hours reported by Mayor Smokey Graves Monday morning.

  • Troy to host kids Halloween party

    TROY - The annual Troy kids' Halloween party has been set for 4 p.m. Sunday at the Troy fire station. Games, treats and hay rides will be available. A costume contest will also be held. The public is invited.

     

  • Churches offer safe Halloween alternatives

    TELL CITY - Several Tell City churches are planning events as alternatives to Halloween trick-or-treating.

    Explosion of Fun

    Community Christian Church will host its Explosion of Fun 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church, located at 821 10th St. The event is geared for children ages 5 through sixth grade. The third floor will be devoted to bean bag toss, ring toss, box maze, bingo, cake walk, football throw, SkeeBall and Go Fish. There will be free popcorn. There is no cost to the event and candy will be passed out.