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Today's News

  • Street-repair work could begin today

    TELL CITY — Work to repair expansion joints on Main and Washington streets could begin this week. The city will notify business owners and residents before work begins.

    The repairs will remove the elevated ridges that form at joints along the concrete surface of the streets that create bumps for drivers.

  • Hydrant flushing begins in Tell City, Cannelton

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing hydrants today. Crews will begin working along Fourth Street and will work eastward through the city.

    Cannelton Utilities workers will also begin flushing in that city today. Work should be complete by Tuesday.

    Residents may notice low water pressure when flushing is under way in their areas and should exercise caution when doing laundry.

  • School bands vie for $1,000 prize

    PERRY COUNTY - Anyone 13 years or older with an e-mail address, anywhere in the world, can help the Tell City Marching Marksmen or the Perry Central Marching Commodores win $1,000 in television station WFIE's Ultimate Battle of the Bands now until 5 p.m. Nov. 10.

    Voting is conducted by going to www.14wfie.com, clicking on "Sports" and "Click here to vote for Battle of the Bands."

  • TCHS performers sell fruit by box

    TELL CITY - Tell City band students are taking orders for their annual fruit-sales fundraiser. Orders can be taken by any band member until Nov. 17. Available are juice and navel oranges, tangerines, tangelos, grapefruit, apples and mixed-fruit boxes. The fruit will be delivered in early December. Contact Kathy Birchler at 547-3202 for more information.

  • Numbers add up - newspapers still deliver

    Business leaders read reports about major metropolitan newspapers going bankrupt or closing their doors and naturally may wonder about the future viability of this newspaper.

    Don't worry, because newspapers still deliver. They deliver not only the news a community needs, but customers to local businesses through the advertising welcomed into homes with the newspaper.

  • Balloon boy and a caring nation

    I'm sure plenty of Perry Countians were among the millions of Americans glued to their television screens earlier this month as a silver balloon, thought to be carrying 6-year-old Falcon Heene, floated through the sunny Colorado sky.

    As we all know now, the elf-sized boy was never aboard and it's likely, authorities tell us, that the drama was all a stunt for fame-starved parents. If so, Richard Heene needs to set off in a balloon of his own, en route to prison, joined by his wife if she knew about the stunt.

  • Soldier pens book on Baghdad fight

    Editor's Note: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Anthony Farina, a native of St. Meinrad, has written a book about his unit's service in Baghdad during the summer of 2008. "Angels in Sadr City — The Final Battle for Baghdad, Iraq," will be released in coming months and he said profits will go to families of fallen service members. Excerpts from the book forwarded by Farina are published here.

    As I stared deeply into the fine aged wood of the piano, I realized it was the one thing in this world beside the Lord our God that could bring me peace.

  • PC rips Blackhawks

    FRENCH LICK—Perry Central built a 48-0 lead before Springs Valley gained a first down as the Commodores cruised 55-0 in a Class A football sectional first-round game Friday.

    The Commodores did most of their damage on offense with their running game, gaining 349 yards on 39 attempts, an average of 8.9 yards per carry.

    Six of their seven rushing touchdowns came on runs of at least 15 yards, and four different players scored them.

  • Marksmen crush Crawford County

    TELL CITY—Tell City ran off 47 straight points in defeating Crawford County 47-7 in the opening round of the Class 2A football sectional Friday.

    After Crawford County scored on its first possession, the Marksmen scored on their next three possessions.

    Only the fact that they ran out of time at the half kept them from scoring on their fourth possession.

    The Marksmen held the Wolfpack to 184 total yards while racking up a season-high 405 yards themselves.

    They also had a season-high rushing total of 291 yards and a season high for points scored.

  • Rangers top Tell City in semifinals

    TELL CITY—Bad serves at key times hurt Tell City in a 25-20, 25-11, 25-27, 25-20 Class 2A volleyball sectional semifinal loss to Forest Park Wednesday.

    The Marksmen trailed only 9-6 in the second game when they made a bad serve.

    Amanda Braunecker then served eight consecutive points for Forest Park to put the Rangers up 18-6. A kill by Josalyn Ress finally ended her serving turn.

    Tell City also made bad serves in the first game when trailing only 22-19 and in the fourth game when trailing only 17-15.