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Today's News

  • Tell City native, cancer survivor pens memoir

    WEEHAWKEN, N.J. — Life can change in a matter of hours. A Tell City native has penned her story of just how true a statement that is.

    Deborah Ludwig, a 1984 graduate of Tell City High School living in the Northeast, was filming an infomercial the morning of Dec. 17, 2003, but later that afternoon found herself in an emergency room undergoing numerous tests.

    The following day she was diagnosed with leukemia. Fourteen months after moving to the New York area to pursue her acting dreams, Ludwig found those aspirations shattered by cancer.

  • Christ of the Ohio cleanup Sunday; Troy plans final limb pickup

    TROY - Several items of interest to residents were discussed at last week's meeting of the Troy Town council, including a Sunday cleanup project at the Christ of the Ohio.

    Volunteers will gather at 8 a.m. to clean up the area around the landmark statue. Volunteers are invited to bring rakes and other tools.

    • A final round of limb chipping will begin soon and residents should place their downed branches near curbs, with the butt ends facing roadways to facilitate faster pickup.

  • Mogan Ridge prescribed burn likely to begin next week

    TELL CITY - Rain forecast for Wednesday night and today means prescribed burning in the Mogan Ridge area of the Hoosier National Forest won't begin until next week.

    The Forest Service plans to burn about 750 acres on Mogan Ridge. Cyclical fires help maintain barrens areas that are home to unique plants.

  • Semi rolls over driver's legs

    ST. CROIX - A Louisiana man suffered broken ankles March 11 after he was run over by his tractor trailer.

    According to Indiana State Police Trooper Craig Starr, Lawrence R. Benoit, 68, of Welsh, La., was checking on his load on the side of Interstate 64 at the 79-mile marker but failed to set the brake on the truck, which started rolling and ran over the bottom half of his legs and then off the roadway.

    Police said Benoit, who was driving a 2001 Peterbuilt, was admitted to Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. Damage to the truck was estimated at $50,000.

  • Humane society wants cans

    PERRY COUNTY - The Humane Society of Perry County wants aluminum cans it can sell to raise funds for its spay-neuter program. Anyone who'd like to contribute can call Glenn Markiewicz at 547-5608.

  • Drives replenish food banks

    TELL CITY - Wal-Mart, Catholic Charities and United Way of Perry County invite community organizations, churches and businesses to help fight hunger in Perry County by organizing canned-food drives in March and April. The groups are also hosting a Can Creations Challenge for the community.

  • State launches federal stimulus Web site

    INDIANAPOLIS - The state of Indiana has launched a Web site to provide information about the federal stimulus package and use of the funds in Indiana.

    INvest.in.gov provides information about the federal legislation and has a frequently asked questions section as well as links to announcements that are made in Indiana.

  • Federal funds coming to LHDC, port authority

    PERRY COUNTY — Federal funding included in a Fiscal Year 2009 omnibus appropriations bill is on its way to Lincoln Hills Development Corp. and the Perry County Port Authority, Rep. Baron Hill's office announced last week.

    President Barack Obama signed the bill, which includes $380,000 for the Perry County Port Authority to replace two rail bridges and $95,000 for Lincoln Hills Development Corp. to complete renovations and improvements on its Main Street headquarters in Tell City.

  • Marksmen have three repeat MVP winners

    TELL CITY—Greg Clayton, Dylan Froehlich and Lauren Goffinet were repeat Most Valuable Player award winners at Tell City’s winter sports banquet Monday.

    Clayton won the boys swimming MVP award for the second year in a row.

    Froehlich won the wrestling MVP award outright after sharing it with Greg Batie last year.

    Goffinet won the girls basketball MVP award outright after sharing it with Kara McClintic last year.

    Andy Chinn was named the boys basketball MVP and Chelsea Malone received the girls swimming MVP award.

  • Goffinet holds own in top 60

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City senior Lauren Goffinet hit the winning shot in one of her scrimmages in Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s top 60 girls workout Sunday.

    Goffinet was one of 28 players from the northern and southern parts of the state participating in the first session of the workout.

    After about 20 minutes of drills, the players were divided into four teams of seven. Each team then scrimmaged each of the other three for 10 minutes with a running clock.