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Today's News

  • Kieser champion as Tell City 4th in PAC

    LINCOLN CITY—J.R. Kieser won the 120-pound title to lead Tell City to fourth place in the nine-team PAC junior high wrestling tourney Saturday.

    Gibson Southern won the team title with 299 points. Tell City scored 255.

    Paul Heldring of Pike Central scored a takedown against Kieser in the finals. But Kieser turned a second-period roll into a reversal and pinned Heldring in 1:48.

    Kieser pinned Tony Rickard of North Posey in 2:55 in the first round and beat Tony Allen of Gibson Southern 4-2 in the semifinals to finish the season 14-9.

  • Highway 37 crash claims life of 17-year-old

    ST. MARKS - A three-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Perry Central High School student Monday afternoon.

    Hannah J. Hudson, 17, died of massive injuries at the scene after her car was rear-ended on Indiana 37, spun into oncoming traffic and was struck by a tractor-trailer.

  • Network will track athletes' concussions

    TELL CITY - Dr. Gene Ress hopes no high-school athlete in Indiana will ever again be released from medical care until a physician has determined he or she is free from any danger associated with a concussion, he said Tuesday.

    A fixture on Tell City High School fields and courts, the physician is also a school-board member, and was speaking at a regular meeting of that body.

  • Fitness-program launch sends crowd to TCHS
  • Former local schools chief indicted

    PIKE COUNTY - A former superintendent of Cannelton City Schools was indicted Thursday for allegedly failing to report child abuse.

    D. John Thomas, 61, superintendent of Pike Central Schools, turned himself in to police, as did Pike Central High School Principal LeAnne Kelly, 46. Both were indicted for failing to report child abuse or neglect, a Class B misdemeanor.

  • National Players will perform on abbey stage

    Editor's Note: A story in Thursday's News on National Players' appearance in St. Meinrad gave the correct dates for the two shows, March 27-28, but mistakenly said the shows were Saturday and Sunday. They are Friday and Saturday evening.

    ST. MEINRAD - Looking for an enriching, affordable performance close to home? Mark your calendars for March 27-28 as National Players visit Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

  • Forest officials ready Mogan Ridge controlled-burn plans

    TELL CITY - Hoosier National Forest officials will take several steps to alert the public before they begin burning approximately 750 acres in the Mogan Ridge area of Perry County.

    The prescribed burns will take place in coming weeks but the exact date hinges on weather and conditions.

    "Once we know the date that we'll start the burn, we'll let the public know," Hoosier National Forest Management Officer Mike Davis said. The News will post information on its Web site, www. perrycountynews.com, and local fire departments and schools will be alerted.

  • Groups invite public to poverty simulation

    TELL CITY - With the United States in economic turmoil, many hard-working people are losing their jobs and homes, leading them to experience poverty for the first time.

    To help community members, businesses and organizations understand general characteristics of generational poverty, the 4Community2 Collaborative of Perry County will sponsor a Bridges Out of Poverty presentation and poverty simulation from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

  • Local weather sirens to be tested Wednesday

    TELL CITY - To focus residents' attention on the threats posed by tornadoes and thunderstorms, Gov. Mitch Daniels has proclaimed March 15-21 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week. The National Weather Service, working with Indiana State Police, the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency, Hoosier school districts and media will conduct a statewide test of communication systems Wednesday, March 18, between 9 and 9:30 a.m. and between 6 and 6:30 p.m.

    Both drills will be announced as tests beforehand. Perry County’s system of warning sirens will be tested Wednesday morning.

  • Dollars for Scholars program accepting applications for loans

    TELL CITY - The board of directors of Dollars for Scholars of Tell City and Perry County will accept applications for interest-free loans to be awarded to students pursuing a post-high school education for the fall 2009 semester.

    Applications are available at the offices of the guidance counselors at Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City high schools and at Fifth Third Bank. The deadline for submitting applications is June 1.