Today's News

  • Commissioners approve animal control ordinance

    TELL CITY – During their meeting Dec. 28, Perry County Commissioners finally approved the 29-page animal control ordinance for the county.

    The only changes that had been made to the ordinance from the commissioner’s last meeting Dec. 5 was a word change under the heading for kennel, cattery and breeders’ permits.

    “It was one little word,” said county auditor Connie Berger in a phone call to The News Friday. “They changed ‘shall’ to ‘may.”

  • A look at some of the year’s headlines

    Merger unites Cannelton, Tell City libraries

    It had been discussed a few times between both boards, but it wouldn’t be until last year that board members of the Cannelton Public Library and the Tell City-Perry County Library went ahead with plans to merge both libraries under one district.

  • Marsh promoted to chief deputy

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Daymion Marsh, a Perry County sheriff’s deputy for the past four years, has been named chief deputy. Sheriff Lee Chestnut made the announcement last week.

  • West Washington defeats foul-prone Bulldogs

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Foul trouble hampered Cannelton in a 58-42 girls basketball loss to West Washington Thursday.
    Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett said the game was officiated differently than what the Bulldogs were used to. “We couldn’t even run our pick-and-roll—they called three illegal screens on us in the first quarter.”
    Still the Bulldogs led 28-25 at halftime. And their two leading scorers, Sarah Powers and Mikah Hemmings, had only two and one fouls, respectively, at that time.

  • Bulldogs fall in first round

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Columbus Christian’s two big men combined for 39 points inside as the Crusaders beat Cannelton 71-66 in the first round of the Bulldog Invitational boys basketball tourney Thursday.

  • Bulldogs roll past Fox Creek Christian

    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Brandon Cook and Quinn Duke combined to score 50 points as Cannelton beat Fox Creek Christian 70-56 in the consolation game of the Bulldog Invitational boys basketball tourney Friday.
    Both teams looked sluggish at the start of the game.  The Knights held a 3-2 lead nearly four minutes into the game.
    Cannelton finally got its offense going behind the strong inside play of sophomore center Duke.

  • Perry Central routs Boonville

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Perry Central hit a season-best 61.9 percent from the field to rout Boonville 78-46 for fifth place in the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Friday.
    “We got a lot of stuff going to the basket,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “And we didn’t take many bad shots.
    “I thought when we spread the floor and had good spacing, we had good dribble penetration and made some nice passes when they helped (on the penetrator).

  • Kohnert propels TC past South Spencer

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Chris Kohnert had 23 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks as Tell City beat South Spencer 63-59 for seventh place in the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Friday.
    Kohnert hit 8 of 11 from the field and 7 of 8 free throws.
    Besides the shots he blocked, “he altered a lot of our shots,” noted South Spencer Coach Josh Davis. “He’s a heck of a player—he’s probably the best big guy we’ve played all year.”

  • Church News, Dec. 29

    St. Boniface to welcome Newman Singers
    FULDA – The Generations of Faith series will present the Newman Singers Jan. 6 at St. Bonifce Church’s parish center.
    Dinner will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Children’s Epiphany Celebration will be from 5 to 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
    Generations of Faith is sponsored by St. Boniface Catholic Church, Saint Meinrad Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 5599.

  • Sisters of St. Benedict offer 3-DVD spiritual guidebook

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand have produced a three-DVD set and guidebook, “A Transformed Life,” intended to help viewers discover the meaning and purpose of their lives.
    In six 45-minute conferences, Sister Maria Tasto OSB, guides viewers along the path of becoming who God created them to be. Using the lens of Scripture and inspired by the work of the Rev. Thomas Keating, Sister Maria shares what she has gleaned from years of walking with others on the spiritual journey and from her own path.