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Today's News

  • Legion to honor World War II veterans today

    TELL CITY - Tell City American Legion Post 213 will host two events Monday in remembrance of Dec. 7, 1941, and in appreciation of World War II veterans.

    From 9 to 11 a.m., the Legion will hold a late breakfast at the post home. All veterans and their spouses or guests are invited to attend. Coffee, juice and baked goods will be served. The American Legion Auxiliary will bake and serve the food in appreciation of veterans' service to our country in all wars.

  • American Legion to host Petillo, McDonald

    TELL CITY - American Legion Post 213 Tell City will host vocal group hall of fame singer Johnny Petillo and comedian Jeff McDonald Saturday at the Legion.

    Petillo is best-known for the song "Let's Go to the Hop" and has worked with other musicians over the last three decades.

    McDonald has traveled nationally and opened for Jerry Seinfeld and Drew Carey. He has written comedy for the Bob and Tom Show and has appeared in numerous commercials.

  • Maurices Toys for Tots drive ends Thursday

    TELL CITY - Maurices in Tell City will hold a Toys for Tots drive today through Thursday.

    Customers can drop off their donations anytime during store hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

    Items needed include new toys for all ages.

    Customers donating will receive a coupon for each donation good for 20 percent off any one regular-priced item in the store.

    Coupons are limited to 10 per person.

  • For cities, county, a lot rides on Census 2010

    In just a few months Census 2010 will become a reality, with Perry County residents receiving their census forms in the mail. We can't stress how important it is for all of us to participate and complete the simple 10-question form.

    Tell City has formed a Complete Count Committee, led by Louie and Marcie Heitkemper with representatives from schools, community groups, churches and media. Its chief goal is to educate citizens about how important the census is. That group's message is equally important to all county residents.

  • Holiday traditions good and bad

    The holiday season isn't just about eating, but meals seem to be an important part of year-end celebrations for many of us. They certainly are for me.

    One of my holiday goals has been finding more time to spend with family, friends and others in the community. With one holiday down and two to go, my record is mixed, but I'm still determined to spend more time enjoying others' company and less time working.

  • Recovery home makes sense

    I am perplexed. I am confused. I am disappointed. And more importantly, I am ashamed. Why? Because of the recent negative debate and denial of the proposed halfway house on Girl Scout Road.

  • Film offers little beyond destruction

    "This is how the world ends, not with a bang, but with a whimper." Director Roland Emmerich would wholeheartedly disagree with T.S. Eliot on that point. Emmerich destroys the planet in the loudest possible way he can and when he’s showcasing the planet’s destruction, "2012" works and is entertaining.

    When Emmerich tries to build characters and emotional connections - not so much.

  • Tell City defeats Bulldogs

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s full-court press helped force 32 Cannelton turnovers as the Marksmen won 70-35 in boys basketball Saturday.

    “I think this group has a whole lot more athleticism than last year’s team,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “I think when we started pressing a little bit, obviously that was the turning point.”

    Cannelton jumped to an early 4-0 lead as center T.J. James hit two free throws after being fouled inside and scored a field goal inside.

  • Rogier propels PC past Tell City

    TELL CITY—Alex Rogier had 23 points and nine rebounds in the second half to lift Perry Central past Tell City 70-69 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    Rogier scored 21 points in the last 12 minutes after Tell City built a 50-41 lead on Trent Gunn’s driving layup and free throw with 3:56 left in the third quarter.

    “There’s no question he was the difference in the game,” Tell City Coach John Hayes said of Rogier.

  • Cougars claw Cannelton

    CALHOUN, Ky.—Cannelton hit only 19.6 percent from the field in a 76-38 boys basketball loss to McLean County Tuesday.

    While the Bulldogs were cold, McLean County hit 46.0 percent from the field, including making 10 of 26 three-point shots.

    Facing Cannelton’s zone defense, the Cougars took over 40 percent of their shots from three-point range.

    “We’re not deep enough to play man-to-man (defense),” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.