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Today's News

  • Cannelton students earn media awards

    CANNELTON - Members of the Media Club at Myers Grade School continue to earn awards with research-based Web sites they develop, the latest one focusing on the life of Abraham Lincoln.

    Their site earned best-of-festival and excellence-in-media awards in the International Student Media Festival, teacher and club sponsor Joan Goble said.

  • Rail traffic up

    TELL CITY - Rail traffic through the Port of Tell City has picked up, Dick Neumann reported at a regular Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors meeting Sept. 9.

    "We handled more pig iron in August than we have in 18 months," the vice president and chief executive officer of the port-rail agency said the next day. The News was unable to attend the meeting due to a schedule conflict. Seventy-seven rail cars of the material had been moved, Neumann said, calling it the highest car count in a year.

  • Marching Marksmen earn first, category awards

    LINCOLN CITY - The Tell City Marching Marksmen captured first place and three individual awards in their first band competition of the season.

    Competing in Class A, the marching band claimed music and visual-effect awards and tied with Kentucky's Owensboro Catholic High School for the general-effect award at the Heritage Hills Invitational Saturday.

  • Commodores take fourth place in first contest

    LINCOLN CITY - Perry Central's Marching Commodores earned fourth place in the Heritage Hills Invitational Saturday, kicking off a marching-band season with what their director called "a good run."

    "I'm really happy with it," he said of his students' performance. "It was a good show for us. The kids performed well for their first show; they held together well."

    Contest judges were complimentary, he said.

  • Clinics scheduled to ward off influenza

    TELL CITY - Flu season is quickly approaching and several flu clinics have already been scheduled.

    Visiting Nurse Association will begin its seasonal flu program Oct. 5. Clinics will be at the Tell City VNA office on Indiana 37 from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 7-8 and Oct. 13, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14 and noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 15.

    Other locations, dates and times are available at www. vnahc.org or by calling (800) 743-4862.

  • Crisis Connection distributes packets

    TELL CITY — Crisis Connection recently provided packets of informational materials to medical providers in the area and includes items from The Family Violence Prevention Fund.

    Joan Knies, community education specialist, encourages any medical providers who inadvertently did not receive a packet, or who would like to receive Crisis Connection's free monthly newsletter, "The Connected," to contact her at Crisis Connection at cci@psci.net or (812) 482-1555.

  • Shoot for the Stars

    TELL CITY — After several months of singing their way to the top, four men will perform a final time Sunday to see who will be the Shoot for the Stars winner.

    Glenn Cronin, David McKinney, Ronald Riley and Dillon McKinney will sing two songs this weekend in City Hall Park. The event gets under way at 3 p.m. with additional performances by Leo Gronquist and Elliot Sublett.

    Ronald Riley

  • Freedom Makers' director explains group's purpose

    We have a new organization in town, and as expected, there are questions. Hopefully, this message will answer them.

    Freedom Makers is a group of American citizens made up of Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians and others who are disenfranchised with the political parties which have placed themselves above the interests of our nation. We are a group much like our Founding Fathers, who came from widely diverse backgrounds to place the interests of our nation first.

  • PC boys, girls win Lincoln Trail meet

    TELL CITY—Perry Central placed three boys in the top five in the Lincoln Trail Invitational boys cross country race Tuesday. But moves by two other Perry Central runners down the stretch helped the Commodores win the meet.

    The Commodores also won the girls meet.

    They won the boys meet for the second year in a row. The last Perry County team to repeat as champion was Tell City in 1978, when it won for the fifth year in a row.

  • PC second in Brown County Eagle Classic

    NASHVILLE—Perry Central placed all five of its scorers in the top 18 to take second in the smaller-school division of the Eagle Classic boys cross country meet Saturday.

    Zach Wilson placed 20th to lead Tell City to seventh in the 16-team meet.

    North Harrison, with an enrollment over 700, qualified for the smaller-school division and won it with 34 points to Perry Central’s 57.

    Eric Scheiber placed sixth in 16:32.94 to lead Perry Central. But North Harrison had four scorers ahead of him, including winner Tyler Byrne.