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Today's News

  • TC boys win triangular

    TELL CITY—Greg Clayton, Trevor Nelson and Justin Peter each won two individual events and two relays as Tell City won a boys triangular swim meet Thursday.

    The Marksmen scored 131 points, Gibson Southern 104, and Tecumseh 38.

    Clayton won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:04.44 and the 500 free in 5:44.20.

    Nelson won the 50 free in 24.88 seconds and the 100 free in 55.90.

    Peter won the 100 butterfly in 1:06.18 and the 100 backstroke in 1:04.99.

    The Marksmen won all three relays.

  • TC girls win tri-meet

    TELL CITY—Tell City won 9 of 12 events to dominate a girls triangular swim meet Thursday.

    The Marksmen scored 150 points, Gibson Southern 117, and Tecumseh 7.

    C.J. Fentress set a personal record as she won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:16.88.

    She teamed with Erika Hauenstein, Chelsea Malone and Amanda Wagner to win the 400 free relay in 4:02.94.

    Malone, Wagner, Hauenstein and Jessica Wagner won the 200 medley relay in 2:01.13 and the 200 free relay in 1:48.99.

  • Bridal Guide 2009 now available here

    Our 2009 Bridal Guide special section is available for viewing on this site. To view it, click on "Special Sections" near the top of this page. Scroll down to find the "Bridal Guide 2009" headline. After clicking on it, you'll see a list of topics. Click on each one to open another page of stories aimed at making your nuptials more special.

  • Cannelton exits PCDC after eight months

    CANNELTON - With a moment of silence, Cannelton Common Council members opted Monday to withdraw from the Perry County Development Corp.

    "I think Cannelton just took a step backward," Mayor Smokey Graves said after the meeting. "I think it's an absolute shame. I don't have an answer as to why that decision was made. There were things being worked up."

    The city's leaders had for years declined to join the organization, until last year, when Graves became mayor and Adam Goffinet joined the council.

  • Saving Perry County's Death Row Dogs

    At Branchville Correctional Facility, the work of rehabilitating lives extends beyond the men living there.

    The chance for new beginnings is offered to a handful of dogs, many of them rescued from death's door. Their stays, often two to three months long, offer instruction on good behavior, learning when to work and when to play and preparing for brighter futures.

    When paroled from Branchville, the dogs are adopted by loving families. Their human handlers, serving longer sentences but who learn many of the same skills, hope for new opportunities, too.

  • Mayor: 2008 good year for Cannelton

    CANNELTON - Cannelton saved tens of thousands of dollars in 2008, its annual Heritage Festival drew a "great crowd" and city employees performed admirably, Mayor Smokey Graves said in a State of the City report Monday.

    "We're stepping into the new year with high hopes," he reported during a regular meeting of the city's common council.

  • World's oldest Benedictine monk turning 108

    ST. MEINRAD - The Rev. Theodore Heck OSB will celebrate a birthday Friday, his 108th!

    The oldest Benedictine monk in the world first came to the Spencer County monastery in 1918, arriving by horse and buggy. He taught seminarians for many years,  held leadership positions in the monastery and seminary and served as pastor in New Boston for nearly 20 years.

  • Mini-truck business eyes site in Cannelton, expansion

    CANNELTON - A man selling Canary miniature trucks in a tiny lot between Cannelton and Tell City said he "came in with something unique, and that took off."

    Aaron Knieriem asked the Cannelton Common Council at a regular meeting Monday for a $30,000 economic-development loan to boost his plan to move into the former Randy Aubrey Dodge property, where he will offer for sale the trucks and equipment with names like Cub Cadet, Bobcat, Husqvarna and Troy-Bilt.

  • Man urges leaders to think outside county piggy bank

    TELL CITY – Tony Pappano offered the Perry County commissioners Jan. 5 a couple of "educational articles," as he called them, "about what a neighboring county of ours does."

    Pappano, who has secured more than $1 million to help local residents make home repairs they'd otherwise be unable to afford, was at the commissioners' first regular meeting of the year to get their support in his latest such grant application.

    While he had the county leaders' attention, he veered into a second topic.

  • Forest Service hosting open house Feb. 3

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to attend a Feb. 3 open house to meet new Hoosier National Forest District Ranger Anne Carey.

    The open house, from 3:30 to 6 p.m., will be held at the ranger station, located at 248 15th St. in Tell City.

    Carey began her duties Sept. 29 and made the move from the Cleveland National Forest in southern California, where she served as recreation director.

    In her new position, Carey is responsible for overall forest programs within the 200,000 acres within the Hoosier National Forest.