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Today's News

  • Filing deadline extended for new over-65 tax breaks

    TELL CITY – Perry County Auditor Connie Berger has extended the filing deadline for the over-age-65 deduction and the over-age-65 circuit breaker credit until Jan. 30 for the 2008-pay-2009 tax year.

    This deadline does not apply to any other deductions filed in the auditor's office. In 2008 the General Assembly created the over-65 circuit-breaker credit, but counties did not receive detailed requirements on the credit until late 2008.

    Following are the requirements for the deduction and the credit:

    Over-Age-65 Deduction

  • SWCD annual meeting scheduled for Jan. 27

    BRISTOW – The 61st annual meeting of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Bristow Community Center in Bristow.  

    A banquet of chicken, pulled pork and vegetables will be served at $5 for adults and $3 children 12 & under. Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit will provide the meal.

  • Hawesville man charged with stealing money from bill changer

    TELL CITY – A man who allegedly stole $500 last month from a bill changer at ThyssenKrupp Waupaca was jailed Monday on a felony charge of theft.

  • Pappano seeks third housing-repair grant

    TELL CITY – A public hearing and a special meeting at mid-day Friday will finalize an application for a third housing-repair grant.

  • Meeting set on sewer proposal

    CANNELTON – Cannelton residents will have an opportunity to hear about and comment on a proposed long-term control plan for the city's waste-water collection system at a public hearing scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday in the City Hall council room.

    Discussion will include proposed infrastructure improvements to eliminate or minimize impacts of combined sewer overflows on water quality.

    The hearing will follow a regularly scheduled 6 p.m. meeting of the city's board of public works and safety and precede a 7 p.m. regular common-council meeting.

  • Cornering Thomas Freeman

    One of Perry County's most historic sites, Freeman's Corner, may not appear to have that much going for it. It's never been home to a famous person, boasted a building of any type or witnessed war, a battle or even a skirmish. In fact, Freeman's Corner is missing the bronze plaque dedicated more than 70 years ago on a stone monument nearby.

  • Cannelton holds off New Harmony

    CANNELTON—Cannelton used strong defense and rebounding to build a 22-point halftime lead and held on to beat New Harmony 50-37 to win the Bulldog Invitational boys basketball tourney Saturday.

    The Bulldogs held New Harmony to 13.0 percent (3 for 23) field-goal shooting in the first half, including 0 for 10 from three-point range.

    The Rappites also missed their first two three-point attempts of the second half.

    But they made five of their next nine as they pulled within six points, 38-32, with 61⁄2 minutes left in the game.

  • PC girls pull away from Springs Valley late

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored the last seven points to pull away from Springs Valley 54-43 in PLAC girls basketball Saturday.

    Both teams had hot shooting spurts in the game. Perry Central jumped to a 15-4 lead in the opening minutes only to trail 26-23 at halftime.

    “They (the Blackhawks) shot almost 70 percent in the first half,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

    The Commodores had some hot shooting of their own as they hit 50.0 percent from the field, including 5 of 8 from three-point range.

  • Paoli beats PC inside

    LEOPOLD—Paoli scored 16 field goals from within 8 feet of the basket and beat Perry Central 51-40 in PLAC girls basketball Tuesday.

    The Rams made four rebound baskets.

    They also got some fast-break layups by releasing a guard early and making an outlet pass to her after a defensive rebound. They outrebounded Perry Central 33-23 overall.

    And Paoli center Dara Thorlton was taller than any Perry Central starter and posted up strong. She hit 6 of 9 shots from the field—only one from outside 7 feet—and scored 12 points.

  • Cold Marksmen fall to Mater Dei

    TELL CITY—Mater Dei outplayed Tell City in most facets of the game to beat the Marksmen 69-38 in girls basketball Saturday.

    “We didn’t shoot real well and we just had way too many turnovers,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “And we gave up way too many layups.”

    Mater Dei got some of the layups breaking Tell City’s press but also got some off defensive rebounds and outlet passes.

    “They were definitely faster than we were, and they shot the ball real well,” said Lyons.