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Today's News

  • City leaders to discuss budget

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Common Council members will meet at 6 p.m. June 29 to discuss next year's budget. To be conducted in the council room at City Hall, the meeting will be open to the public.

  • Adventures with Nature Field Day

    TIPSAW LAKE - The Hoosier National Forest annual Adventures with Nature will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Tipsaw Lake.

    Activities include crafts, games and maple-syrup, rug weaving, pioneer-life and invasive-species demonstrations. Presentations include retrieval dogs, insects, river works, Native American life, furry friends and raptor programs. The gate fee will be reduced to $3 per car and door prizes will be given out every half hour.

    For more information call (812) 649-9136 Ext. 5. No pets are allowed at the event.

  • Talk to the prosecutor forum

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins will hold three forums where the public can ask him questions. The first will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Cannelton City Council Chambers, downstairs of the Cannelton Public Library.

    The second will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 29 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library in Tell City. A third one will be held in the northern part of the county at a later date.

    For more information call 547-2750.

  • Digital switch leaves some antenna users in the dark

    Television. That magical "moving picture" box has provided entertainment and news to households for decades. It has also gone through changes over the years. Older viewers started out small, with only black-and-white screens. People can now purchase large flat-screen, high-definition color televisions, which give living rooms a movie-theater quality.

  • The best of Perry County

    The first part of June marked my third anniversary at The Perry County News and my move to Perry County. I was fresh out of Murray State University when I moved here in late May 2006 and while I worked at my college newspaper, I was eager to start my first "real" journalism job.

    After three years, I'm sure there are still plenty of Perry Countians who don't know who I am, but I hope that'll get fixed in the next few years, maybe by the time I retire. Anyway, on to the point of this whole column.

  • Breaking NewsMishap sickens 40 at Splashin' Safari

    SANTA CLAUS - At least 40 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari guests were treated and released at a Jasper hospital Saturday evening after being exposed to liquid bleach and muriatic acid in the Bahari River area of the water park.

  • Southridge halts TC win streak

    TELL CITY — Tell City rallied twice to try to keep its winning streak going but lost a Diamond League baseball doubleheader to Southridge Thursday.

    Those were Tell City's first losses of the summer. Tell City was 5-0 in the league and 7-0 overall after sweeping the Heritage Hills Sluggers Junior Legion team in a non-Diamond League doubleheader Wednesday.

  • Kiwanis regains sole possession of first in league

    TELL CITY - Franzman Insurance entered Wednesday's Babe Ruth League baseball game tied for first place with Kiwanis, each with three losses.

    But Franzman's 4-3 loss to Marksman Cab Company, coupled with Kiwanis' 9-7 win over Woodcrafters Thursday, put Kiwanis alone in first place and also put Marksman Cab back into the race.

    Three of Marksman Cab's runs Wednesday were unearned.

  • Column: Weird baseball schedule has PC playing only two schools

    After playing only Crawford County and North Harrison all month, Perry Central's age-13 and age-14 baseball teams finally get to play someone else this Friday - each other.

    The Perry Central teams play in a summer league that also includes Mitchell, Dubois and Paoli. But they are not scheduled to face any of those teams this summer. Those three play only each other.

    Technically, each team does get to play more than two opponents, though.

  • Two league teams suffer first losses

    TELL CITY — Many thought Frederick Sheet Metal and Hair Razors would be the favorites in Tell City's age-13-16 girls softball league this year, and they played like it in lopsided wins over previously undefeated teams Wednesday.

    Frederick Sheet Metal, despite the absence of star pitcher Josalyn Ress due to a volleyball camp, beat Sports Acceleration 12-2 as Allison Parker went 3 for 3.

    Sports Acceleration was also without its top pitcher, McKenzie Hayes.

    Sports Acceleration had only two hits, by Sammie James and Charissa Lahee.