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Today's News

  • Tell Citians to see decrease in electric rates in 2010

    TELL CITY - The start of a new year will mean the start of lower wholesale electric rates for 52 communities in the state of Indiana. Beginning Jan. 1, members of the Indiana Municipal Power Agency will see a decrease in electricity charges from the power supplier.

    Ratepayers in Tell City will see a 5.6-percent decrease in its wholesale rates, while the actual decrease in retail rates to customers will be slightly less.

  • 12-year-old injured in Nov. 1 farm accident still hospitalized Friday in serious condition

    TELL CITY - A rural Tell City boy suffered a serious foot injury Nov. 1 when his leg became entangled in an auger.

     Dalton Snyder, 12, of 3996 Academy Road, was listed in serious condition Friday at  Kosair Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

    According to police reports, a family member called shortly before 4 p.m. to report the boy's foot had become stuck in an auger.

    The child was flown from the scene.

    The Perry County Rescue Squad and Perry County EMS assisted at the scene.

  • TC Christmas parade scheduled

    TELL CITY - The 2009 Tell City Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park celebration will take place Sunday, Nov. 29. The parade begins at 3 p.m. with lineup in the Tell City High School parking lot with the parade route traveling west on Tell Street and then turning south on Main Street and continuing to Washington Street. To aid judges, all entries should be identified with a sign identifying the sponsoring organization.

  • State police warn residents about scam

    PENDLETON - Indiana State Police are warning people of a jury-duty scam that has been reported in 11 states. The scam begins with a caller claiming to be the jury coordinator for that particular jurisdiction and telling the victim they failed to appear for jury duty.

  • Two from county among state's new conservation officers

    INDIANAPOLIS - Two Perry County natives were among 24 new conservation officers who officially joined the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Division of Law Enforcement during graduation ceremonies Oct. 23.

     Patrick Labhart and Levi Clark completed 16 weeks of training and swore their oaths of office in a ceremony held in the Statehouse Rotunda.

    New officers have been assigned to counties across the state and will attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in early 2010.

  • Our debt to veterans

    Have you thanked a veteran lately? If not, do so this week. Veterans Day is Wednesday and the occasion should prompt all of us to remember and honor the sacrifices made by men and women in uniform, past and present, to safeguard the freedoms we cherish.

    Those sacrifices are still being made. A new generation of men and women are leaving the embrace of mothers and fathers to serve in faraway lands. All give. Some lay down their lives. Others return home with deep physical and mental scars. Veterans still give their all.

  • Time running out in band contest

    PERRY COUNTY - Only two days remain for people to help Perry Central or Tell City high school bands win $1,000 through WFIE-TV’s Ultimate Battle of the Bands.  

    Anyone 13 years or older with an e-mail address, anywhere in the world, can vote daily for the Marching Marks-or the Marching Commodores until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Seven Commodores make All-PLAC team

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central seniors T.J. Hall and Dane Ransom were repeat selections to the All-PLAC football team Thursday, and five other Commodores made it for the first time.

    Ransom, the Commo-dores’ tight end, made the team as a receiver for the second year in a row.

    Hall made it at running back this year after making it as the kicker last year.

  • Gunn on All-PAC team

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior running back Trent Gunn was named to the All-PAC football team selected by conference coaches last week.

    Gunn is the first Tell City running back to make all-conference since Jared Foury in 2006 and only the fourth to do so in the last 11 years.

    According to statistics released by Tell City Coach Don Hitz, Gunn rushed for 1,195 yards on 144 carries this season. He scored nine touchdowns.

  • Huber, Hedinger All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Improving its conference standing helped Perry Central double its number of players on the All-PLAC volleyball team this year.

    Senior outside hitter Jessica Huber made the team for the second year in a row. And teammate Megan Hedinger, a junior middle hitter, was also selected to the team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Huber was the only Perry Central player to make the team last year, when the Commodores finished last in the conference.