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Today's News

  • Newspapers still deliver

    The Hoosier State Press Association has been promoting Indiana newspapers for the past several weeks and has provided publications across the state with guest editorials, columns and public-service advertisements promoting the value of newspapers.

    The News has published an editorial and guest column and I found this proposed opinion piece appropriate. It makes mention of issues such as school referendum that have made this publication's pages in recent weeks.

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    There are few bargains as good as a newspaper.

  • Nov. 3: the day we all lost

    The date of Nov. 3, 2009, is now in the history books, but I am afraid it has the wrong label attached. Many will look on this day as the day taxpayers saved money by voting down the referendum and therefore not allowing the school system to acquire the funds necessary to complete a proposed remodeling project.

    With this letter, I offer a new name for this date, as it should properly be named, as the day all taxpayers of Tell City-Troy Township lost.

  • Cannelton girls nip Tell City late 45-44

    TELL CITY—Cannelton hit some clutch free throws in the final 1:10 and came from behind to beat Tell City 45-44 in a girls basketball season opener Friday.

    Tell City trailed 39-34 with 2:48 left but scored seven consecutive points to take a 41-39 lead with 1:14 left.

    Kyli Smithson scored four of those, including the final two on a rebound basket to give the Marksmen the lead.

    Cannelton tied the score four seconds later on two free throws by Sarah Powers.

  • Hitz resigns as Tell City's football coach

    TELL CITY—Don Hitz has resigned as Tell City’s football coach after two seasons on the job.

    Hitz’s resignation was accepted by the Tell City-Troy Township school board at Tuesday’s meeting.

    Hitz said Thursday, “The decision was one that was mine alone. After doing some soul searching I found that it would be in the best interests of my family and for the community of Tell City as a whole.

  • Hall repeat MVP in football

    LEOPOLD—T.J. Hall was a repeat winner of Perry Central’s football Most Valuable Player award at the school’s fall sports banquet Thursday.

    Hall, a senior running back, linebacker and kicker, won the award in a team vote for the second year in a row.

    Eric Scheiber and Cathryn Peter were named the most valuable runners in boys and girls cross country, and Jessica Huber won the volleyball MVP award.

    The complete list of awards presented:

    Football

    Most Valuable Player: T.J. Hall

  • PC girls knock off Corydon

    CORYDON—Key plays by Rachael Rayford and Hilarie Hahus in the last three minutes helped Perry Central beat Corydon 41-37 in girls basketball Friday.

    Perry Central led by five to seven points most of the game. But Corydon hit three three-point shots to take a 37-33 lead with three minutes left.

    Then Rayford made a couple of steals as the Commodores applied pressure defense. “They really had trouble with our man(-to-man) press,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Police allege man pulled handgun on kids

    CANNELTON - A Cannelton dentist remained lodged in the Perry County Jail Wednesday morning under a $10,000 bail after his arrest Friday night for allegedly pointing a handgun at several juveniles he said had trespassed on his property.

    Cannelton police officers were summoned to the home of Dr. Joseph Walker, 55, at 8 Pleasant Valley at 6:35 p.m. after dispatchers received a call that several juveniles had knocked loudly on the home's door and then fled.

  • Groups collecting unwanted medication

    TELL CITY - Several groups will sponsor a Medicine clean-out Day event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Tell City Fire Department. County residents are invited to clean their medicine cabinets of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications.  

    Volunteers will also collect full needle boxes and dispose of them at no cost. Studies show that many old medications are disposed of in toilets and sinks, contributing to water contamination. Medicine cabinets filled with old medicines can also lead to thefts by people who abuse medications, especially pain-killers.

  • Tell City secures funding for riverwalk

    TELL CITY - The influx of grant money to Tell City continues, with the city receiving word over the past week that a request for funding for a long-planned riverwalk has been approved by the Indiana Department of Transportation.

    "The good news keeps on flowing, this time for our riverwalk project," Mayor Barbara Ewing told members of the city works board Nov. 2.

  • Chestnut named chief deputy

    CANNELTON - Perry County Sheriff Bob Glenn has promoted Lee Chestnut to the position of chief deputy in the sheriff's department.

    He succeeds the late Deputy Kenny Blinzinger in the position and as chief deputy assists the sheriff with scheduling of deputies and training certifications.