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Today's News

  • On the trail of history

    A pair of old tombstones apparently separated from the graves they were intended to mark are back where they belong — thanks to a combination of dedicated detective work and a desire to preserve a pioneering family's legacy.

    Evelyn Lasley, who staffs the genealogy department at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library, is the main sleuth in the tale of the tombstones created for two members of the Shields family, 3-year-old Addison and his 2-year-old sister, Mary.

    Addison was born in 1845 and Mary in 1841.

  • Weekend ceremonies to honor veterans' sacrifices

    Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased Perry County veterans, including service members killed on active duty, will be held throughout the area Sunday and Monday.

    Services will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, Tell City American Legion Post 213, Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 of Cannelton and St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366, in conjunction with post auxiliaries and Sons of the American Legion.

  • Joint service planned for Sunday in City Hall Park

    Veterans groups will come together around noon Sunday for a joint Memorial Day service in City Hall Park. The annual tribute to men and women who gave their lives in defense of our nation will follow visits to local cemeteries by American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars members.

    Cannelton American Legion members will visit several cemeteries Monday and will conclude their tributes with ceremonies in Cannelton's Gazebo Park at 11:55 a.m. and in Hargis Hafele Park at 12:05 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend local tributes to veterans this weekend.

  • Offices to be closed for Memorial Day

    TELL CITY - Government offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

    Federal, state, county and city offices will be closed for the day. In Tell City, there will be a one-day delay in trash pickup next week. In Cannelton, trash will be collected Tuesday of Memorial Day week for those whose normal pickup day is either Monday or Tuesday.

  • Grass clippings clog city storm-sewer system

    TELL CITY - Employees of the Tell City Wastewater Department and members of the community's board of public works and safety encourage residents to take steps that will prevent grass clippings from entering the city's storm-water system.

    Clippings blown into streets, left near curbs and even blown onto sidewalks are frequently washed into storm drains when it rains, potentially clogging inlets and creating other problems for the storm-water utility. Blowing clippings into streets also violates city ordinances. City leaders appreciate the public's cooperation.

  • Tell City, Troy fire hydrants will be flushed

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday. Work will begin on Fourth Street and proceed eastward. Residents may notice low water pressure or discolored water when crews are working nearby and should exercise caution when doing laundry.

    Troy Utilities will flush hydrants Thursday and Friday, May 28-29. Residents served by that utility may also notice low water pressure and discolored water when work is taking place in their areas of town.

  • Graduation 2009 special section now available

    The Graduation 2009 special section in Thursday's edition of The Perry County News is available here. Simply click on the "Special Sections" tab atop this page, then on "Graduation 2009."

    You'll be presented a list of pages arranged alphabetically by students' names, starting with Tell City High School, then Perry Central and Cannelton high schools.

    Click on the page you'd like to view. You need to have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can obtain here, installed on your computer.

  • Noland's four wins lead TC to PAC title

    FORT BRANCH—Jamal Noland won four individual events to lead Tell City to the PAC boys track title Thursday.

    Tell City scored 116.33 points, 5.33 more than runner-up Heritage Hills and nine more than third-place Forest Park.

    The conference title was the Marksmen’s first in 15 years, since they won the Big Eight Conference in 1994.

    Noland won the 100-meter dash in 11.44 seconds, the 200 in 22.78, the high jump at 6 feet, and the long jump at 20 feet, 5 1/2 inches.

  • Distance runners help PC boys to title

    LEOPOLD—Michael Ernst won the 800-meter run and 3200 relay to lead Perry Central to the PLAC boys track title Friday.

    The Commodores scored 141 points, 24 more than runner-up Paoli.

    The Commodores scored 41 percent of their points in four distance races.

    Ernst won the 800 in 2:03.58 and teammate Ian Bashor placed third in 2:11.53.

    “It came down to the kick at the end, and Michael outkicked the kid (runner-up David Burger of Mitchell),” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett.

  • PC girls 2nd in PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Jessica Huber and Arika Kemp each won two individual races to lead Perry Central to second place in the PLAC girls track meet Friday.

    Mitchell edged the Commodores 151-144, ending Perry Central’s string of 14 consecutive conference titles.

    The Bluejackets won all four field events, outscoring Perry Central 60-13 in those events.

    Huber won the 300-meter low hurdles in 49.84 seconds, the Commodores’ fastest time in that event in the last seven years.

    She won the 100 intermediate hurdles in 16.81.