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Today's News

  • Energy assistance program ends May 15

    TELL CITY - Lincoln Hills Development Corp. is continuing to accept applications for the Energy Assistance Program.  The program is designed to assist low-income households with the high cost of home energy through the partial payment of utility or fuel bills.

    Since October 2008 LHDC has served nearly 2,000 households in a three-county area with an average household benefit of $440. In Crawford County, 727 households were served; Perry County, 748 households and in Spencer County, 496 households were served.

  • Spots still available for poverty simulation

    TELL CITY - United Way of Perry County Executive Director Rebecca Fenn said she has received 50 registrations for the Bridges Out of Poverty presentation slated for May 7. She said they are only allowed 80 participants and encourages more people to register.

    The event sponsored by the 4Community2 Collaborative of Perry County will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

  • Deadline for April 25 circus banners Tuesday

    TELL CITY - Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 137 is taking bids to display six 4 foot by 6 foot banners to be displayed during the April 25 Kelly Miller Circus event. The six highest bidders will win the spots.

    Bids will be accepted until Tuesday and can be mailed to: Perry County FOP, Attn: Tara Johnson, 707 Mozart St., Tell City, IN 47586. Make check payable to the FOP. For more information or questions, call Johnson at 719-3377. All donations are appreciated and the winning bids will be confirmed by April 6.

  • Community meeting would ease prison-safety concerns

    Branchville Correctional Facility has been a good neighbor for more than 25 years, providing jobs to hundreds of Perry County residents. It's also protected the public and rehabilitated thousands of offenders and prepared them for their return to Hoosier communities. Today, the medium-security facility houses about 1,300 men and is one of the county's leading employers.

  • Spamming the spammers

    I received this e-mail Thursday. Perhaps some of you received the same one. No doubt many of you receive similar bogus offers from strangers offering to share millions of dollars.

    Good Day:

    My name is Mrs. Maria Johnson. I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to you for you to help the motherless, less privileged, victims of natural disasters, AIDS-HIV associations and also for the assistance of  the widows and widowers in churches and mosques. I am 59 years old and was diagnosed with cancer about two years ago.

  • Bitten by the wellness bug

    I am not a runner. I do not like to run. I'm even weary about walking sometimes because I'm a klutz and am known to randomly fall at the drop of a hat. (Believe me this is not an exaggeration, I have witnesses.) Yet, I am going to participate in a 5K run and walk.

    And I don't mean "participate" by handing out flyers, putting it in the paper for others to see or setting up a booth. I mean I'm going to train at least three days a week to get ready for the Teens Aware of Christ Runnin' With the Lord 5K run and walk.

  • New Tell City coach expects good hitting

    TELL CITY—New Tell City baseball coach Mark Wahl thinks his team’s hitting and defense will be strong this season.

    “Hitting’s definitely our strong suit,” he said Wednesday. “I believe we’ll have some .400 hitters.

    “We should be able to put runs on the board with anybody. We have three strong guys in the middle of the lineup in Mike Maddle, Trent Gunn and Kyle Osborne.”

  • Hanan thinks PC's defense looks strong

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central baseball coach Gary Hanan thinks strong defense could help the Commodores contend for the PLAC title this year.

    “I think we can play pretty solid defense,” said Hanan, who is starting his second tour of duty as the Commodores’ coach. “And I think hitting-wise we’ve got some guys with a little bit of power.”

    He has at least 10 returning lettermen, though some of them will be playing different positions than last year.

  • Garrett says Bulldogs' defense has improved

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s baseball team lacks depth but has plenty of experience.

    The Bulldogs have only 11 players, which means injuries or any kind of ineligibility could cause severe problems.

    But eight starters return from last year’s 1-20 team. And another, who was unable to play last year, was the team’s top pitcher two years ago when he went 2-3.

    Though some players are switching positions, “our defense will be our biggest asset,” said second-year coach Mike Garrett.

  • Sophs could lead TC

    TELL CITY—Though Tell City’s boys track team graduated “a really good senior class” last spring, Coach Chris Hollinden thinks the Marksmen could still contend for the PAC title this year.

    He has 35 boys on the team this year, though with only six seniors “we’re pretty young,” he said. “The vast majority are sophomores but that’s a great group—they won the junior high PAC title as eighth graders.”