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Today's News

  • A vision that became a reality

    Each year the members of Leadership Perry County are charged with designing and delivering a project to improve the lives of the citizens of Perry County. Seventeen years ago a small group of emerging leaders from the first graduating class took on the task of creating the Perry County Community Foundation.

  • Dickerson named All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central sophomore forward Deidra Dickerson was named to the All-PLAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Dickerson was the only Commodore to make the 12-girl team.

    Perry Central finished fifth in the seven-team conference with a 2-4 record.

    Springs Valley finished sixth at 1-5 but placed two girls on the all-conference team.

    Conference champion Mitchell placed four girls on the team.

  • No PC boys on All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD—No Perry Central boys were named to the 12-man All-Patoka Lake Athletic Conference basketball team in the coaches’ voting Thursday.

    This is the first time since 1980-81 that Perry Central was shut out on the all-conference team.

    That year the Commodores went 0-6 in the conference and 1-20 overall—and only 10 players were named All-PLAC then.

    This year the Commodores tied for fifth in the conference with a 2-4 record and went 9-13 overall.

  • Jasper defeats Archers

    TELL CITY—Tell City won only 5 of 19 matches in a 75-21 junior high wrestling loss to Jasper Thursday.

    J.R. Kieser (120-pound weight class) and Spenser Beard (125) scored back-to-back first-period pins for Tell City.

    Mason Waninger (80), Dakota Hedinger (100) and Justin Alvarez (105) shut out their opponents to earn decisions for the Archers’ other victories.

    Tell City had to forfeit in five weight classes, including one that was a double forfeit.

  • Breaking NewsFormer Cannelton Schools Superintendent Thomas indicted

    PIKE COUNTY - A former superintendent of Cannelton City Schools was indicted Thursday for allegedly failing to report child abuse.

    D. John Thomas, 61, superintendent of Pike Central Schools, turned himself in to police, as did Pike Central High School Principal LeAnne Kelly, 46. Both were indicted for failing to report child abuse or neglect, a Class B misdemeanor.

  • Web-site search tool enhanced

    TELL CITY - Officials at The News' parent company announced Wednesday many of the stories archived before a recent Web-site change are again available.

    People who use the search function to look up old stories can now search beyond those published last November. To do so, simply enter a search term in the box at the top right corner of a Web page. A list of results will appear showing stories going back to November.

  • Cronin jury returns 22 guilty verdicts

    TELL CITY - After a wearying final day that saw him testifying in his own defense, Kenneth Cronin showed little emotion Monday night as jurors in his methamphetamine trial returned one guilty verdict after another, 22 in all, that will likely send the Tobinsport man to prison for decades.

  • Grateful city bids farewell to chief of police

    CANNELTON - Eulogized by friends and fellow police officers who shared warm memories, smiles and the occasional tear, Cannelton Police Chief Kenny Kellems was eulogized Saturday as a man who gave his all: to his family, his community and his profession.

    Kellems, the city's police chief since 2007 and a former sheriff's deputy, died suddenly of an aneurism March 3.

  • Crawford wants more hours for vets officer

    TELL CITY - Ron Crawford made it clear when he addressed the Perry County commissioners March 2 he was speaking as a citizen, not in his role as county-council member. But if it goes anywhere, his own question will return to him.

    "I'm assuming that this is where I would start," he told the commissioners during their regular meeting March 2, "to ask for the funding, then if you approve then it would have to go to the council, and the council would say yeah or nay."

  • Cardboard recyclers could save money by partnering

    TELL CITY - An effort by the Perry County Recycling Management District to increase the amount of cardboard it collects could cost local businesses more, but they could partner with each other to send costs below what they're now paying, district leaders said.

    The district provides trailers to businesses at a cost of $20 or $30 per month, Executive Director Paul Alvey told the district's board of directors at their Feb. 26 meeting.

    Veolia Environmental Services Solid Waste has agreed to provide and collect the contents of dumpsters for $35 per month, he said.