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Today's News

  • Wreck sends drivers to hospital

    A 2001 Buick and 1995 Chevy truck collided Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of 12th and Tell streets in Tell City after Rhonda G. Pyle of Tell City failed to yield oncoming traffic, according to Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith. He said Pyle, driving the Buick, made a left turn onto Tell Street from 12th Street and failed to yield to oncoming southbound traffic. Pyle and Christopher A. Coyle, driver of the Chevy, were taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital. Pyle was later transferred to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville by helicopter.

  • Sweets, Treats and Santa event Saturday

    TELL CITY – Perry County Junior Women will present its annual Sweets, Treats and Santa event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Schergens Center in Tell City. The program includes lunch and activities with Santa, with goodie bags going to the first 100 children and door prizes throughout the event. Lunch includes pizza, cookies and a drink.

    Admission is $3 per child and adults may eat with their children for $2 per adult.

  • Hubert competes in Indiana festival pageant

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City's Miss Schweizer Fest 2008 Ashley Hubert, competed in a state festival pageant Nov. 8 at Adam's Mark Hotel in Indianapolis.

    The daughter of Jim and Marilyn Hubert, Hubert is a senior at Perry Central High School.

    Her mother told The News that Ashley was “very excited to be chosen to represent Perry County in the pageant. Although she did not win, it was a great experience for her and she had a lot of fun.”

    She qualified for the festival as part of the honor for being named Miss Schweizer Fest.

  • Students 'explore' space
  • Kiwanis Club delivering baskets

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City Kiwanians will continue a decades-old tradition Dec. 22 by delivering Christmas food baskets in the community. Deliveries will begin at 1 p.m. that day and families who know they will be receiving baskets are asked to be at home during the afternoon.

  • Don't be taken by phony charities this season

    INDIANAPOLIS – Americans are generous people. Whenever we see or hear of someone in need, we help. But before you write that check or charge your credit card for a donation, a little homework and investigation can ensure your generosity benefits a legitimate cause.

  • Thank you soldiers, families for your dedication

    A moment hasn't gone by for family members of Indiana National Guard soldiers based at the Tell City armory when they didn't think about their loved ones deployed to Iraq.

    Wondering if they're safe from enemy fire; wondering when, and if, they will see their soldiers' smiling faces, and children asking when their mom or dad is coming home.

    But all of the worrying has come to an end. They're home. Indiana's citizen-soldiers — fathers, mothers, sons and daughters — are now safe and sound on United States soil.

  • Don't lose your holiday spirit

    The trampling death of a man inside a Wal-Mart the day after Thanksgiving should give us all pause on what the holidays are all about, or at least what they shouldn't be about.

    Perry County is a long ways off from the Valley Stream, N.Y., Wal-Mart where temporary worker Jdimytai Damour was trampled by an oncoming 5 a.m. rush of shoppers. Damour was killed as he tried opening the store's doors. Some shoppers tried to help him but many others stepped over his body en route to bargains.

  • Points off rebounds, turnovers help PC knock off Bulldogs

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had a cold perimeter shooting night but used points off turnovers and offensive rebounds to beat Cannelton 68-48 in boys basketball Friday.

    A 65-year-old doctor made 39 of 50 three-point shots at halftime. But the Commo-dores, who were in the lockerroom at the time and thus unable to get inspired by him, hit only 2 of 19 from behind the arc.

    They outrebounded Can-nelton 41-27, though, and grabbed 15 offensive rebounds, which “probably led to at least 15 points or so,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

  • Piper top 50 all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central  lineman Robbie Piper was named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s top 50 all-state team Friday.

    That means the coaches’ panel selecting the team considered Piper one of the top 50 players in the state regardless of what enrollment class they participated in.

    He is only the third Perry Central player to ever make the coaches’ top 50 list. Linebacker Matt Aders made it in 2001 and running back Dwight Brown did so in 2005.