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Today's News

  • Bowling standings

    Thursday 3-Man League

    (Week of Feb. 26)

    Team    W    L    

    Tinsley Farms    42    14

    Joe & Linda Sales    35    21

    TCBC Pro Shop    35    21

    Carman’s Body Shop    33    23

    Mulzer Crushed Stone    33    23

    Long John Silvers    33    23

  • Web-site searches improved

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

  • Forest Park overtakes Perry Central late

    BOONVILLE—The inside-outside combination of Jordan Myers and Nathan Bromm led a fourth-quarter comeback that saw Forest Park overtake Perry Central 58-55 in the first round of the Class 2A boys basketball sectional Tuesday.

    Perry Central hit 8 of 12 field-goal attempts in the third quarter, including 3 of 4 from three-point range, to build a 40-33 lead.

    The Commodores still led by seven points a minute into the fourth quarter after Ian Hahus scored on a backdoor cut with a nice assist from Reuben Y. Schwartz.

  • Housing authority awarded stimulus money

    TELL CITY - Tell City's Housing Authority will receive $318,829 in federal stimulus money to replace aging boilers at Twilight Towers, local officials learned last week.

    Ninth District Congressman Baron Hill announced the first round of funding for Tell City Friday. He said funds come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed by President Barack Obama.  

  • New face coordinating local RC&D efforts

    PERRY COUNTY - The nation's oldest rural conservation and development area has a new coordinator.

    Kris Vance joined Lincoln Hills and White River RC&Ds last month. She will serve as coordinator of both organizations, which will continue to operate separately with their own councils.

    "I knew when I was in college I wanted to be involved in grassroots activities and that's what I've loved doing," the Indiana University grad said at Tuesday's Lincoln Hills RC&D annual meeting.

  • Bullies biggest threat in schools, safety expert says

    TELL CITY - There are people who will go to any lengths to get access to and molest children, a school-safety specialist said Wednesday in the Tell City High School auditorium.

    That's a risk to children here, but it's not the biggest one, according to Michael Dorn, executive director of Safe Havens International, a nonprofit school-safety center in Macon, Ga.

    Americans think the risk is high that their children could fall victim to a gunman.

    There is a risk, but statistics prove it's very low, Dorn said.

  • Jury selection begins today in drug case

    TELL CITY - Jury selection begins this morning in the trial of a Perry County man charged with more than 20 drug-related offenses, including dealing in methamphetamine.

    Kenneth R. Cronin was arrested in April after local and state police and federal agents allegedly found methamphetamine, equipment and supplies used to make the drug, more than $9,000 in cash and several firearms during a search of two homes. He faces four Class A felonies.

  • Perry Central launches history-making drum line

    LEOPOLD - History is being made in the launching of a drum line at Perry Central Community School, according to the music directors there, who can find no evidence of a precedent.

    The ensemble was scheduled to compete for the first time Saturday, and "we feel like we're going to have an outstanding show," Assistant Music Director James Powell said Friday.

    Monday editions of The News are printed Saturday mornings, so weekend events can't be reported until Thursdays.

  • LHDC accepting applications for weatherization aid

    TELL CITY - As a recipient of funding to provide weatherization services in Perry, Spencer and Crawford counties, Lincoln Hills Development Corp. is accepting applications for assistance from residents.  

    Through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, LHDC receives federal Department of Energy and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds, as well as State Weatherization Energy Enhancement Program money, to provide weatherization-program assistance to eligible homeowners and renters.

  • Cannelton man, 45, accused of molesting child

    CANNELTON - A 45-year-old Cannelton man could spend decades in prison if convicted of a Class A felony charge of molesting a child.  

    Mark A. Wilson was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for child molestation issued in Perry Circuit Court. According to a probable-cause affidavit filed by Cannelton Police Department Sgt. Eric Dickenson, Wilson is accused of performing oral sex earlier this year on a child under the age of 14.

    Wilson is lodged in the Perry County Jail and faces 20 to 50 years in prison if convicted.