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Today's News

  • Lawalin shares his '2 cents' on CNN

    TELL CITY - Josh Lawalin's brush with national fame came unexpectedly as part of CNN's coverage of the 2008 presidential election.

    While on a work-related trip to Ohio, Lawalin was asked by a CNN crew which candidate, Barack Obama or John McCain, would do a better job managing the economy.

  • 2010 census creating local job opportunities

    Field offices hiring managers, support staff

    PERRY COUNTY - Looking for a part-time job while helping to ensure Perry County is fully counted in the 2010 census? Then one of several field-office positions with the U.S. Census Bureau could be in your future.

  • New job offers district ranger great scenery

    Carey says goodbye to Southern California; returns to her roots

    TELL CITY - Just seven weeks into her new job, Anne Carey already feels at home in Perry County. As district ranger for the Hoosier National Forest, she and her staff are key stewards for thousands of acres of public lands in the county, affecting residents and visitors alike.

  • One Yaggi replaces another on city board

    CANNELTON - A regular meeting of the Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety Monday began with a change in membership.

    Cindy Yaggi resigned from the board, Mayor Smokey Graves announced, and he had appointed John Yaggi in her place. Graves said later she told him she "didn't feel comfortable making the kinds of decisions we make, although I thought she was doing a great job."

  • Port authority included in storm-damage funding

    TELL CITY - Like those of other local-government entities, the Perry County Port Authority has been in discussions with officials who will provide aid for damage caused by winds that ripped through the county Sept. 14.

  • Road markings still a mystery

    Painted-on Vs have county officials, public confounded

    TELL CITY - Call them Perry County's version of crop circles. Mysterious roadside markings, looking like large upper-case Vs painted on local roadways, are generating calls from curious residents.

    Even odder is the fact local officials don't know why the markings are there or who is responsible for painting them.

  • Cannelton girls team has more quickness

    CANNELTON - Jeff Miller, starting his fourth year as Cannelton's girls basketball coach, said Monday this team has the most quickness and depth he's had.

    The Bulldogs have nine players, the same number they started last season with. But while they had some basketball beginners last year, this year "they all can play," said Miller.

    The team's one senior, three juniors and one sophomore all lettered last year. And three of the four freshmen played for last year's 19-3 junior high team.

  • Perry Central has young girls squad

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central's young and short girls basketball team plans to rely on its quickness this year.

    The Commodores have no seniors on their roster. And among their three juniors and six sophomores, only 5-foot-11 Megan Hedinger, who is sidelined several weeks with mononucleosis, is taller than 5-7.

    Junior forward-guard Rachael Rayford, the team's quickest player, will also miss Friday's season opener, as she is still recovering from a foot injury.

  • Tell City girls face rebuilding season

    TELL CITY - A basketball team than wins 17 games and a sectional title and returns four seniors including its leading scorer - a player who should finish at least in the top three on the school's all-time scoring list - might think it is in great shape.

    But a team that returns only one starter, lacks overall quickness, and has a guard for its tallest player might be worried about its upcoming season.

    Both those descriptions fit Tell City's girls team this year, so it's kind of hard to predict how the Marksmen will fare.

  • Remembering the dead

    I head an interesting story recently about how one local church pastor, on the occasion of All Souls Day Nov. 2, invited parishioners to gather in the church cemetery for a blessing of graves.

    Each person was asked to stand by a grave and a few minutes later, with people standing by the graves of relatives, friends and perhaps complete strangers, parishioners remembered the dead.