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Today's News

  • Costume-contest winners
  • Rocket-parts carrying vessel draws attention

    312-foot long Delta Mariner bound for Kennedy Space Center

    DODD - Living along the Ohio River for years, Jack Brown has seen all sizes and shapes of watercraft ply the waters of the Ohio River. But Sunday's visitor was in a category by itself.

    The Delta Mariner, a 312-foot-long vessel carrying rocket components to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, drew the attention of several people. The News received photos from Brown (above) and Colleen Smith (below) of Tell City and fielded calls from others who had seen the large craft.

  • Principal boasts of record rate of pride cards

    Media club still needs travel money

    CANNELTON - Forty-one percent of elementary students in Cannelton received pride cards the first nine weeks of the school year, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular school-board meeting Oct. 23, calling it the highest percentage issued since the reward system was implemented three years ago.

  • Paramedic honored for saving life

    TELL CITY - A local paramedic who helped save the life of woman trapped inside her burning home was honored last month for his heroism.

    John Gebhard, a paramedic with Perry County Emergency Medical Services, was presented the Otis R. Bowen M.D. Heroic Rescue Award. The honor is named after the state's governor, a physician before taking office in 1973, and recognizes courage and bravery.

    Gebhard received the award during the 28th Annual Indiana Emergency Response Conference in Indianapolis.

  • Recycling-district trial will benefit city

    Expansion is culprit in baler problems

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Recycling Management District will launch a 60- to 90-day trial program in early November that will have Cannelton city workers collect the trash people deliver to the district's site there.

  • Time to Change

    Daylight saving time reverts to standard time Sunday, so don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday. The official changeover occurs at 2 a.m.

    Many fire departments encourage residents to change the batteries in their home smoke detectors when changing their clocks.

    Daylight saving time resumes March 8.

    (In another time-related issue, the government may stop inserting leap seconds into our calendars. A column by Managing Editor Kevin Koelling examines the matter in the Opinion section.)

  • County council considers salary question

    Judge says she miscalculated

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members tabled a request from Perry Circuit Court Judge Lucy Goffinet to correct a salary after they were unable to sort it out at an Oct. 23 regular meeting.

  • Witches Walk in Tell City tonight

    TELL CITY - There's no reason to worry, but hundreds of ghouls are on the march toward Tell City for this evening's annual Witches Walk. The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat youngsters from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Downtown Tell City will be the hub of activity, but treats will be offered at several other locations. Children and their parents are asked to look for orange posters to identify participating merchants.

    Main Street from Jefferson to Pestalozzi streets will be closed to traffic during the two-hour event.

  • Harding propels Tell City to victory

    TELL CITY - Trent Harding won all five of his individual events to lead Tell City to first place in its own fall invitational age-group swim meet Saturday.

    "For a mostly young team, we swam very well," said Tell City Coach Jeff Simpson. "It was our first win in at least four years. We have had the ability to win meets in the past - we just didn't have enough swimmers go to the meets."

    Harding won the age-11-12 boys 50-yard freestyle in 35.08 seconds and the 100 free in 1:24.59.

  • Line battle could decide Commodores' game

    LEOPOLD - Two strong running games helped by big, physical offensive lines will battle when Perry Central hosts North Daviess for a Class A football sectional semifinal game Friday at 7 p.m.

    Perry Central, led by 6-foot-4, 400-pound Robbie Piper, usually has the size advantage on the offensive and defensive lines.

    But the 7-3 Cougars will be bigger at some positions on the line.

    They start a 6-foot-3, 315-pound center and guards who are 6-4, 290 pounds and 5-8, 228 pounds.

    They also have a 6-foot, 230-pound tackle. But their other tackle is only 5-11, 193 pounds.