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Today's News

  • 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.

     

  • Troy council declines to extend contract for Town Marshal J.D. Pyle

    TROY - The Troy Town Council agreed this month not to renew the contract of Town Marshal J.D. Pyle. The council discussed extending the contract at its January meeting with the understanding Pyle would complete required training and focus his duties on enforcing town ordinances.

    Meeting Feb. 11, the council decided not to extend the agreement. No decision has been made on whether to advertise the part-time job. Over the past couple of years, town leaders have discussed the possibility of doing away with the position.

  • Tell City leaders meet this evening at library

    TELL CITY - Keeping with a year-old tradition of holding city meetings in the community once each quarter, Monday's meetings of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety and Common Council will be held outside of City Hall.

    Both meetings will take place in the meeting room at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. The works board convenes at 6 p.m. followed by the council at 7.

  • As stimulus dollars flow, will we learn any financial lessons?

    Perry County stands to gain hundreds of thousands - perhaps  even millions - of dollars in federal stimulus spending. That's good news. We welcome needed local investments in roads, streets, sewers and other infrastructure projects that will help our community prosper in the future.

  • Fish-fueled Lenten journey begins

    My cupboards are packed with peanut butter and jelly, mushroom soup and a few tins of sardines. My freezer holds  boxes of fish sticks and a sack of shrimp for some special pre-Easter occasion.

    Lent is here and that means, at least for me this year, abstaining from meat and amending unhealthy behaviors.

    In a quest to bolster my usual ho-hum approach to Lent, I'm trying to avoid meat through Easter. Yep, 40 days without steak, hamburger and pork chops. Call it an effort at self-denial and penance for years of eating poorly.

  • Heritage Hills staves off PC’s furious rally

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central scored 42 points in 11:17 in the second half but fell short to Heritage Hills 67-63 in boys basketball Friday.

    The Commodores trailed 44-20 before Alex Rogier hit two free throws with 4:17 left in the third quarter to start their comeback.

    They actually took the lead briefly, 62-61, on two free throws by T.J. Lamon with 1:00 left in the game.

    The Patriots regained the lead 24 seconds later as Collin Southwood was fouled inside and made two free throws.

  • TC nips Day School

    TELL CITY—Tell City held off an Evansville Day school rally and beat the Eagles 56-52 in boys basketball Friday.

    “We were up by 13 with 3:15 to play in the fourth quarter and on three trips down the floor we took a couple of bad shots and turned the ball over,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

    The Marksmen committed 10 of their 15 turnovers in the second half.

    With less than three minutes left in the game Day School’s Ethan Black made a layup to cut Tell City’s lead to 10, 54-44.

  • Do local teams have sectional momentum?

    I am a firm believer that a basketball team needs to have some positive momentum going into a playoff tourney to win a championship.

    The best team to prove this would be the New York Nets of the old ABA.

    Led by the great Julius “Dr. J” Erving, they won the ABA championship in 1974.

    The next year they had an even better regular-season record, 58-26, but they were stumbling down the stretch. And they lost 4-1 in the first round of the playoffs to the Spirits of St. Louis, who were 32-52 in the regular season.

  • Archers fall in two meets

    TELL CITY—A numbers shortage contributed to Tell City’s junior high wrestling losses Tuesday and Thursday.

    The Archers lost to Boonville 57-48 Tuesday and to Southridge 61-41 Thursday.

    Tell City and Southridge each won seven matches actually wrestled Thursday. But Southridge won four matches by forfeits while Tell City won only one that way (another match was a double forfeit).

    Tell City earned four pins, only one fewer than Southridge.

    Travis Brinksneader, Grant Bolin, Justin Alvarez and C.J. Rowe scored the Archers’ pins.