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Today's News

  • Council OKs $2 million in renovation funding

    TELL CITY — Perry County Council members unanimously approved in a special meeting Tuesday morning an effort by the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. to borrow $2 million through an interest-free qualified zone academy bond for high-school renovation needs.

    That district’s superintendent and school board have been working to implement renovations recommended by two committees composed of school staffers and community members, and needed county-council approval under a law enacted this year.

  • TC man hospitalized after head-on crash

    CANNELTON – Two people were injured, one seriously, Thursday night in a head-on collision a county sheriff’s deputy said was caused by a drunk driver crossing the centerline of Old Indiana 237.

  • Schools appear safe from consolidation

    We’re happy to see Perry County’s schools are unlikely to be affected by an effort to consolidate Indiana’s schools, and suggest such attempts elsewhere be put off for at least a year.

    As we reported at the beginning of this year, the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform produced a 46-page report urging a number of changes, including the consolidation of school systems to achieve student populations of at least 2,000.

  • Hopes for a happier 2009

    There are two events on my annual calendar that get me in a serious mood for housecleaning. The first is a neighborhood party I throw each June that brings a few dozen people to my backyard. I know them all well, but I hate the idea of visitors seeing a dirty house.

    The second round of cleaning comes with New Year’s Eve and for the past several years, I’ve spent the final hours of the old year scrubbing floors, dusting nooks and crannies and wiping down windows in a rite of winter grime-fighting that sometimes lasts from dawn to dusk.

  • You can help United Way’s mission

    What a tumultuous time we’ve gone through in the last few months: violent storms, unstable gas prices, dramatic stock-market changes, a national home-mortgage crisis and hundreds of job layoffs.

    It has been a scary time for many folks in our area and it may not get better for a while. But there is one thing I know from having lived in Perry County for the last 25 years: when times get hard, Perry Countians step up to help their neighbors in need.

  • Angels at work
  • Hot PC tops Panthers

    TELL CITY—Perry Central hit 67.6 percent from the field to beat North Harrison 68-56 in the first round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Friday.

    The Commodores also hit 17 of 19 free throws for 89.5 percent.

    “Offensively that’s probably our best game of the season, except for the turnovers (18),” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

  • FTs key Tell City win

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit 27 free throws to beat North Harrison 57-50 in the first round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Friday.

    Tell City actually went to the line for 44 free throws, as referees Michael Benham and Otis Broughton called 32 personal fouls and one technical foul (on a coach for saying Benham was “horrible”) on North Harrison.

    The Marksmen missed 16 foul shots, though, and had another attempt taken away by a lane violation.

  • Losing local businesses hurts sports leagues

    When a Perry County business ceases operations, it affects our local economy in many ways.

    Obviously the loss of jobs and taxes provided by the business hurts. But local sports leagues are also adversely affected by losing a sponsor and source of donations.

    Take for example William Tell Woodcrafters/Swiss Plywood, which told its employees earlier this month it would probably close by Dec. 31.

  • UPDATE: County Council approves $2 million school-construction bond

    TELL CITY — Perry County Council members unanimously approved in a special meeting Tuesday morning an effort by the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. to borrow $2 million through an interest-free qualified zone academy bond for high-school renovation needs.

    Council President Pete Franzman said the impact on other taxing units will likely be less than previously thought and the savings in interest will be significant to taxpayers.