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Today's News

  • County won’t pay for some damage to mailboxes

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved in a regular meeting March 18 a resolution spelling out when the county will and will not be responsible for mailboxes damaged by highway-department operations.

    It’s difficult for drivers plowing snow and ice from roads to avoid inflicting damage on mailboxes, county Highway Superintendent Ed Feix explained.

  • Man who fought for new nation’s independence to be honored

    Editor’s Note: The location of Saturday’s marker dedication for Jacob Kepler has been moved to Rome United Methodist Church.  The decision to move the location was made after Monday’s issue had been printed.

    A grave-marker dedication Saturday at the Old Rome Courthouse will honor the life of Revolutionary Patriot Jacob Kepler. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and will be hosted by the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • Ambulance-service contract amended

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved in a regular meeting March 18 an amendment to an ambulance-service contract between the county and Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    Noting that he works part time as a paramedic, Commissioner Tom Hauser said he wouldn’t participate in the discussion.

  • Crash on Stone Road claims life of Kentucky woman (Edited)

    Editor’s Note: This story has been edited to remove a statement in the original version that indicated the vehicle driven by Kelsey Gowers struck the vehicle driven by Shellayne Cronin. The original story was based on comments made by sheriff’s deputies. However,  Perry County Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh said Tuesday afternoon he was awaiting a report from state police crash reconstructionists before completing his report on how the collision occurred.

  • Cannelton baseball schedule

    2013-2014 Boys Varisity Baseball
    April
     3    Whitesville Trinity    H    5:30pm
     5    Columbus Chrisitan (DH)    H    1:00pm
     7    Crawford County    H    5:00pm
    14    Perry Central    A    5:30pm
    15    Grace    H    5:00pm

  • Basketball shooters must practice more

    John Wooden obviously knew quite a bit about basketball.
    He was an Indiana all-state player three times in high school, a three-time All-American at Purdue, and the coach of 10 NCAA championship teams at UCLA.
    When he was on a college basketball hall of fame board, he advocated the election of Rick Mount, another three-time All-American guard for Purdue.
    Someone said, “All he could do was shoot.” To which Wooden replied, “All Picasso could do was paint.”

  • New TC softball coach welcomes young squad

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City girls softball players must think their eligibility expires after three years, as the team had just two seniors each of the last two years and has only one this year.
    Four juniors, eight sophomores and three freshmen complete this year’s 16-girl roster. But new coach Maggie Schuetter thinks there is enough talent for the team to be successful.
    Only three Marksmen hit over .200 last year and two of them graduated. The team was shut out 13 times as it went 2-19.

  • Tell City’s girls team adds quality numbers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls track team starts the season with 22 girls, the most it has had since 1998.
    Several talented freshmen, including current coach Katie Weyer (then Katie Chinn) helped increase the size of the 1998 team. And that is also the case this year.
    Freshman Emma Kohnert will team with senior Logan Flannagan to give the Marksmen quality depth in the high jump and probably both hurdles races.

  • Sectional title could be in TC boys’ reach

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—This area’s boys track sectional has been won by Perry County teams the last three years and very well could be again this year.
    But Tell City Coach Zac Hartz hopes it is Tell City bringing home the crown, as it was in 2011, instead of Perry Central, as it was the last two years.
    With 41 boys on the team—the most ever—including 11 seniors and 16 lettermen, the Marksmen might have the talent and depth to achieve that goal.

  • Commodores shoot for 3rd sectional title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With strong sprinters, distance runners, hurdlers and jumpers, Perry Central will try for its third consecutive boys track sectional title this spring.
    The Commodores have 27 boys on the team. There are only six seniors, “but man, there’s a lot of talent in that senior group,” said Coach Jason Barnett.