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Today's News

  • County would get $3.7 million under state bill

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County and its three incorporated communities would receive nearly $3.7 million for various infrastructure projects under a bill approved last week in the Indiana House of Representatives.

    State Rep. Dennie Oxley Sr. said counties in his 73rd District could receive a total of $50 million if House Bill 1656 is signed into law. Areas of Perry County are included in the district, as are all or portions of seven other counties.

    The money would support road, bridge and other infrastructure projects in hopes of preserving and creating jobs for Hoosiers.

  • Parks board eyes stimulus money for new Eagles Bluff construction

    CANNELTON — Could some of the money from the federal government's economic stimulus bill come to a construction project in Perry County? The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department hopes so.

    At Wednesday's parks board meeting Perry County Recreation Director Dan Adams brought up the possibility of applying for economic stimulus funds to construct a 2,400-square-foot building with an interpretative center and office space for him and his deputy at Eagles Bluff Park overlooking the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

  • Library board eyes new noise policy

    TELL CITY - In response to a letter published in the Feb. 2 Perry County News, Tell City-Perry County Public Library Director Larry Oathout said at the Feb. 4 library board meeting the library is looking into a noise policy.

  • Don't succumb to winter blues

    TELL CITY - Many people experience depression during winter and seasonal depression can greatly affect everyday life.

    Major depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States, with 9.9 million adults experiencing major depression each year.

    Some symptoms are lack of energy, loss of interest in everyday activities, weight gain, changes in sleep habits, changes in appetite and frequent thoughts of death or suicide.

    Visiting Nurse Association, which offers mental-health services in the patients' homes, can help.

  • Commissioners' latest road-plan move a good one

    We'd like to offer a tip of our hat to the Perry County commissioners for backing off from a $100,000 purchase two of them voted in early January to make.

    Commissioners Gary Dauby and Jody Fortwendel pressed for a Street and Road Management System offered by David Goffinet, now working for the Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates engineering firm of Evansville.

  • Predator challenge lived up to name

    Some stories simply slip by me. One did last weekend, but I promise not to let it happen next year.

    I hadn't heard of the Indiana Predator Challenge until it was nearly over. The Friday- through-Sunday event drew more than 60 hunters, but as I pulled into the Branchville Conservation Club Sunday afternoon, the final contestants were setting off for home.

  • PC’s rebounding, defense stop Rebels

    FERDINAND—It’s been said that defense and rebounding win championships in basketball. And that’s the formula Perry Central used to reach the championship game of the Forest Park girls sectional.

    Perry Central held South Spencer scoreless for nearly 11 minutes and outrebounded the Rebels 42-21 to beat them in the semifinals Friday.

    The Commodores were scheduled to play North Posey for the title Saturday.

  • Bulldogs rip Rappites

    OAKLAND CITY—A 21-0 run in the middle of the game carried Cannelton past New Harmony 51-36 in the Wood Memorial girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Bulldogs were scheduled to play Wood Memorial for the title Saturday.

    Friday’s game was tied 15-15 after New Harmony’s Hannah Morris hit a free throw with 4:45 left in the second quarter.

    She actually hit a second free throw that would have given the Rappites their first lead, but it was negated because the officials said she stepped over the line before the ball reached the rim.

  • TC’s defense lacking in 84-75 loss to North

    TELL CITY—Tell City had its second highest scoring game of the season but forgot to play defense and lost to Evansville North 84-75 in boys basketball Thursday.

    “I’m telling you right now our offense was not the problem,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “We hit 27 of 55 from the field, 12 of 27 from three-point range, and 9 of 13 free throws—that’s right at 70 percent.

    “But our defense was non-existent in the second half.

  • Hard work, talent made Kessans TC superstar

    When coaches unanimously voted Tell City’s Kara Kessans the top girls basketball player in the Big Eight Conference in 1998, then Tell City Coach Keith Kiplinger said, “I told them she earned everything she got because she always stayed after practice and worked on her shot, free throws, ball-handling or other individual stuff on her own.

    “Every day she stayed after practice to work on something. Sometimes she’d stay an extra hour and a half. That’s the kind of work ethic it takes to be successful.”