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Today's News

  • Ewing: Keeping city clean in '09 will be priority

    TELL CITY – Spring is weeks away but Tell City officials are already readying plans to crack down on eyesores in the community, including locations in which trash is being stored.

    "Now's the time for us to take a very aggressive approach to cleaning up our community," Mayor Barbara Ewing said last week while discussing efforts to target property owners who allow untagged bags of trash and other debris to accumulate.

    The city targets tall grass and weeds each year, with city workers mowing properties whose owners refuse to heed written notices.

  • Homecoming 2009

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry Central and Cannelton high school have planned their basketball homecomings for this weekend.

    Perry Central Homecoming

    Perry Central High School seniors have nominated Rachel Cummings, Sedona Hemmings, Stephanie Robinson, Brian Farmer, Clinton Schank and Nic Seger as the 2009 PCHS Basketball Homecoming candidates.

    The student body will find out who the new king and queen are Friday between the Commodore vs. Crawford County Wolfpack varsity and junior varsity games. The JV game begins at 5:30 p.m.  

  • Southern Indiana Power continues repair efforts

    Editor's Note: Southern Indiana Power issued the following news release Wednesday updating its efforts to restore power to customers impacted by this week's storm.

    TELL CITY — Approximately 6,600 Southern Indiana Power members remained without power as of noon Wednesday. Due to widespread damage to lines in surrounding counties, other contract crews have joined forces with us working around the clock in an effort to restore power to members as quickly and safely as possible.  

  • Bootie Brigade

    Cannelton third-graders are Learning to Give through projects that have them helping dogs halfway across town and in a far corner of the United States.

    Teacher Joan Goble said her students chose to help Perry County animal shelter inhabitants as a Learning to Give project. Learning to Give is the curriculum division of The League, a school-based system that combines state standards-based lesson plans with community-service events to teach students the value of giving and recognizing them for their efforts. Information about the program is available at www. leagueworldwide.org.

  • Witnessing History
  • Emergency loans available

    PERRY COUNTY – Operators of family farms who suffered losses from extreme weather may be eligible for emergency loans through the Farm Service Agency office in Corydon.

    Farmers in Perry and Spencer counties may be eligible if they felt impacts of dry weather beginning June 1 or from storms and flooding that took place Sept. 12 through Oct. 6.

  • Wage-committee meeting scheduled Feb. 17

    TELL CITY – A common-construction wage committee meeting for renovations planned at Tell City High School will begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the school corporation's administrative office.

  • County council postpones meeting

    A county-council meeting scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 29, has been postponed, according to County Auditor Connie Berger.

    She said the meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 3. The council meets in the commissioners room at the county courthouse.

  • Malone, Wagner propel Marksmen to PAC title

    TELL CITY—Chelsea Malone won two individual events and a relay and Amanda Wagner set a conference record as Tell City won the PAC girls swim meet Saturday.

    The Marksmen won the meet with 314 points (35 ahead of runner-up Heritage Hills) after placing second four of the five previous years.

    This was their first conference title in 20 years, since they won the Big Eight title in the 1988-89 school year (when girls swimming was still a fall sport).

    Malone won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.56 seconds and Wagner placed second in 25.95.

  • Cannelton’s defense stymies Eagles

    CANNELTON—Strong passing and an aggressive defense helped Cannelton defeat Portland Christian 85-51 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Cannelton’s tight man-to-man defense was able to shut down the Eagles’ shooting enough to allow Cannelton’s lead to open up to 20 points by halftime.

    “This was one of the rare times that we actually had a size advantage across the board,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “We finally matched up with somebody where we had the advantage and you could tell (it helped).”