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Today's News

  • Pairings drawn for girls sectionals

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Perry Central drew long brackets in IHSAA girls basketball sectional pairings made Thursday.

    Both will play first-round games in the six-team, Class 2A sectional at Forest Park Tuesday, Feb. 10.

    Perry Central will play Mater Dei in the first game that night (game times will be announced later), followed by Tell City facing Forest Park.

    South Spencer will play the winner of the first game and North Posey will play the winner of the second game in the semifinals Friday, Feb. 13.

  • Icy weather forces more postponements

    PERRY COUNTY—All three Perry County boys basketball games Friday and most events involving Perry County teams Saturday were postponed due to icy roads.

    Perry Central’s home boys basketball game with Crawford County, postponed Friday, has been rescheduled for this Tuesday, Feb. 6.

    No new date was announced for Tell City’s boys game with Hancock County or Cannelton’s boys game with New Harmony, both also postponed Friday.

    It was the second time the Tell City vs. Hancock County game had been postponed.

  • Davis wins magazine’s trail running series

    TELL CITY—Hugh Davis of Tell City won the 2008 marathon-and-shorter division championship of Trail Runner Magazine’s series.

    He won his age group at four of the seven Trophy Series races he completed last year.

    Davis, 45, also won the series title in 2006.

    He trains by running up to 40 miles per week, primarily on trails he cut himself.

    He told Trail Runner Magazine he runs “at least 12 miles twice a week on my days off and four miles on work days.” He is featured in the February 2009 edition of the magazine.

  • Lyons champion in Franklin tourney

    FRANKLIN—Tretter Lyons of the Tell City Wrestling Club won the bantam 75-pound division in a folkstyle tourney Jan. 25.

    Lyons pinned both his opponents.

    Coy Hammack also earned two pins as he placed second in the peewee 35-pound division.

    Devon Casebolt was second in bantam 50 with one pin and a 10-1 major decision.

    Landen Scherzinger placed second in the peewee 50 division. Kaden Chestnut placed fifth in that division.

    Cameron Kessinger was third in intermediate 80 with two pins, one technical fall, and one major decision.

  • County under state of emergency

    Perry County's commissioners declared a snow emergency Tuesday afternoon.

    "This snow emergency is beyond the capabilities of the local county resources," their declaration states. "Perry County is unable to clear the snow from the roads to provide safe travel routes." Residents are encouraged to refrain from travel until the declaration expires at noon Friday.

    The proclamation does not officially close any roads, but drivers are encouraged to remain at home except for essential travel, which can include going to work and emergency situations.

  • Principal seeks efficiency boost at high school

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent and High School Principal Al Chapman wants to make a number of changes to improve energy efficiency in that building, and continues to pursue bond funding for that purpose and to make the school system's debts more manageable.

  • Federal stimulus money sought for projects

    TELL CITY – While Congress debates an $800 billion stimulus package, Tell City's mayor has already suggested several projects that could benefit from federal funding.

    A letter forwarded to the Indiana Department of Transportation this month seeks money for five projects valued at more than $1.3  million.

    The city has no assurances it will receive funding, but Mayor Barbara Ewing said it was important to provide INDOT with a list of projects that could begin soon.

  • Performance reports offer snapshot of local schools

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana school corporations have been working with newspapers across the state this month to publish education report cards for local communities.

    Annual performance reports for Cannelton City Schools, Perry Central Community School Corp. and Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. can be found on Pages 9A-10A of today's print edition.

  • 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.