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Today's News

  • Gaynor sentenced for role in meth lab

    TELL CITY – Judge Lucy Goffinet handed Adam Gaynor a 25-year sentence Friday, ordering the Perry County man to serve 22 years in prison and another three years of probation for his role in a 2007 methamphetamine lab.

    Gaynor, 22, did not speak during the half-hour hearing and the two witnesses called by the prosecution, Candy James and Sheriff's Deputy Lee Chestnut, said little after defense objections.

  • In midst of layoffs, Census Bureau hiring

    PERRY COUNTY – Applications are being accepted for census takers and supervisors to oversee them, according to Richard Jackson, who has been working to recruit people for the jobs.

    Full- and part-time workers are needed, Jackson said, to work five- to 10-week periods, with some starting "almost right away."

    Pay will range from $12.25 to $13.75 per hour. Forty hours of training will be provided, Jackson said, and those using their cars in the jobs will get mileage reimbursements.

  • Lincoln's local years source of pride for Hoosiers

    Asked to name our country's 10 greatest citizens ever, any legitimate historian would put Abraham Lincoln first or second on his list. So southwestern Indiana has a right to be proud that Lincoln spent his formative years (ages 7 to 21) here, where he no doubt developed many of the thoughts and attitudes that would propel him to greatness.

  • Gaming laws lack common sense

    It's not often I use this space as a soapbox for pending legislation – or ask readers to contact their legislators to give it their support. Here's an exception.

    First, the issue.

    Many Perry Countians belong to nonprofit or religious organizations – churches, fire departments, civic clubs – that sponsor one or more festivals each year to raise money. Churches have summer picnics and shooting matches. Fire departments have similar events and other groups host charity nights, bingos, etc.

  • Wellness 2009: It's up to us

    The Tell City Common Council, with Mayor Barbara Ewing and a panel of concerned citizens, are about to embark on a new project all of us hope will improve the lives of area citizens.

    The city's first wellness initiative will start in March, with any and all local residents invited to join in.

    National and statewide increases in obesity, heart failure and numerous other health concerns are driving the effort.

  • Rangers’ offensive rebounds stymie TC

    FERDINAND—Forest Park took advantage of 24 offensive rebounds and 25 Tell City turnovers to beat the Marksmen 58-31 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.

    Forest Park outrebounded Tell City 48-25 overall.

    “We didn’t box out,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “We tried to rebound with them straight up, and we’re not going to win that battle.”

  • PC loses 2 close games

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge scored on a power move in the final minute to beat Perry Central 38-37 in girls basketball Thursday.

    Hilarie Hahus hit two free throws with a minute left to put Perry Central ahead 37-36.

    After Southridge scored its go-ahead basket, Perry Central missed a shot.

    The Commodores fouled with 0:15 left and Southridge missed both free throws. But Perry Central missed another shot from the top of the key in the closing seconds.

  • Piper picks Panthers

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Robbie Piper signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to play defensive tackle for Kentucky Wesleyan College’s football team.

    Piper was scouted by at least two Big Ten Conference teams and visited Iowa University.

    But he said he chose Wesleyan because “it’s close to home and they said they can use one or two defensive tackles to help them get to the (NCAA Division II) tourney.

    “They said if I come in and work hard, there should be no reason why I can’t start.”

  • Senators rip PC 58-31

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central hit only 19.1 percent from the field in a 58-31 PLAC boys basketball loss to West Washington Friday.

    “Obviously we had our worst shooting performance of the season—9 for 47,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “They were real active in their zone and our shot selection was pretty poor.

    “They got a hand on three or four of our three-point shots, which tells you we weren’t taking good shots.

    “Most of our shots were contested. We rushed a few and we didn’t use shot fakes.”

  • Recycling will resume Monday

    TELL CITY – Last week’s ice and snow prevented pickup of recyclables in Tell City, and residents are asked to place items to be recycled out for pickup next week, Office Manager Janet Damin said Wednesday morning. Anyone with questions can call 547-3266.