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Today's News

  • Oxley to be Long Thompson's running mate

    Democrat could be state's next lieutenant governor

    INDIANAPOLIS - Dennie Oxley, who has represented portions of Perry County in the Indiana House of Representatives for close to a decade, is Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jill Long Thompson's choice for a running mate.

  • 2008 Medical Guide available on this site

    The Perry County News' 2008 Medical Guide is now available in the special-sections area of this Web site.

    Simply click on "Special Sections" under our nameplate above and look for the "2008 Medical Guide" headline. Click on it to open the publication, and you'll find a description for each page. Click on each of those to open the pages you'd like to read.

    A print version of the 2008 Medical Guide is included in newspapers mailed to addresses in Perry and surrounding counties and on sale in various local locations.

  • Is another depression coming?

    An older man who struck up a conversation on the other side of a gas pump a week ago worries another economic depression is on its way. He may be right.

    Higher prices for what we put into our cars, trucks and stomachs have many people wondering if another financial collapse isn't around the corner.

    Add to all of that an unstable stock market, climbing unemployment and worries about wars and political instability, and it's enough to bring the most optimistic among us to long for better days when things were a lot cheaper.

  • Little changes can stretch that coveted tank of gas

    As of Friday morning, a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline cost $4.09 at Circle S in Tell City. On average, Americans are paying more than $4 a gallon, which is $1 more than what we were paying this time last year. It's troublesome to see people lined up just to get gas for $3.96 because that's "cheap."

    We are all hurting from rising gas prices. No one is exempt, including industry and agriculture. And that means everything from food to entertainment costs are rising.

  • North Spencer beats PC twice

    LEOPOLD - A lack of offense by Perry Central Commodores led to defeats in a junior-high girls softball doubleheader against North Spencer Monday.

    North Spencer won the first game 11-0. Perry Cen-ral starting pitcher Hannah Harpenau was on the mound for four innings. Miranda Claise pitched the last inning for the Commodores.

    Paoli outhit Perry Central 13-0. "Defensively, we're getting better but we're letting balls go by we should be swinging at," said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.

  • Hair Razors increases league lead to 2 games

    TELL CITY - Four players had multiple hits for Hair Razors as they beat Sports Acceleration 10-2 Thursday to raise their record to 7-0 in Tell City's age-13-16 girls softball league.

    That gave Hair Razors a two-game lead in league standings over second-place Sports Acceleration and Swiss Plywood, which are each 5-2.

    Lindsey Wade hit a double and two singles in Hair Ra-zors' win.

    Jaci Garrett added two doubles and Cortni Strobel and Payton Reed each had two singles.

    Kyli Smithson, Mariah Nix and Haylee Page each had two singles for Sports Ac-celeration.

  • Tell City 16-U team 2nd in Diamonds of South

    HUNTINGBURG - With only one practice under their belts, the Tell City 16-and-under girls softball travel team came home with second place in the Diamonds of the South tourney June 7-8.

    The girls won four of five games before losing to the Indiana Blasters 11-3 in the championship game.

    "They had to play back to back in three games on Sunday to make it to the championship game," Coach Mark Rothergerber said. They played hard, he added, saying they felt good in finishing how they did.

  • UPDATE - Cannelton fireman injured in Friday house fire

    BOYD ROAD - A Cannelton volunteer firefighter suffered first- and second-degree burns to his arms and legs Friday evening while fighting a blaze on Boyd Road. James Robert Lawson was transported to University Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Friday night and was listed in fair condition Monday in the hospital's burn unit.

    Cannelton Fire Chief Jerry Harris said Lawson, who was helping carry hoses because he was not wearing protective turnout gear, was hit by a ball of fire that erupted without warning from the home's garage.

  • Bike-athon raises $2,850 for St. Jude's Children's Hospital

    The Cannelton Schools' 31st bike-athon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital raised $2,850 May 3.

    This event, sponsored by the Cannelton Teachers Association, has raised thousands upon thousands of dollars over the years to help save lives of children who suffer from catastrophic diseases such as cancer. This year's ride proved to be a continuation of that success.

    Top riders were rewarded in an award ceremony at Myers Grade School May 16.

  • Nominations sought for citizen award

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society membership has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during each Schweizer Fest for their contribution to the betterment of the city.

    The following requirements are considered in determining a Distinguished Citizen:

    1. An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her home, whether by birth or adoption and has benefited our community.