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Today's News

  • County asked to foot bills for hurt animals

    TELL CITY - The president of the Humane Society of Perry County, in continuing his effort to get the county to take more responsibility for injured animals, told other animal-welfare workers May 21 he thinks money can be found for that purpose.

    As The News reported May 8, Humane Society President Jim Carter appeared before the county commissioners to urge them to begin helping his organization foot the bills for dogs and cats injured on the county's roads.

  • Beating odds, surmounting obstacles

    Top Cannelton students plan to study education, criminal justice

    CANNELTON - Ashley Nicole Seifert, daughter of David and Susan Seifert, 4203 E. Indiana 66, will speak on the subject, "Beating the Odds," when she delivers her valedictorian address during Cannelton High School's Class of 2008 commencement ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday in the city's community center.

    She has participated in National Honor Society, student council, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Personal Achievement through Caring and Kindness at School, and Spanish and art clubs.

  • Fountain facelift

    Kris Straneva of Job Coat, Tell City, uses a hand-held jackhammer to remove mortar from the fountain in Tell City's City Hall Park May 22. He and other company employees were stripping a rubber liner and coats of paint before replacing them with a roll-on product they used to refinish the country-club pool last year. It carries a lifetime warranty and the city won't have to chlorinate the water as heavily as in the past because the new liner resists the growth of mold and fungus.

  • Policeman kicked by out-of-control woman

    TELL CITY - A Dubois County woman already on her way to the county jail added battery on a police officer to her list of charges after allegedly kicking a Tell City police sergeant May 18.

    Jeannie D. Rhoads, 37, of 108 Kentucky St., Holland, was arrested by Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge at Days Inn Motel after a dispatcher received a call that Rhoads was out of control and had battered others in the room. Officers said Rhoads refused to follow verbal orders to quit fighting and had to be stopped by an electric stun gun.

  • Port-rail board accepts bid, hears about explosion

    Hoosier Southern plans Schweizer Fest train rides

    TELL CITY - Perry County Port Authority Board members voted at a May 15 regular meeting to accept a bid for work on a bridge near Anderson, learned about an employee's hazardous-materials training and heard about train trips to be offered during Schweizer Fest.

  • Three people injured in separate accidents

    ATV operator flown to Louisville hospital

    PERRY COUNTY - A rural Tell City man was seriously injured Sunday when thrown from a four-wheeler he was operating on a county road near Indiana 145.

    According to Perry County Sheriff's Department Deputy Junior Fuchs, Ernest Wallace, 37, of 6007 St. Joe Cemetery Road, was riding his Honda four-wheeler west on Atlantic Road, less than half a mile west of Indiana 145.

  • Cannelton game suspended Monday

    LYNNVILLE - Cannelton's baseball sectional game with Tecumseh was suspended in the first inning Monday due to heavy rain and lightning.

    The game was scheduled to be resumed Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. with Tecumseh leading 6-0 in the first inning.

    The Braves were still batting in the top of the first and had the bases loaded, with the third batter in their lineup, Bob Oeth, due up for the second time in the inning.

    They had seven hits the first time through their batting order, including a triple and two doubles.

  • Traveling fast, eating on the go

    Salami in Stuttgart, pork cutlets in Pforzheim and cucumbers and fish in Freiburg. Another German town, another fast meal. It's my travel-food tradition and last week was no different as I touched down in Munich and spent my first hard-saved euro on a meaty sandwich of lettuce, tomatoes and bacon.

    Just about every German train station has at least one sandwich kiosk - most have several - and I've been hooked on them for years. Traveling alone, I seldom sit down for lunch or supper and since I want to do and see as much as possible, I almost always eat on the go.

  • Remember veterans this Memorial Day, every day

    Today is Memorial Day, a day set aside since 1868 to honor and remember our nation's veterans.

    Then it was called Decoration Day and was established by an organization of Union veterans called the Grand Army of the Republic.

    The first observance was held at Arlington National Cemetery, where officials including Gen. Ulysses S. Grant presided over ceremonies. Children from the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphan Home and members of GAR made their way through the cemetery reciting prayers and singing hymns while putting flowers on Union and Confederate graves.

  • Patriots edge Tell City

    TELL CITY - Three Heritage Hills pitchers limited Tell City to two hits as the Patriots beat the Marksmen 5-4 in PAC baseball Wednes-day.

    Tell City scored four runs in the second inning without a hit on six walks and an error.

    The Marksmen started the next inning with consecutive singles by Trent Gunn and Eric Henrickson but did not score, as a line-drive double play followed.

    "We hit some balls sharply but it was right at them or they made a good play," said Tell City Coach Phil DeSpain.