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Today's News

  • Port board considers bids

    Wood-chips 'rescue' draws praise from as far away as New Orleans

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Port Authority board of directors agreed at a meeting Monday to accept low bids for two projects contingent on their meeting specifications.

    The first project, which will entail work at two crossings and track surfacing, netted bids ranging from $76,184 to $112,280.

  • County included in disaster declaration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Secretary of Agriculture issued a presidential disaster declaration Feb. 22 for Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee based on severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding Feb. 5-6. As a result of this disaster determination, Indiana counties contiguous to Kentucky, including Perry, Crawford and Harrison, were declared eligible for assistance including Farm Service Agency emergency loans in this area.

    Emergency loans may be made to farmers who:

    Are established family farm operators.

  • Group takes STEPs to increase fitness together

    Encouragement, other rewards increase motivation

    TELL CITY - Customers of a local fitness center are bending together in their war against unwanted weight, and invite other men and women of Perry County to join them.

    Shed Those Extra Pounds classes are free and meet at 6 p.m. Mondays in the basement of Everbody's Fun and Fitness Center, 710 Fulton St., Tell City.

    Libby Bauer and Sharlene Crossley started STEP "because there were no evening meetings for Weight Watchers in Tell City," Bauer said.

  • Weekend fires
  • UPDATE - Freedom ends for 2 escapees

    Warrick County deputies, troopers capture Day, Helsley

    NEWBURGH – Two escapees from the Branchville Correctional Facility were captured Tuesday evening after they crashed a stolen car while trying to outrun state police and Warrick County sheriff’s deputies.

    Conan Helsley, 20, and Kent Day, 45, had been on the run since scaling a prison fence the night of April 4. They allegedly stole a pickup truck from J.H. Rudolph & Co.’s asphalt plant near Interstate 64 and fled to western Kentucky, where Day has relatives.

  • Nation needs fundamental change

    Hoosiers have been presented with a historic opportunity this year. For the first time in four decades, we will have a voice in choosing a presidential candidate.

    We will have a voice in who will guide our nation as we move into a post-Bush world. This election is historic, and we must choose our candidate wisely. I am supporting Barack Obama, and I want to tell you why.

  • Hammack, others true heroes

    I was sound asleep in a Louisville hotel room April 3 when my cell phone rang with news of a nearly fatal house fire.

    "Where are you?" asked the caller, a Tell City fireman who knows I'm usually Johnny-on-the-spot with a camera at fires. But I was at an annual newspaper meeting and at 3 in the morning, could only relay information about the blaze on 12th Street to the newsroom. We had a story online later that day and a print story in last Monday's edition. A follow-up piece appeared in Thursday's News.

  • Prison escape brings horrible possibilities for Indiana, Kentucky residents

    "Unacceptable" is the best adjective to describe the escape of two prisoners from Branchville Correctional Facility. To put that another way, we will not tolerate killers and other violent criminals wandering freely in our community.

    Also unacceptable is the failure of a prison-escape-alert system to do its job.

  • Castle boys outrun Marksmen

    NEWBURGH - Zach Avallone won two events but Tell City lost to Castle 80-43 in boys track Wednesday.

    Avallone won the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 41.41 seconds and the long jump at 18 feet, 7 1/4 inches.

    He placed second in the 110 high hurdles in 15.08.

    Tell City sprinter Kyle Kessinger, still recovering from a preseason ankle injury, ran only one race but won it handily.

    He took the 400 dash in 51.27 seconds, just one-hundredth of a second behind fifth place on Tell City's all-time honor roll.

  • Harrison nips Tell City

    EVANSVILLE - Harrison won No. 1 and 2 singles and No. 1 doubles to edge Tell City 3-2 in girls tennis Thursday.

    Tell City's Stephani Wrye beat Daniele Coleman 6-2, 6-4 in No. 3 singles.

    The Marksmen also won in No. 2 doubles, with Kari Gladish and Jennifer McDaniel outlasting Mandy Brooks and Ellie Small 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (2-7), 10-6.

    Harrison won the top two singles matches each 6-1, 6-1. Sarah Beudel beat Kathi Kassen in No. 1 and Sarah Mastison beat Bethany Peter in No. 2.