Today's News

  • DTV switch delayed until June 12

    PERRY COUNTY – With a Feb. 17 digital-switch deadline looming over American households, Congress voted Wednesday to delay the switch.

    The measure will give consumers until June 12 to purchase digital-to-analog converters for analog televisions or to subscribe to satellite or cable television. According to a www.cnn.com article, an estimated 6.5 million homes would lose TV service after the initial deadline.

  • River Road project wins funding

    TELL CITY – A coordinated city-county-port effort to improve a portion of River Road has won state funding. Indiana Department of Transportation officials announced last week that the project will receive $620,400 in Local Public Agency funding.

    The money will be used to widen, strengthen and pave a portion of the road from Indiana 66 near the Patio Steak House west toward the Ohio River. A second phase will improve the road to Boundary Way near the Tell City River Port.

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  • 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.