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Today's News

  • Orleans holds off Commodores

    LEOPOLD - Orleans, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class A, used several backdoor layups to hit 81.1 percent from the field and beat Perry Central 76-66 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    Jacob Smith scored 30 points for the Bulldogs. Most came on backdoor layups as the Commodores' defense broke down.

    Orleans missed only two shots from the floor in the second half, hitting 14 of 16.

    Nick Huber hit a three-point shot from the left side of the key with 3:13 left in the third quarter to pull the Commodores within 48-47.

    That was as close as they would get.

  • Tell City outshoots Hornets

    HAWESVILE, Ky. - Tell City hit 60.5 percent from the field and beat Hancock County 69-56 in boys basketball Friday.

    Hancock County also shot well, hitting 52.2 percent from the field.

    Both teams worked the ball inside for most of their shots - they combined to make only one three-point basket.

    Nineteen of Hancock County's 24 field goals came from within 9 feet of the basket, including the first 13 the Hornets made.

    Senior guard Garrett Helm used good penetration to make nine inside shots before he hit an 18-footer and a 13-footer late in the third quarter.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Tell City man faces child-molesting charges

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man charged with child molesting Thursday remained lodged in the Perry County Jail Friday and if convicted, could spend much of the rest of his life in prison.

    Jason King, 30, of 1148 Ninth St., turned himself in at the Perry County Family and Social Services Administration Office Thursday. He was then arrested by Tell City Police, Detective Alan Malone said, and charged with three Class A felony counts of child molesting. Each charge carries a possible prison term of 20 to 50 years.

  • Teacher wins first Humane Society educator award

    TELL CITY - Fourth-grade teacher Kim Strobel didn't know what to expect when her class at William Tell Elementary School was interrupted Tuesday morning during a student discussion about response journals.

    With the help of Principal Laura Noble, Humane Society of Perry County President Jim Carter and Jim Adams, the group's vice president, surprised Strobel with the first Humane Society of Perry County Educator Award.

    The honor recognizes Strobel's efforts during 2007 to educate students about the importance of spaying and neutering pets.

  • Commissioner, council seats up for grabs in '08

    PERRY COUNTY - The dust has barely settled from last year's city races, but a brand-new election season kicks off next week with several county offices, including two county-commissioner positions and three seats on the county council up for grabs.

    Two positions on the Perry Central School Board will be chosen by voters in May's primary.

  • Meth found in Tell City park

    TELL CITY - A state-police lab team was called to dismantle and remove what local Tell City officers said was an active methamphetamine lab found Friday in Hagedorn Park.

    According to Tell City Detective Alan Malone, officers received information that drug-manufacturing items were located near a small shed in the park, just north of the 1700 block of Tell Street.

    Police located a backpack they said contained drug-making supplies and ingredients and called in two people who work in the clandestine-drug-lab team for the Indiana State Police.

  • Local trustees, scholars point to value of township government

    Century-old system would end under commission's proposal

    PERRY COUNTY - Betty "Mac" Labhart feels she's probably serving her last term as Union Township trustee, and if so, "I just don't want them to forget about us up here," she said Wednesday.

    The Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform report released last month recommends the transfer of duties now carried out by township trustees to the county level.

  • Man charged in child-porn investigation

    ISP searches Evanston-area home

    EVANSTON - A Spencer County man was arrested Monday evening after Indiana State Police troopers allegedly found child pornography in his home.

  • Tell City 2008 Recycling Schedule Bi-Weekly Pickup

    January 2, 14, 28

    February 11, 25

    March 10, 24

    April 7, 21

    May 5, 19

    June 2, 16, 30

    Spring Cleanup Date To Be Announced

    July 14, 28

    August 11, 25

    September 8, 22

    October 6, 20

    November 3, 17

    December 1, 15, 29

  • Bristow woman warns residents to avoid scam

    PERRY COUNTY - A rural Bristow woman who received a $3,800 check in the mail earlier this month is warning residents not to fall for scams involving supposed sweepstakes winnings.

    A letter was mailed to the woman Jan. 3 and included a check from a Richmond, Va., company that was reportedly one of the prize sponsors. The check, according to the letter, was to be deposited to help the winner pay for taxes and an administrative fee for the $20,000 cruise she had reportedly won.