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Today's News

  • PC boys outrun Tell City

    TELL CITY - Nick Huber and Corey Kimball each won two individual events as Perry Central won the Perry County boys track meet Thursday.

    The Commodores scored 75 points, Tell City 44, and Cannelton 3.

    Huber won both hurdles races, taking the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.75 seconds and the 300 intermediate hurdles in 39.95.

    Kimball won two distance races, running the 1600 in 4:44 and the 3200 in 10:9.67.

    Zach Hagedorn and Michael Ernst each won one individual race and two relays.

    Hagedorn won the 400-meter dash in 56.06.

  • Mayors discuss government-reform proposals

    PERRY COUNTY - Both of the mayors in Perry County agree government services should be streamlined where possible, but aren't comfortable with some of the recommendations from the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform, formed last summer by Gov. Mitch Daniels.

    "We all realize that's important," Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing said of increasing efficiency. "It's a balancing act. Taxpayers in Tell City and the whole state want fair taxation, and deserve it."

  • Easter surprise
  • Officials return courthouse roof-repair job to original bidder

    TELL CITY - In a meeting attended by county-council representatives and county commissioners, the Perry County Redevelopment Commission opted Wednesday to give a courthouse roof-repair job back to the only contractor who initially bid on it.

    Fella Home Improvement of Troy offered to repair the building's leaky roof for $52,320 in May, but at the urging of member Tony Hollinden, the redevelopment commission tabled the issue to determine why the roof deteriorated so quickly and how such degradation can be prevented in the future.

  • School board eyes financial options

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's schools superintendent said Wednesday he and representatives of banks and state agencies are working toward a plan to spread the school corporation's debts over "perhaps 15 to 20 years."

  • Scientists at work
  • Benefit for Randall Tanner April 19

    TELL CITY - Southern Indiana Horseman's Club will hold a benefit euchre tourney for Randall "Randy" Tanner April 19.

    Doors open at 6 p.m. with games at 7. Cost is $5 at the door with games costing 25 cents. Chili, hot dogs, desserts and drinks will be available.

    For more information call Becky Howell at 836-2727.

    Tanner was diagnosed with two types of lung cancer and has no insurance to help with medical bills. All money donated will go to medical bills and expenses.

  • Red Cross to hold two blood drives

    TELL CITY - The American Red Cross will have two blood drives this month in Tell City.

    The public can donate blood from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Wal-Mart and from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health. Identification must be presented.

  • CPR, first aid class set for March 31

    TELL CITY - The American Red Cross will have a CPR and first aid class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 31 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. For more information or questions call Gerald Davis at (270) 295-3641.

  • Newton part of project for Homeland Security

    MUNCIE - The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is putting its trust in Ball State University public relations student Megan Newton of Tell City, who is part of a team developing the agency's crisis communications.

    Under the leadership of Robert Pritchard, an associate professor of journalism who directs the university's public-relations program, a seven-member student team from Cardinal Communications is currently researching and assembling a crisis communications protocol for IDHS.