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Today's News

  • Pappano: Housing grants still needed

    More residents eligible for rehabilitation program

    TELL CITY - The $1.2 million Tony Pappano has brought to Perry County in the form of housing-rehab grants isn't enough. Needs remain to be fulfilled, he said, so he's asking for more.

    His latest success in obtaining money through a highly competitive program offered by federal and state housing agencies, reported in April, netted $190,000 of the $300,000 he sought. Armed with some tips on making his application more competitive, he's now going after another $300,000.

  • County tax sale drawing outside interest

    Unpaid taxes sending 40 parcels to auction block Monday

    PERRY COUNTY - Next week's sale of tax-delinquent real estate in Perry County is drawing plenty of interest - and not just from local speculators. Outside investors are taking an interest, too, in the more than three dozen homes and parcels of vacant land that will be offered to the highest bidder.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Overlook park project suffers second setback

    TELL CITY - The Indiana Department of Transportation received no bids below the engineer's estimate for a restroom facility at Eagles Bluff Park, an INDOT spokeswoman said Thursday morning. The project will have to go back to county officials for a decision on whether to cut costs more than they have been, seek additional funding or cancel the project, she said.

  • Christmastime in Cannelton

    Warm holiday spirit wards off evening chill

  • Marksmen live up to name in bombing PC

    TELL CITY - Tell City made 15 of 16 field-goal attempts in a 16-minute span en route to beating Perry Central 77-43 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    Tell City forward Joseph Kohnert scored on a baseline drive with 2:34 left in the first quarter, giving the Marksmen a 16-6 lead and prompting Perry Central to call timeout.

    Perry Central did cut Tell City's lead to 17-13 by the end of the quarter, thanks to three Tell City turnovers in the next 2 1/2 minutes.

    The Marksmen also committed eight turnovers in the second quarter.

  • Hopes for a simple holiday season

    I do my very best to avoid department stores at Christmas time, and since Christmas shopping now begins even before Thanksgiving, I have been sticking to the grocery-store aisles for weeks.

    I would rather be just about anyplace than standing in line Friday morning, waiting to run through a store just to grab a few bargains. Some stores opened as early as 4 a.m. Friday and while I'm up that early at least six of seven days each week, I refuse to join the race, no matter how big the bargains.

  • Don't forget small acts of charity in your Christmas preparations

    Now that Thanksgiving has passed and we have all given thanks for what we have, the Christmas season is in full swing. From now until New Year's we will all celebrate the holidays with family and friends.

    Presents will be exchanged and many meals will be served to show our appreciation. But not everyone is fortunate enough to have as much as others. This is where you come in.

  • Reitz nips Tell City

    EVANSVILLE - Cold shooting hurt Tell City in a 45-41 girls basketball loss to Reitz Tuesday.

    "We didn't shoot the ball particularly well and we had too many turnovers," said Tell City Coach John Lyons.

    On the positive side, he said, "We didn't give up as many offensive rebounds (as in previous games)."

    Lauren Goffinet had 15 points and four assists to lead Tell City.

    Dana Sibrel added eight points and nine rebounds and Lacy Padgett grabbed seven rebounds as Tell City won the board battle.

    Sara Blair, a 5-foot-7 junior, led Reitz, 1-2, with 14 points.

  • Marksmen outwrestle Boonville

    TELL CITY - Tell City won 11 of 14 matches to beat Boonville 57-18 in a wrestling season opener Tuesday.

    The Marksmen won four matches in the lower weight classes by forfeit, as Boonville had two wrestlers hurt and one academically ineligible. "But I think we would have won those matches anyway," said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.

    Of the 10 matches actually wrestled, Kyle Shrubb, Eric Sabelhaus, Dustin Gould and Dylan Froehlich earned pins for the Marksmen.

    Sabelhaus and Shrubb each disposed of his opponent in 1:46.

  • Marksmen have good depth in freestyle races

    TELL CITY - With one of its biggest and most experienced squads ever, Tell City's boys swim team could improve on last year's third-place finish in the PAC.

    The Marksmen have 14 boys on their roster, their most in four years. They include seven lettermen.

    All six of their freshmen swam for Tell City's junior high team last year, with two of them winning PAC titles last year.

    "We should be in pretty good shape in the freestyles," said Tell City Coach Mike Page, adding that he can put three boys in the 200- and 500-yard freestyles and at least two in the 50 and 100.