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Today's News

  • Indiana 66 bridge work underway near Derby

    DERBY – Indiana 66 is being reduced to one lane to rebuild a bridge over Oil Creek, about one mile northeast of Indiana 70.

    A temporary traffic signal will alternate each direction of traffic through the work zone until early November.

    Drivers should expect short delays when passing through the construction area.

  • Relay For Life of Perry County taking Luminaria donations

    TELL CITY – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County is offering an opportunity for businesses, local community organizations and residents to show their support in the fight against cancer with a Luminaria donation. A lighting ceremony will take place at the Relay For Life of Perry County, June 5, at City Hall Park in Tell City.

    To help finish the fight, community members can donate and decorate a Luminaria in “Honor Of” or in “Memory Of” a loved one, family member, friend, co-worker or for anyone who has fought cancer.

  • Ohio River Sweep June 20, volunteers needed

    PERRY COUNTY – The annual Ohio River Sweep is fast approaching.

    This year’s event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 20, at Sunset Park in Tell City and at Hafele Park in Cannelton. Volunteers are needed for this massive event that takes place along the shoreline of the Ohio River and many of its tributaries.

    The cleanup extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

  • Graduation yard signs available

    PERRY COUNTY – Graduation is a fun an exciting time for students and families. 

    The Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol group of the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is urging parents to help make it a safe time, too. 

    The CMCA is promoting alcohol-free graduation parties in Perry County in an effort to reduce underage drinking and the consequences resulting from it.

  • Low cost spay-neuter clinic offered through shelter Thursday,May 28

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Animal Shelter will coordinate a spay-neuter clinic Thursday, May 28. Registration for the clinic is Friday, May 22.

    Cost is $60 for dogs less than 100 pounds and $85 for dogs weighing more than 100 pounds.

    Cats may be spayed or neutered for $40 and vaccinated for rabies for $12. Owners wishing to spay or neuter outdoor cats may do so for $40, which includes rabies vaccine, booster vaccine and ear-tipping to designate cats as altered.

  • Hometown Collaboration: Initiative wants local feedback

    PERRY COUNTY – A new survey is being circulated throughout Perry County and members of the community are being encouraged to provide their honest feedback.

    The survey is being conducted by Perry County’s Hometown Collaboration Initiative  Steering Team to help that team discover where the greatest challenges are to the community. Challenge areas being addressed in the survey include the economy, leadership and quality of place.

  • Tell City’s spring cleanup set for June 1-4

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety agreed Monday to designate June 1-4  as Tell City’s spring cleanup week.

    The event is held each year and allows residents to dispose of large, bulky items that cannot be discarded in weekly trash pickups.

    Rules are expected to be similar to past year’s cleanups. Postcards will be mailed with rules sometime in May.

  • Lanesville shuts out Cannelton

    LANESVILLE—Lanesville scored 15 runs in the first inning en route to a 20-0 softball win over Cannelton Thursday.
    Lanesville outhit the Bulldogs 21-1 and also took advantage of nine Cannelton errors.
    “Sierra (Alvarez) pitched a pretty good ballgame,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Lawalin. “We just made errors.
    “Of their 20 runs, I’ll bet only four were earned. We should’ve gotten out of the first inning with the score 3-0.”
    Alvarez pitched a complete game, walking three in four innings.

  • Commodores fall twice

    REO—Kaylea Horn pitched a one-hitter as South Spencer beat Perry Central 6-0 in softball Thursday.
    Horn struck out 13 and walked none for the Rebels, who are ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2A.
    “That’s the best pitcher I’ve seen as far as speed ever,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “She throws in the low to mid 60s (mph) consistently and she has a decent change-up.”
    Skyly Cummings hit a double off her for Perry Central’s only hit.

  • Marksmen make it to finals

    REO—One went three sets and one featured a long tiebreaker, but Tell City swept the three singles matches to beat Heritage Hills 3-2 in the South Spencer girls tennis sectional semifinals Thursday.
    The Marksmen were scheduled to face perennial favorite Castle in the championship match Saturday at 8 a.m.
    Addie Peter defeated the Patriots’ Meredith Balbach 6-1, 6-3 in No. 1 singles Thursday.
    Cassie Bryant beat Kate Kaetzel 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in No. 2, and Kelsey Gowers beat Alexis Rube 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) in No. 3.