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Today's News

  • Black History lecture scheduled for Feb. 19 at St. Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD - Dr. Cecilia Moore, professor of history at the University of Dayton in Ohio, will deliver the annual Black History lecture at Saint Meinrad School of Theology at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Newman Theater.

    Moore's presentation is titled "The Sources and Meaning of the Conversion of Claude McKay." An assistant professor in the religious studies department at the University of Dayton, she received her master's in 1991 and doctorate in 1996, both from the University of Virginia.

    She specializes in African American religion and American Catholicism.

  • Dumpsters may soon replace recycling trailers at businesses

    Move one of several aimed at trimming costs, raising revenues

    TELL CITY - Businesses whose employees now throw cardboard into trailers provided by the Perry County Recycling Management District may get dumpsters instead, according to Marlow Smethurst, chairman of the district's advisory committee.

  • Three jailed as rash of meth cases grows

    PERRY COUNTY - A recent upswing in methamphetamine arrests continued last week with charges against three people jailed in separate investigations by Indiana State Police troopers and officers from the Tell City Police Department.

    Daisy E. Applegate, 33, of 20648 Main St., Bristow, was jailed Jan. 28 for attempted dealing in methamphetamine, possession of chemical reagents or precursors with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance and maintaining a common nuisance.

  • County resident asks for dust relief

    Expense, low traffic count dims hopes for help

    TELL CITY - Lily Road resident John Pittman asked Perry County commissioners at a regular meeting Jan. 23 if soybean or calcium-chloride oil could be applied to the road's dirt surface to cut down on dust. The county leaders agreed to check into the possibility.

  • Should county council become legislative body?

    Question could appear on 2010 ballot

    PERRY COUNTY - Should Perry County trade its three-commissioners form of county government for one in which a single county executive has responsibility over most county functions?

    Should the county council be expanded from seven to nine members, and should it add legislative duties to the fiscal responsibilities it now carries?

    If legislation now being considered in the Indiana General Assembly is enacted, these questions could show up on general-election ballots in 2010.

  • Tax rebates may not arrive until March

    TELL CITY - Property-tax rebates due thousands of Perry County homeowners may not arrive in mailboxes for a few more weeks, the county's auditor said last week.

    While some other counties have already mailed out rebates on taxes paid in 2007, Connie Berger said the process of wrapping up last year's tax season is nearly completed and once wrapped up, her staff will begin calculating rebates.

  • Severe weather threat brings postponements

    All seven sports events involving Perry County teams Thursday and one Friday were postponed due to the threat of icy roads.

    Tell City's home boys basketball game with Pike Central, postponed Friday, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14, with the junior varsity game starting at 5:30 p.m.

    Perry Central's home girls basketball game with Southridge, postponed Thursday, has been rescheduled for tonight, with the JV game starting at 5:30.

    Tell City's girls basketball game with Forest Park, also postponed Thursday, was rescheduled for this past Saturday.

  • Girls sectional pairings announced

    INDIANAPOLIS - Tell City will have a rematch with a recent opponent but Perry Central and Cannelton will face teams they have not played this year in the girls basketball sectionals.

    Sectional pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.

    Tell City will host a six-team Class 2A sectional and will face North Posey in the second game Tuesday at approximately 7:45 p.m. That follows South Spencer vs. Forest Park at 6 p.m.

    Perry Central and Mater Dei drew into the bye bracket and will face each other Friday, Feb. 8, at 7:45 p.m., after Tuesday's winners meet at 6 p.m.

  • Chargers defeat Tell City boys

    PETERSBURG - Pike Central won seven of 12 events and beat Tell City 92-84 in boys swimming Thursday.

    Freshman Greg Clayton won two individual events and a relay for Tell City.

    He took the 200-yard freestyle in 2:04.21 and the 500 free in 5:41.40.

    Zach Avallone, Nick Bower, Clayton and Isaac Schaefer won the 400 free relay in 3:57.81.

    Bryson May swam the 200 individual medley in 2:25.94 and Justin Peter swam the 100 backstroke in 1:06.23 for the Marksmen's other victories.

    Peter placed second in the 100 butterfly in 1:06.93.

  • Mitchell nips Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central fought back from a 13-point halftime deficit to have a chance to tie in the final minute but lost to Mitchell 61-58 in PLAC girls basketball Saturday.

    "We had some trouble with their 1-3-1 half-court trap in the first half," said Perry Central Coach Sarah Spindler. "Then we made some adjustments and handled it well the second half.

    "Our guards played really well. We had Audra (Gehlhausen, who had missed five games with an injury) back and that gave us a little more depth at the guard position. I think that may have helped."