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Today's News

  • Jasper man killed in I-64 crash

    Police: Driver swerved to miss animal in roadway

    KITTERMAN CORNER - An animal in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 Tuesday evening triggered a one-car crash that claimed the life of a Dubois County driver, state police said.

    According to Trooper Brent Hoover, 37-year-old Michael S. Sinnott, 1613 Main St., Jasper, was westbound near the 74-mile marker when according to witnesses, an animal entered the roadway.

  • Time remains to help United Way

    With the United Way signs disappearing, Thanksgiving gatherings a fond memory and our minds now turning toward Christmas, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you there is still time to give to the United Way of Perry County's annual fund drive.

    The annual campaign, co-chaired this year by Don Gill of Best Chairs and Rita Mahoney of Old National Bank, was officially completed Nov. 1 but donations may be made through the end of the year.

  • Plenty awaits in busy 2008

    While New Year's is still a month away, we at The News are already working on plans for a memorable 2008. And what a year it should be, with Tell City's sesquicentennial celebration in August and various community projects getting under way or wrapping up.

  • It's time for the community to deal drug economy major blow

    Recent headlines in this newspaper reporting large seizures of methamphetamine, marijuana and cash prove the war on drugs - and the drug trade - are far from being won. Despite statewide decreases in the number of drug labs dismantled by police, there are still criminals willing to manufacture meth or cultivate plots of marijuana.

  • Defense helps Tell City girls win two in a row

    TELL CITY - Tell City used strong showings on defense to win girls basketball games Thursday and Friday.

    The Marksmen held Southridge to a season-low point total as they beat the Raiders 35-18 in a PAC game Thursday.

    The Raiders, who fell to 0-2 in the conference and 0-7 overall, hit only 16.1 percent from the field.

    They did not reach double figures in points until 2:30 left in the third quarter.

    The Marksmen also got off to a slow start, leading only 9-6 at halftime after hitting just 4 of 18 shots from the field.

  • Gibson, Linette, Piper make all-state teams

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry Central’s Bo Gibson, Wes Linette and Robbie Piper were named to Class A all-state football teams last week.

    Gibson made the Associated Press team picked by media members and was also named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s senior team Friday, making both as a running back.

    Linette made the IFCA’s senior team as a kicker and Piper made the coaches’ junior team as an offensive lineman.

    Gibson, 6-foot, 190 pounds, made the 24-man AP team for the second year in a row.

  • Perry Central runs to victory over Cannelton

    CANNELTON - After a slow start, Perry Central started looking for its shot more and getting more points in transition to beat Cannelton 78-55 in boys basketball Friday.

    Perry Central hit only 4 of 16 shots from the field in the first quarter, including 0 for 5 from three-point range, and trailed 10-9 at the end of that period.

    But the Commodores hit 27 of 58 the rest of the way, including 10 of 18 from three-point range, to finish with 41.9 percent field-goal shooting.

  • Helping Grandma

    Faye Seibert gets help bagging leaves Thursday afternoon from her grandson, Jaden Houzanme, 2, along 19th Street in Tell City. Jaden enjoyed throwing leaves into the air and watching some of them land in his grandmother's hair. Most trees have lost their leaves as winter sets in.

  • UPDATE - Christmas parades rescheduled

    PERRY COUNTY - Tell City's and Leopold's annual Christmas parades, both postponed due to rain Sunday, have been rescheduled for their original times this Sunday. Also rescheduled are follow-on activities in each community's park.

    The News erroneously reported in its online edition last week the Tell City parade would begin at 1 p.m. It remains scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

    Leopold's Christmas parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, offering a double feature for fans of floats, marching bands and blaring sirens.

  • Domestic violence, assault support groups forming

    TELL CITY - Crisis Connection Inc. is accepting applications for support groups for women who have been or are currently in controlling, abusive or manipulative relationships.

    The Women's Domestic Violence Support Group meets bi-monthly. Topics for discussion include empowerment, communication skills, goal-setting, decision-making, anger management, self-care, assertiveness and boundary setting.

    Contact Patty Klem, group facilitator, at (812) 482-1555 for more information.