Today's News

  • GED testing in Cannelton begins Jan. 10

    CANNELTON - Beginning Jan. 10, North Spencer Alternative Education Center will offer free GED class at the Cotton Mill Apartments in Cannelton.

    The class will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cotton Mill conference room, Adam Street entrance. The class is free for adults 18 years of age or older. To register for the class call (812) 686-0430.

  • State police investigate theft of telephone wire

    ST. MEINRAD - Indiana State Police Detective Christopher Cecil is investigating the theft of telephone wire from Perry Spencer Communications, located at 11877 E. State Road 62 near St. Meinrad.

    According to Cecil, Daren Brown, plant manager at the utility, reported that someone had removed $326.38 worth of wire. It's not known exactly when the theft occurred. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at (800) 742-7475.

  • Perry Central receiving money from Alcoa

    NEWBURGH ' Seven area nonprofit organizations are benefiting from the good work done by employees at Alcoa Warrick Operations through the Community Chest Program.

    The Community Chest was created this year when Alcoa added $5 to the chest for each viable employee suggestion. The suggestions have created more than $30,000 in the fund including $10,000 being invested today in support of the good work going on in the community.

  • Reed named Troy Township trustee

    TELL CITY - Troy Township has a new trustee. Cannelton resident Pat Reed has been appointed to the position by Democrat precinct leaders and succeeds JoAnn Smith in the office. Smith has accepted a position in the county treasurer's office.

    Reed is no stranger to public service, having worked eight years in the Troy Township Assessor's office and then four years on the county council. Her father, Walter "Boob" Amos, was Troy Township's trustee for more than a decade in the 1970s and 80s. Reed's mother, Hazel, finished her father's last term after his death.

  • The Defining Stories of 2007

    The Defining Stories of 2007

    Top headlines of the past year included city elections, school project

    Incumbent mayors fall in 2007 elections

    One of the biggest stories of the year was months in the making and came to a head on Election Day. Democrats won races for mayor in Tell City and Cannelton and kept control of both cities' common councils.

    Five-term Tell City Clerk-Treasurer Barbara Ewing defeated incumbent Gayle Strassell in the race for Tell City's mayor. The final margin was 1,769 votes for Ewing and 1,145 for Strassell.

  • Illinois firm to provide medical care at jail

    CANNELTON - A Peoria, Ill.-based health-care contractor that already provides medical services in half of Indiana's county jails will soon oversee health care for men and women incarcerated in Perry County.

    Commissioners approved a verbal agreement Thursday with Advanced Correctional Healthcare, a five-year-old company already working in 11 states at facilities ranging in size from 18 beds to more than 1,100. Final approval of a contract will follow next month if the county council approves transfers of money at a meeting Thursday.

  • Tell City nips Perry Central

    TELL CITY - This script may sound familiar:

    Tell City basketball forward Joseph Kohnert is so sick there is a question as to whether he will be able to play. Then he goes out and has a big game in the semifinals of the PSC Classic, including hitting the winning shot in the final minute.

    He did that to Tecumseh last year and did it again to Perry Central Thursday, hitting a go-ahead three-pointer with 0:35 left as the Marksmen won 68-65.

    After trailing 2-0, Perry Central led until the final 35 seconds, building its lead to 13 points twice in the second quarter.

  • Perry Central turns turnovers into points to rout Cougars

    TELL CITY - Perry Central made 17 steals and ran to a 69-45 victory over North Harrison in the first round of the boys basketball PSC Classic Wednes-day.

    “We didn' t shoot a very good percentage from the floor again and we also missed 11 free throws,“ noted Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “But our defense gave us some transition layups.“

    Senior guard Nick Huber got six of those transition layups.

    Twice he made a steal and drove in for the layup.

  • TC's inside-outside attack blasts Panthers

    TELL CITY - Andy Chinn hit five three-point shots and Tell City' s frontline continued to dominate inside as the Marksmen beat Corydon 72-53 in the first round of the boys basketball PSC Classic Wednes-day.

    Chinn hit his first seven shots from the field, including the five three-pointers, and finished with a game-high 19 points.

    Frontline starters Jay Ziegelgruber, Eric Henrickson and Joseph Kohnert added 18, 17 and 10 points, respectively, and combined to hit 19 of 28 from the field.

  • Forest service to accept Christmas trees until Jan. 8

    TELL CITY - The Hoosier National Forest invites Perry Countians and others to turn their old Christmas trees into fish habitat for area lakes and ponds.

    When submerged, recycled Christmas trees offer habitat to enhance feeding and cover for a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill and other sunfish species. Once submerged, the trees serve as media for the growth of algae. This attracts insects and other invertebrates, which provide food for small fish.