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Today's News

  • Commodores’ strong game falls just short

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had its best game of the season in turnovers and free-throw shooting and led much of the way but lost to Orleans 46-42 in PLAC boys basketball Wednesday.
    The Commodores committed only six turnovers and hit 75.0 percent of their 16 free throws.
    Trey Mullis hit two three-pointer and a backdoor layup as they jumped to an 8-0 lead in the first four minutes.

  • Blackhawks go inside to conquer Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Springs Valley used an inside attack to hit 57.5 percent from the field and beat Cannelton 68-50 in boys basketball Friday.
    Springs Valley Coach Rick Scholl told the Blackhawks he wanted to shoot layups and they did. Twenty of their 23 field goals came from within five feet of the basket.
    All 15 were from that distance as they built a 35-20 lead with 3:24 left in the third quarter. Then after a timeout Zach Carnes hit a 10-footer from the elbow.

  • Judge said he plans to rule for Tell City in annexation case

    TELL CITY – Special Judge William Weikert announced Monday he will rule for the city of Tell City in a lawsuit brought by landowners fighting annexation. However, Weikert also said he plans to issue a stay that would prevent the city from formally annexing the 1,776 acres until his decision is reviwed by the Indiana Court of Appeals.

     

  • Steve Bennett elected president of Peoples Trust & Savings Bank

    BOONVILLE – The Board of Directors of Peoples Trust & Savings Bank, Boonville, has announced the election of Steve M. Bennett has its new president. Bennett started with the bank in 2006 as its head of operations. In addition to being president, Bennett will also retain the title of chief operating officer. His new role was effective Jan. 27. Bennett has nearly 27 years of banking experience. 

  • Thelma and Frederick Carter

    Frederick and Thelma (Burton) Carter celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Jan. 26, 2016. Known to the world as “Bud and Toots,” they met at an ice skating party on Deer Creek in Jan. 1941.

    Bud graduated from Tell City High School in 1941 and crossed the ocean in 1944 in a brand new B-17 bomber, named “The Joker.” Bud flew 35 missions as tail gunner out of Foggia, Italy with the 15th Air Force on The Joker. He finished World War 2 military service stateside.

  • Plans developed for former armory remodel

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Efforts by county leaders to transform the former Tell City National Guard armory, located on Tell St., into a home for several county-led offices got a nudge forward Wednesday from the redevelopment commission. Remodeling plans for the 40-plus year-old building were unveiled by Universal Design Associates of Ferdinand.

  • Two arrested in Troy meth lab

    TROY – A tip to the Tell City Police Dispatch Center Thursday led authorities to a meth lab that resulted in the arrest of the two suspects.

    Joshua W. Robbins, 26, and Gordon Poehlein, 45, both of Tell City were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, Level 5 felonies; possession of precursors, and maintaining a common nuisance, both Level 6 felonies. Robbins also faces Level 6 Felony charges of dumping controlled substance waste and obstruction of justice. 

  • Preparing for the Unspeakable

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – An armed man running through the county courthouse shouting the names of people he wanted to kill fired more than 30 rounds in a 10-minute rampage Thursday. Minutes later, he was lying dead, felled by a flurry of bullets that sent shell casings ricocheting off the rotunda’s terrazzo floor.

  • Cannelton Schools reach IRS deal

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – At its first regular meeting of 2016, the Cannelton City School Board officially recognized the Internal Revenue Service’s acceptance of its compromise in back taxes it owes.

  • Financial crunch prompts council spending freeze

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The year may be young, but the Perry County Council is already preparing for the worst, financially. Early estimates from tax-cap circuit breakers are showing the county’s general fund could see a shortfall of $53,000, based on the current budget. The county is also showing a predicted deficiency of  another $1,800 in their health insurance account, as well.