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Today's News

  • Cannelton utility officials combating backwater issues

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – With several residents becoming frustrated at pooling water saturating their yards after heavy rains, Cannelton officials are looking for a solution.

    Street Commissioner David Marsh presented what he believes to be a viable fix for drainage issues in the Hamilton Smith Square of Pleasant Valley. Last month, Marsh and wastewater superintendent Jerry Ball said the area is plagued with sinkholes and standing water and they were in search of collapsed pipes.

  • R&A Sports wins 8U tourney
  • All-star state champs

    Tell City All-Stars won the 12-year-old Babe Ruth state championship Sunday, sweeping four games, scoring 61 runs and giving up only three runs all weekend. Tell City blanked Scott County11-0 Friday in pool play. The team defeated Connersville 22-0 and East Washington 15-0 the next day.

  • As summer draws to a close, Miller faces big decision

    By ZANE CLODFELTER

    Sports Writer

     

    ROCKPORT – Gant Miller has a big decision coming up and he’s still undecided.

    Miller, a 2016 Tell City graduate and three-sport athlete for the Marksmen, is currently enrolled to begin classes next month at Western Kentucky University. However, there’s an opportunity for him to continue his baseball career elsewhere.

    As a senior, Miller batted .315 in 23 games. He finished with 16 RBIs, 16 runs scored and finished his high school career with a .345 batting average.

  • Winzerwald wins three medals in LA wine competition

    BRISTOW – Perry County’s Winzerwald Winery took not one, but three medals at the 2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition.

    The L.A. International now in its 77th year is carried out by nearly 100 judges who each review around 120 wines per day. Over 3,000 wines from nearly 200 wineries around the globe were submitted for tasting in 2016.

  • Man detained for evaluation after shooting

    LEAVENWORTH – Local conservation officers and law enforcement from Crawford and Perry counties were called to the report of a shooting near a campground on the Hoosier National Forest Sunday.

    According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources,  Conservation Officers Dennis Talley and Brandon Shoults, along with Leavenworth Town Marshal Justin Froman and members of the Crawford County and Perry County Sheriff’s Departments responded to a report of a suicidal intoxicated male firing a gun near a crowded Hoosier National Forest campground.

  • Presidential politics and Donald Trump

    BRETT SANDERS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Dear fellow citizens and potential Trump voters: In this appeal to your reason and your civic conscience,

    I will address two basic concerns: 1) the contempt directed at Hillary Clinton, which pushes some of you in Donald Trump’s direction; and, 2) the reasons that Trump’s election this November would be a mistake of epic proportions.

  • Harvest time key to curing onions, garlic and potatoes

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    We harvested some fantastic looking potatoes and garlic over the weekend. I am so excited about the garden this year because it is performing so well.

    We need to wait a few more weeks on the onions as we wait for their “tops to flop” which allows them to store better. We have enjoyed some fresh green onion and bulbs, but for the bulk of the crop, we want to harvest and cure them properly so they will store well.

  • German Ridge, Saddle Lake use fees could change

    TELL CITY – Hoosier National Forest staff are interested in hearing your comments on proposals to increase fees at one campground and begin charging at another campground.

    German Ridge Campground is a 20-site campground within the historic German Ridge Recreation Area. Currently the fee to camp at this site is $4. The forest is proposing raising the fee to $8. The campground needs repairs because of age and use. The current fee of $4.00 has been in place for over 20 years.

  • Community foundation accepting grant proposals

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation has announced that its Community Good granting cycle is now accepting grant applications from community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, human services, recreation, youth development, women and/or girls, families, animal betterment and other areas that would improve the quality of life in Perry County.