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Today's News

  • Humane Society finds Grandma a home

    TELL CITY - Grandma, an abused horse that was featured in an Oct. 4 News article, has made progress on the road to recovery.

    She will be placed with the Indiana Horse Rescue Association. Due to her age she will likely spend the rest of her days with them.

    The Humane Society of Perry County is going to try to coordinate with other animal groups to find foster parents and permanent homes for neglected horses due to a poor hay harvest through out this area.

  • Works board discusses Army Corps of Engineers demands

    FEMA approval of disaster plan may meet need

    CANNELTON - Cannelton officials have 60 days to come up with a plan to repair that city's section of the floodwall, then a year to complete the work, Floodwall Custodian Jerry Ball reported at a public-works-board meeting Monday.

    A plan may already exist that will satisfy the Army Corps of Engineers officials making the demand, Clerk-Treasurer Mary Snyder said.

  • Family recovering from weekend blaze

    TELL CITY - Joe Troutman, his wife, Erica, and their infant daughter, Alexis Jo, escaped injury early Sunday when fire gutted their mobile home at 1880 Ninth St. Now they're trying to put back the pieces.

    A fire believed to be electrical in origin began in a bedroom. Fortunately, the family was asleep in the living room. Troutman said the family dog awakened him. As he chastised the animal, Troutman noticed the smoke.

    "The dog kept bugging me and I pushed her off me twice," he said. "As I was getting after her, I saw the hallway was full of smoke."

  • Humane Society president wants animal-control progress to continue

    TELL CITY - The president of the Humane Society of Perry County hopes to help continue progress made by a number of people in recent years toward eliminating the abandonment or maltreatment of domestic animals.

    Jim Carter told the county commissioners at their Nov. 5 meeting he'd been working the last two years "on a mission to convert the Humane Society to the 21st century from the 18th century," so he was unable to get involved in other efforts, such as the drafting of an animal-control ordinance.

  • Safe Routes to School grant worth $250,000

    Federal funds will pay for sidewalk from 19th Street to William Tell Elementary

    TELL CITY - A $250,000 Safe Routes to Schools Grant was awarded to Tell City this week, federal money that will fund construction of a 1.2-mile walking and bicycling sidewalk system along Tell Street leading to William Tell Elementary School. The city has pledged $29,347 as a match with construction likely sometime in 2008.

  • Police seize pot, cash horde in Cannelton

    CANNELTON - Police seized nearly $40,000 in cash and more than a pound of marijuana from a Cannelton home late Monday night, leading to the arrest of the owner and his ex-wife.

    Cannelton Sgt. Eric Dickenson said Edward "Junior" Harrison Jr., 72, of 301 Fourth St. and Mary Harrison, 60, of 314 Cavender St., Cannelton, were jailed on charges of possessing and dealing in marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the county jail before dawn. They were released Tuesday after posting separate bails of $1,831.

  • Schroeder on Colts' academic all-stars

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central offensive lineman Isaac Schroeder has been named to the Indianapolis Colts’ 2007 Indiana High School Academic All-Stars football team.

    Schroeder was one of 24 senior players chosen to the team. They will be introduced at halftime of the Colts’ game with Kansas City this Sunday.

    Schroeder ranks first academically among 85 in Perry Central’s senior class with a 4.0 grade-point average.

    He scored 1560 out of a possible 1600 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

  • Postseason performance should count in awards

    Media members who vote for Major League Baseball's postseason awards are required to turn in their ballots before the playoffs begin.

    But the winners are not announced until after the World Series. So many of the voters must feel silly when by then it is obvious they picked the wrong winner.

    A case in point is this year's American League Cy Young Award, for which Cleveland's C.C. Sabathia beat out Boston's Josh Beckett.

  • TC swimmers rout Rebels

    TELL CITY - Tell City won all 11 events to rout South Spencer 120-30 in girls swimming Tuesday.

    Samantha Ballman won two individual events for the Marksmen. She took the 200-yard individual medley in 2:46.08 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:27.80.

    She teamed with Chelsea Malone, Erika Hauenstein and Katie Clemens to win the 200 medley relay in 2:13.83.

    Four Tell City freshmen won individual events in their first varsity dual meet.

  • New Harmony outscores Cannelton

    CANNELTON - New Harmony took more shots and hit more to beat Cannelton 52-22 in girls basketball Saturday.

    "We beat them two out of three games last year, but they had a lot of experience coming back," said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller. "I think they only lost one or two girls from last year's team.

    "With us being so young, it's just going to take time for us to learn the game of basketball.

    "We're getting the ball up the floor better, but we need somebody to step up and be the leader and take the shot whenever she's open.