Today's News

  • Business-aid loans on hold in Cannelton

    Council approves ordinance for economic-development borrowers

    CANNELTON - Two requests for economic-development loans discussed by Cannelton city leaders a week ago have stalled, one due to a zoning problem and the other because paperwork wasn't provided in time.

    The latter was a request from Tell City residents Jeff and Cathy Dixon, who hope to launch a Chicago-style hot-dog operation in the Covered Wagon dance venue.

  • Young graduates
  • CVB showcases Perry County

    As my first-year employment date as executive director nears, I've been reflecting on the idea of what I used to think the Perry County Convention and Visitor Bureau did. I come from a travel background and was sure I knew whatever the job threw my way, I would have encountered it before. Boy, was I ever mistaken. One, I had never weighed-in a largemouth bass at a fishing tournament or had the thrill of seeing the first turkey shot of the season. Who knew the exciting wonders I would learn in this position.

  • Franzman elected to AIC district office

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County Councilman Pete Franzman was elected district vice president of the Association of Indiana Counties' Southwest District during the annual meeting in Dubois County last month.

  • Troy's clerk-treasurer quits

    Board revisits elimination of town-marshal position

    TROY - A resignation from one position and the possibility of eliminating another topped talks at Troy's town council meeting Wednesday evening.

    Clerk-Treasurer Vicki Tuggle turned in her resignation letter May 9 in light of possible prosecution against her for allegedly not doing her duties. The News reported May 8 the town's council and utility board received a letter from the county prosecutor's office citing a town audit that allegedly showed certain duties have not been done.

  • Food pantry moves to OAKS
  • CORRECTED - Substance-abuse workshops to be offered Thursday

    TELL CITY - Dr. George R. Ross will present several free workshops about teenage substance abuse Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Tell City for the public and specialized groups.

  • Sibrel wins twice in sectional

    LEOPOLD - Dana Sibrel won both throwing events to lead Tell City to sixth place in the 10-team girls track sectional Tuesday.

    Elizabeth Kohnert won the high jump to give Tell City first place in three of the four field events the Marksmen entered (they do not compete in the pole vault, as Tell City does not have any pole vault equipment).

    Jasper won the sectional with 142 points, a half a point ahead of runner-up Forest Park. Tell City scored 52 points and Perry Central was seventh with 30.

  • Marksmen fall to Vikings, Cougars

    TELL CITY - Tell City had 15 hits, including two home runs and three doubles, but lost to North Posey 10-8 in PAC girls softball Monday.

    North Posey had only nine hits but also took advantage of six walks and five Tell City errors.

    Tell City took a 4-3 lead on Lauren Goffinet's two-run double to the left-field corner in the fourth inning. It followed a double by Paige Gelarden and a walk to Josalyn Ress.

    But North Posey regained the lead for good with five runs in the fifth inning on four hits, two errors and two walks.

  • Cannelton gets shut out three times

    WASHINGTON - Cannelton had only four hits in three games as it was shut out in baseball twice Saturday and once Monday.

    The Bulldogs lost 10-0 and 2-0 to Washington Catholic in a doubleheader Saturday.

    They lost another road game at Wood Memorial 10-0 Monday.

    "We're putting the ball in play - it's just right at someone," said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

    The Bulldogs also had some defensive problems, committing six errors in the first game Saturday, two in the second game, and six Monday.