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Today's News

  • Big Catfish

    TROY – Catfish anglers from 10 states traveled to the Ohio River for Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail event. Forty-three teams gathered in Perry County to test their catfishing skills against other anglers and Mother Nature. The weigh-in was held in Troy.
    Anglers were allowed to fish the Ohio River from the McAlpine Lock & Dam, South to the Newburgh Lock & Dam. Competitors were vying for $10,800 in cash and prizes and an opportunity to qualify for the $110,000 Classic Championship to be held Sept. 14 and 15 on the Ohio River at Jeffersonville.

  • GE concerns grow as council steps in Aug. 21 meeting open to the public

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Community fears of underground contamination from General Electric’s idled Tell City plant – and city council members’ desire for more information on the issue – will prompt a public meeting later this month. In the meantime, council members voted Monday to contract with an environmental consultant to provide them with an interpretation of the scope and seriousness of the contamination the city is facing.

  • County to spend more for medical coverage, ambulance services

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The county commissioners are planning to add significantly to its 2019 budget compared to this year’s spending. Much of the inflation will go toward covering health related expenses; namely the county’s self-funded health insurance program for workers, as well as the county’s portion of ambulance and emergency management services provided through Perry County Memorial Hospital.

  • Oh, Heck! Historic storefront collapses in Cannelton

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The once historic Henry Heck Building in the 100 Block of Sixth Street in Cannelton is now laid in a heap after it collapsed early Saturday morning. Long the subject of controversy in the community as renovations were begun and abandoned years ago, a report to the police department at about 1 a.m. identified fears that the structure had become unstable.

  • Mobile home blaze
  • Cannelton man seriously injured in fall from tree

    FERDINAND – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fall from a tree that resulted in a Cannelton Indiana man suffering life threatening injuries.

    Shane Thomas, 44, fell approximately 50 feet from a tree and was taken by another camper to urgent care in Ferdinand. He was then transported to Memorial Hospital in Jasper and later flown to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.

  • Fairest of the Fest: Schweizer Fest crowns pageant court
  • It’s the end of a sports-writing era

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    The clock has hit all zeros on the career of mainstay sports pundit Larry Goffinet. After four decades at the Perry County News, he is bidding farewell to the only job he’s known since graduating college.

    The man is a walking encyclopedia of sports knowledge, anything from local to regional and the professional ranks. But it’s not something that just happened; it stems from a true love of the game … all games – a trait needed to stay in the same job for all those years.

  • Gene Borders is Distinguished Citizen for 2018

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Gene Borders has lived his life trying to support his community without drawing attention to himself. He’s done well in that effort over many decades, raising a family – and  growing a family business – while promoting the civic life of Tell City and Perry County. But he’ll endure the community spotlight for a few hours Wednesday evening when he accepts the 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award presented by the Tell City Historical Society.

  • Joyce Dauby’s newspaper career evolved with industry

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Walking into the Perry County News office for the last 25 years looking to run an ad, pick up a paper or occasionally receive contest winnings, one would likely encounter or be directed towards the petite lady working the front desk, Joyce Dauby.

    The last couple of decades have only been about half of Joyce’s career as she’s had different positions with the News.