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Today's News

  • Remembering Jago

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    A German shepherd born half a world away who took a bite out of crime and the hearts of those who worked alongside him died last week at the age of 13. Jago, pronounced “Ya Go,” served on the Tell City police force from 2006 to 2015 and had been in declining health for several months, said Police Chief Derrick Lawalin, who was the dog’s on-duty partner for all nine years. After his retirement, he remained with the Lawalin family.

  • City of Cannelton rejoins PCDC

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Development Corp. will once again be representing the business-expansion interests of Cannelton. The council voted at its June 6 meeting to enter into a contract with the agency.

  • Port authority jump-starts bridge repair

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Upgrades on a rail crossing near Evanston are being fast-tracked by the Perry County Port Authority. The bridge allows for rail-traffic only.

    According to agency board president Bill Goffinet, a recent inspection of Bridge 11.7 showed deficiencies severe enough that “it’s an emergency that work begin.”

  • Library preparing for larger Wi-Fi demand

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Time limits for computer usage may be lifted at the Tell City branch of Perry County Public Library. Currently, patrons working on computers have a limited time allotment, originally put in place when the computer center was frequently full of people and patrons were on a waiting list to use one.

  • School board OKs language for fall referendum

    By ERIC WHITTAKER           

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Board of School Trustees has approved language for a referendum that will be on November election ballots.

  • Airing on the side of caution:

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – General Electric and its environmental research agency, Arcadis Design, have begun installing air mitigation systems to alleviate ground contamination in homes near the former factory. Work on those systems in homes along the 1400 Block of 13th Street started on Monday by Radon Environmental of Indianapolis. The company was expected to complete two homes that day and continue efforts throughout the week on at least three others.

  • Career development retreat planned for TC educators

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The calendar hasn’t even officially changed over to summer yet, but the Tell City School Board is preparing for the upcoming school year. At the front of this off session, staff are preparing for a skills-building retreat June 25-26 in Bloomington.

    Funding for the trip will come from the school district’s Rural Schools grant.

  • Civil War headstone dedication planned for June 24 at Tobinsport

    On a crisp fall day, Sunday, Nov. 5, to be exact, four Civil War headstones were installed at two cemeteries near Tobinsport. Three headstones were placed at Simon Cemetery on State Road 166 and a fourth at Lamb Cemetery located at the corner of Highwater and Tobinsport Roads.

  • TC sweeps Diamond League double header

    By ZANE CLODFELTER

    Journal Democrat

     

    JASPER – Tell City swept Jasper 4-3 and 7-6 in a Diamond League doubleheader Thursday.

    In game one, Joe Gaynor pitched a complete game. He gave up three runs and earned the victory after Spencer Sandage’s walk-off hit.

    “We played pretty well,” Tell City coach Trent Benningfield said. “I played most of my older guys the first game and they did a good job for me.

    “Jasper competed really well all night long.”

  • IHSAA controversy shows pitch count rules need improvement

    Zane Clodfelter

    Journal-Democrat

    Sports Editor

     

    The IHSAA recently found itself between a rock and a hard place as Southridge’s Class 2A baseball semistate opponent was still being determined after the regional.

    The controversy stemmed from Scecina using pitcher Mac Ayres in both its regional games, with a 17-pitch relief appearance preceding his 117-pitch outing against South Vermillion. Scecina rallied to beat South Vermillion 7-6 to win the regional.