Today's News

  • Tell City dominates boards vs. Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET Sports Editor TELL CITY—Tell City grabbed 26 offensive rebounds and scored baskets off 11 of them to defeat Cannelton 59-34 in girls basketball Friday.

    The Marksmen outrebounded Cannelton 52-30 overall. They grabbed 16 offensive rebounds in the first half as they built a 47-16 halftime lead.

  • New rules intended to make park safe, pleasant to visit

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Members of the Cannelton Common Council adopted an ordinance at their regular meeting Nov. 11 establishing rules for the city’s Gazebo Park.

    The park was intended as a city asset when it was opened. A small structure that formerly served as a bandstand near the city’s fire station had been moved there to allow expansion of the station. A May 2004 News story reported grant funding, money raised by firefighters and their labor were to go into the move.

  • ‘Blue Bridge’ to open Nov. 27

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – The “Blue  Bridge” in downtown  Owensboro is expected to reopen to traffic Nov. 27, in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers have worked with  Spartan Contracting  over the last week to determine the amount of work remaining to complete painting of the bridge so  a specific opening date could be set.

  • Generation Gap: Sandra Kramer

    Guest Columnist

  • Perry County needs young-professionals group

    BY Vince Luecke

    A new young-professionals group in Spencer County could provide a good model for a similar organization in Perry County.

    Young Professionals will work toward the goal of promoting leadership skills, advancing business and community development and fostering community involvement.

    They’ll also learn from one another, network and have plenty of fun.

    All of us, regardless of our age, will benefit from the group’s work and we hope lots of people take part.

  • Gay-marriage ban will place state on wrong path

    Indiana’s General Assembly seems likely to consider a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage next year, despite a growing number of Hoosiers opposed to the idea.

    Those who think the ban is a bad idea for the state include Indiana University and major employers such as Eli Lilly and Cummins, as well as the Indy Chamber of Commerce. The chamber agrees with what a growing number of companies are saying: intolerance is bad for business.

  • A different take on incarceration

    State Rep. Ron Bacon
    District 75

    I had the opportunity recently to visit a unique facility here in southern Indiana – the Branchville Correctional Facility. It was an experience that I don’t get to have very often, and wanted to share this eye-opening process with you.

    If you aren’t familiar with the Branchville Correctional Facility in Perry County, it is a male-only, medium-level security facility with about 1,400 offenders.

  • News gathering letters to Santa

    TELL CITY – The News staff has again been asked to gather letters to Santa Claus.

    Good boys and girls can send their letters for publication in our annual Holiday Greetings section, to be published this year Dec. 19, just in time for Santa to read them as he’s checking what’s in his sleigh.

    Letters can be dropped off at The News’ office at 537 Main St., mailed to P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586 or sent via e-mail to editor@perrycountynews.com. Students in area schools have been asked to write letters.

  • Neck pumpkin

    Larry Labhart of Troy grew this nearly 30-pound neck pumpkin. He said the seeds are found in the base of the fruit with tasty flesh through the elongated neck.

  • Thanksgiving concert Saturday at high school to feature gospel sounds

    TROY – Troy First Christian Church’s tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving will continue Saturday with the annual Gospel Thanksgiving in Song concert.

    The concert will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School auditorium. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The time of the concert is a change from past years.

    Featured in this year’s concert is Jeremy Calloway. Born in Owensboro, Ky., the artist has been singing since the age of 9 and has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and throughout much of the United States.