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Today's News

  • Everly was one of rock’s most influential performers

    On his 1983 solo album Phil Everly sang, “When I’m dead and gone, I don’t want nobody to mope beside my bed.” But for the millions of people who love rock ’n’ roll music, it is hard not to mourn the passing earlier this month of one of the pioneers of that genre.

  • The outdoors beckons

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perry countynews.com

    I found myself mighty jealous a couple of weeks ago.
    En route to work one morning, I saw a group of kids scaling a snow-covered hillside, sleds in hand.

    I haven’t been on a sled in 20 years and I longed to park my car, grab my camera and join them for a ride. But I didn’t. I just didn’t have the time and once again work trumped fun.

  • New legislative agenda has the solutions we need

    Lloyd Arnold
    District 74
    State Representative

    I hope you are all keeping warm this week as the temperatures, at least as of last week, were starting to rise. The winter storm that dumped over a foot of snow in parts of Indiana, and subzero temperatures that soon followed, put a lot of strain on Hoosiers and brought schools, commerce and even the legislature to a standstill.

  • Delinquent taxes to send Can-Clay properties to courthouse sale

    By VINCE LUECKE and KEVIN KOELLING
    The Perry County News

    PERRY COUNTY – A March 11 sale of tax-delinquent properties will offer at auction several parcels of real estate in the county, including land and buildings owned by Cannelton based Can-Clay.  

    State law allows county commissioners to offer for sale tax liens or certificates on delinquent properties that did not receive bids in the prior year’s tax sale.

  • Cannelton conducts survey

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Surveys were to go out to Cannelton residents soon, Mayor Mary Snyder said during a common-council meeting Jan. 13. She urged council members to encourage residents to complete and return them.

    She said during a Dec. 9 meeting she and others had discussed a recent grant denial and how applications for such funding are scored. A current income survey can bolster such applications.

  • State reduces city’s 2014 budget

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The general-fund budget Cannelton leaders proposed for this year was reduced by the state Department of Local Government Finance, city leaders reported at a common-council meeting Jan. 13.

    “They only certified $647,696, about $150,000 less than what we had asked for,” Mayor Mary Snyder said.

  • Troy makes progress on wellhead protection

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TROY – The Troy Town Council met Wednesday for its first regular session of 2014 at the town hall.

  • Council approves contract with Cannelton firefighters

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s board of public works and safety approved at a regular meeting Jan. 13 an agreement between the city and its volunteer fire department.

    “It just states basically what the salary ordinance states,” Mayor Mary Snyder said, adding that Fire Chief Chris Herzog made “some readjustments within the department.”

  • Outmanned Tell City still beats Bears

    TELL CITY—Tell City won 8 of 10 events to defeat Evansville Central 66-47 in boys swimming Tuesday.
    Neither team had a diver and the 500-yard freestyle was not held either. Tell City’s 500 swimmer, Stephen Houle, was sick and the Bears did not enter anyone in that event.
    Houle’s absence left Tell City with just five swimmers while Central had 10.
    “We swam really well,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page. “Luke’s 100 butterfly was fantastic.”

  • Marksmen pin Wolfpack

    MARENGO—Tell City won all but one match actually wrestled as it trounced Crawford County 60-15 Tuesday.
    “We wrestled well against a team that is still trying to build a program,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly. “We forfeited two weight classes to let some kids recover from some injuries.”
    Travis Brinksneader, Javier Mendez, Elliott Brown, C.J. Rowe and Cody Osborne earned pins for the Marksmen.
    Osborne and David Teague each went 4-0 Saturday but Tell City went 0-4 in a five-team wrestling round-robin at Evansville Memorial.