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Today's News

  • Library looks to expand resources, visibility in 2014

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library board held its first meeting of the New Year Wednesday night at the Tell City branch.

    The meeting opened with the election of the 2014 officers. All present board members expressed interest in continuing service and a motion was carried to retain the 2013 slate of officers. Officers retaining seats are President Colleen Smith; Vice President Regina Parker; Secretary Regina Schaefer; Treasurer Frank Maffia and members Steve Upmeyer and Tony Collignon.

  • Old records smashed as the river continues fast rise; water tears homes from their foundations

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    As murky floodwater enveloped Perry County in the final weeks of January 1937, veteran Ohio River prognosticators found themselves eating humble pie. For just as the great flood of 77 years ago destroyed much in its wake, it damaged the reputations of those who had long promised waters would never surpass the crests set in previous fights with the river.

  • Continuing-ed classes offer winter diversion

    LEOPOLD – Classes on topics as varied as yoga and Facebook will be offered this winter at Perry Central School  continuing by another year a tradition of continuing-education courses.

    Offered each year starting in late January, this year’s schedule includes nine courses, including a social-media class meeting Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. There is also a craft course on stamping and one on hunter education. Wellness courses include a boot-camp exercise class, women’s volleyball, yoga, weight training, Zumba and self-defense.

  • Whistle murder trial begins today

    TELL CITY – A jury pool of 150 people has orders to appear at the Perry County courthouse today as the trial of  St. Croix man charged with killing his fiancee gets underway.

    Henry Lee Whistle Jr., 37, was arrested in July 2012 in the beating death of Jamie Renee Stowe, 31. State police alleged Stowe and Whistle became involved in a physical altercation on the night of July 1 at 26790 Indiana 37.

    Whistle  is represented by Jasper attorney Gerald Thom. Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo will present the state’s evidence.

  • Northern part of county to see quicker ambulance runs

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners adopted an ordinance at their Jan. 6 regular meeting that may result in quicker ambulance service to northern parts of the city.

    They voted at a Dec. 30 meeting, which the News did not attend, to set aside up to $20,000 from the county’s economic-development income-tax fund to support an item in the county’s capital-improvement plan to place an ambulance at its highway garage.

  • Indiana-Kentucky Challenge Cup features some area flavor

    Probably no states take their high school basketball more seriously than Indiana and Kentucky, and since they are separated only by a river there is a natural rivalry between the two.
    Since 1939 all-stars from the two states have met annually (except World War II years 1943 and ’44) in a two-game summer series to determine which state deserves bragging rights.
    But this Saturday a new series between the states featuring actual high school teams—not all-stars—will debut at Louisville’s Freedom Hall.

  • Monday, Tuesday’s events all postponed

    PERRY COUNTY—All six sports events involving Perry County teams Monday and Tuesday were postponed due to icy roads.
    Perry Central’s PLAC girls basketball game at Paoli, postponed Tuesday, has been rescheduled for tonight, with the JV game starting at 5:30.
    Tell City’s home PAC girls basketball game with Southridge, postponed Tues-day, has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 27. The JV game will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the varsity at 7.

  • 1991-94 TC cheerleading squads to reunite Jan. 18

    TELL CITY—Tell City High School’s national championship cheerleading squads will be honored at halftime of the Marksmen’s varsity basketball game with South Spencer Jan. 18, 2014.
    Tell City won the Cheerleaders of America varsity non-mount national titles in 1991, ’92 and ’94.
    Several members of those squads overlapped so all three squads have been invited. Invitations have been mailed across the country trying to reach squad members (they are spread from California to Florida).

  • Shoals defeats Cannelton girls with parade of layups

    CANNELTON—Shoals outshot Cannelton from the field 55.8 percent to 19.4 percent to rout the Bulldogs 60-32 in girls basketball Saturday.
    The Jug Rox weren’t really better pure shooters than Cannelton, as evidenced by their 0 for 8 three-point shooting and 2 for 13 free-throw shooting.
    But they hit 29 of 44 from two-point range because “they shot layup after layup,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    He added, “They pushed the ball right down the floor and we couldn’t get back.”

  • Senators stop Perry Central girls

    LEOPOLD—Turnovers hamstrung Perry Central’s attack in overtime as the Commodores lost to West Washington 66-61 in PLAC girls basketball Saturday.
    Perry Central’s Morgan Richardson scored the last basket of regulation to tie the score.
    Each team had a chance to win in regulation after that, but Perry Central committed a turnover with 0:40 left and the Senators committed one with eight-tenths of a second left.
    West Washington scored first in overtime but Perry Central’s Hannah Edwards replied with a basket to tie the score again.