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Today's News

  • Accent to add 30 jobs at Tell City call center

    TELL CITY  – Accent Marketing Services LLC has announced it is creating 30 new jobs at its Tell City location.

    The company expects to complete the hiring process within the next six months, bringing the total employee count to 230.

  • Officials approve more jail bills

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Authority approved in a Nov. 13 meeting $611,023.17 in payments for work on the new county jail.

    Of that amount, $13,735.24 were for two invoices from the DLZ architectural-engineering consulting firm of Indianapolis.

    The lead contractor, Craftsman Construction of Huntingburg, billed the county $621.322.72, but $24,742.98 was withheld as retainage to be paid once the job is deemed to be completed satisfactorily.

  • Board seeks dismissal from suit

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Members of Cannelton’s school board will be represented in a mediation session Dec. 16 about their being added as defendants in a civil lawsuit against former Schools Superintendent Al Chapman.

  • County workers won’t see insurance rate hike

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted unanimously at a regular meeting Nov. 19 to increase the amount the county pays for employees’ insurance but to keep the workers’ contributions and deductions at current levels.

  • Seibert named president, CEO of Southern Indiana Power

    TELL CITY – The Board of Directors of Southern Indiana Power has named Steve Seibert the president and chief executive officer of the electric cooperative.

    Seibert assumed his new duties last week. He was most recently the chief operating officer of the cooperative and has worked at Southern Indiana Power since 2003. Seibert began his career with the cooperative as a staking engineer and was named operations manager in 2004.

    He was promoted to chief operating officer in April of 2012.  

  • Santa is coming

    Perry County’s 2013 Christmas Parades

    Cannelton: Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Friday. Route will follow Seventh and Washington streets. Lineup will start at 5 p.m. along Old Indiana 237.

    Leopold: Parade will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday. Route will circle around town park. Lineup will start at 12:30 p.m. and public should be in the park by that time. Stepping Stones Preschool will sell hot chocolate and snacks and Santa will greet children after the parade.

  • Fire destroys carpentry shop

    TELL CITY – Firefighters from two departments battled a blaze Tuesday evening that destroyed a large woodworking shop at the Larry Beatty residence on River Road.

    Tell City firefighters were summoned around 6 p.m. and were later assisted by firefighters and trucks from Anderson Township Volunteer Fire Department. The fire destroyed the building and an attached greenhouse.

    Firefighters were able to remove several barrels of lacquer that were stored inside. They also kept flames from reaching the Beatty home.

  • Tell City gets past Reitz

    EVANSVILLE—Logan Flannagan hit 11 of 15 free throws in the fourth quarter as Tell City held off Reitz 50-43 in girls basketball Satur-day.
    Reitz led 33-29 after three quarters but couldn’t contain Flannagan in the final period.
    For the game she hit 12 of 16 free throws and 3 of 7 shots from the field, including 2 of 3 three-point attempts.
    She finished with 20 points, five assists, five rebounds and two steals.
    “Logan played probably the best all-around game I’ve ever seen her play,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

  • PC breezes past Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored the first 19 points and cruised past Cannelton 81-24 in girls basketball Monday.

    Hannah Edwards started that streak with a three-point basket and Morgan Richardson finished it with a three-pointer.

    But in between the Commodores scored most of their points inside, including two consecutive fast-break layups by Richardson off steals.

  • Bulldogs will be quick again

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s boys basketball team lacks size but is still pretty quick and should have good shooters.
    The Bulldogs return three starters and their top two reserves from last year’s 8-13 team.
    No one hit more than 40.2 percent from the field or 63.0 percent at the free-throw line on that team, but Coach Brian Garrett said some of them improved their shooting over the summer. “We’re a little bit better shooting team than last year.”