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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Ball-handling key for Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—If Tell City can improve its ball-handling, its boys basketball team could be much improved this year.

    The Marksmen had a lot of games with at least 20 turnovers as they went 4-16 last year, including 20 in a sectional loss to eventual champion Perry Central. So second-year coach Brent Owen said “taking care of the basketball” is his biggest concern as his team prepares for Saturday’s season opener.

  • The manipulation of a nation

    TIM KLOEPPEL
    Guest Columinist

    On May 20, Vice President Joe Biden attended the Democratic National Convention’s annual banquet in honor of Jewish History Month in Washington, D.C.

  • Legislators organize for session

    Richard Young
    District 47
    State Senator

    Before 1970, our state constitution required that a newly-elected General Assembly meet only once every two years. However, in 1970, Hoosier voters approved a constitutional amendment to allow state legislators to determine the length and frequency of sessions, thus allowing the General Assembly to meet annually.

    This achievement provides more time to thoroughly address the many complex issues facing our state, including matters that develop between sessions.