Today's News

  • More advisers wanted for county recycling district

    PERRY COUNTY – A few good people are wanted to join a tiny group that has influence in Perry County. They’ll receive no pay for the time they’ll give. In fact, they have to pay a fee to be eligible.

    The Perry County Recycling Management District Advisory Board has five members, but can have up to nine, Marlow Smethurst said during a meeting of the district’s board of directors Thursday. Any county resident who pays the district’s annual fee is eligible for the advisory board, he said.

  • Group works toward success after high school (UPDATED: PowerPoint presentation inserted)

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Four people representing the Perry County College Success Coalition urged the community to help local students get the skills they need for both them and their community to thrive.

  • Gasification bill moves to Senate

    Staff Writer

    INDIANAPOLIS – The fate of a coal-gasification plant near Rockport could lie with the state Senate. Last week, the Indiana Senate Utilities Committee declined to include provisions to an amended bill that Indiana Gasification developers believe could kill the project.

    The bill defines covenants in existing legislation such as “guarantee of savings” with respect to retail end-use customers of substitute natural gas and amends the definition of “purchase contract.”

  • William Tell Elementary students jump for a cause
  • 20-year sentence given in meth case


    TELL CITY – A Perry County man has been ordered to serve 20 years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Damon McCallister, 28, of 10285 German Ridge Road, Cannelton, was sentenced Feb. 13 on a Class A felony charge of dealing in methamphetamine. In addition to the 20 years in prison, McCallister will serve seven years of probation once released.

    McCallister and Roger Alvey were arrested in April at 508 19th St., after a tip about a suspicious odor was reported to police.

  • Bloomington firm to build new hospital


    TELL CITY – A Bloomington company has submitted the winning bid to construct Perry County’s new hospital.

    Perry County Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees agreed Wednesday to accept a $32.4 million bid from Weddle Brothers Construction Co. of Bloomington to build the facility. Eight construction bids were opened Jan. 31.

  • Graves heads record-setting all-county team

    Perry Central center Ashley Graves is the Most Valuable Player of the News’ 2012-13 record-setting All-Perry County girls basketball team.
    Graves, Tell City center McKenzie Hayes and Can-nelton guard Mikah Hem-mings were unanimous selections to the team in voting by the three county coaches, those who coached against all three county teams, and me, who saw each county team play at least six times.
    Graves, Hayes and Hemmings each set more than one school record this season, with Graves leading the way with eight.

  • Braves rout Bulldogs

    Sports Correspondent

    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton had its worst shooting night of the year in a 70-23 loss to Tecumseh in the Class A boys basketball sectional Friday night.
    The Bulldogs struggled out of the gate, missing their first seven shots and committing four turnovers before putting any points on the board.  

  • Commodores beat Raiders in semifinals

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central boys basketball coach Matt Carter said he “tried to keep (his players’) spirits up at halftime” of Friday’s sectional semifinal game with Southridge.
    “I told them eventually we would make a little run. And we did.”
    That 8-0 run early in the fourth quarter carried the Commodores to a 49-40 victory.

  • Perry Central wins first sectional in 16 years

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central held Mater Dei to 31.6 percent field-goal shooting in the second half to beat the Wildcats 56-54 Saturday for the Southridge Class 2A boys basketball sectional title.
    It is only the third boys basketball sectional title in Perry Central’s 51-year history and first since 1997, when current coach Matt Carter was the team’s star player.