Today's News

  • Project fraught with concerns

    The Citizens Action Coalition has legally intervened against the construction of a coal-gasification plant proposed by Leucadia to be located in Rockport in Spencer County.

    CAC is a consumer watchdog group of 70,000 statewide members. CAC represents residential ratepayers and homeowners before the Utility Regulatory Commission and the state legislature on energy and utility issues and environmental issues related to energy policy.

  • Working by the moonlight

    Ivan James was a rare gem of a man who inhabited the hinterland of northeast Perry County.

    His occupation was farming, a most noble pursuit he'd been born into. Ivan was a wide-brimmed-hat sort of fellow, blue-denim overalls, handkerchief spilling out the back pocket, whittlin' knife hidden in the front one.

    His hands were out-of-doors worn from a lifetime of hard use, but there was a softness in his eyes that revealed something of his old soul.

  • Vigilance is voters' sacred duty

    Our duty in the voting booth is a sacred one even in good times. The gravity of our task is multiplied many times when we're sending our loved ones into the paths of bombs and bullets, and when national and global financial systems are collapsing. For that reason, the trust we place in our voting systems must be absolute.

  • Commodores squash Rebels

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central improved its passing and spiking accuracy and beat South Spencer 25-13, 25-4, 25-16 in first-round Class 2A volleyball sectional action Thursday.

    "I know they're not the strongest team in the world, but in most of the games we lost we beat ourselves," said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.

    "Tonight at least we passed the ball and made some things happen. We passed the ball a lot better and went to the floor and got the ball.

  • Passing woes hurt TC in loss to Forest Park

    LEOPOLD - Forest Park did an excellent job receiving serves while Tell City had some problems in that department Thursday.

    The result was a 25-23, 25-15, 25-9 win for Forest Park in the first round of the Class 2A volleyball sectional.

    "We knew to compete with them we had to block and we had to pass," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. "We got the blocking part down. We probably had our best blocking game we've had all year. We got hands on every one of their hits.

  • Tell City's defense lacking in 49-27 loss

    TELL CITY - Tell City's football team compiled the sort of statistics Friday that one might expect would give the Marksmen their first win.

    They had two 160-yard rushers and gained 14 first downs as they scored a season-high 27 points.

    But their defense continued to struggle as they lost to North Knox 49-27 in Class 2A first-round sectional action.

    The Marksmen finished the season 0-10, their first winless season ever, as they gave up an average of 43.8 points per game. That ranked 312th among 318 teams in the state.

  • PC records 7th shutout in win over Trojans

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central held Wood Memorial to 54 total yards as the Commodores romped 45-0 in the first round of the Class A football sectional Friday.

    Perry Central also rolled up 332 yards of total offense.

    Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer said, "Our intensity off the ball was good. The last time we played them we let the (Trojan) defense come off blocks and make plays."

    The Commodores scored on seven of their first eight possessions.

  • Absentee voting numbers swell

    Local turnout will help decide close governor's race

    TELL CITY - Heading into the final week before Election Day, the number of absentee ballots cast at the Perry County Courthouse has been growing daily, local voting officials said last week.

    Absentee voters will help decide whether Indiana's electoral votes go to John McCain or Barack Obama and while the presidential race has much of the limelight, there are other statewide contests, including elections for governor, attorney general and superintendent of public instruction.

  • City officials OK changes to sewer-work plan

    Details will be provided in upcoming public hearings

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves and Councilman Adam Goffinet, in their role as members of the city's board of public works and safety, tentatively approved in a special meeting Wednesday changes to a contract outlining sewer-system repairs.

  • News wants your holiday recipes

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News is collecting recipes for its Holiday Gift Guide.

    Send in your recipe by Nov. 11 and include your name, address and daytime phone number to The Perry County News, P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586 or e-mail lifestyles@perrycountynews.com.