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Today's News

  • The Defining Stories of 2007

    The Defining Stories of 2007

    Top headlines of the past year included city elections, school project

    Incumbent mayors fall in 2007 elections

    One of the biggest stories of the year was months in the making and came to a head on Election Day. Democrats won races for mayor in Tell City and Cannelton and kept control of both cities' common councils.

    Five-term Tell City Clerk-Treasurer Barbara Ewing defeated incumbent Gayle Strassell in the race for Tell City's mayor. The final margin was 1,769 votes for Ewing and 1,145 for Strassell.

  • Illinois firm to provide medical care at jail

    CANNELTON - A Peoria, Ill.-based health-care contractor that already provides medical services in half of Indiana's county jails will soon oversee health care for men and women incarcerated in Perry County.

    Commissioners approved a verbal agreement Thursday with Advanced Correctional Healthcare, a five-year-old company already working in 11 states at facilities ranging in size from 18 beds to more than 1,100. Final approval of a contract will follow next month if the county council approves transfers of money at a meeting Thursday.

  • Tell City nips Perry Central

    TELL CITY - This script may sound familiar:

    Tell City basketball forward Joseph Kohnert is so sick there is a question as to whether he will be able to play. Then he goes out and has a big game in the semifinals of the PSC Classic, including hitting the winning shot in the final minute.

    He did that to Tecumseh last year and did it again to Perry Central Thursday, hitting a go-ahead three-pointer with 0:35 left as the Marksmen won 68-65.

    After trailing 2-0, Perry Central led until the final 35 seconds, building its lead to 13 points twice in the second quarter.

  • Perry Central turns turnovers into points to rout Cougars

    TELL CITY - Perry Central made 17 steals and ran to a 69-45 victory over North Harrison in the first round of the boys basketball PSC Classic Wednes-day.

    “We didn' t shoot a very good percentage from the floor again and we also missed 11 free throws,“ noted Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “But our defense gave us some transition layups.“

    Senior guard Nick Huber got six of those transition layups.

    Twice he made a steal and drove in for the layup.

  • TC's inside-outside attack blasts Panthers

    TELL CITY - Andy Chinn hit five three-point shots and Tell City' s frontline continued to dominate inside as the Marksmen beat Corydon 72-53 in the first round of the boys basketball PSC Classic Wednes-day.

    Chinn hit his first seven shots from the field, including the five three-pointers, and finished with a game-high 19 points.

    Frontline starters Jay Ziegelgruber, Eric Henrickson and Joseph Kohnert added 18, 17 and 10 points, respectively, and combined to hit 19 of 28 from the field.

  • Forest service to accept Christmas trees until Jan. 8

    TELL CITY - The Hoosier National Forest invites Perry Countians and others to turn their old Christmas trees into fish habitat for area lakes and ponds.

    When submerged, recycled Christmas trees offer habitat to enhance feeding and cover for a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill and other sunfish species. Once submerged, the trees serve as media for the growth of algae. This attracts insects and other invertebrates, which provide food for small fish.

  • Cannelton prepares floodwall-repair plan

    CANNELTON - The Bernardin-Lochmueller engineering firm is pre-paring a plan for repairs to the floodwall in Cannelton, responding to a quick-turnaround demand from the Army Corps of Engineers.

    As The News reported Nov. 15, Cannelton officials were given 60 days to come up with a plan to repair that city's section of the floodwall, then a year to complete the work, according to Floodwall Custodian Jerry Ball.

  • County leaders to be sworn in today, Jan. 1

    PERRY COUNTY - Newly elected and re-elected city officials in Cannelton and Tell City will be sworn in during separate ceremonies today and Jan. 1. In Cannelton, officials will take their oaths of office at 5 p.m. today in the council chambers, located in the lower level of the city library.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet will administer the oaths of office to Mayor-elect Morris "Smokey" Graves, Clerk-Treasurer-elect Arvina Bozarth and members of the city council. A reception will follow at Cannelton American Legion Post 142.

  • Video series takes mystery out of commodity marketing

    WEST LAFAYETTE - The art of marketing commodity grains can often be challenging, but a video series to be offered in a number of regional locations will help eliminate some of the mystery for farm women.

    Unraveling the Mystery of Commodity Marketing for Farm Women, sponsored by the Women in Agriculture team of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, is being offered for two hours every Thursday beginning Jan. 17 and ending Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. EST.

  • Beef herd health focus of Jan. 8 meeting

    CANNELTON - On Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds, Purdue Extension and the Perry County Animal Hospital will host a meeting on beef-herd health. The Perry County Animal Hospital will be presenting at the meeting. There will also be a meal for those in attendance.

    The health of the beef herd can affect the profitability of the herd. This meeting will give information on some diseases to be aware of in the herd and how to prevent diseases from showing up in the herd.