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Today's News

  • Offices closing for Christmas, New Year's holidays

    PERRY COUNTY - Many local governmental offices will be closed today and Tuesday, as well as the Jan. 1, for the Christmas and New Year's holiday.

    County offices, including the annex building in Cannelton, will be closed today, Tuesday and Jan. 1.

    Also closed those days will be city offices in Troy, Cannel-ton and Tell City, including the Tell City Electric Department. Cannelton city offices will also be closed Dec. 31.

  • INDOT will discuss Mozart Street

    VINCENNES - The Indiana Department of Transportation will conduct a public meeting to receive input on applications from Group III cities that will be considered for selection in the 2007 Official Call for Projects.

    Projects that are selected become eligible to receive funds from the Federal Highway Administration and administered by INDOT.

    The meeting to consider Tell City's application for a project for Mozart Street will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at INDOT's Vincennes District Office, 3650 South U.S. Highway in Vincennes.

  • Cities' officials to swear oaths

    PERRY COUNTY - Newly elected and re-elected city officials in Cannelton and Tell City will be sworn in during separate ceremonies this week and next. In Cannelton, officials will take their oaths of office at 5 p.m. Thursday in the city-council chambers, located in the lower level of the public library. Judge Lucy Goffinet will administer the oaths of office. A reception will follow at Cannelton Amer-ican Legion Post 142.

  • Young girl's medical battles unite family

    TELL CITY - In the months leading up to the birth of her second child, Holly Paauwe knew something wasn't right. She just wasn't sure what it was.

    As far as she and her husband, Jon, knew nothing was wrong since tests regularly run during pregnancies came back normal. So when Holly went into labor with their daughter, Avery, July 17, 2005, the nurses told her everything was OK. But after Avery was born, something was obviously wrong.

  • McBrayer feels city progressed under his watch

    CANNELTON - Melvin McBrayer has mixed emotions about leaving his post as Cannelton mayor, saying Wednesday "it will take some time to calm down" after serving the city for 20 years.

    "I intend to be visible, help as much as I can and ensure the new mayor has as much information as he can," he said. At the first of the year, McBrayer will turn the reins of the city over to Morris "Smokey" Graves, who defeated him in November's general election.

  • State to invest more than $1.5 million at BCF

    BRANCHVILLE - State officials plan to invest more than $1.5 million at the Branchville Correctional Facility next year, increasing nighttime lighting and adding an electrified fence that will deliver a stunning jolt to prevent escapes. The state also plans to continue efforts at promoting industrial-based vocational programs for offenders by converting an underused warehouse to work space.

  • Vision of the First Christmas

    Mary, Joseph and the infant Jesus are depicted in this nativity scene Emmanuel Lutheran Church has placed along 12th Street in Tell City. New pieces were added to the display this year, drawing the attention of passing motorists and congregation members. Despite the commercialization of Christmas, many Perry Countians haven't forgotten the spiritual relevance of the holiday and will attend church services today and tomorrow as Christians around the world mark the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago.

  • Students fare better than state averages on latest ISTEP

    PERRY COUNTY - Two students in each of Perry County's three school systems achieved perfect scores on individual portions of the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams, and county pupils posted more averages above than below those of students statewide, according to results released to the public Dec. 12.

    Among Perry County students, the percentages of students who earned passing or "pass-plus" scores on the annual exams were higher than state averages in 13 instances and lower in 10 for both the math and English portions.

  • Marksmen win JV tourney

    TELL CITY - Jesse Stowe had 21 points and nine rebounds as Tell City beat Perry Central 53-45 to win a junior varsity boys basketball tourney Saturday.

    Stowe hit 9 of 13 shots from the field and 3 of 3 free throws.

    Jason Hackbarth added 14 points, making several strong drives to the basket.

    Ben Stiles grabbed five rebounds and Jordan Rhodes had six assists for Tell City.

    Reuben Y. Schwartz led Perry Central with 13 points. Alex Rogier added 12 points and six rebounds.

  • Marksman wrestling team goes 4-5 in 10-team tourney

    EVANSVILLE - Greg Batie went 8-1 to lead Tell City to a 4-5 record in Harrison's 10-team, round-robin wrestling tourney last weekend.

    The Marksmen beat Forest Park 39-27, South Spencer 57-24, Heritage Hills 36-21, and Harrison 51-28.

    They lost to Union County 42-28, Southridge 45-12, Trinity 60-12, Reitz 61-6, and Evansville Memorial 57-9.

    Union County is ranked No. 1 and Trinity No. 2 in Kentucky, and Reitz and Memorial are ranked in the top 20 in Indiana.