Today's News

  • Perry-Spencer Crop Day coming to Fulda March 6

    FULDA – The 2012 Perry-Spencer Crop Day will begin at 6 p.m. March 6 at the Fulda Sportsman Club. Topics include herbicide-resistance issues and ways to prevent and identify resistance problems, as well as bulk storage of pesticides.

    Speakers will include Travis Legleiter, a weed science program specialist from Purdue University; Richard Baylis from Opti-Crop and Purdue extension educators.

  • Work begins toward floodwall certification

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s board of public works and safety and common council approved in a regular meeting Feb. 13 a contract with Cole Engineering Solutions of Cold Spring, Ky., to certify the city’s flood wall.

  • Cannelton sports great Hafele dies

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Joe Hafele, the only person to win basketball sectionals for Cannelton as a player and coach, died Monday at age 83.

    A 1946 Cannelton graduate, Hafele led the Bulldogs to a basketball sectional title his senior year.

    He scored a team-high 13 points as the Bulldogs lost to Evansville Central 36-32 in the Evansville regional that year. Central won on two controversial baskets late, one after the ball hit a ceiling support and one after a horn sounded at the scorer’s bench.

  • Tobinsport man flown from accident scene
  • PCDC chief outlines economic progress

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The chairman of the board of directors for the Perry County Development Corp. expressed pride Feb. 16 in that organization’s contributions to the county’s quality of life.

    Saying he’s been involved for more than 30 years in private and public service that has featured a number of high-profile public-awareness and economic-development efforts, Clay Ewing said he appreciated opportunities he’s had to help shape the county, interact with its businesses and have input to job creation.

  • County planning, zoning in crisis

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – In a sometimes tense meeting Tuesday, the Perry County Plan Commission voted to hire a new administrator to fill the shoes of Jim Gogel, who resigned Feb. 13. But the decision came only after the group’s president took aim at budget cuts he said left any administrator far too little to work with.

    Hubert Voges Jr., who served for many years as director of Tell City’s zoning office, was hired to work the 15 hours allowed under the part-time position. He will be paid $11 per hour.

  • Marksmen ninth in boys swim sectional

    JASPER—Tell City’s highest finish was eighth in the 200-yard freestyle relay as the Marksmen finished ninth in the 10-team boys swim sectional Saturday.

  • Marksmen ninth in boys swim sectional

    JASPER—Tell City’s highest finish was eighth in the 200-yard freestyle relay as the Marksmen finished ninth in the 10-team boys swim sectional Saturday.

  • Perry Central only county team to draw long route

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central is the only Perry County team that will have to play three games to win a boys basketball sectional next week, as Tell City and Cannelton drew first-round byes.
    The Commodores will play North Posey in the first round of the seven team Class 2A Southridge sectional at Huntingburg Memorial Gym Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    That will be followed by Southridge vs. Mater Dei at approximately 7:15 p.m.
    Wednesday winners will meet in the second semifinal game Friday, March 2, at 7:15 p.m.

  • Hayes ties Kessans with third all-conference nod

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City junior McKenzie Hayes has been named to the All-PAC girls basketball team for the third time, putting her in select company.
    Hayes and 1998 graduate Kara Kessans are the only Tell City girls basketball players to make all-conference three times.
    Hayes, a 6-foot center who also played the point at times on offense, led the Marksmen with 15.3 points, 11.6 rebounds, 4.7 blocked shots and 2.7 steals per game. She also led the team in field-goal shooting at 50.0 percent.