Today's News

  • BMV centralizes operations

    TELL CITY – Perry Countians seeking registrations, stickers and license plates can’t walk out of the Perry County License Branch with those documents, but they can still do much of the same work they did in years past.

    Hoosiers began receiving their registrations and plates through the mail under a centralized distribution system launched Jan. 1

    Customers can renew registrations online at myBMV. com, by phone at  (888) 692-6841 or by using new postage-paid envelopes enclosed with registration renewal notices. 

  • 50th anniversary celebration set for April 7

    TELL CITY – The Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa will celebrate their 50th anniversary April 7 beginning with a social gathering at 6 p.m. at the Moose home on Dauby Lane.

    Scrapbooks and pictures portraying events of the past 50 years will be on display.
    New Boston Tavern will cater a meal to begin at 6:30 at a cost of $12.

    All active and associate members of Kappa Kappa Kappa are invited to attend. Free rides to the event will be provided to any associate member who needs one.

  • Local Tri Kappa marking 50 years

    Kappa Kappa Kappa, or Tri Kappa as it is more commonly known, was organized Feb. 22, 1901, in Indianapolis. There are 146 active chapters and 125 associate chapters throughout the state with more than 10,000 members.

  • Sheriff hopes to cut paper-service costs

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “Gas is killing us,” Sheriff Lee Chestnut said March 7 about the cost his department incurs in serving court papers to people in the county. He was addressing the county commissioners at a regular meeting, and wants to deliver more documents by certified mail.

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  • Incoming schools chief asks board for fewer sick days

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Incoming Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger asked school-board members at a regular meeting March 8 to give him the same number of sick days a new teacher gets.

  • Earthquake, tsunami rock Tell City native

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “The rescue teams are finally able to search,” Jim Miller said when The News asked him Wednesday to explain what was happening in Japan. “They were and are hampered by ongoing quakes, cold weather and snow. They are finding very few survivors ... mostly the dead. They ran out of body bags. The tide washed over 2,000 bodies back to shore in one day. Entire villages disappeared – think places the size of Tell City with populations of 10,000 or more.”

  • Records made to be broken-and have been

    One of the best known cliches in sports is records are made to be broken.
    This winter that was proven true, as several school records were set by Perry County boys and girls basketball players and teams.
    They included Perry Central’s 17 victories in girls basketball, Ashley Graves’ 60.7 percent field-goal shooting for Perry Central’s girls team (also a county record), and McKenzie Hayes’ average of 13.4 rebounds per game for Tell City’s girls.

  • Jasper tops Marksmen

    JASPER—Jarrett Hawhee and Elliott Brown won major decisions, but Jasper won all the other matches to beat Tell City 80-8 in junior high wrestling Thursday.
    Hawhee shut out E. Wigand 11-0 in the 105-pound weight class.
    Brown blanked B. Popp 8-0 in the 145 class.
    Tell City, 10-10, was scheduled to conclude its season in the PAC tourney Saturday.

    Jasper 80, Tell City 8
    70-Double forfeit.
    75-Double forfeit.
    80-C. Williams (J) won by forfeit.
    85-D. Hurst (J) dec. Reed Goffinet 7-0.

  • PC’s Cassidy, Thomas make All-PLAC team

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central sophomores Tanner Cassidy and Derek Thomas were elected to the All-PLAC boys basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    “I thought we had a chance to get both on there,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “Their numbers are so similar, I thought both were equally deserving. And they averaged in the conference about what they did overall.”