Today's News

  • Marksmen go cold in second half of loss

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s shooting and ball-handling went cold in the second half as the Marksmen lost to Tecumseh 50-49 in PAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Marksmen led 37-25 two minutes into the second half after Andy Chinn made his third three-point basket of the game.

    They hit 13 of 24 shots from the field and committed only four turnovers in the first half. They never trailed in the second quarter.

    They hit only 7 of 19 from the field and committed 12 turnovers in the second half, though.

  • Tall Bethel Christian too much for Bulldogs

    McDANIELS, Ky.—Cannelton hit just 27 percent from the field in an 83-53 boys basketball loss to Bethel Christian Academy Friday.

    The Bulldogs had to battle against taller players who were able to block passes and grab rebounds.

    “In the first quarter, we played scared,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  “We didn’t attack Bosko Ogneouski or their shooter, J.J. Holland.”

  • Tell City girls fall short to Braves in overtime

    TELL CITY—A lack of inside shots hurt Tell City in a 62-55 overtime PAC girls basketball loss to Tecumseh Thursday.

    “We had openings in their zone but we didn’t fill those openings,” said Tell City assistant coach Bill Alvey.

    And Coach John Lyons noted, “We only had one offensive-rebound put-back.”

    Still the Marksmen had the ball with the game tied 47-47 with 12 seconds left in regulation.

    They got a decent shot but missed it. They also missed a hurried rebound shot before the buzzer.

  • Tunovers costly to PC girls in loss to Orleans

    ORLEANS—Perry Central committed 21 turnovers in a 35-29 PLAC girls basketball loss to Orleans Thursday.

    “We looked like a team that has practiced only one time in a week (due to being out of school the previous two  days because of bad weather),” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

    “Our passing was not very good,” he added. “I’d say half our turnovers were unforced—their pressure didn’t bother us.

    “A lot of times we made mistakes in the open court.”

  • Monopoly winners take fight to court

    TELL CITY – Two Perry County residents fighting over a jackpot won through a fast-food version of the board game Monopoly has Judge Lucy Goffinet holding the dice in a suit over who will collect $100,000.

    A complaint was filed Dec. 4 by Cassandra Litherland, 20, of 619 22nd St., against Randy Howell of 11872 Deer Creek Road.

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  • Principal gets 2-year contract

    TELL CITY - Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board voted in a regular meeting Dec. 9 to make Junior High Principal Brad Ramsey's job permanent, and cemented the action with a two-year contract.

    Ramsey was named in June to replace Chad Schenck, who had resigned as principal at Tell City Junior High School.

  • TC officers to keep 12-hour shifts

    TELL CITY - Tell City's police officers have adjusted well to 12-hour shifts implemented in late summer, the department's chief said last week in a request to make the change permanent.

    "The guys like it and it's lived up to, even exceeded, all my expectations," Police Chief Greg Hendershot said at the Dec. 15 meeting of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety.

  • Troopers jail two after Oil Township search

    ST. CROIX - A tip that a Perry County man was violating terms of his probation led state police Thursday to Okalona Road, where they made two arrests.

    According to ISP Sgt. Chad Dick, troopers received information that Roy W. McCormick, 58, of 28593 Okalona Road, was violating terms of his probation.

    McCormick met troopers as they arrived at his residence and while conducting the search, a large amount of controlled substances were located.

    Police said generic versions of Xanax, hydrocodone and Provigil were found in McCormick's possession.

  • City leaders OK insurance for firefighters

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Common Council members voted at a regular meeting Dec. 8 to accept a three-year agreement to insure the city's volunteer firefighters and reserve police officers against accidents at a cost of $3,092 per year.