Today's News

  • News in Brief

    TC Boosters schedule meeting
    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters will hold their organizational meeting at 7 p.m. June 27 at the William Tell Elementary School cafe.
    “Please note that this is a change of location from our previous notification,” urged booster Kelli Braunecker. “This is a mandatory meeting for all Tell City Junior-Senior High School band members and their parents. Please bring completed health forms if you have not already turned them in.”

  • Spencer County considers de-obligating bridge grant

    By STUART CASSIDY, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    ROCKPORT – Repairs to the historic covered bridge at Huffman Mill may be conducted with or without grant funding. After discussions Tuesday with Spencer County commissioners and councilmen about how to proceed with the project facing cost overages, Spencer County Engineer Tara Lloyd is prepared to ask Perry County officials if they will be willing to contribute toward repairs if Spencer County declines a $240,000 grant.

  • Escapee handed 17-year sentence

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A man who escaped from the Branchville Correctional Facility in 2009 was sentenced Monday to 17 years in prison. However, 33-year-old Bobby G. Cockerell won’t serve the first day of the sentence until he finishes a federal pris-on sentence.

  • Adventures with Nature Field Day returns Saturday to Tipsaw Lake

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Adventures with Nature, a rite of summer for the past eight years, returns Saturday to Tipsaw Lake.

    The Hoosier National Forest will sponsor the ninth annual field day with several partners, including the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, Purdue Extension of Perry County, Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development and soil and water conservation districts in Perry and Spencer counties.
    The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude by 1:30 p.m.

  • Alternative school students clean for credits

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Students attempting to improve themselves by taking classes through the Perry County Learning Academy are also helping others, human and otherwise.

    Mike Bishop, executive director for the alternative school, said students can earn elective credits similar to those awarded for shop or music classes through a collaboration with the Perry County Animal Shelter Inc.

  • Group works toward new animal-control ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – If a proposed animal-control ordinance now in the works is adopted, people with animals, and in particular those who most contribute to problems that have cost the county money, will contribute to their solutions.

  • Summer lap swimming offered twice a week

    TELL CITY – Adult lap swimming, formerly held only during the school year, is being held this summer at Tell City High School’s pool 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

    Cost is $3 per session.

  • Baseball camp scheduled

    TELL CITY – The Tell City baseball camp will be held at Frank Clemens Field June 27 to July 1.

    Ages 9-10 meet 8-10 a.m. each day and ages 11-13 will meet 10 a.m.-noon each day. There is no charge.

    Anyone interested in attending the camp who did not turn in the registration form at school should call Brad Stiles at 719-1697.

  • Gelarden throws no-hitter again

    TELL CITY – No-hitters are rare in slowpitch softball, but Paige Gelarden of Smitty’s Memorial Team threw her second one in as many years in the Tell City Women’s League Tuesday.

    Gelarden faced the minimum nine batters as Smitty’s beat Cinderella’s 20-0 in three innings by the 20-run rule.

  • Hair Razors wins twice to solidify hold on first

    TELL CITY – Hair Razors continued its hot hitting, winning both its games Thursday in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league.

    Hair Razors thus improved to 5-1 and widened its lead in the league. Carriage Inn and Cash Waggner & Associates are each two games back with two games to go.

    Derrian Zabel went 3 for 3 as Hair Razors beat Ohio Valley Gas 12-10.

    Sierra Alvarez went 2 for 2 and Allie LaForce, Bria Gelarden and Taylor McFarling each added a double.