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Today's News

  • Leads may solve Tell City burglary cases

    TELL CITY - Police officers in Tell City followed up on leads this week that may allow them to solve a recent series of residential burglaries.

    At the same time, officers reminded residents to keep doors locked, especially at night, and to report suspicious activity.

    "We have a person of interest who may be responsible for many of the break-ins, but perhaps not all of them," Lt. Alan Malone said Monday. He and Cpl. Marty Haughee are heading up the investigation.

  • Cardboard collection 'through the roof'

    County's chief recycler seeks collection ideas

    TELL CITY - The cost of discarding cardboard is "going through the roof," Paul Alvey said at a Sept. 18 meeting of the Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors, so businesses that have a lot to get rid of are looking for alternatives.

    The district collects the material from a number of businesses and turns that cost into profit by selling it to brokers, and "we can handle what we're getting and maybe some more," the district's executive director said, "but we need to figure out how to handle it."

  • Offshore drilling should be part of nation's energy plan

    Often when a political candidate switches positions on an issue, critics deride that switch as a wishy-washy flip-flop, made only for political expediency. And often those critics are correct.

    But as situations evolve, there are times when responsibly thinking people - including politicians - should change their opinions on an issue.

  • Beyond RNC's jingoistic orgy

    I wonder what President Dwight D. Eisenhower would have thought of the essentially substanceless orgy of chauvinistic nationalism and belligerent jingoism that was the recent Republican National Convention.

    Surely he would have been appalled. It was he, after all, beloved Republican war hero, who warned us against the monstrous "military-industrial complex" that was taking shape after World War II, reminding us of our founding fathers' worry that a standing army would eventually corrupt and hobble our republic.

  • Missing out on history

    A bumpy flight into Evansville Regional Airport was about all I experienced, at least firsthand, of the windstorm that scoured southern Indiana Sept. 14. I left two days earlier to visit friends in the Plains but would have left them high and dry to experience an event that (hopefully) will never be felt here again.

  • PC wins both titles in Tell City invitational

    TELL CITY - Perry Central had six of the top 11 finishers as it won Tell City's seven-team junior high boys cross country invitational Thursday.

    The Commodores scored 25 points, 45 ahead of runner-up Heritage Hills. Tell City finished sixth with 138 points.

    Perry Central also won the girls title, edging Heritage Hills 46-47. Tell City was fifth with 103 point.

    Tell City's Tori Payne won the girls race in 13:18, 25 seconds ahead of runner-up Sarah Lindsey of South Spencer. But Perry Central had four of the next 10 finishers.

  • New book will interest TC fans

    Ron Eaton has just written a book called "Local Legends: The Stories Behind the Headlines - 100 Years of Southwestern Indiana Sports History."

    Tell City fans should be interested in the book, as it includes three sub-chapters about Tell City legends.

    All three are in Chapter 5: 1958-1975. They are "The Lochmuellers: Father and Son Hall of Famers," "Gunner Wyman: He Did it His Way," and "Tom Kron: UK Blue Through and Through."

  • Braves outhit TC

    LYNNVILLE - Laura Lochmueller made 17 kills and 11 blocks as Tecumseh beat Tell City 25-6, 25-14, 25-21 in PAC volleyball Thursday.

    No Tell City statistics from the match were available.

    Tecumseh won the junior varsity match 25-22, 25-24.

    Megan Austin made eight kills and Josalyn Ress six for Tell City. Hana Reed had eight assists.

    Cassidy Barnhill made 10 digs and Devon Lott added seven.

    Tell City's JV also lost to Forest Park Tuesday.

  • Pioneers spike PC

    BOONVILLE - Megan Broshears made 11 kills as Boonville defeated Perry Central 25-9, 25-9, 25-11 in volleyball Thursday.

    Jessica Huber and Deidra Dickerson each made three kills to lead Perry Central. Sloan Harpenau had six assists.

    Huber went 16 for 21 spiking overall.

    Hilarie Hahus made 12 digs and Dickerson made two blocks.

    Boonville won the junior varsity match 25-17, 25-22. Olivia Schroeder made five kills and served three aces for Perry Central.

  • Commodores rush past Marksmen

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central's offensive linemen opened some nice holes and the Commodore running backs hit them well Friday.

    The Commodores rushed for 421 yards as they defeated Tell City 42-0.

    Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer said his offensive line's "timing is pretty good right now. The big thing we're trying to work on right now is the push after contact so those holes don't suddenly get smaller."

    The Commodore backs also showed good timing in hitting the holes as soon as they opened. And they also gained some key yardage after getting through the line.