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Today's News

  • Expanded dual-credit courses coming to TCHS

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – What if Tell City High School students had their own television show about fine dining? That scenario may not be too far off the mark.

    The course selection at Tell City High School could be expanded to give new credence to some traditional elective classes. According to school administrators, the 2016-17 school year could include studies in culinary arts-hospitality and radio-TV-film. There are also talks about adding selections geared toward criminal justice.

  • Hauser, Greer file for county council seats

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Former Perry County Commissioner Tom Hauser and political newcomer John Greer have declared their candidacies for county council at-large seats. As of Friday, Hauser was the lone Republican vying for one of three at-large council seats. Greer is running as a Democrat.

    Hauser could square off in the November general election against three Democrat filers, hopefuls Brad Franzman, Greer and incumbent Steve Goodson.

  • The long road ahead: County leaders eye comprehensive highway improvement plan

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Forthcoming changes in the way federal Department of Transportation money is distributed to communities may soon mean additional preparations for local leaders. Though such amendments have yet to be passed at the federal level, county commissioners say they may soon need to have a comprehensive road plan in order to qualify for that money in the future.

  • Library Board discusses renovations and book weeding

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – At the Library Board of Trustees regular meeting Wednesday, Feb. 3, Library Director John Mundy mentioned renovations to the computer lab. The renovations are not extensive and are only partially done, because the bidding process is still open.

    About half of what is now the computer lab will be converted into two study rooms, with a table and eight chairs in each.

    Mundy said he expects the work to be completed in coming months, but doesn’t know yet who will do it.

  • SWCD offering landowners admission to March 2 grazing meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will sponsor a maximum of 10 livestock producers who live in Perry County to attend the Southern Indiana Grazing Conference.

  • Should teams be named to Hall of Fame?

    When Dave Alvey was inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame last month, he modestly said that he thought the only way he would be inducted was if Tell City’s 1972-73 basketball team made it.
    Then he wondered if the Tell City Hall does select entire teams for induction.
    So far it has not.
    Cannelton is also forming an Athletic Hall of Fame and plans to induct its first members during the basketball season next school year.

  • Lynch receives Burlsworth award

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Lane Lynch has received the Burlsworth Character Award for the 2015 football season.

  • Commodores to honor Genet Saturday

    LEOPOLD—Anyone who played volleyball for or assisted Coach Becky Genet is invited to Perry Central’s boys basketball game Feb. 20 to celebrate Genet’s induction into the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Volleyball Hall of Fame.
    Current and former assistant coaches, players, managers, scorekeepers, announcers, and their families will be admitted free to the game.
    A reception for Genet will be held in the high school study hall room after she is recognized between the JV and varsity games.

  • Turnovers, shooting doom Commodores

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    DUBOIS—In what has become a familiar story, cold shooting and first-half turnovers hurt Perry Central in a 55-39 boys basketball loss to Northeast Dubois Friday.
    The Commodores committed 11 turnovers in the first half - several of them against Northeast Dubois’ 1-3-1 half-court trap in the second quarter - as they fell behind 35-19.
    They limited their turnovers to five in the second half. But they hit only 40.0 percent (14 of 35) from the field for the game.

  • Pike Central holds off Tell City 68-56

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—A strong inside game helped Pike Central pull away from Tell City in the second half for a 68-56 PAC boys basketball victory Thursday.
    Each team hit seven of its first 10 shots from the field as the lead went back and forth in the first quarter.
    Tell City was still within four points, 39-35, with 3 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter after Hunter Rowe hit a three-pointer from the corner on a kick-out pass from Braeden Beard.