Today's News

  • Maddle, Gunn make All-PAC in baseball

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City’s Mike Maddle and Trent Gunn were named to the All-PAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Monday.

    Maddle, a junior, was named the team’s catcher for the second year in a row, as he made it last year for Gibson Southern.

    Gunn, a sophomore, was one of the four infielders selected.

    Maddle led the Marksmen with a .486 batting average (34 for 70), the third highest in team history.

    He hit five home runs and seven doubles, drove in 19 runs, and scored 29 runs.

  • Goffinet on All-PAC

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City senior catcher Lauren Goffinet was named to the All-PAC girls softball team in voting by conference coaches.

    The team was selected June 1 but not released until June 15 as some coaches asked that it not be released while some PAC teams were still playing in the state tourney.

    Goffinet made the 15-girl team as one of the utility players and Tell City sophomore Josalyn Ress received honorable mention as a pitcher.

  • TC Diamond League team beats Forest Park

    FERDINAND – Tell City’s Diamond League team kept Forest Park to no runs winning 10-0 and only let them score two in Tuesday’s doubleheader in Ferdinand.

    In game one Travis Jones and Trent Nelson pitched while Cordell Synder caught for Tell City. Kyle Osborne went 3-for-4, hitting one home run and receiving two RBIs. Shane Weedman was 2-for-3 with one RBI, Dayne Seibert went 2-for-4 and Snyder was 2-for-4 with one RBI.

  • Cash Waggner, Sports Acceleration each 2-0

    TELL CITY—Strong pitching and timely hitting kept Cash Waggner & Associates and Sports Acceleration undefeated in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Wednesday.

    Kosha Wetzel and Taylor Benningfield combined to pitch a two-hitter as Cash Waggner beat R&A Sports 10-2.

    Wetzel struck out two and walked one in four innings. Benningfield gave up no hits and no walks in one inning (the game ended after five innings by the eight-run rule).

  • Neighborhoods grant worth $1.8 million

    TELL CITY - Some of Tell City's oldest neighborhoods may soon enjoy a new lease on life.

    A Neighborhood Stabilization Grant worth more than $1.8 million was awarded to Tell City Wednesday and will allow the city to purchase abandoned and foreclosed homes, demolish dilapidated structures and redevelop vacant lots in areas that might otherwise see little or no new development.

  • Tell City cleans up

    Logan Everly, left, a summer worker for Tell City, helps street-department employee Dennis James hoist one of two sofas set out for pickup along Geneva Drive late Wednesday morning. Residents across the city cleaned out garages, basements and closets this week for the city's weeklong cleanup. Several large dumpsters filled with an assortment of unwanted items were loaded each day and shipped to an area landfill.

  • School-meal prices to rise

    TELL CITY - Meal prices at Tell City-Troy Township schools were raised in a regular school-board meeting Tuesday, after what officials said was a long period without hikes.

    Bruce Chinn, assistant to the superintendent, recommended the increases after explaining he met with other administrators and head cooks.

    "I don't remember the last time we raised prices," said Chinn, who moved up from teaching to administration in the late 1980s.

  • City Hall Park smoking ban in effect

    TELL CITY - Think twice before you light that cigarette in City Hall Park. It's against the law.

    City Hall itself and the park surrounding it are now officially tobacco free. By a 4-1 vote June 1, members of the city council approved an ordinance banning the use of tobacco, including cigarettes and smokeless products.

    Supporters called it a common-sense step toward reducing exposure to secondhand smoke. However, Councilman Gerald Yackle, who cast the lone nay vote, said government was getting too involved in people's personal decisions.

  • Officials eye online surplus sales

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners tabled at a regular meeting June 1 an offer by SRI Inc. representative Jeff Kemper to sell the county's surplus vehicles.

    "We have been doing your tax sales the last few years," Kemper said of his Indianapolis-based company. "We also help counties unload surplus properties, and we do school corporations, too."

    He explained his company lists items for sale on an Internet site, and takes a percentage of any profit realized.

  • Company's efforts, car storage keep port active

    TELL CITY - If it weren't for preparations by and for Tell City Boat Works' move into the Port of Tell City and cleanup from storms, there would be very little activity at the former Maxon Marine site.

    "We have no barges coming in June," Dick Neumann said at a regular Perry County Port Authority board-of-directors meeting Tuesday, "and it will probably be July before we see any pig iron."