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Today's News

  • Aleris International seeks U.S. bankruptcy protection

    LEWISPORT, Ky. - A major local employer filed for bankruptcy protection this month, citing the impact of the global recession.

    Aleris International Inc. and its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiaries filed petitions Feb. 12 for voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

    The company said the action was taken as a result of financial constraints related to the deteriorating global economic situation, declining industrial demand and a sudden drop in aluminum prices.

  • Proposed bill protects public's interest, children

    Throughout the current legislative session, our state's elected officials are working to pass bills on varying issues, including state funding of schools, property taxes and economic development.

    Though it covers a topic not many Hoosiers think about on a daily basis, we feel Senate Bill 232 is one of the important bills introduced in the Statehouse. It enforces public officials' adherence to the state's Open Door laws.

    According to information provided tous by the Hoosier State Press Association, which is recommending the bill's passage, the legislation would:

  • Birds, omens and superstitions

    I don't like to think of myself as superstitious. I scoff at Friday the 13ths, including the one that passed this month without incident. I don't worry about black cats - there's one on Main Street that darts out in front of me at least once a week - and I don't worry about walking under ladders, breaking mirrors or stepping on a crack that might break my saintly mother's back.

    No, my venial superstitions center around birds.   

  • Honoring the work of Tri Kappa

    Tri Kappa members across the state of Indiana are celebrating Tri Kappa Week, Feb. 22-29. The Tell City Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa Inc. would like to thank the community for its kind support of the chapter's projects this past year.

    Our biggest fundraising projects were Kaffee Klatch held during Tell City's sesquicentennial and 50th Schweizer Fest, its poinsettia sale in December and the community art-prints project. Sketches of well known landmarks throughout Perry County, part of an ongoing project, are still available for sale.

  • Painting by Perry County artist for sale
  • PC outshoots Rams

    LEOPOLD—A hot shooting first half helped Perry Central defeat Paoli 66-55 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Commodores hit four three-point shots in the first quarter. Reuben A. Schwartz scored 13 points in that period, including a three-pointer from the right wing to put the Commodores up 18-15 at the end of the period.

    In the second quarter Alex Rogier scored 10 of the Commodores’ 19 points. He scored inside and outside and finished with a game-high 24 points.

    Schwartz added 19 points and Ian Hahus scored 11.

  • Patriots stop Tell City

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City hit only 27.1 percent from the field and lost to Heritage Hills 64-56 in PAC boys basketball Friday.

    “We had by far our worst shooting night, so they defended well,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

    Using a swarming man-to-man defense, the Patriots rarely allowed Tell City scoring leader Andy Chinn an open look at the basket. They held him to 1 for 7 three-point shooting.

    Still he hit 8 of 19 from the field overall and 11 of 12 free throws for a game-high 28 points.

  • Goffinet voted top player in conference

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior Lauren Goffinet  was named the top player in PAC girls basketball in all-conference voting by the league’s coaches last week.

    The nine conference coaches voted for the top 10 players in the conference, awarding 10 points for the top player, nine for second, etc. Coaches could not vote for their own players.

    Goffinet received 79 of 80 possible voting points, meaning that seven rival coaches voted for her as the No. 1 player in the conference and the other listed her No. 2.

  • Boys sectional pairings announced

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Cannelton drew first-round byes but Perry Central drew a long route in IHSAA basketball sectional pairings made Thursday.

    In the Class 2A sectional at Boonville (hosted by Mater Dei), North Posey will play Mater Dei in the first game 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, followed by Perry Central vs. Forest Park at approximately 7:15 p.m.

    Tell City will play the North Posey-Mater Dei winner in the first semifinal March 6 at 5:30 p.m. That will be followed by South Spencer vs. the Perry Central-Forest Park winner at approximately 7:15 p.m.

  • Kast makes academic all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City’s Andy Kast was named to the Indiana Wrestling Coaches Association’s academic all-state team Wednesday.

    To be eligible for the honor a wrestler must have been a regional qualifier and be a senior with at least a 3.25 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

    Despite missing part of the season with an injury, he compiled a 21-11 record for the Marksmen.

    He is ranked first in his class academically with a 4.06 GPA (A’s in advanced placement classes count for five points at Tell City).