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Today's News

  • TCJHS silent auction, dodgeball tourney

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Junior High School Parent Teacher Community Alliance will hold a silent auction, book fair, student showcase and dodgeball tourney from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 at the school. To enter the dodgeball tourney call Terria Zuelly at 719-4864 or sign up that night. Cost is $20 per five-person team.

  • PC boys edge Tell City

    LEOPOLD—Robbie Piper, Dane Ransom, Eric Scheiber and Samson Benjamin each won one event as Perry Central edged Tell City 37-36 in a storm-shortened, season-opening boys track meet Thursday.

    Tell City won five of the nine events completed, including two by Jamal Noland.

    But Perry Central scored second places in five of the seven individual events.

    Perry Central won both throws, with Piper taking the shot put at 50 feet, 111⁄2 inches and Ransom the discus at 124 feet, 1 inch.

  • Kohnert wins twice as TC girls nip Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Elizabeth Kohnert won two of the nine events completed to lead Tell City past Perry Central 38-35 in a storm-shortened girls track meet Thursday.

    Kohnert cleared 5 feet in the high jump to win it by two inches over Perry Central freshman Lindsey Gengel-bach.

    Kohnert also won the 400-meter dash in 1:05.90.

    “She ran the best 400 she has for a long time—I’m not sure she ran it that fast last season at any meet,” said Tell City Coach Katie Chinn. “She has worked hard over the winter.”

  • TC thinks pitching, hitting are top assets

    TELL CITY—Tell City girls softball coach Dusty Beard thinks hitting and pitching could be his team’s main strengths this season.

    Lauren Goffinet led the team last year with a batting average “around .340,” said Beard. And several starters batted under .200.

    But this year in practice “we’re hitting the ball real against live pitching,” said Beard. “We’ve had more days outside than we did last year.

    “Last year we were only outside one day before our first game.”

  • PC golfers look to build on last season’s finish

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s boys golf team sneaked up on several opponents late last season and placed third in the 14-team Jasper sectional to qualify for the regional for the first time.

    Opponents may be watching out for the Commodores more this season. But with three lettermen returning, the Commodores are hoping to build on that finish this year.

    Zach Graves, a fourth-year starter, returns as the team’s No. 1 golfer. He tied for seventh in the PLAC last year to make all-conference.

  • Sanders no-hits Commodores

    LYNNVILLE—Audra Sanders threw a no-hitter as Tecumseh beat Perry Central 10-0 in girls softball Friday.

    Sanders, who led Tecumseh to a Class A state runner-up finish last year and has earned a softball scholarship from Ball State University, struck out 14 batters in the five-inning game.

    “Her out pitch is a rise ball,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “We swung at a ton of pitches that were basically neck high but looked like they were coming in right down the middle (of the strike zone) until they started rising.

  • Design work OK'd for new hospital

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital's board of trustees took another step toward building a new facility Tuesday, voting to allow a Louisville, Ky.-based architectural firm to prepare plans for a health-care center that, if approved, will be built on 38 acres near Indiana 237.

  • Branchville won't house men serving long stays

    BRANCHVILLE - A community meeting April 11 will give the public a chance to ask questions about Branchville Correctional Facility and to learn about the steps to improve security since the March 20 escapes by three men.

    Among the changes announced Tuesday is a rule change that will keep offenders serving long sentences from being sent to the medium-security facility.   

  • 16 men convicted in Perry County serving time at BCF

    BRANCHVILLE - Sixteen men sentenced from Perry County are serving time at Branchville Correctional Facility, Department of Correction records show.

    Offenders, crimes they were convicted of and earliest projected release dates are listed below. This information was released before this week's news that men with more than eight years remaining on their sentences will no longer be sent to Branchville.

    • Michael James, possession of cocaine or a narcotic drug, September 2010.

    • William Wolf, dealing in methamphetamine, April 2013

  • Hall of Fame coach Talley dies

    TELL CITY — Joe Talley, who turned Tell City High School into a football powerhouse in the 1960s and '70s and later served as the school's athletic director, died Tuesday at age 80.

    The Marksmen had losing seasons in each of their first seven years playing 11-man football before Talley was hired as their coach in 1960.

    He posted a 6-2-1 record that year and went on to have only two losing seasons in 18 years as their coach. He had 10 seasons with two or fewer losses, including a 10-0 record in 1969 with a team that averaged a school-record 41.2 points per game.