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Today's News

  • Local legislators should support proposed voting centers

    The Indiana Senate passed Senate Bill 235 last week. If adopted, the law would allow counties to create new voting centers which would let residents cast their ballots at one location, regardless of which precinct they live in.

  • Three Tell Citians champs at Jasper

    JASPER - Cameron Kessinger, Devon Casebolt and Jordan Lloyd of the Tell City Wrestling Club won titles in Jasper's folkstyle tourney Jan. 27.

    Kessinger (midget 80-pound weight class) went 3-0 with two pins and a 16-1 technical fall.

    Casebolt (bantam 45) and Lloyd (peewee 50) each went 1-1 plus a bye.

    Trevor Jennings (peewee 45) placed second and Tretter Lyons (bantam 65) placed third.

    Mason Dean (midget 75) and Justin Alvarez (schoolboy 84) each placed fourth.

    Tell City also competed in tourneys at Jeffersonville Jan. 20 and Princeton Jan. 12.

  • Threat of severe weather brings postponements

    All seven sports events involving Perry County teams Thursday and one Friday were postponed due to the threat of icy roads.

    Tell City's home boys basketball game with Pike Central, postponed Friday, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14, with the junior varsity game starting at 5:30 p.m.

    Perry Central's home girls basketball game with South-ridge, postponed Thursday, has been rescheduled for tonight, with the JV game starting at 5:30.

    Tell City's girls basketball game with Forest Park, also postponed Thursday, was rescheduled for this past Saturday.

  • Hornets outshoot Cannelton girls

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. - Hancock County held Cannelton scoreless the first quarter and beat the Bulldogs 53-29 in girls basketball Friday.

    The Hornets jumped to a 26-0 first-quarter lead as they hit 10 of 18 shots from the field, including 3 of 8 from three-point range, and 3 of 3 free throws.

    Cannelton was 0 for 12 from the field that period and committed eight turnovers.

    The Hornets did not use a full-court press but did a good job playing the passing lanes in their 2-3 zone defense. Some of their steals led to easy baskets at the other end.

  • PC overtakes Senators

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central made 7 of 9 free throws in the last 3:42 to defeat West Washington 71-64 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Commodores had four starters score in double figures.

    Nick Huber made a basket and free throw to put Perry Central up 57-56 with 3:42 left, their first lead since the second quarter.

    West Washington's Josh Green then made a three-point play inside to give the Senators their final lead.

    On the Commodores next possession Wes Linette was fouled. He made his first free throw and missed his second.

  • Hornets nip Cannelton

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. - Hancock County took advantage of some interesting foul calls to overcome Cannelton's 22-point third quarter lead and edged the Bulldogs 81-80 in boys basketball Friday.

    There were 28 fouls called on each team, though Hancock County played more physically on defense.

    A huge majority of the block/charge calls went against Cannelton.

    On three of them a Cannelton player was called for a blocking foul when he appeared to be set, including one on which the offensive player lowered his shoulder and forearm into the defender.

  • Man accused of molesting child in park restroom

    Police looking for Tennessee resident

    TELL CITY - Police are looking for a 34-year-old Tennessee man who allegedly molested a child last fall inside a restroom at Tell City's Sunset Park.

  • Community Standouts

    PERRY COUNTY - Three student athletes, already familiar faces to Perry County sports fans, will have their likenesses displayed in school hallways and walls of local businesses. They're being honored for their commitments to abstain from tobacco and alcohol and for being role models for teammates, fellow students and the communities they belong to.

  • Hospital foundation plans dinner-dance

    Schergens Center event Feb. 16 to benefit group's work

    TELL CITY - Looking for that special Valentine's weekend event for the special person in your life? Well, look no further. Perry County Memorial Hospital Foundation is sponsoring a formal dinner and dance Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Schergens Center.

  • Main Street work continues

    Work on Tell City's Main Street project progressed last week as employees of Kleeman Trucking and Excavating and the Tell City Electric Department removed sections of old sidewalk on the west side of the 500 Block of Main Street, including the area in front of The News and installed underground conduit for new street lamps. New lighting has been turned on in the 600 and 700 blocks of Main Street, creating a soft glow at night. Once work wraps up in the 500 block, crews will move to the 400 block, the last of the four blocks to receive sidewalk improvements and lights.