Today's News

  • Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class forming at Tell City UMC

    TELL CITY - Tell City United Methodist Church will host a 13-week Financial Peace University class beginning late this month.

    The class will be led by Pastor Bill Reid, who is a Dave Ramsey financial counselor. Materials for the class must be ordered and there is a cost. Payment arrangements can be made.

    The class will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays for 13 weeks beginning March 31 and continuing through June 22.

  • Couple continues pretzel tradition

    TELL CITY - Plucking snakes of dough from a conveyor line and deftly flipping each into the twist familiar to generations of fans, Brad Smith explains why he and his wife, Sandy, bought the Tell City Pretzel Co. last summer.

    "I grew up with them," the Jasper resident said. "The main reason is they have a good reputation and brand name all over southern Indiana, not just here in Tell City. It just seemed like a nice opportunity."

  • Forest Park nips PC in last seconds

    HUNTINGBURG—Trent Theising hit a 12-foot shot with 2.4 seconds left to lift Forest Park past Perry Central 40-39 in the first round of the  Class 2A boys basketball sectional Tuesday.

    Forest Park led 38-36 with 23.6 seconds left and had a chance to virtually ice the victory as Nathan Bromm went to the free-throw line for one shot plus the bonus.

    He missed the first shot, though, and Perry Central rebounded.

    Jacob Schwartz scored a three-point play on a driving five-foot shot and free throw to put the Commodores ahead 39-38 with 0:13 left.

  • Rappites top Bulldogs

    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton played well, but missed scoring opportunities cost the Bulldogs a chance at victory in a 63-55 loss to New Harmony in the first round of the Class A boys basketball sectional Tuesday.

    “We missed 17 shots in the lane, including three or four layups down the stretch,” noted Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

    This was the fourth meeting of the season between these teams.  New Harmony had won the previous three contests by an average of 20.7 points per game and outrebounded Cannelton by 16 per game.

  • Schwartz to run for UE

    LEOPOLD—The University of Evansville’s strong engineering program helped the Aces land their latest men’s cross country recruit.

    Perry Central senior Jake Schwartz, who signed Monday, said he chose the Aces because “it’s a smaller college, it has a pretty good engineering program, and I liked that they offered me to run there.”

    Schwartz will receive a combination of academic and athletic scholarships that he said will probably pay most of his tuition at the private school, which competes in NCAA Division I.

  • Olympics should boost hockey popularity in USA

    I don’t remember if it was in Parade magazine or USA Today, but somewhere I read an Olympic hockey preview that was probably the most accurate I’ve ever seen.

    The writer stated that most experts considered the United States a long shot to earn a medal but the team had a good chance to do so because of goalie Ryan Miller.

    All Miller did was lead USA to a silver medal and within an overtime period of beating Canada for the gold.

  • Malone leads Tri-County in SISC meet

    MOUNT VERNON—Chelsea Malone placed second in two events  to lead the Tell City-based Tri-County Swim Club in the Southern Indiana Swim Conference winter meet last weekend.

    Malone placed second in the women’s open 50-yard freestyle in 25.90 seconds and in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.95.

    She placed third in the 100 free in 57.78 and fourth in the 200 back in 2:23.13.

    Stephen Houle placed fifth in age-11-12 boys 100 and 50 breaststrokes in 1:40.63 and 44.05 respectively, sixth in the 50 butterfly in 50.03, and 10th in the 50 free.

  • Arnold's 3-pointer lifts TC past Eagles

    EVANSVILLE—Freshman Brian Arnold hit a three-point shot with 21 seconds left to give Tell City a 51-50 boys basketball victory over Evansville Day Friday.

    Evansville Day then worked the ball upcourt and called two timeouts—the second after seeing what defensive alignment Tell City came out with—to set up a final shot.

    But Ethan Black missed a forced shot from about 15 feet and Tell City’s Nick Kleaving grabbed the rebound just before the final buzzer.

  • PC repulses Patriots

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central built a 20-point fourth-quarter lead, then made 15 of 18 free throws to beat Heritage Hills 65-56 in boys basketball Friday.

    Heritage Hills’ Justin Forshey made a three-point shot from the corner to cut the Commodore lead to 63-56 with 36 seconds left.

    A quick foul sent Jacob Schwartz to the free throw line where he made both shots.

    Heritage Hills turned to ball over on its next possession and then allowed the Commodores to run out the clock.

  • Commodores cold in loss to Senators

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit only 29.5 percent from the field in a 47-39 PLAC boys basketball loss to West Washington Thursday.

    The Commodores found it hard to drive or get open shots inside against West Washington’s active 2-3 zone defense. And they hit only 3 of 19 shots from three-point range.

    “Early I thought we got some pretty decent looks but we just didn’t hit the shots,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

    The Commodores had to take some quick shots in the second half, as they trailed by 10 to 12 points much of it.