Today's News

  • Young recruiters score 99 units of blood

    PERRY COUNTY - Tell City and Perry Central elementary students were given opportunities in recent weeks to stir people in their lives into action to help save others.

    "We and Perry Central are having blood drives on back-to-back weekends," explained Stacy Fleck, nurse for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Scheduled for April 25 and May 2, the drives weren't open to the general public, she said, so participating students get all of the credit.

  • Gunn, Osborne power Tell City to sweep

    CANNELTON—Trent Gunn drove in five runs as Tell City rolled past Cannelton 23-3 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Tuesday.

    Kyle Osborne hit two three-run homers—one inside the park and one over the fence—as Tell City won the second game 16-8.

    “In all the games I’ve ever been in, that’s the first time I’ve ever seen it,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl of a player hitting an inside-the-park homer and a over-the-fence one in the same game. “Especially for a 225-pound catcher.

  • Back on track

    CANNELTON—In 1955 and ’56 Cannelton’s Marvin Sturgeon won the state title in the 880-yard dash, setting a national record along the way.

    But Cannelton’s track and field program has gradually decreased in size and importance since then.

    In recent years the Bulldogs have usually had only one or two athletes of each gender participating in track. They have never scored a point in the 35-year history of girls track sectionals, and their last boys regional qualifier was Aaron Schroeder in 1998.

  • Perry Central third in triangular

    FRENCH LICK—Charlie Weatherholt shot a 6-over-par 42 as Perry Central finished third in a boys triangular golf match Tuesday.

    Springs Valley won with 160 strokes on its home Donald Ross (hill) course. Salem shot 174 and Perry Central 181.

    Weatherholt birdied the par-4, No. 8 hole.

    Other Commodore scorers were Zach Graves with a 43, Logan Shearn 47, and Brad Douglas 49.

    Reuben A. Schwartz was their fifth man with a 51.

  • Tecumseh edges Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Tecumseh won two singles matches and No. 1 doubles to beat Tell City 3-2 in PAC girls tennis Monday.

    Tell City’s Bethany Peter won No. 1 singles, defeating Tori Fromm 7-6 (7-5), 6-0.

    The Marksmen also won in No. 2 doubles. Brooke Birchler and Alexis Braun beat Chelsea Gentry and Haley Shawhan 6-0, 6-1.

    Regular Tell City starter Trish Solbrig did not play because she has mononucleosis. This is the Marksmen’s second 3-2 conference loss in which they were shorthanded.

    Tell City also lost a PAC match at Forest Park 5-0 Tuesday.

  • Rain forces several postponements

    PERRY COUNTY—Rain continued to play havoc with local sports schedules Saturday through Wednesday.

    The Tell City at Perry Central baseball game scheduled Wednesday was postponed and had not been rescheduled at press time.

    Also postponed Wednesday was Tell City’s girls softball game at Corydon and Cannelton’s girls softball game at South Central. Neither of those had been rescheduled either.

    Tell City’s home PAC baseball game with North Posey was postponed Saturday and has been rescheduled for today at 6 p.m.

  • ACES walk postponed

    TELL CITY - Once again William Tell Elementary School plans to be part of the world's largest exercise class. Millions of children from all 50 states and almost 50 countries will exercise together at 10 a.m. Wednesday as part of All Children Exercising Simultaneously.

    The school invites the public to join in the event. Just park in the gravel lot in front of William Tell and meet behind the school as everyone assembles in that area at 9:50 a.m.

    In case of rain, the walk will be rescheduled for the next day at 9:50 a.m. For more information call the school at 547-9727.

  • Schools chief bristles at state mandates

    CANNELTON - Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said he has voiced his displeasure about the way ISTEP testing is being handled this year, which he called "unacceptable," and other changes originating at the state level.

  • Attorneys for Lanes in court today

    TELL CITY - Attorneys representing two men charged with the 1997 slaying of a Tell City woman will be in court today for hearings.

    Thomas Eugene Lane, 36, of 7076 Alamo Road, Tell City, and his cousin, Thomas Daniel Lane, 37, of 303 Washington St., Gentryville, have been held without bail since their April 15 arrests. Each faces charges of murder and attempted rape in the death of 21-year-old Deborah Mills Cioe.

  • Pitching for a Win