Today's News

  • Shoes shouldn’t count in measuring height

    When Wilt Chamber-lain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton played pro basketball, a lot of fans and sportswriters and some opponents insisted they were taller than their listed heights.
    Chamberlain was listed at 7-foot-1 and some players insisted he had to duck when going through a doorway they measured as 7 feet, 2 inches high.
    But of course he was wearing shoes when he went through the doorway, and they normally add an inch to 1 1/4 inches to a person’s height. And if someone expects to brush the top of the doorway, his normal reaction is to duck.

  • Mater Dei beats Marksmen

    Sports Editor

    EVANSVILLE—Mater Dei had only a slight edge in field-goal percentage but took 21 more shots to beat Tell City 56-34 in boys basketball Friday.
    Tell City committed 24 turnovers - 12 more than Mater Dei - and got outrebounded 31-27 to account for the difference in shot attempts.
    The rebound difference was even more pronounced at the offensive end, as the Wildcats scored 15 points as a direct result of their offensive rebounds.

  • No. 3 Orleans tops cold Commodores

    Sports Correspondent

    ORLEANS—Perry Central hit only 28.5 percent from the field in a 47-25 PLAC boys basketball loss to Orleans Friday.
    The Bulldogs, ranked No. 3 in the state in Class A, scored the last six points of the quarter, though, to take a 10-6 lead.
    They hit three three-pointers in a row in the second quarter to build a 10-point lead.
    Perry Central clawed its way back, cutting the halftime deficit to 21-15.

  • Tell City girls stop Rebels

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City forced 25 turnovers and held South Spencer to 29.3 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Rebels 58-36 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    Tell City trailed 6-4 after South Spencer’s Maddie Dawson hit two free throws with 1:16 left in the first quarter.
    Brenee Leibering then hit a three-pointer to start an 18-3 Tell City run that put the Marksmen ahead for good.

  • After-school activities planned at TCHS

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host the following after-school activities during January. Events are listed by date, time, activity and location.

    • Thursday, Jan. 22, 3 to 4 p.m., open swimming,  school pool.

    • Tuesday, Jan. 27, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Pilates, auditorium.

    • Wednesday, Jan. 28, 4 to 4:45 p.m., cardio-circuit training, auditorium.

  • If landmarks could talk

    Wouldn’t it be nice if old buildings, like older people, could share what they’ve seen over the many years? Our lives are limited to barely a century and most of us won’t live that long. But some things erected by human hands have lasted much longer. Take this old barn near Santa Claus.

  • Saint Meinrad Archabbey monastery renovation to begin in May

    ST. MEINRAD –  This spring, work will begin on a project to make extensive repairs to the 32-year-old monastery at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

    The project will include several major components: replacement of the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system; replacement of the plumbing system; renovation and additions to the infirmary area and modifications to the pantry.

  • Evansville man arrested on drug charges

    DOOLITTLE MILLS – On Jan. 12, Perry County Central Dispatch received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle parked in a driveway in the Doolittle Mills area.

    The caller stated they didn’t have any idea who was in the vehicle and that no one should be at the residence.

    Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh arrived on scene and spoke with the driver and a passenger of the vehicle.

  • School speaker to deliver ‘laughtime’ experience

    TELL CITY – Kevin Wanzer jokes he has been going to high school for more than 20 years. His hair is, well, not the same. His “Saturday Night Fever” cassette tape is worn out, and his prom tux recently asked to be retired.

    No surprise! Kevin actually goes to quite a few high schools, as well as middle and elementary schools sharing with young people the importance of being true to oneself and living an authentic life. He graduated from North Central High School in Indianapolis in 1985 and then went to Butler University.

  • New visitors bureau director expected by March 1

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau hope to have a new director in place by March 1, filling a vacancy that has existed since August.

    The visitor bureau’s board met last Thursday to discuss several issues, including the process of hiring a new director.

    Resumes for the position are due to the visitor’s bureau office by Monday and a committee of board members will review candidates and conduct interviews. Two finalists will be interviewed by the entire board.