Today's News

  • Sprinkle, Sears have stayed involved in sports throughout

    Jim Sprinkle and Nick Sears, two of the men who will be inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Friday, both went into coaching after playing four sports at Tell City and one in college.

    Both no longer coach, but both have remained active in sports.

    After coaching boys cross country one year at Perry Central and boys and girls swimming at Mount Vernon and Vincennes Lincoln, Sears, 31, is in his first year as athletics director at Indian Creek High School.

  • Knies shoots Jeeps past PC

    DUBOIS—Wes Knies scored 12 points in the fourth quarter as Northeast Dubois overtook Perry Central for a 51-46 boys basketball victory Thursday.

    Perry Central led at the end of each of the first three quarters, building its lead to nine points once.

    But the Commodores had trouble stopping Knies, a 6-foot-2 junior forward in the final period.

    “We talked about him being one of their better scorers—him and (Trevor) Atkins,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “And we did a pretty good job on Atkins.

  • Huskies intimidate Tell City

    EVANSVILLE—Evansville North outplayed Tell City in nearly every phase of the game to trounce the Marksmen 65-39 in boys basketball Thursday.

    The Huskies outshot Tell City from the field 49.1 percent to 28.6 percent, including a 42.9 percent to 21.1 percent advantage in three-point shooting.

    Their superior leaping ability helped them outrebound the Marksmen 39-27.

    The Marksmen did not grab a rebound in the first five minutes as they fell behind 17-3.

  • Committee spreading the news: Life's good here

    TELL CITY - A team of community members representing education, tourism, business and natural resources has been gathering monthly over the past year to talk about Perry County's future. The group's goals are twofold: identifying strengths that already make the county a great place to live and work - and sharing the good news with others, residents and visitors alike.

    "We call ourselves a quality of life committee and our goal is to promote what our county already has to offer," said Eric Kehl, the committee's chairman.

  • Chief's role becomes permanent

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's acting police chief was sworn in to the role permanently between meetings of the city's board of public works and safety and common council Feb. 8.

  • Schools' staffs prepare for upcoming junior-high closure

    TELL CITY - Staff members of all three Tell City-Troy Township schools have been meeting to work out details for how the closure of the city's junior-high school will affect students and the school board voted to officially change the name of Tell City High School during a regular meeting Tuesday.

    Students finishing fifth grade this year will continue report to William Tell Elementary, Principal Laura Noble said.

    "We had a very positive (kindergarten through sixth-grade) transition meeting at our building last week," she said.

  • Reservist named officer of the year

    CANNELTON - Cannelton police officer and reserve-force commander John Kleeman was named the city's 2009 police officer of the year during a board of public works and safety meeting Feb. 8.

  • Prescribed burns planned in Hoosier NF

    TELL CITY - Four prescribed burns are planned in coming weeks on the southern area of the Hoosier National Forest, Fire Program Manager Mike Davis announced last week. Davis said the control lines are already in place so the burns could occur now through April 15, depending on weather conditions. The burns are conducted to improve habitat for wildlife and reduce fuels.

  • Swiss Plywood denied Trade Adjustment aid

    TELL CITY - The U.S. Department of Labor has denied a request from the workers of Swiss Plywood to be eligible for the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.

    The application was filed by Pat Jarboe on behalf of the workers and was denied Jan. 15. Reasons for the denial are various and any employee wishing to view the letter and ask for reconsideration from the Department of Labor should contact Pat Jarboe at 836-4204. It must be done in writing by Feb. 15 (today).

  • Marriage workshop set for March 5, 6 in Derby

    DERBY - A marriage workshop sponsored by Community Marriage Builders will be held March 5 and 6 at the Glenn Wood Hills Retreat Center near Derby.