Today's News

  • Tell City council adopts budget, OKs pay raises

    Employees get $728 salary increase for 2009

    TELL CITY - A $4 million budget adopted Sept. 25 by the Tell City Common Council will cover modest raises next year for city employees. The city's budget, which received no comments from the public during a hearing earlier in the month, forms the city's spending plan for next year and project's total general-fund expenditures of $3.2 million.

    Within the various accounts that fall under general fund, the mayor's office is budgeted for nearly $60,000 to cover wages, supplies and other services.

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  • Troy Utilities will flush hydrants Thursday, Friday

    TROY - The Troy Water Department will flush fire hydrants Thursday and Friday.

    Residents may notice low water pressure and discolored water when crews are working in their areas. For more information, call Troy Utilities at 547-7501.

  • Bristow Octoberfest Sunday

    BRISTOW - Bristow's annual Octoberfest and 19th annual Street Rod, Antique & Classic Car Show are planned for Sunday. The show is one of the county's largest one-day events.

    Smokey McCoy will take to the stage at noon and pork-chop and chicken dinners will be served during the day, There will be also be crafts and other activities.

  • Local industries featured in special section

    A special section included in today's print edition and on this Web site takes a peek inside the doors of the major businesses that contribute in big ways to Perry County's economy.

  • Tell City 0-2 in soccer Saturday

    POSEYVILLE - Tell City scored only one goal as it went 0-2 in North Posey's junior varsity soccer tourney Saturday.

    Gibson Southern beat the Marksmen 2-0 in the first round.

    "We didn't get off very many shots," said Tell City Coach Fred Hillenbrand. "We came out a little flat, and they seemed to be everywhere.

    "Their varsity won the PAC this year - they've got a good program going."

    Tell City lost to North Posey 2-1 in the consolation round.

    Jason Hackbarth scored an unassisted goal for the Marksmen.

  • TC goes 1-1 in tennis

    LINCOLN CITY - Tell City won all three singles matches as it beat South Spencer 4-1 in the consolation round of Heritage Hills' boys tennis tourney Saturday.

    Andy Chinn and Jake Roland won in straight sets and Chris Kohnert overcame a 6-0 loss in his first set to win in three sets.

    The Marksmen's Andy Kast and Greg Hollinden also won in No. 1 doubles.

    Heritage Hills beat Tell City 3-2 in the first round.

    Chinn in No. 1 singles and Kast and Hollinden in No. 1 doubles were Tell City's winners.

  • Perry Central falls to Mitchell

    MITCHELL - Perry Central made only three blocks and three ace serves in a 25-16, 22-25, 25-11, 25-23 PLAC volleyball loss to Mitchell Tuesday.

    Megan Hedinger and Jessica Huber each made eight kills for Perry Central and Emily Tempel added six.

    Tessa Lynch had 16 assists and Sloan Harpenau added 11.

    Hilarie Hahus made 12 digs. Huber added seven and Lynch and Brittany Overstreet each made six.

    Hedinger made three blocks.

    Perry Central won the junior varsity match 25-21, 25-23 as Olivia Schroeder and Deidra Dickerson each made four kills.

  • Thomas shoots 100 in golf regional

    EVANSVILLE - Tell City senior Amber Thomas shot a 100 in the IHSAA girls golf regional Saturday and did not qualify for the state finals.

    Playing on the Eagle Valley course for the first time, Thomas parred the No. 4, 9 and 10 holes.

    But she shot 4 over par on the par-3 No. 14 hole and was 3 over on No. 5, 11, 13 and 15.

    The individuals who advanced to state shot 78, 81, and 82.

    Evansville North, ranked 13th in the state, won the team title with 329 strokes.

    North star Natalie Schmett was the medalist with a 5-over-par 75.

  • TC wins 2 of 3 matches

    MOUNT VERNON - Lauren Goffinet made eight blocks and Elizabeth Kohnert added six as Tell City beat Mount Vernon 25-21, 25-22 in volleyball Saturday.

    "Lauren and Lizzie got a hand on everything," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.

    Goffinet, Kohnert and Jamie Brinksneader each also made five kills. Julie Davis had 20 assists.

    Goffinet made eight digs and Paige Gelarden added seven.

    Davis served seven points, including two aces.

    "We played really well together," said Hayes. "Our passing was good and our setting was good.