Today's News

  • Recovery home needs to become reality soon

    County commissioners took the easy way out last month by declining to act on a rezoning request that would have allowed a residence on Girl Scout Road to be converted into a recovery home for men seeking to come clean from drugs.

    Commissioners' inaction doesn't change the fact that there are people, right here, in need of care. We hope the setback doesn't change the commitment others have to working with people trying to overcome addictions.

  • 'Wizard of Oz' 70 years old

    In case you haven't heard, the "Wizard of Oz" is 70 years old. The timeless tale of ruby slippers, munchkins and good and bad witches was drawing its first fans seven decades ago.

    In Tell City, the movie was set to premiere 70 years ago this weekend at the Ohio Theatre. The local papers heralded the movie's star power, including Judy Garland as Dorothy, and its vivid color.

  • Holiday Helpers ready for season

    Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren't alone. The Holiday Helpers United are already working on helping those in need this Christmas, and we need your help, too.

  • Breaking NewsTell City awarded $4.5 million grant for combined sewers

    TELL CITY – Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman has announced that Tell City will receive a $4,447,000 grant, one of the largest funding awards in city history, to control its combined-sewer overflows. The money will be partnered with a $6.6 million low-interest loan from the state’s revolving fund.

    The grant comes from the federal Community Development Block Grant Program, with funds made available to aid economic recovery after several natural disasters caused damage in many areas across the state during 2008.  

  • Cougars hold off PC in mud bowl

    LEOPOLD—Fumbles and blocked punts that probably would not have happened on a dry field played key roles in North Daviess’ 14-7 win over Perry Central in Class A football sectional semifinals Friday.

    Though the game featured two of the top five Class A teams in the state, each team fumbled six times and lost three on the extremely muddy field made worse by rain falling steadily throughout the game.

  • North Posey's big second quarter beats Tell City

    POSEYVILLE—Tell City traveled to North Posey in the second round of Class 2A football sectional action Friday, but after a day of heavy rain the Marksmen were bogged down in the Posey County mud.

    Tell City lost the game 21-0.

    Action started out positive for Tell City after North Posey fumbled on the first play from scrimmage and it was recovered by the Marksmen.

    Tell City could not move the ball, though, and turned it back over to North Posey on downs.

    Neither offense could cross the goal line in the first quarter.

  • Perry Central 22nd in state meet

    TERRE HAUTE--Eric Scheiber finished 52nd to lead Perry Central to 22nd place in the 24-team IHSAA boys cross country state meet Saturday.

    Scheiber ran the 3.1-mile course in 17:15.5 to finish in the top 27 percent of the 196-runner field.

    Other Perry Central scorers were Ian Bashor, 118th in 17:55.0; Michael Ernst, 123rd in 17:59.0; Jake Schwartz, 138th in 18:06.5; and Neal Schwartz, 161st in 18:23.6.

    Freshman Alex Newton was right behind Neal Schwartz, finishing 162nd in 18:23.9. Noah Gatwood was the Commodores' seventh runner, finishing 189th in 19:20.6.

  • Wilgus leads TC at Newburgh

    NEWBURGH—Ross Wilgus won one freestyle race to lead the Tell City Swim Club in the Newburgh Fall Fling Invitational Oct. 24-25.

    Tell City finished eighth among eight teams, as several Tell City swimmers were available to compete only one day of the meet.

    Wilgus won the age-6-and-under boys 25-yard freestyle in 23.70 seconds.

    He also would have won the 50 backstroke but was disqualified for an improper flip turn.

    Amanda Wagner placed fourth in the 13-and-older girls 100 breaststroke in 1:13.06.

  • Voters to decide Tuesday if TCHS will undergo work

    TELL CITY - Voters in the Tell City-Troy Township school district will go to the polls Tuesday to answer the question, should up to $10 million worth of renovation work occur at Tell City High School?

    "Our big emphasis is the chance we have to get interest-free money," Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said Tuesday. "The work has to be done at some time." He's facing a Nov. 13 deadline for applying for up to the entire $10 million in interest-free stimulus funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

  • Weekend haunts abound

    PERRY COUNTY - A menagerie of creatures fair and fearsome, storybook princesses, Winnie the Poohs,  grim reapers and dragon-slaying heroes, will converge on Tell City's Main Street Friday evening for the 19th annual Witches Walk.