Today's News

  • Second chance could land TC man 'deal' of a lifetime

    Huff wins trip to Hollywood to vie for Deal or No Deal TV spot

    TELL CITY - Second chances aren't easy to come by but one Tell City man will have his day.

    After buying four losing "Deal or No Deal" scratch-off tickets, Stormy Huff entered them in the Hoosier Lottery's second chance drawing. The grand prize: a chance to appear on the popular NBC program.

  • Former Marine files for county commissioner

    PERRY COUNTY - Brent Herzog feels he could do more as a county commissioner than by simply complaining about issues, the Democrat said Friday in explaining why he filed for the county's District 1 seat Tuesday.

    A former Marine and current resident of 1728 12t St., Tell City, he said he learned a lot about leadership through his time in the military and in scouting, where he earned Eagle Scout status.

    "The growth of the county is important to everybody's future," he said of issues facing the county. "Our children are the ones we should be concerned about."

  • Local physician to seek Statehouse seat

    Republican Marcrum challenging Stilwell in District 74

    TELL CITY - Dr. William Marcrum filed Thursday for the District 74 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives, providing a Republican challenge to incumbent Democrat Russ Stilwell.

    The District 74 seat covers parts of four counties: Perry, Spencer, Dubois and Warrick.

    A Tell City family-practice physician, Marcrum said House of Representatives seats should be held by citizen legislators who balance careers with public service.

  • Marksmen fall short vs. Austin in regional

    FERDINAND - Katy McIntosh's strong drives in the third quarter lifted Austin past Tell City 65-52 in the first round of the Class 2A girls basketball regional Saturday.

    McIntosh, the Eagles' leading scorer for the season with a 20.3-point average, was held in check in the first half, scoring six points on one field goal and four free throws. She sat out part of that half in foul trouble.

    Tell City scored the first four points of the third quarter on two free throws apiece by Kara McClintic and Lauren Goffinet to take a 29-27 lead with 5:51 left in that period.

  • UPDATE - Police say man who crashed SUV into two police cars was drunk

    Trooper alleges man's blood-alcohol content was twice legal limit

    TELL CITY – A 31-year-old Perry County man was allegedly driving drunk and without a valid driver's license when his sport-utility vehicle collided with two parked Tell City police cars in the 300 block of 11th Street early Friday. The two officers, who were investigating a separate complaint at the time, escaped injury.

  • Marksman girls didn't have easy road to title

    All the obstacles Tell City faced in girls basketball this season makes the team' s sectional title all the more remarkable.

    The Marksmen did return four starters and their top reserve from last year' s 17-6 team that possibly should have won the sectional (Forest Park beat them by one point on a free throw with no time left on the clock).

    But there was little depth behind them, meaning avoiding injuries would be a key.

  • Bulldogs repel Crusaders

    CANNELTON - Three players scored at least 20 points as Cannelton beat Columbus Christian 94-65 in boys basketball Saturday.

    With the victory, the Bulldogs are now 8-10, tying their most regular-season wins in 18 years.

    Justin Dooley and Tyler Aud each scored 22 points for the Bulldogs and Chase Gerber added 20.

    Reserve Dillon Powers was their fourth double-figure scorer with 12 points as the Bulldogs had their second highest scoring game of the season.

  • Tell City to face No. 3 Austin in regional

    FERDINAND - Austin, Tell City' s opponent in the Forest Park Class 2A girls basketball regional Saturday at 11:40 a.m., plays a similar style to Mater Dei, whom Tell City beat for the sectional title last Saturday.

    So said Tell City Coach John Lyons after watching videotapes of Austin Monday.

    " They play a lot like Mater Dei," said Lyons. " They like to get up and down the floor.

    " They like to drive and kick it out, and they have two real good three-point shooters. And on defense they like to get out in your face."

  • Local school officials fear funding cuts

    Board member: You almost want to scream

    TELL CITY - "When you read legislative updates," Larry Bryant said Tuesday evening, "there are times you almost want to scream at the top of your lungs."

    In a regular meeting, the Tell City-Troy Township School Board member was participating in discussion sparked by School Superintendent Ron Etienne, who'd said "circuit-breaker" legislation now under consideration would cost the corporation nearly $300,000 per year for the next two years in tax revenues.

  • Retiring police chief prepares for new job

    After 31 years on city force, Faulkenberg stepping down; accepts community-service post at courthouse

    TELL CITY - After working the law-enforcement beat in Tell City for the past 31 years, Police Chief David Faulkenberg plans to retire at the end of this month.

    But Tell City's veteran lawman isn't ready to ride into the sunset. He'll begin work in the county courthouse March 3 as the circuit-court's director of community service.