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Today's News

  • Economy impacts library circulation

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Circulation figures from Perry County Public Library show a decrease in circulated items compared to this time in 2016.

    The library’s total circulation went from 11,655 items in March 2016 to 10,502 in March of this year. Over 800 items in that decrease belong to Tell City’s branch, much of that figure being DVD checkouts.

    Library Director John Mundy said the decrease is the result of the economy improving from last year.

  • Spring cleanup details still being worked out

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The details haven’t been worked out and a date won’t be set until Monday, but Tell City will have a spring cleanup this year – likely in mid-June. But city officials ask residents not to set out that old lamp or bicycle until the week of the event.

  • Farm to table dinner returning

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A farm-to-table dinner of locally produced meat, fruits and vegetables will return to Tell City late this summer, giving diners a chance to enjoy a meal whose ingredients will be raised and grown in Perry County.

  • Heritage Hills ousts Tell City

    BOONVILLE—Heritage Hills won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in a first-round girls tennis sectional match Wednesday.
    The closest sets were in No. 1 doubles, where Sydney Rube and Caroline Guth beat Kaydi Backer and Alex Lawalin 6-3, 6-4.
    Tell City did not win more than three games in any other match in both sets combined.
    Tell City finished the season with a 1-10 record.
    Heritage Hills 5, Tell City 0
    Singles
    1. Kate Kaetzel (HH) def. Madilyn Hoskinson 6-2, 6-1.

  • Pike Central pulls away from Markmsen late

    TELL CITY—Pike Central scored four runs in the sixth inning to pull away to an 8-3 PAC softball win over Tell City Wednesday.
    Tell City took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Hayley Fackler hit her second home run of the season over the left-field fence in that inning.
    Chloe Carman hit a double to left in the sixth inning, when the Marksmen scored their final run.
    Annie Wood and Ava Hilgenhold each had one RBI for the Marksmen, who had five hits and struck out only two times.

  • Perry Central hitters struggle in two losses

    REO—Shelby Sitzman hit two home runs and was the winning pitcher as South Spencer beat Perry Central 10-1 in softball Thursday.
    Sitzman (four innings) and Rebel ace Hannah Epperson (three innings) teamed to pitch a three-hitter.
    Sitzman struck out eight and walked two and Epperson struck out three and walked one.
    Maria Hubert had two of Perry Central’s three hits.
    Olivia Hauser pitched the first 3 1/3 innings for Perry Central to take the loss. She gave up two hits and six walks and struck out three.

  • Blackhawks nip PC 3-1

    FRENCH LICK—Perry Central had trouble stringing hits together in a 3-1 PLAC baseball loss to Springs Valley Wednesday.
    The Commodores had a chance to finish in a three-way tie for first place in the seven-team conference if they won. Instead they finished 3-3 to tie for third.
    The Commodores had five hits, including doubles by Ethan Myler and Luke Bishop. Myler went 2 for 4.

  • Marksmen split two games

    MARENGO—Tell City powered its way to an early lead en route to beating Crawford County 8-0 in baseball Thursday.
    Travis Burchett led off the game with a hit and one out later Nick Smith hit his second home run of the season to give the Marksmen a 2-0 lead.
    That was enough support for Tell City pitcher Ryan Morgan, who earned his fourth win of the season with last-inning relief help from Bryson Naviaux.
    “We hit the ball very well,” said Tell City Coach Trent Benningfield.
    Tell City lost a PAC home game to Forest Park 6-4 Wednesday.

  • Tell City second in boys track sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Tell City won three events, Perry Central won two, and each set a meet record, but no one could match Jasper’s depth in the boys track sectional Thursday.
    Jasper won seven of the 16 events and won the 10-team meet with 171 points.
    Tell City was second with 119 and Perry Central sixth with 58.

  • Tell City takes 4th in PAC golf

    SANTA CLAUS—Spencer Fest shot 88 to lead Tell City to fourth place in the nine-team PAC boys golf tourney Saturday.