Today's News

  • OUR VIEW: A killer tornado is coming. Are you prepared?

    This Friday will mark the 41st anniversary of the April 1974 outbreak of tornadoes that tore across several U.S. states. Nearly 150 tornadoes killed 319 people that day, including two citizens in Perry County. Those of us old enough still have vivid memories of that day.

    As another spring ushers in warmer temperatures, the likelihood of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes grows. Severe Weather Preparedness Week was held earlier in the month and served as a reminder to all of us to be on alert for severe weather.

  • Community Events; March 30

    Friends of the Library group meeting Tuesday


    TELL CITY – The Friends of the Perry County Library group will meet Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. at the Tell City Public Library. The order of business will be to discuss National Library Week April 12-18.

    New members and those interested in learning more about the group’s work are welcome.

    For more information, contact Judy Howell at (812) 547-4203 or Mary Phillips at (812) 547-5024.


  • Social News; March 30

    JEANNIE WALKER hosted her monthly bunco club Wednesday evening. Winners were Hazel Davis, Sandy Davis, Jeannie Walker and Pat Dyer. The club’s next get- together will be Monday, April 27, with Mary Hackel as hostess.


  • Holy Week

    Community Holy Week services planned


    TELL CITY – Local churches in Tell City will sponsor public Holy Week services in Tell City, March 30 (today) through Friday. Each service will begin at noon and last half an hour. On Monday of Holy Week, the service will be sponsored by Tell City Church of the Nazarene. Tuesday’s service will be at Community Christian Church; Wednesday, First Baptist Church; Maundy Thursday, Tell City First United Methodist Church and Good Friday at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

  • Court and Police Records; March 30



    • Andrew V. King, 69, of 903 Traphagen Drive, Tell City, March 23, on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released March 24 after posting $205 bail.

    • Cody V. Spencer, 22, of 610 Harrison St., Troy, March 23, on a preliminary charge of battery.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $4,000.

  • Rowe underclass all-state honorable mention

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior guard Hunter Rowe received honorable mention on the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s Underclass all-state team released Thursday.
    Rowe led the Marksmen with 14.0 points per game and was third on the team in rebounding at 3.8 per game.
    He hit 40.7 percent from the field, including 34.9 percent from three-point range, and 68.8 percent at the free-throw line.
    Mater Dei junior guard Devan Straub made the 15-man Underclass all-state team from Class A and 2A schools.

  • Tell City spring schedules

    Varsity Baseball
    31    Princeton    T    5:30
    4    Hancock County    H    12:00
    7    Heritage Hills    T    4:30
    8    Tecumseh    H    5:00
    9    South Central    T    5:30
    11    South Spencer    T    1:00

  • Marksman girls hope to compete for PAC

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls track team started last season with 22 girls, the most in 16 years, and that depth paid off with its highest conference finish in 26 years.
    The Marksmen have 22 girls again this year, but a lack of depth in some events may make it hard to move up from last year’s second-place PAC finish.
    They have plenty of depth in both throwing events. Kassidie Hayes returns in both after winning the regional and placing eighth in the state in the shot put.

  • Hitting may be Cannelton’s biggest asset

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—With five starters returning from last year’s sectional game and some talented newcomers, Cannelton’s baseball team hopes to improve on last year’s 3-17 record.
    The Bulldogs scored 55 runs as they won their first three games last year, but they scored a total of only 10 runs in their last six games.
    New assistant coach Michael Snyder expects their offense to be more consistent this year.

  • Pitching will be key to Tell City’s season

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—The good news for Tell City’s baseball team is it is ranked 10th in the state in the coaches’ Class 2A preseason poll.
    The bad news is that is only the fourth best ranking in the Marksmen’s sectional, which remains the state’s toughest in their class.
    But they may have the pitching quality and depth needed to survive that sectional.