Today's News

  • Time to fall back

    Don’t forget to turn your clocks back before going to bed Saturday.

  • Woman seeks pageant support

    TELL CITY – Jaylen Avallone, 21, of Tell City has a taking-it-to-the-next-level request.

    She was recently named Miss Hoosier State Coed Queen for the Miss America Coed Pa-geant System in a Lexington, Ky., pageant, she said.

    She underwent interview, on-stage introduction and evening-wear competitions and also earned first place in an optional speech category by talking about cyber-bullying. She said she participates in the pageants because they help boost her self-confidence, will help her in future job interviews “and they’re fun.”

  • Director expresses pride in Tell City band finales

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Marching Marksmen band director said Tuesday she couldn’t have been more proud of her students’ final performances of the season, which included a trip to the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

  • Second installment of property tax due by Nov. 10

    PERRY COUNTY – The deadline for payment of the second installment of property taxes is Nov. 10.

    Any payments received after that date will be subject to a penalty.

    The Perry County treasurer’s office will be open to the public from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, Nov. 8.

    The office will also be open until 6 p.m. Nov 10.

    All mailed payments must be postmarked Nov. 10 or earlier in order to keep from being charged a late penalty.

    Payments can also be made at Old National Bank, Fifth Third Bank and German American Bank.

  • Life of Capt. Andrew Peter Batson spans the world

    Editor’s note: For the past year, the News has reprinted sketches of people who played prominent roles in the county. While the county will mark its 200th anniversary this weekend, the series of stories will continue into 2015.

  • Witches Walk back this evening for 24th year

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will “treat” local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 30, (today) from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Children will go store-to-store dressed in costumes seeking goodies from local merchants who are participating in the Witches Walk. Children and their parents are asked to look for the orange poster with the witch on her broom to identify those businesses participating in the candy give-away.

  • Halloween activities abound

    Trick-or-treat hours set for Tell City, Cannelton, Troy

    TELL CITY – The Cannelton City Council has set official Halloween trick-or-treating hours for 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Troy’s hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Tell City trick-or-treating hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

    Community Christian Explosion of Fun set for Friday

    TELL CITY – Community Christ-ian Church has planned its 13th annual ‘Explosion of Fun,” a Halloween alternative for children age 3 through grade six.

  • Marksmen looking to avenge regular- season loss to Vikings

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s football team gets a chance to improve how much it has improved in recent weeks when it hosts North Posey for a semifinal sectional game Friday at 7 p.m.
    After Tell City’s first-round sectional win over Eastern Greene Friday, Tell City Coach Ronnie Robinson noted that both of the Marksmen’s possible semifinal opponents “have beaten us in the regular season and I think that’s a motivating factor to our kids to prove that we have gotten better.”

  • Linton bringing high powered offense to PC

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central and Linton-Stockton will meet in their Class A football sectional for the fifth consecutive year Friday at 7 p.m., but both will sport slightly different looks this year.
    Both graduated quite a few starters last year and 9-1 Linton is “a little bit more run-oriented” this year, Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson said Monday. “They probably run 60 percent of the time.”

  • Tell City team just misses trip to state

    Sports Editor

    NASHVILLE—Tell City’s team and the Simpson twins just missed qualifying for the boys state cross country meet with their performances in the Brown County semistate Saturday.
    The top six teams in the 20-team semistate and the top 10 individuals not on those teams qualified for state.
    Tell City finished seventh with 212 points, just nine behind sixth-place Terre Haute North.