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Today's News

  • Ethics on Notice!

    TELL CITY – With the welcoming in of the New Year, local businesses can support a community-wide initiative to promote what it means to be a productive citizen. As such, the Perry County College Success Coalition would like to introduce its newest project – The Work Ethic Campaign.

  • Harmonies vexed, Charms a doomed band

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When people think of band breakups, the typical examples of the infighting and turmoil that dissolved such prolific acts as the Beatles or Guns’N’Roses generally come to mind. The scope is hardly ever narrowed to see that these same issues, or more or less serious ones, can plague local, independent musicians too.

  • A day of giving, Foundation provides $34,000 to nonprofits

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation awarded community grants provided by donors during the 2017 Winter Grant Breakfast held Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City. At the breakfast, community organizations received $34,506 in community good and field of interest grants.

    Foundation grant committee members welcomed special guests, including those who created funds addressing particular needs. Some of those fund founders were present to distribute the checks and explain why they created their fund.

  • Troy Utilities to look into purchasing new truck

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TROY – The Troy Utilities Department will soon hunt for a new pickup truck to replace the oldest one in the fleet.

    Bernard “Pudder” Linne told board members at the regular board meeting Wednesday, the 1997 Dodge currently used by Troy Utilities Department is in need of service. The tires are “shot,” as Linne put it, and it is in need of an engine tune up.

  • Graham to run for Vincennes University

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Marcus Graham might eventually end up at Indiana State University or the University of Southern Indiana, but for the next two years he will run for Vincennes University.
    Those were the three schools Graham visited and considered for continuing his cross country and track career.
    But he signed a letter of intent with VU Friday because “I felt like it was really the best option,” he said. “I loved the environment there.

  • TC turns South Spencer over 33 times for PAC win

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City took advantage of South Spencer’s 33 turnovers to beat the Rebels 57-48 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    South Spencer outshot the Marksmen from the field 54.1 percent to 39.2 percent and outrebounded them 32-24.
    But the Marksmen forced a lot of turnovers - making 18 steals - and the Rebels also committed several unforced ones.
    Tell City led only 27-26 at halftime but built a 47-36 lead late in the third quarter due to the Rebels’ 13 turnovers that period.

  • Tell City passes Mater Dei late

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City scored the game’s last seven points to beat Mater Dei 32-30 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Marksmen’s Braeden Beard was fouled on a two-point field goal with 2:55 left in the game. He also made the free throw to complete the three-point play, cutting Mater Dei’s lead to two, 30-28.
    The Wildcats missed their next shot and Ty Smith grabbed the rebound for Tell City.

  • PC holds off Orleans 57-51

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ORLEANS—Perry Central hit 50.0 percent from the field and held off a late run by Orleans to beat the Bulldogs 57-51 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Commodores hit 8 of 15 from three-point range and had probably their best mix of perimeter shots, driving baskets and free throws this season.
    “When we take good shots, we’re not a bad shooting team,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

  • K of C free-throw winners

    Girls winners in the Tell City Knights of Columbus’ Perry County free-throw shooting contest Sunday were (front row, from left) Regan Borden, age 9; Josie Bough, age 10; Trista Van Hoosier, 11; Alysia Hurtado, 12; Bree Noland, 13; and Ava Hilgenhold, 14. Boys winners were (back row, from left) Alden Marion, age 9; Ethan Ball, age 10; Corbin Haughee, 11, R.J. Jones, 12; Kaden Chestnut, 13; and Tyler Rockwell, 14. They will compete in the District 34 competition against the Ferdinand winners 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

  • Perry Central wins own 8th grade tourney

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central cut its turnovers and improved its shooting to beat Tecumseh 44-40 to win its own eighth grade boys basketball tourney Saturday.