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Today's News

  • Expanded dual-credit courses coming to TCHS

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – What if Tell City High School students had their own television show about fine dining? That scenario may not be too far off the mark.

    The course selection at Tell City High School could be expanded to give new credence to some traditional elective classes. According to school administrators, the 2016-17 school year could include studies in culinary arts-hospitality and radio-TV-film. There are also talks about adding selections geared toward criminal justice.

  • Hauser, Greer file for county council seats

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Former Perry County Commissioner Tom Hauser and political newcomer John Greer have declared their candidacies for county council at-large seats. As of Friday, Hauser was the lone Republican vying for one of three at-large council seats. Greer is running as a Democrat.

    Hauser could square off in the November general election against three Democrat filers, hopefuls Brad Franzman, Greer and incumbent Steve Goodson.

  • The long road ahead: County leaders eye comprehensive highway improvement plan

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Forthcoming changes in the way federal Department of Transportation money is distributed to communities may soon mean additional preparations for local leaders. Though such amendments have yet to be passed at the federal level, county commissioners say they may soon need to have a comprehensive road plan in order to qualify for that money in the future.

  • Library Board discusses renovations and book weeding

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – At the Library Board of Trustees regular meeting Wednesday, Feb. 3, Library Director John Mundy mentioned renovations to the computer lab. The renovations are not extensive and are only partially done, because the bidding process is still open.

    About half of what is now the computer lab will be converted into two study rooms, with a table and eight chairs in each.

    Mundy said he expects the work to be completed in coming months, but doesn’t know yet who will do it.

  • SWCD offering landowners admission to March 2 grazing meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will sponsor a maximum of 10 livestock producers who live in Perry County to attend the Southern Indiana Grazing Conference.

  • Marksmen go 0-3 in regional

    NEWBURGH—All three Tell City wrestlers lost in the first round of the Castle regional Saturday.
    David Teague went the distance but lost 7-4 to Logan Dunn of Princeton in the 120-pound weight class.
    Joe Craig got pinned by Matt Elpers of Evansville North in 3:16 in the 132 weight class and Jarrett Hawhee got pinned by Austin Bethel of Mount Vernon in the 145 class.

  • Tell City 7th in girls swim sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—No Tell City individual made the championship finals as the Marksmen finished seventh in an 11-team girls swimming sectional Saturday.
    Tell City scored 97 points. Jasper repeated as champion with 520 points and PAC champion Heritage Hills was second with 329.
    The eight fastest times in each event at last Thursday’s trials qualified for the championship finals and the next eight qualified for the consolation finals.

  • Wildcats top Tell City

    TELL CITY—Devan Straub scored 19 points in the first quarter to propel Mater Dei past Tell City 80-51 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Straub’s early outburst helped the Wildcats build a 30-16 lead.
    They outscored Tell City slightly in each of the next three quarters to gradually expand their lead.
    “They were faster and stronger and shot the ball better,” said Tell City Coach Greg Arnold. “I think they shot 80 percent from the field in the first half.”

  • Perry Central falls to South Spencer

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Turnovers and poor shooting hurt Perry Central in a 58-27 boys basketball loss to South Spencer Saturday.
    Perry Central turned the ball over 19 times - 13 in the first half.
    After leading just 12-8 at the end of the first quarter, South Spencer used the turnovers to get easy baskets in the second quarter. The Rebels outscored the Commodores 20-5 in that period to build a 32-13 halftime lead.

  • Cannelton holds off Dugger

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Damon Powers scored 13 points in the fourth quarter as Cannelton held off Dugger Union 57-52 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The game was tied 39-39 when Dugger’s Caleb Wright was hurt as he and a Cannelton player dived for a ball along the sideline.
    Dugger’s Melidian Maze complained to the officials about the play and received his second and third technical fouls of the game, bringing about his ejection.