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Today's News

  • Farmers market to open Saturday

    TELL CITY – Beginning this Saturday, the patios and green spaces of the Tell City Depot will once again be graced with the bounties of local farmers, gardeners, bakers and crafters.

    Betty Cash, director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the market will kick off the season June 6.

    The Wednesday and Saturday markets will be located at the Tell City Depot, 333 Seventh St.

    Wednesday’s weekly market will begin at 4 p.m. and Saturday’s will start at 8 a.m. Markets will continue both days until vendors are sold out.

  • American Cancer Society to Paint Perry County Purple for Relay For Life

    PERRY COUNTY – The American Cancer Society is seeking businesses and organizations to get involved in the Relay For Life movement by displaying purple ribbons and other decorations from Saturday, May 30, through Saturday, June 6. Participants who make a $10 donation through the “Paint Perry County Purple” campaign will receive purple decorative luminaria to display. 

    Purple is the signature color of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life program, which represents all cancers.

  • Bicentennial Torch Relay torchbearer nominations sought

    INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development announced the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is now accepting torchbearer nominations from the public. Torchbearer nominations recognize Hoosiers who demonstrate exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region or state.

  • Relay For Life of Perry County taking Luminaria donations

    TELL CITY – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County is offering an opportunity for businesses, local community organizations and residents to show their support in the fight against cancer with a Luminaria donation. A lighting ceremony will take place at the Relay For Life of Perry County, June 5, at City Hall Park in Tell City.

    To help finish the fight, community members can donate and decorate a Luminaria in “Honor Of” or in “Memory Of” a loved one, family member, friend, co-worker or for anyone who has fought cancer.

  • Bristow man killed Monday evening after car collides with moped

    BRISTOW – A Bristow man was killed Monday evening east of Saint Meinrad after the moped he was riding was struck by a car. Police said the driver of the other vehicle was under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the crash.

    According to Indiana State Police, the accident occurred just after 7 p.m. Phoenix Donaldson, 18, was pulling out a driveway at 740 Bristow-Saint Meinrad Road. As he entered the southbound lane, he was struck by a northbound 2007 Chevrolet Aveo driven by Brock Smith, 26, of 17460 Aetna Road, Tell City.

  • Waninger 4th in four-team match

    SANTA CLAUS—Tell City’s Mason Waninger shot 38 to tie for fourth place in a four-team boys golf match Thursday.
    Heritage Hills won with 150 strokes. Evansville Central shot 169 and Forest Park 173. Tell City, with just two boys competing, did not have a team score.
    Heritage Hills’ Corey Teaford and Alec Meunier tied for medalist honors by shooting even-par 36s. Another Patriot, Dakota Deller, shot 37.
    Waninger closed strong, including birdieing the ninth hole, to finish right behind them.

  • Brown, Pierrard place 3rd to qualify for state

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City sprinter Elliott Brown and Perry Central distance runner Aaron Pierrard each placed third in one event at the boys track regional Thursday to qualify for the state meet.
    Pierrard ran the 1600-meter run in 4:19.90, breaking his own school record and beating the previous regional record of 4:20.12 set by Terre Haute North’s Peter Davis last year.
    Two other runners also broke that record, though, with Castle’s Quentin Pierce winning in 4:19.44 and Borden’s Julien Magallanes placing second in 4:18.99.

  • Bulldogs fall to Wood Memorial

    DUBOIS—Cannelton had just two hits in a 17-3 first-round baseball sectional loss to Wood Memorial Thursday.
    Bryce Garrett went 2 for 2 to account for all the Bulldogs’ hits.
    They also drew six walks, though, and had two batters hit by pitches.
    That helped them score three runs in the third inning, and they still left the bases loaded that inning.
    “We should have scored five or six runs that inning,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We just never could get on them.”

  • Vikings top Commodores for title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Hailee Elderkin threw a one-hitter as North Posey beat Perry Central 10-1 Thursday to win the Forest Park softball sectional.
    North Posey had 11 hits in the five-inning game. Kaitlyn Blankenberger drove in four runs with two doubles and Kristin Schorr ended the game with a grand slam over the center-field fence with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

  • Marksmen hold off Perry Central

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT — Travis Burchett and Reed Goffinet combined to pitch a three-hitter as Tell City defeated Perry Central 5-3 in the Class 2A baseball sectional first round Wednesday.
    The two Marksmen combined to strike out 16.
    Perry Central’s starter, freshman Jaron Underhill, pitched six strong innings, backed by some stellar defense.
    The Commodores took an early 2-0 lead and had a chance to tie the game late.