Today's News

  • Special Olympians readying for 50th field day

    TELL CITY – Special Olympics Perry County and St. Meinrad Archabbey’s Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. will host the 50th annual track and field and bocce meet at 9 a.m. May 7 at Legion Field in Tell City.

    “Everyone is welcome to attend this event,” said Vicky Lutgring, county coordinator for Special Olympics Perry County. “Please come out and meet some of our areas Special Olympians!”

  • Spring installment of 2016 property-tax bills due May 10

    PERRY COUNTY – Property-tax bills have recently arrived in Perry County property owners’ mailboxes, Perry County Treasurer Judy Pund said.

    The first installment of 2016 taxes will be due May 10 and the second installment will be due Nov. 10. The tax bills include both spring and fall coupons.

  • Negotiations continue over Derby trash site

    DERBY – A county-sponsored trash drop-off site may have to be moved if a deal can’t be reached with the property owner. Members of the Perry County Recycling Management District said Thursday negotiations may have yielded fees steeper than they had initially hoped.

  • Arnold resigns as Tell City basketball coach

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    TELL CITY—Greg Arnold has resigned as Tell City’s boys basketball coach, Principal Brad Ramsey confirmed Thursday.
    Arnold could not be reached for comment but Ramsey said, “He told his boys yesterday and he has submitted his letter to (Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent John) Scioldo.”
    Asked his timetable for hiring Arnold’s successor, Ramsey said, “Obviously the sooner, the better” so he could run his own summer program with the team.

  • Police said jailed Kentucky man fired shotgun into car

    TELL CITY – A Lewisport, Ky., man faces multiple criminal charges after allegedly firing a shotgun into a car last week.

    According to Tell City Police Detective Roger Smith, Derrick A. Ingham, 25, was arrested Thursday on two counts each of attempted battery by a deadly weapon and pointing a firearm. He also faces a charge of shooting a firearm from a public roadway and criminal mischief.

  • James’ three blue ribbons lead PC to 2nd in PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Taylor James won both hurdles races and the long jump to lead Perry Central to second place in the PLAC junior high boys track meet Friday.
    James ran the 110-meter hurdles in 17.31 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 46.17.
    He went 16 feet, 3 3/4 inches in the long jump.
    Dylan Hubert threw the discus 122 feet, 10 inches for Perry Central’s other first place.
    Chase James placed second in the 400 dash in 56.15 and Josh Young took second in the 1600 in 5:28.46.
    The Commodores also took second in the 1600 relay in 4:07.62.

  • Baseball, softball postponed

    PERRY COUNTY—Baseball games involving Perry County teams Saturday and baseball and softball games Wednesday were postponed due to rain.
    Tell City’s PAC baseball game at North Posey has been rescheduled for Friday, May 13, at 6 p.m.
    Tell City was originally scheduled to play at Heritage Hills that day, but that was not a conference game as those teams have already met this season. So the second Heritage Hills game will be canceled to make way for the North Posey game.

  • Tell City splits PAC matches

    LYNNVILLE—Tell City won both doubles matches and No. 2 singles to beat Tecumseh 3-2 in PAC girls tennis Monday.
    Baylie Peter cruised past Cierra Brown 6-1, 6-0 in No. 2 singles.
    Amy Hackbarth and Kyra Gentry had to go three sets to dispose of Megan Osborne and Darian Meyer 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles.
    Mary Steen and Kaydi Backer survived a first-set tie-breaker to beat Allie Lochmueller and Bailey Perkins 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 in No. 2 doubles.
    Tecumseh’s Megan Tooley beat Madilyn Hoskinson 7-5, 6-1 in No. 1 singles.

  • PC golf team 2nd twice

    FRENCH LICK—Nic Pierrard tied for medalist honors as Perry Central placed second in a four-team boys golf match Monday.
    Springs Valley won with 166 strokes. Perry Central shot 184, Forest Park 189, and South Central 196.
    Pierrard and Springs Valley’s John Pinnick each shot 38.
    “It was good to see Nic play this well, as he has been struggling lately,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.
    Zach James shot 44, Coby Aders 50, and Eric Schepers 52 to complete the Commodores’ scoring.

  • Braves, Rangers beat No. 9 Tell City

    LYNNVILLE—Tell City is ranked No. 9 in the state in Class 2A softball this week. But that ranking will likely go down after the Marksmen lost PAC road games Monday and Tuesday.
    A lack of hitting was the main culprit for Tell City’s 8-0 loss to Tecumseh Monday and 6-2 loss to Forest Park Tuesday.
    Maddie Duncan pitched a one-hitter for Tecumseh, ranked No. 5 in the state in Class A. She struck out four and walked two.
    Hayley Fackler led off the game with a single for Tell City’s only hit.