Today's News

  • Local Knights of Columbus council receives top international award

    TELL CITY – Knights of Columbus Council 1172 of Tell City has earned the distinction of Star Council, one of the organization’s top awards, for the 2014-15 fraternal year. The organization’s headquarters, located in New Haven, Conn., made the announcement.

  • Ivy Tech offering free financial aid application workshop

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College in Tell City will offer a Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 3 to 6 p.m. Participants are asked to pre-register for the event by calling (812) 547-7915.

    This free workshop is open to the public and is aimed to assist students in completing the FAFSA before the state’s March 10 deadline. Ivy Tech financial aid representatives will be available to answer questions and help applicants with their FAFSA.

  • Stepping Stones to hold open house Feb. 11

    LEOPOLD – The public is invited to visit Stepping Stones Preschool’s fall open house Thursday, Feb. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 18020 Lafayette St., Leopold. Guests can meet the staff or tour the facility.
    Stepping Stones Preschool offers extended care for children needing early drop-off or late pickup. Students using extended care are provided breakfast if needed, lunch and an afternoon snack.

  • Girls basketball sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Perry Central’s girls basketball teams split two regular-season games. Now they will get to play the rubber match in the sectional.
    Pairings for next week’s Forest Park Class 2A sectional, drawn by the IHSAA Monday, have those two Perry County teams squaring off in the first game Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Perry County time.
    The winner of that game will play South Spencer, which is 2-19 and has lost 16 games in a row, in the first semifinal game Friday, Feb. 5, at 5:30 p.m.

  • Tell City girls fall twice

    TELL CITY—First-half turnovers hurt Tell City as the Marksmen lost to North Posey 55-39 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen shot better than usual, hitting 42.1 percent from the field and making all seven of their free throws.
    But they committed eight turnovers in the first quarter and 12 in the first half as they fell behind 34-21.
    “They were unforced - we just made silly mistakes,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

  • Bulldogs nip Madison Christian

    MADISON—Caressa Sloss grabbed 20 rebounds and scored the winning three-point play as Cannelton beat Madison Christian 46-42 in girls basketball Monday.
    Cannelton trailed 37-28 entering the fourth quarter but then “stepped up our defense,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We played a little man-to-man toward the end and started overplaying the passing lanes. We started to press them a little bit too.”
    That helped the Bulldogs force some of Madison Christian’s 33 turnovers.

  • Perry Central girls split two road games

    SELLERSBURG—Sarah Spires, Skyly Cummings and Emily Sprinkle combined for 32 points in the second half as Perry Central beat Rock Creek Academy 72-39 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    Perry Central led only 27-19 at halftime. But in “the second half we started attacking their zone a lot better and on their missed shots we started pushing the ball down the floor,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    Spires scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half, including hitting three three-pointers.

  • Houle leads Tell City boys to 5th

    LYNNVILLE—Stephen Houle won the 500-yard freestyle to lead Tell City to fifth place in the PAC boys swim meet Saturday.
    Pike Central repeated as champion of the seven-team meet with 352 points. Tell City scored 112.
    Houle swam the 500 free in 5:31.95 to win by 3.66 seconds.
    He teamed with Seth Vaquero, Davin Tran and Elliot Reed to place fourth in the 400 free relay in 4:06.34.
    Houle, Miles Brown, Vaquero and Reed took fifth in the 200 medley relay in 2:06.75.
    Houle placed seventh in the 200 individual medley in 2:24.75.

  • Burton propels Tell City girls to fourth in PAC

    LYNNVILLE—Sydney Burton placed third in the 100-yard breaststroke to lead Tell City to fourth place in the PAC girls swim meet Saturday.
    Heritage Hills repeated as champion of the seven-team meet with 358 points. Tell City scored 133.
    Burton swam the 100 breast in 1:23.44 for Tell City’s highest individual finish.
    She finished just five-hundredths of a second behind second-place Ellie Langebrake of Southridge. Burton’s time was her best of the season and close to her all-time best of 1:23.17 set in last year’s sectional.

  • Teague, Craig champs in PAC; Tell City fifth in team standings

    LINCOLN CITY—David Teague and Joe Craig won individual titles to lead Tell City to fifth place in the nine-team PAC wrestling tourney Saturday.
    Gibson Southern repeated as team champion with 226 points. Tell City scored 114 to finish two points ahead of Heritage Hills for fifth.
    “We trailed Heritage Hills all day but were able to nip them by 1.5 points in the final round,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly.
    Teague raised his season record to 35-1 as he went 3-0 to win the 120-pound weight class.