Today's News

  • Local leaders evaluating and recording flood damages to seek federal aid


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – As flood waters continued to recede Friday, leaders from Perry County’s numerous affected communities were on hand at a meeting Friday spearheaded by State Rep. Steve Bartels and State Sen. Erin Houchin to discuss what aid may be available through federal funding. Perry County has already been declared a disaster emergency area earlier in the week by the governor.

  • Water search dispatched for local resident

    ROME – A search has been dispatched for a Perry County man who rescuers fear fell into the river from his kayak on Thursday.

    Sheriff Alan Malone said Scott Whitehead of rural Rome, told friends he planned to kayak in backwater in the area. His kayak was found in backwater Thursday afternoon. But Whitehead has not been seen. Indiana conservation officers are assisting with the search, which lasted several hours Thursday and is  resumed Friday.

    Whitehead is a cattleman and farmer who lives in the area.

  • Neighbor terrorizes family on Lily Road



    PERRY COUNTY – A rural Perry County family endured what would have passed for a scene in a horror movie Feb. 24 after a neighbor allegedly barged into their home, began throwing furniture and attacked four people inside before police officers racing to the scene finally arrived and arrested him.

    Police have charged Matthew S. Fortwendel, 44, with a host of charges, including burglary, criminal confinement, intimidation and strangulation.

  • Hauser joins TC police force

    TELL CITY – Andrew Hauser has joined the Tell City Police Department as a patrolman. His appointment was approved by the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety on Feb. 19. Like other new hires, Hauser’s appointment to the department is contingent on him passing a physical exam for the Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund.

  • Tables set through Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY - The shelves of the Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry have goods on display similar to how one would see at a small grocer. Widow’s Barrel is an income based food ministry helping to provide food to low-income families in Perry County. 

  • Turnovers, fouls contribute to TC’s loss to Forest Park

    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Turnovers, rebounding and foul trouble hurt Tell City early in a 51-43 boys basketball sectional semifinal loss to Forest Park Friday.
    The Marksmen led 4-3 after Braeden Beard scored inside two minutes into the game.
    But Beard picked up his second foul with 5:20 left in the first quarter.

  • Marksmen knock off Mater Dei in first round

    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Braeden Beard had 20 points, nine rebounds, three steals and three blocked shots as Tell City crushed Mater Dei 52-31 in a first-round boys basketball sectional game Wednesday.
    “We played well - it was one of our best games of the year,” said Tell City Coach Matt Lynch. “It was a nice game to get our confidence going in the sectional.

  • Pike Central uses its depth to defeat Marksmen

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Evan Noble won two individual events and a relay but Tell City lost to Pike Central 94-60 in junior high boys swimming Tuesday.
    Noble swam the 200-yard freestyle in 2:44.05 to win by 28.10 seconds.
    He won the 50 butterfly in 34.31 seconds.
    He teamed with Will Hammond, Jack Goffinet and Nicholas McDowell to win the 400 free relay in 5:24.30.

  • Tell City wins South Gibson Duals

    FORT BRANCH—Brayden Lain pinned all four of his opponents as Tell City went 4-0 to win the South Gibson Duals junior high wrestling tourney Saturday.

  • Marksmen dominate Pike Central

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City won nine of the 11 events to trounce Pike Central 112-58 in junior high girls swimming Tuesday.
    Emma Ettensohn and Lily Marion each won two individual events and a relay.
    Ettensohn won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:26.65 and the 50 butterfly in 31.68 seconds.
    She teamed with Marion, Gabrielle Ettensohn and Mary Hollinden to win the 400 free relay in 4:24.77.
    Marion also won the 100 individual medley in 1:13.31 and the 50 backstroke in 33.09.