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Today's News

  • Past year tough, but port close to goals

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Port-authority officials tried to be optimistic when they were planning last year’s budget, and came close to their projections despite a difficult economy, Stephen George reported at a meeting of the Perry County Port Authority directors Jan. 11.

    The manager of port facilities and governmental affairs said approximately 70 truckloads of magnesium oxide put the port-rail agency slightly over its projections for 2010 in that category.

  • TC man sentenced on molesting charge

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man charged last year with molesting a child was sentenced last Monday in Perry Circuit Court.

    Todd Zabel, 46, of 222 Seventh St., pleaded guilty under terms of a plea agreement to a Class C felony charge of child molesting. He was sentenced to six years with the Indiana Department of Correction, with four of those years suspended. Of the two years he will have to serve, Zabel will receive credit for the time he has served in the county jail.

  • Report: Tell City man shot himself with marshal’s gun

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – A Tell City man killed during a standoff with U.S. marshals in Hawesville Oct. 22 shot himself after grabbing a marshal’s gun, according to a report released last week.

    Roger D. Pate, 36, was wanted on drug warrants issued in Perry County and had barricaded himself inside a home.

  • Starting Them Young
  • Investigation under way into infant’s death

    CANNELTON – State police detectives aided by the Perry County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death early Friday of an infant found inside an apartment in Cannelton.

    According to Cannelton Police Department Sgt. Lee Hall, officers were called at 2:31 a.m. to Golden Years Apartments after paramedics responded to a call about an infant who was not breathing.

  • Mayor: City fared well in recession

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The city is sound financially, as shown by a State Board of Accounts report, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said Jan. 10 in a State of the City Address.

  • Extra wild-card teams might help baseball

    Twelve of 32 teams make the playoffs in the NFL and 16 of 30 do so in each the NBA and NHL.
    With so many teams making the playoffs in these leagues, occasionally each of them has a team slip into the postseason tourney with a losing record.
    The Seattle Seahawks made the NFL playoffs with a 7-9 record this year, prompting one USA Today sports columnist to write that the Seattle Mariners are hoping to get into the baseball playoffs next fall with a 71-91 record.

  • TC boys win triangular

    TELL CITY—Greg Clayton and Justin Peter each won two individual events and two relays to lead Tell City to victory in a boys triangular swim meet Thursday.
    Tell City scored 109 points, Gibson Southern 97, and Tecumseh 46.
    Tell City Coach Lew Anderson once said he didn’t know if the Marksmen could win a meet this season because of their lack of depth.
    But getting Trent Harding and Tyler Maddle back for this meet helped in that department. And the Marksmen also got some surprisingly strong performances from their less heralded swimmers.

  • Marksmen win all 12 events to sweep tri-meet

    TELL CITY—Tell City won all 12 events for the fifth time this season as the Marksmen dominated a girls triangular swim meet Thursday.
    Tell City scored 166 points, Gibson Southern 68, and Tecumseh 34.
    The Marksmen took first and second place in seven events, including all three relays.
    Chelsea Malone, Erika Hauenstein and Hana Reed each won two individual events.
    Malone won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.27 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 1:05.71.
    Hauenstein took the 200 individual medley in 2:28.53 and the 500 free in 5:48.99.

  • Pioneers shoot down Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—A familiar combination of cold shooting and too many turnovers doomed Tell City in a 58-21 girls basketball loss to Boonville Thursday.
    The Marksmen hit 22.2 percent from the field. They were 4 for 23 in the first half, with all four of their baskets coming on layups--two on offensive rebounds by Stori Beard.
    They committed 28 turnovers, including nine in the third quarter.
    But there were some encouraging signs for the Marksmen.