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Today's News

  • Schools to share grant for at-risk kids

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A nearly $75,000 grant applied for by and to be shared among Perry Central and Tell City school systems will provide services to help at-risk students – and will complement existing programs, officials said this week.

    The McKinney-Vento Education for Children and Youth Grant is for one year but William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble said like many grants, the school districts will hope for additional funding.

  • Kleeman – Rogier

    Angel Kleeman of Troy and Nathan Rogier of Tell City announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Angela Kleeman of Troy and the late Mark “Flash” Kleeman. She is a 2005 graduate of Heritage Hills High School and is employed at Deaconess Clinic as a pediatric nurse.
    Mr. Rogier is the son of James and Myrna Rogier of Tell City. He is a 2002 graduate of Perry Central High School and works as a production group leader at ATTC Manufacturing in Tell City.

  • Revised animal-control ordinance in the works

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Changes have been made to a proposed animal-control ordinance, the county attorney is reviewing them and it will again be provided to the News for posting on the Internet, County Commissioner Bill Amos said Sept. 7.

    The issue was not on the agenda for their regular meeting, but Jim Carter addressed them after they’d concluded their scheduled business.

  • Tell City tops South Spencer

    TELL CITY—Tell City won the top two singles matches and No. 2 doubles to beat South Spencer 3-2 in PAC boys tennis Wednesday.
    Anjan Kashyab shut out Spencer Howell 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles to raise his record to 9-0.
    Zach Fisher beat Davis Jeffries 6-1, 6-4 in No. 2 singles.
    Austin Paulin and Jeff Yeung defeated Zane Taylor and Bryce Buse 6-3, 7-5 in No.2 doubles.
    South Spencer won the other two matches in straight sets.

  • Marksmen hold off Perry Central in 4 games

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Both teams were inconsistent, but McKenzie Hayes filled up the stat sheet to help Tell City beat Perry Central 25-21, 25-17, 23-25, 25-15 in volleyball Thursday.

  • Late PC touchdown beats Senators 20-14

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Hunter LaGrange scored on a 1-yard run on fourth down with 0:54 left to give Perry Central a 20-14 PLAC football win over West Washington Friday.

  • Improved 2nd half gives TC first win

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    PETERSBURG—Tell City improved its running game and pass defense in the second half to beat Pike Central 33-30 in PAC football Friday.

  • COLUMN: Good days and bad days

    By ERIC HARRIS, Guest Columnist

    I know what you’re thinking: “Another ‘please have sympathy for the poor teachers’ column?” Or maybe it’s, “I thought this was the dude who paid way too much attention to movies, what’s with this crap?”

  • COLUMN: Memories of the twin towers

    By PHIL JUNKER, Guest Columnist

    My head is filled with thoughts related to Sept. 11, 2001. They are numerous and difficult to organize. That may be the case for many Americans.

    I know exactly what I was doing when the first twin tower was hit. My wife Phyllis and I had made plans to attend an outdoor-writers conference. We planned to take our motorhome, so I had scheduled some minor maintenance at a Tell City automotive garage.

  • EDITORIAL: Universities should focus on affordability

    It’s a hard economic situation for everyone at the moment. With less money and the rise of unemployment, everyone across the board is feeling the crunch.

    It’s a necessary evil sometimes to raise prices, with the rising oil prices and other factors, but a few price hikes are too alarming to go without notice; one is public university tuition.