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Today's News

  • Marching Marksmen take first in Paoli contest

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Marching Marksmen earned first place overall and four of the six individual awards bestowed at the Pride of Paoli Invitational marching-band competition Saturday.

    In addition to besting six other Class A bands, the Marksmen earned awards in their second contest this season for best music, visual effect, general effect and drum major.

    Band Director Natasha Edmondson attributed the success to the performers’ hard work.

  • Humane Society chapter chief questions animal-control spending

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The president of Humane Society of Perry County asked county commissioners at their regular meeting Sept. 1 to change language in an agreement with Perry County Animal Shelter Inc. and suggested the shelter is using some county funds inappropriately.

  • In the homestretch

    A contractor positions an 18-inch clay pipe manufactured at Can-Clay in Cannelton before laying it into a 12-foot-deep trench near Tell City’s floodwall.

  • Former mayor leads United Way appeal

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Former Tell City Mayor Gayle Strassell is no stranger to campaigns, but the one she is leading this summer and fall is different. She’s building awareness of United Way’s work within the community.

    Strassell is chairwoman of the 2010 United Way of Perry County fundraising drive. The group hopes to raise $125,000 for groups that provide emergency relief services, literacy and educational outreach programs and health assistance.

  • Tell City awarded more money for new homes

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – In what the city’s mayor called a giant vote of confidence in its ability to wisely use grant money for neighborhood stabilization, Tell City learned last week it will receive another $574,436.50 to help fund the construction of new homes.

    The additional money is part of the city’s participation in the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which had already provided nearly $2 million to purchase and raze foreclosed and vacant homes and construct new ones.

  • Extra-point kicks worth two points in TC flag football

    Everyone knows that in football teams get only one point for kicking the ball through the uprights after a touchdown but two points for reaching the end zone with a run or pass, right?

  • Cannelton defeats Rock Creek for first victory of season

    CANNELTON—Allicyn Garrett made five kills as Cannelton beat Rock Creek Academy 25-1, 25-20, 17-25, 25-21 in volleyball Friday.


    Sammie James had four assists to aid the Bulldogs’ spikers.
    Cannelton also did a good job digging up the Lions’ serves and spikes.
    Sara Whitworth and Leah Mascolo each made seven digs and Garrett added six.
    James served five aces for the Bulldogs and Garrett added four.
    Cannelton, 1-7, will host Tell City Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

  • Marksmen flat in loss to Braves

    LYNNVILLE—After playing well in a rare victory over Forest Park Tuesday, Tell City did not play well in a 25-21, 25-21, 23-25, 25-15 PAC volleyball loss to Tecumseh Thursday.

  • Boonville holds off PC in 5 sets

    BOONVILLE—Boonville used a strong, balanced spiking attack to beat Perry Central 21-25, 25-20, 25-20, 17-25, 15-9 in volleyball Thursday.

  • Turnovers help PC rip TC

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central forced five turnovers and Mikey Wilkerson rushed for 216 yards as the Commodores shut out Tell City 35-0 in football Friday.