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Today's News

  • New forest supervisor begins duties today

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    BEDFORD – A U.S. Forest Service employee with Indiana roots but who worked in locations across the nation will begin work today at the top post within the Hoosier National Forest.

    Melany Glossa will step into the job of forest supervisor, replacing Ken Day, who had served in the post 16 years before retiring in June.  

  • New sheriff proposes retirement-plan change

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – In his fourth day on the job, Sheriff Lee Chestnut appeared before the county council to provide information on a proposed retirement plan for deputies.

    Figures on a handout he distributed showed expenses would be close to $70,000 to switch deputies to a Perry County-specific plan from the state’s Public Employees Retirement Fund, but the PERF costs now paid by the county hadn’t been separated out, meaning the true cost would be in the $35,000 range, he said.

  • Jan. 15 benefit planned for Tell City resident

    TELL CITY – A benefit for Kathy Tsantis is planned for Jan. 15 at the Tell City Knights of Columbus.
    Food will be available at 6 p.m. with an open cash bar. Music will be provided by Bob and Tom from 9 p.m. to midnight.
    A live auction is planned with Hawhee’s Auction Service on hand to sell items. Proceeds will go toward Tsantis’ medical bills.
    She is a retired Tell City Police Department dispatcher.
    Tickets are $15 per couple or $10 for singles.

  • New Year welcomes new faces

    Perry County Memorial Hospital welcomed two babies just after the New Year. Drake Allen Jones and Nevaeh Izabelle Dawn McCoskey were greeted Jan. 4 as the first babies to be born in the county.

  • Sale of 7th Street eyesore possible

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety will consider giving a green light to the sale of property at Seventh and Franklin streets – if city leaders agree the sale will ensure a cleanup of the lingering eyesore.

    The half-demolished furniture factory, once part of the Tell City Chair Co. complex, is owned by a Kentucky man’s salvage company. Demolition began more than 18 months ago but eventually stopped. The city filed suit last year, seeking to have the site cleared.

  • Council bumps county-jail proposal to funding body

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A committee studying the need for a new county jail and its possible siting behind the county courthouse is ready to enter a programming and schematic design phase of the effort, according to criminal-justice specialist with DLZ Corp.

    Paul Downing, representing that Indianapolis architectural firm, told county-council members at a regular meeting Tuesday the first of five phases will “define and refine the square footage and the layout of a proposed building.”

  • Wildcats scuttle Marksmen

    JASPER—Jasper won 12 of 14 matches to beat Tell City 60-6 in wrestling Thurs-day.
    Good news for Tell City was Kyle Shrubb’s return from a knee injury.
    He beat Ben Schitter 16-10 in the 135-pound weight class despite looking a little rusty at times, said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.
    Tell City’s other victory came in the 125-pound class, where Jessie Lawalin beat Edgar Chavez 1-0.
    Lawalin made a second-period escape for the match’s only point.

  • Rebels, Pats beat TC boys

    TELL CITY—South Spencer used its superior depth to beat Tell City 96-56 in boys swimming Wednes-day.
    Tell City, competing with just six boys, won four of the 11 events it entered.
    Hunter Sandage won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:21.77 and the 500 free in 6:05.76.
    He teamed with Greg Clayton, Trent Benningfield and Justin Peter to win the 400 free relay in 4:01.93.
    Peter also won the 100 backstroke in 1:01.71 and placed second in the 200 individual medley in 2:28.45.

  • Blyleven dominated, earned Hall of Fame

    I first heard of Bert Blyleven in April 1970 when The Evansville Courier ran profiles of the Evansville Triplets, then a Class AAA farm team of the Minnesota Twins.
    The team had been introduced to the Courier staff and other Evansville media members at its preseason press day. The Courier reported that Ralph Rowe, then the manager of the Triplets, said when Blyleven was introduced, “Take a good look at him now because he won’t be here long.”

  • Tell City girls sweep Patriots

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City won all 12 events to trounce Heritage Hills 131-54 in girls swimming Thursday.
    Erika Hauenstein, Chelsea Malone and Amanda Wagner each won two individual events.
    Hauenstein won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:29.76 and the 500 freestyle in 5:47.86.
    Malone won the 50 free in 26.33 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 1:06.44.
    Wagner took the 100 free in 57.49 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.57.
    Hana Reed beat the defending sectional champion, Morgan Schum, by 9.60 points to win the diving with 189.30 points.