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Today's News

  • Race organizers may have to provide more volunteers

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Organizers of fitness runs and other events requiring traffic control could be asked to provide some of the help themselves instead of relying on city police officers.

    While no decision was made, the city’s board of public works and safety discussed the demands placed on police officers during road runs and walks. Many of those events have runners crossing busy streets such as Payne and 12th streets and police have often been asked to direct traffic to ensure runners’ safety.

  • ISTEP glitches impact local schools

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Two Perry County school systems are taking a wait-and-see stance after a tumultuous period of administering ISTEP exams that stressed students, teachers and administrators.

    “I wish I could start off by saying ISTEP went fine,” William Tell Elementary School Principal Laura Noble said in prefacing her remarks at the May 14 meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board. “But I can’t.”

  • City may be part of sewer-issue solution

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City and its wastewater utility are willing to work with county and state officials on providing a solution for county residents facing the possible loss of their privately operated sewage-treatment systems. However, the city won’t be able to offer any money toward a fix.

  • Sheriff counters Carter’s claims

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Sheriff Lee Chestnut has concerns about statements Jim Carter presented to the county commissioners and which the News reported April 18. Among them, “I didn’t know anything about Mr. Carter wanting another deputy until I read it in the paper,” the sheriff told the News after a county-council meeting April 25. The two men were talking as the other meeting participants dispersed.

  • Marksmen grads reach milestone

    Brianna Bolin, left and Kendall Bennett sing “I Hope You Dance” during Tell City High School’s graduation Friday in the Bryan Taylor Arena.

    (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Cassidy to play in state classic

    NEW CASTLE—Perry Central’s Tanner Cassidy will play in the fifth annual Class 2A-1A Indiana Class Basketball All-Star Classic senior boys game 5:30 p.m. June 15.
    The games are run by former Indiana University and NBA center Kent Benson and Steve Stremming for charity. They are unique in being the only statewide all-star games that give a lot of players from smaller schools a chance to play.

  • Braves no-hit Cannelton

    OAKLAND CITY—Tristan Cummings threw a no-hitter as Tecumseh defeated Cannelton 11-0 in the first round of the Wood Memorial Class A baseball sectional Thursday.

  • Rebels rip Commodores

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—South Spencer amassed 16 hits to beat Perry Central 11-1 in the Class 2A baseball sectional first round Thursday.
    The Rebels hit four long fly balls for extra-base hits, including an inside-the-park homer by Charleston Roberts and a triple and a double by Tyler Schneider. The inexperienced Perry Central outfielders had trouble judging them.
    “We’ve kind of struggled there a little bit,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers.

  • County athletes going to state in four events

    EVANSVILLE—Perry Central and Tell City each qualified for the state meet in two events with their performances in the boys track regional Thursday.
    Among 31 teams that scored, Perry Central placed fifth—its highest finish ever—with 36 points. Tell City tied for 14th with 14.
    Harrison, coached by former Tell City star Marty Rogier, repeated as team champion with 119 points, 59 more than runner-up Terre Haute North.
    The top eight in each event scored but only the top three qualified for state.

  • Tell City upsets Mater Dei in first round

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Trent Rainey drove in two runs and four Tell City pitchers combined to throw a five-hitter as the Marksmen upset Mater Dei 6-2 in a Class 2A baseball sectional first-round game Wednesday.
    Tell City, 14-9, will play Southridge, ranked No. 10 in the state, in the semifinals today at 10 a.m.
    Mater Dei entered Wed-nesday’s game ranked No. 5 in the state in Class 2A with a 20-6 record.