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Today's News

  • Shoot for the Stars 2011

    Music in the Park and Shoot for the Stars kicked off their 2011 seasons Friday with eight performers singing in live auditions. They will advance to a June 10 program that will gradually reduce the field through the summer. In addition to the singing contest, guest performers will take the stage.

    Each program begins at 6 p.m. Other dates are July 8, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9. The August event coincides with Schweizer Fest.

    For more information, call Cheri Taylor, president of the Tell City Regional Arts Association at 547-2385.

  • Mayor responds to opponent’s remarks

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “One of our residents seems to have an issue with people who work for the city not laying their heads within the city itself,” Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said at a May 9 meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety.

  • Local community donates to Alabama tornado relief

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City and Perry County residents opened their hearts and donated items as varied as clothing and cleaning supplies, toothbrushes and diapers to help the people of tornado-devastated Alabama.

    “I think everyone needs to know of the generosity of the people who live in our county. All the news here isn’t bad,” said Mandi Lucas. Her husband, Jeff’s brother, Danny, and his wife, Jolene, live about an hour away from Tuscaloosa, which was devastated by the twisters.

  • Run, bike, swim

    Dozens of students took part in William Tell Elementary’s annual triathlon Saturday. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Jail planners to set public meetings

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Details that have been worked out so far toward the possible construction of a new jail were presented during a joint meeting of the county commissioners and council Wednesday morning.

    A committee has been working since 2009 to determine if the county can and should replace its aging facility in Cannelton. Attorney Chris Goffinet explained that two lawsuits have been lodged concerning the jail, and a resolution of one included an agreement to form a study committee.

  • Legally blind Tell City man missing

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department continued its search Wednesday for a 54-year-old man missing since Monday night.

    Allen D. Gerlach was last seen in the 300 block of Main Street at approximately 8:30 p.m. Monday and his disappearance triggered a Silver Alert, a program that distributes news of missing seniors and others believed to be in danger. Silver Alerts are similar to Amber Alerts issued for missing or abducted children.

  • Tell City police issue Silver Alert

    The Tell City Police Department is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Tell City.

    Allen D. Gerlach, a 54-year-old white male, five feet nine inches tall, 175 lbs, with brown eyes and curly brown hair is missing. He was last seen near Main Street in Tell City at approximately 8:30 pm Monday, May 16, 2011, and is believed to be in danger. He was last seen wearing a white Jacket and a pair of pants of unknown color. Allen D. Gerlach is blind, and walks with the aide of a walking stick.

  • Marksmen commit 5 errors in loss

    BOONVILLE—Tell City committed five errors in an 8-0 girls softball loss to Boonville Thursday.
    Boonville, ranked No. 8 in the state in Class 3A, didn’t need the extra help, as its three earned runs were enough to win.
    The Pioneers held Tell City to four singles.
    Hana Reed went 2 for 2 to lead Tell City hitters. She was also hit by a pitch.
    Josalyn Ress pitched a complete game for Tell City to take the loss. She gave up seven hits and three walks and struck out four.
    Tell City, 3-10, will host South Spencer Tuesday at 5 p.m.

  • Errors contribute to PC loss to Mitchell

    MITCHELL—Mitchell scored three unearned runs to beat Perry Central 3-0 in PLAC girls softball Thursday.
    The Commodores committed three errors, and all three led to Mitchell runs.
    A throwing error on a pickoff play and an outfield error helped the Bluejackets score two fourth-inning runs.
    They added another run in the fifth when a Commodore infielder dropped the ball trying to make a tag on a rundown.
    The Commodores outhit Mitchell 7-6 but couldn’t take advantage of Mitchell’s three errors. They left nine runners on base.

  • Softball sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City drew a first-round bye while Perry Central and Cannelton will open girls softball sectional play in the first round next Monday.
    Perry Central will play Mater Dei May 23 at 5:30 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times) in the first round of Forest Park’s Class 2A sectional, to be held at Cedar Crest School in Bretzville.
    That will be followed by South Spencer vs. Forest Park at approximately 7 p.m.
    The winners of those games will meet in the first semifinal game 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24.