Today's News

  • Tell City wins ugly over Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    REO—Here’s the definition of an ugly basketball game:
    Tell City’s girls team committed 21 turnovers and hit 37.5 percent from the field and 50.0 percent at the free-throw line (including missing three consecutive front ends of one-and-ones in the closing minutes) Monday.
    The Marksmen also scored only two points in the second quarter. And they were the winning team.

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  • COLUMN: Reducing deficit requires skill, risk

    By LEE HAMILTON, Center for Congress

    The failure of the congressional “supercommittee” to reach an agreement on reducing the deficit was not just bad fiscal news. It was a significant failure of political leadership.

    Not only did the committee move us one step closer to a genuine fiscal crisis, but also it put the dysfunction of Congress on full display. At a time of great economic stress, its members lost sight of what failure would cost the country in lost economic growth and foregone job creation.

  • Emmons to be profiled in carving series Saw Dogs

    ST. CROIX – Bear Hollow Wood Carvers owner Jason Emmons will be featured on Episode 9 of the new reality show series Saw Dogs.

    The series premieres Jan. 7 on the Velocity Channel with the first two episodes airing back-to-back. Saw Dogs will also air on OLN Jan. 24.

  • Memories of Perry County’s Christmases Past

    Editor’s Note: As Christmas nears, The Tell City Historical Society provided The News three Christmas stories from its files. The stories were submitted in December 1971.

    Remembering Christmas in the 1920s
    By Louise Becker

    Christmas at our house was a time of excitement for weeks, with preparations for the holiday beginning with baking of cookies which filled every available crock jar for storage to keep them fresh. There were at least six or eight different kinds of the same recipes used yearly.

  • 100 years of restoring America’s priceless forests

    While Congressional gridlock has been an ongoing problem, 100 years ago legislators worked together to pass the Weeks Act. This groundbreaking law led to the creation and restoration of 52 national forests in 26 eastern states. Nearly 25 million acres, including some of the most abused and severely degraded land was restored after the passage of this act.

  • Governmental, other offices closing for holidays

    TELL CITY – Many governmental offices will be closed in coming days due to Christmas.

    City Hall in Tell City will be closed Friday and Monday and Jan. 2, as will the Perry County Courthouse and other county and state offices.

    Due to the holiday season, trash pickup in Tell City and Cannelton will be delayed a day the week after Christmas and New Year’s. Recycling will still be picked up with trash the week of Dec. 26 in Tell City.

  • Hogsett offers update on violent-crime initiative

    TELL CITY – After spending the second shift riding along with Evansville Police Department officers in high-crime neighborhoods earlier this month, United States Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett discussed year-end results from an ongoing Violent Crime Initiative. Hogsett also announced charges against six individuals who are alleged to have operated a methamphetamine operation in the area.

  • William Tell Elementary fitness efforts on TV tonight

    TELL CITY – A Public Broadcasting System segment titled “Building a Healthier Tri-State: Increasing Physical Activity in Schools” will air at 7:30 p.m. today on WNIN 9.1.

    Filming occurred at William Tell Elementary for a portion of this segment.

    If you miss the live broadcast, you can see the video online by going to their Web site, www.wnin.org and clicking on the black banner under the main heading on the word ‘Watch.’ There should be an option ‘Building a Healthier Tri-State: Increasing Physical Activity in Schools.’

  • It’s Girl Scout cookie time

    PERRY COUNTY – Thousands of girls in Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana will take orders through Jan. 13 for eight varieties of cookies — Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Thanks-A-Lots, Lemonades and Shout Outs.