.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Background check found nothing on coach

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – As school-board members were discussing routine personnel actions at a regular meeting Tuesday, Sherri Flynn asked about the corporation’s policy on background checks for new employees.

    “All background checks have been completed …?” Board President Larry Bryant asked about several people recommended for eight paid or volunteer coaching positions at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    “Yes,” Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne replied.

  • Celebrating Valentine’s Day

    Heather Howard adds the final touch to a Valentine’s Day bouquet Friday afternoon at Lauer Floral Co. in Tell City.

  • Council tables retirement request for deputies

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – County-council members voted unanimously Wednesday to table a request from Sheriff Lee Chestnut to convert a retirement plan used by county deputies here to another used by every other sheriff’s department in the state.

  • Groups ready to fight rise in gang activity

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    TELL CITY – Perry County is by no means gangland. Its cities and small towns remain safe places to live, work and raise families – but gang-related activity here is on an upswing and police officers and educators are bracing themselves for what will likely prove to be a drawn-out battle against organized groups of teens and young adults who bind themselves to gangs that show a willingness to beat, steal and intimidate.

  • Cold shooting costs TC in loss to North

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Evansville North held Tell City to 28.6 percent field-goal shooting and defeated the Marksmen 59-42 in boys basketball Thursday.
    Tell City Coach John Hayes said, “We have this mentality that if we, a player doesn’t make his first shot, it’s going to be a bad night. Most of the good shooters make less than half of their field-goal attempts.”
    With 7:44 left in the game Tell City’s Shane Weedman made two free throws cutting North’s lead to seven, 39-32.

  • PC puts brakes on Jeeps in second half

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—After Perry Central’s boys basketball team scored a rebound basket, Northeast Dubois Coach Terry Friedman called timeout with 7:02 left in the second quarter Thursday and told his players he was disappointed with their rebounding.
    Later he probably wished he had saved that speech for the second half. Perry Central held the Jeeps to two rebounds in the first nine minutes after intermission and beat them 53-33.

  • Trojans stop Bulldogs

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton could not get going on offense in a 45-22 loss to Wood Memorial in the girls Class A basketball sectional Friday.

  • Muensterman, Mater Dei overwhelm Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Maura Muensterman scored 25 points in the first half as Mater Dei rolled to a 67-26 victory over Tell City in the Class 2A girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

  • Shooting woes doom PC girls vs. Rangers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Either Forest Park’s defense was really great Friday or Perry Central just picked a bad time to have an off shooting night.

  • State police: Drive-by shooting report not accurate

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Indiana State Police were called Thursday night to investigate a possible drive-by shooting but said the subsequent investigation showed the victim likely accidentally shot himself.

    According to officers, the man was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. Police said he initially reported that he had been been the victim of a drive-by shooting on the city’s north side. The bullet appeared to graze the man’s hip and then struck him in the lower leg.