Today's News

  • County to mark bicentennial of founding next year

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County will celebrate its 200th anniversary next fall and a planning meeting next week will explore ways on how the occasion should be celebrated.  
    The county will officially mark the 200th anniversary of its founding  Nov. 1, 2014, and a celebration would likely be held around that time. The county’s fall tour draws visitors during some of the weekends of October and a bicentennial celebration could mark the end of those events.

  • Chapman seeks bail reduction

    CANNELTON – Former Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Marion “Al” Chapman wants his bond reduced in hopes of checking out   of the Perry County Jail.

  • 55th Schweizer Fest under way

    Tell City’s annual Schweizer Fest celebration is under way. Opening ceremonies were held Wednesday evening in City Hall Park but the fests’ biggest days lie ahead with evening bands and Saturday’s wine garden, pet show and gospel music concert.
    The weekend will also bring sporting events, including Saturday morning’s road runs, basketball and cornhole tourney.
    The Schweizer Fest Market, offering crafts, antique and collectibles, is open daily through Saturday night and there are food booths offering a variety of good eats.

  • Your 2013 Miss Schweizer Fest is …

    Makala Kellems’ face said it all Monday night when her name was called and she was crowned the 2013 Miss Schweizer Fest.

    Kellems was in tears as last year’s queen, Karen Damin, placed the crown on Kellems’ head. She was one of eight local girls competing for the title. The pageant hosted seven categories total for girls ranging in ages from 3 to 22 and also included a Little Mister category with three contestants.

    Click through the photos below to few all seven courts from the Schweizer Fest pageant.

  • Perry Central fall schedules

    Varsity Football
    16    Southridge (scrimmage)    A    7:00
    23    Corydon Central    H    7:00
    30    Forest Park    A    7:00
      6    Crawford County    A    6:30
    13    Paoli    H    6:30
    20    Tell City    A    7:00

  • Jameson to autograph TC booklets at Schweizer Fest

    Steven Goodson, who recently left the University of Minnesota’s director of basketball operations job for a position on Tubby Smith’s Texas Tech staff, is not the only person born in Tell City to have been named a DOBO for a Big Ten Conference team.
    Jill Jameson, daughter of former Tell City boys basketball assistant coach John Jameson, is starting her third year as the director of basketball operations for the University of Wisconsin’s women’s basketball team.

  • Deom nearly perfect in archery competition

    TELL CITY—Wes Deom of Tell City was just one point short of a perfect score as he won the bowhunter male division of the Schweizer Fest archery tourney Saturday.
    Deom scored 299 of a possible 300 to win the highest scoring category of the tourney.
    He edged Tell City High School senior Nathan Freeman by two points.
    Morris Denton of Robards, Ky., placed third in that division with 294 points.

  • Small turnout has big time at game

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Possibly deterred by the threat of rain, one of the smallest turnouts ever showed up for the Schweizer Fest old-timers baseball game Tuesday.
    But the 14 who played (some older ones came just to watch) put on a good show in the five innings.
    One team turned a triple play, and that was not even voted the best defensive play of the game.
    Jeremy Edwards caught a fly ball that two of the young pinch-runners did not think he would get to. Neither tagged up, and both were doubled off base.

  • Schweizer Fest sports move into high gear

    TELL CITY—Schweizer Fest sports events were scheduled to start with the archery tourney Saturday but will move into high gear this week.
    Next up is the annual old-timers baseball game Tuesday at Frank Clemens Field.
    Registration begins at 5 p.m. at the field. Batting practice will start shortly after, with the game starting at approximately 6:30 p.m.
    Tri-state players age 40 and older are eligible to participate. Trophies will be awarded for the longest hit, best defensive play, and oldest player.

  • Competitive juices flow in dart league

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Athletes of all ages are always looking for an outlet for their competitive nature, and several area adults have found it in Tell City dart leagues.
    “It’s challenging,” said Chad Taylor. “If you’re in any sport, you strive to get better and better.”
    Another reason some like it is “it’s easy on the body,” said Dave Sanders.