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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Offices closed for Memorial Day

    PERRY COUNTY – City, county, state and federal offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

    There will be no trash pickup in Cannelton and Tell City Monday, with a one-day delay the rest of the week. 

    All Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branches will be closed Saturday through Monday. The Tell City license branch will reopen May 28. 

    The Perry County News will be closed May 27. That day’s issue will be on newsstands May 26. There will be no mail delivery May 27. 

  • No TC players make All-PAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—No Tell City players were named to the All-PAC girls softball team elected by conference coaches Sunday.
    Tell City senior first baseman-shortstop-pitcher McKenzie Hayes was the highest vote-getter among those receiving honorable mention as a utility player on the team.
    Had she made the team, she would have joined Krista Blunk as the only Tell City girl to make all-conference in three sports in one school year.

  • Traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest

    TELL CITY – A traffic stop led to the arrest of a county man Monday night. According to Cannelton Patrolman Micah Jackson, a Perry County deputy made contact with Matthew Poehlein of Cannelton during a traffic stop near the 400 block of N. Fourth Street in Cannelton.