Today's News

  • Two join Tell City police reserves

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing swore in Josh Shively, left, and Jim Alexander as new reserve officers for the Tell City Police Department. Shively has already completed a 40-hour prebasic program and will begin field orientation soon with Patrolman Bryce Hammack. Alexander should complete his prebasic program in January.

  • Port traffic down in some areas, up in others

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Sand and scrap-metal movements through the Port of Tell City were higher than projected in October, offsetting those of pig iron and coke, according to a report presented to the Perry County Port Authority Board of directors Nov. 9.

  • Neighborhood Watch program under way

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A new Tell City Neighborhood Watch will offer extra sets of eyes to local police in combating vandalism, break-ins and other crimes.

    Organizers Jesse Boarman and Joe Bailey received permission from the city council and Police Chief Greg Hendershot to begin organizing the effort, which includes public education, community meetings and keeping an eye out for activity the police should be concerned with.

  • Tell City claims grant for long-term planning

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

  • Special Delivery

    William Tell Elementary School fourth-graders Victoria Thomas and Ethan Scifres carry a basket of items donated by students in Mark Wahl’s class to patients at the Dialysis Center of Tell City.

    The delivery Tuesday marked National Philanthropy Day and Do Something Good for Someone in Perry County Day. William Tell art instructor Susan Godthaab helped package the items and the two students visited with staff and patients before returning to class.

  • $29 million loan to deliver broadband boost

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    ST. MEINRAD – A U.S. Department of Agriculture representative announced Monday Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative Inc., has been awarded $29,139,000 in loan funds “to start the process of designing and building FTTP broadband services across its service area.”

  • Two Perry Central opponents semistate bound this weekend

    Perry Central’s football team finished with a 5-5 record this year, which nearly everyone connected with the team called a disappointment.
    That tied the Commodores’ worst record in the last 17 years (the 1998 team also went 5-5).
    But it would have been considered great 30 years ago, when the Commodores completed back-to-back winless seasons.
    One of the reasons the Commodores’ record wasn’t quite as good as they had hoped this year, though, was they played a really strong schedule.

  • Marksmen sink Rebels

    TELL CITY—Tell City won all 11 events to rout South Spencer 114-36 in girls swimming Tuesday.
    The Marksmen also took second place in all eight individual events and two of the three relays.
    Loren Braunecker and Amanda Wagner each won two individual events for the Marksmen.
    Braunecker took the 200-yard freestyle in 2:23.51 and the 500 free in 6:29.09.
    Wagner won the 200 individual medley in 2:24.38 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.33.

  • Turnovers plague Perry Central in opening loss

    CORYDON—Perry Central committed 34 turnovers in a 55-29 season-opening girls basketball loss Saturday.
    “We broke their press most of the time, but we threw it away once we got down,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “We didn’t attack their pressure once we got across halfcourt.
    “They’re pretty good, and we just played OK in spurts.”

  • PC girls hold off Rebels

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used strong offensive rebounding and hot medium-range shooting to beat South Spencer 48-39 in girls basketball Tuesday.