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Today's News

  • TC man sentenced in Troy beating

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was sentenced to 10 years in prison last month for a fight police said at the time was likely gang-related.

    Jacob C. Burch, 18, of 729 15th St., pleaded guilty to aggravated battery, a Class B felony, in the beating of Steven C. Gardner.

    Burch was given a total sentence of 20 years, but 10 years of prison time was suspended under terms of a plea agreement. Burch will serve probation once he is released.

  • Blue Ribbon students

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School students pinned on blue ribbons and placed pinwheels in front of the school Friday in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. (Click photos to enlarge.)

  • Worries grow over future of city library

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Larry Oathout described work by committees considering the merger of Tell City-Perry County and Cannelton public libraries for members of the Cannelton School Board in its latest regular meeting.

  • County council hears about potential library merger

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – As he has done before his own board of directors (reported March 2) and the Cannelton School Board (this edition), Larry Oathout described progress by people examining a merger of local libraries to the county council Thursday.

    The director for the Tell City-Perry County Public Library had appeared before the council in the fall, he reminded its members, but last year’s election brought a change in its leadership.

  • Commodores fall to Tecumseh

    LEOPOLD—Chelsie Nuhring hit a single, double and triple as Tecumseh beat Perry Central 10-1 in a softball season opener Friday.
    Morgan Gibson went 2 for 4 to lead Perry Central’s three-hit attack.
    The Commodores scored their only run in the seventh inning. Kayla Carter walked, stole second base, advanced to third on Kara Dauby’s bunt single, and scored as the Braves threw to second to get Dauby out trying to steal.
    No other Perry Central runner got past second base.
    Perry Central pitchers Kristi Brumfield and Miranda Claise combined to give up nine hits.

  • Rebels no-hit Perry Central

    By CHRIS JOHANNES
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    ROCKPORT—Nathan Hall and Walker Franklin combined to pitch a no-hitter as South Spencer beat Perry Central 11-1 in baseball Friday.
    Hall, 1-0, struck out eight in four innings. He walked one and hit a batter—both in the first inning.
    He hit Lucas Bryant, Perry Central's leadoff batter, who then advanced to second base on a past ball.
    One out later Justin Hagan walked. Freshman Rebel catcher Nathan Kuester threw to first base to try to pick Hagan off, but the throw was errant. The speedy Bryant easily scored from second base.

  • PC football team may log more road miles

    Perry County schools saw little changes when the IHSAA announced its new sectional alignments for the next two years.
    As expected, Southridge has been added to Tell City and Perry Central’s Class 2A sectionals for four-class sports (and Southridge will undoubtedly host the boys basketball sectional every year).
    It is now a seven-team sectional, which will mean four sessions (better for the gate) and only one bye.

  • Pitching should be Marksmen’s strength

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With a fourth-year varsity pitcher, Coach John Hayes expects pitching to be the main strength of Tell City’s girls softball team.
    But he adds an “if” about the health of Josalyn Ress’ pitching arm.
    Ress went 8-12 for the Marksmen’s young 9-14 team last year. Two years ago as a sophomore she went 16-8 with an 0.67 ERA and 186 strikeouts in 168 innings as she pitched the Marksmen to a sectional title.

  • Marksmen edge PC girls

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Tell City outscored Perry Central 15-3 in the throwing events to nip the Commodores 64-63 in girls track Thursday.

    “As you can see from the point breakdown our throwers dominated, which allowed us to be a bit behind in the other categories but still win,” said Tell City Coach Katie Chinn.
    Tell City junior Kayla Galloway won the discus and shot put with throws of 112 feet, 61⁄2 inches and 27 feet, 51⁄4 inches.
    The Marksmen swept all three places in the discus, with freshman Allison Hagan placing second and Hanna Adams third.

  • Tell City boys top PC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Ryan Henrickson won four blue ribbons and Tell City dominated the hurdles races to beat Perry Central 73-59 in boys track Thursday.

    Henrickson won the 100-meter dash in 11.34 seconds, the 200 in 23.38, and the 400 in 51.81.
    He teamed with Colton Thomas, Daniel Gonzalez and Tyler Dauby to win the 1600 relay in 3:43.12.
    Tell City’s David McDaniel won the 300 intermediate hurdles in 42.15 and the high jump at 6 feet, 2 inches.