Today's News

  • Summer Fest begins Friday

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424’s annual Summer Fest marking the Independence Day holiday will kick off Friday with rides, games and food.

  • Schweizer Fest sporting events include road runs, archery tourney

    TELL CITY – Plans are taking shape for two major Schweizer Fest sporting events, including an indoor-outdoor archery tourney Aug. 3 and the 36th annual road runs Aug. 10.

    The second annual archery tournament will take place at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Participants of all ages are welcome. The competition will be divided into various styles of archery.  

  • Board OKs administrator contracts

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members approved at a regular meeting June 13 contracts for Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt Jr. and Principal Roger Fisher. They also heard a report from Sibbitt on a less-than-projected increase in the cost of health insurance and approved a bid for flooring work.  

    Under Sibbitt’s contract, he will receive $65,000 for working 130 days beginning July 1. 

    At his request, the board added 10 days and $5,000 to his contract.

  • Tell City players add to Legion team’s efforts

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    ROCKPORT – Several former and current Tell City players had strong performances playing for Spencer County-based Senior Legion baseball teams last week.

  • Thursday’s issue delayed for many subscribers

    TELL CITY – Perry County News subscribers found their Thursday issue missing from the mail, a problem attributed to a pressroom breakdown the previous day and a mistake by a mailroom employee who delivers copies to the post office.

  • Storms leave big mess


    PERRY COUNTY – A powerful line of thunderstorms downed entire trees and scattered limbs over a wide area Wednesday night, cutting power to some areas and closing roads.

    No injuries have been reported.

    Hardest-hit areas included the north side of Tell City, where trees fell on a mobile home and downed lines. In nearby Zoercher-Bettinger Park, a strong gust overturned a trailer and pushed a large slide-type ride into the park’s concrete-block restroom building. Some blocks were knocked over.

  • Waninger takes 3rd in Mountain Dew tourney

    CLARKSVILLE — Mason Waninger of Tell City placed third among 18 in an age-15-16 Indiana Junior Golf Mountain Dew Tour tourney at Wooded View Golf Club June 11.

    He shot a personal best 7-over-par 78 on the par-71 course as he carded two birdies and nine pars.

    Timothy Wiseman of Corydon won with 75 and Mitchell Frederick of Corydon placed second at 77.

    Waninger’s finish earned him 11 tour points.

  • Rhodes sets Brescia HPB record

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Tell City graduate Jordan Rhodes set a Brescia University baseball record by getting hit by pitches 15 times in 57 games this spring.

    That means he was hit once every 3.8 games, nearly equaling the rate of once every 3.04 games by Montreal Expos second baseman Ron Hunt when he set the modern (since 1900) major league record by getting hit 50 times in 1971.

  • Brewster one-hits Crawford County

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Dakota Brewster gave up only one tainted infield hit as Perry Central beat Crawford County 4-3 in eighth grade baseball Friday.

    Brewster struck out seven and walked one in the five-inning game.

    Perry Central Coach Rick Graves said he wasn’t sure how much Brewster would be able to pitch because he had strained his neck lifting weights earlier in the day. But he looked strong throughout.

  • COLUMN: Rebels’ latest title should give TC hope

    Sports Editor

    South Spencer, which is in the same sectional and conference as Tell City, won the Class 2A baseball state title this month for the second time in three years and third time in seven years.

    That reinforces the belief that this area’s Class 2A sectional is the strongest one in the state and the Pocket Athletic Conference is one of the strongest baseball conferences in the state.