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Today's News

  • Evening forum to draw candidates

    TELL CITY – In a week when many people head a debate among candidates for president, an evening forum today in Tell city will give Perry County voters a chance to hear local candidates’ views on a variety of topics.

  • Route 66 yard sales are here

    PERRY COUNTY – An event that grows each year, the Route 66 Yard Sale offers bargains Friday and Saturday along Indiana 66 from Troy through Tell City, Cannelton, Rocky Point, Rome, Derby, Dexter, Magnet and Oriole. In addition to shopping for bargains, residents are invited to set up sale booths along the route. For more information, call the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 547-7933.

  • 1800s jail to be dedicated at Shubael Little open house

    Weekend tours of an 1800s jail reconstructed at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village near Rocky Point will be better than most lockups. No one will have to spend the night and the food will be top rate. 

  • County accelerates ADA plan milestones

    By KEVIN KOELLING

  • Efforts take shape to save landmark

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – An effort by the Tell City Historical Society to preserve a 139-year-old structure in Greenwood Cemetery has moved forward in recent weeks with the Tell City Board of Public Works offering to support repair and preservation efforts.

    The cemetery’s advisory committee had discussed a recommendation to the works board to demolish what was originally a sexton’s vault due to it no longer being used and because of water damage that has damaged its brick walls.

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  • Forest Park ousts Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Strong serving by Taylor Sumner and Emily Hagedorn kept Tell City in the first game, but the Marksmen lost to Forest Park 25-23, 25-11 in the PAC eighth grade volleyball tourney quarterfinals Thursday.
    Tell City fell behind 14-5 in the first game. But Sumner and Emily Hagedorn each served seven consecutive points to put the Marksmen ahead 20-15. Hagedorn served three aces in her streak.
    The Marksmen still led 23-18 after Kaydi Backer served two points, one of them an ace.

  • PC, TC have strong shot at sectional title

    It has been 24 years since Tell City claimed its last volleyball sectional title, seven years since Perry Central won its last one, and 29 years since Cannelton won its only title.
    So is one of the Perry County teams due to win a sectional this week?
    Normally I try not to get local fans’ hopes too high. Then if a Perry County team does win, they can be pleasantly surprised and not be too disappointed if they lose.

  • Commodores claim share of PLAC title

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Hannah Harpenau made 16 kills and 14 digs as Perry Central beat West Washington 25-23, 25-17, 25-13 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    The Commodores finished 5-1 in PLAC matches to tie Paoli for the conference title, their first share of a conference crown since 2006.
    Ashley Gengelbach made nine kills, Sydney Goffinet seven, and Grace James four to back Harpenau Thursday. James had 23 assists.
    James also made three blocks and Gengelbach and Goffinet each added two.

  • TC amasses 373 yards to beat Rangers

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    FERDINAND—Tell City out-gained Forest Park 373 total yards to 172 and shut out the Rangers 26-0 in Pocket Athletic Conference football Friday.
    On the Marksmen’s second possession, which started at their 21-yard line, they ran the ball 12 times. Elliott Brown gained 52 yards on the drive. He rushed over the left side for a 23-yard touchdown with 0:26 left in the first quarter.