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Today's News

  • Thriftway Lumber closes its doors in Tell City

    TELL CITY – Signs on the front doors of Tell City's Thriftway, a lumber and building-supplies store on Indiana 66, announced the business' closure Friday. The Owensboro, Ky.,-based company mailed letters to customers about the closure. In it Thriftway President Ken Lawson said the decision was based on the local economy.

    "This very tough decision comes after several months of analyzing and exploring every option available, but due to economic situations and a continued stagnant economy, we are left with no alterative options," he wrote.

  • Bus-stuffers, helpers needed
  • Museum preserves local school history

    Editor's Note: This is part of an occasional series of features profiling collections at the Tell City Historical Society Museum.

  • Logging closes roads, trails

    TELL CITY – The three south loops of the German Ridge Trail on the Hoosier National Forest will be closed until Oct. 31. The closure is to ensure the safety of trail users while loggers are working in the area. Timber-sale activities have resumed after being idle for a time. The timber sale is intended to remove selected pine trees.  

  • Memorial to honor David Hebeisen

    TELL CITY – Marching Marksmen members preparing for a new season will pause July 30 to remember a friend they lost as last year's season got under way.

    Davey Hebeisen died of an aneurism two days after last year's July 31 kickoff party.

    A memorial stone will be dedicated in his honor at 3 p.m. July 30 near a tree previously planted in his honor. The dedication will culminate the second of three week-long camps preparing musicians and color-guard members for the 2010-11 season.

  • 'Inception' is best of 2010

    "Inception" is easily my most anticipated movie so far this year.

    It's not because I loved the previews for it or I read some interviews or I heard the buzz about it. It's because it's directed by Christopher Nolan ("Memento," "The Dark Knight"), it has an amazing cast and it is based on an original script. That last one is almost unheard of in summer blockbuster land these days.

  • Wagner shines for Tri-County at conference championship

    TELL CITY - Tri-County Swim Club's Amanda Wagner took home four first place medals in the women's 15 and over age group at Sunday's S.W.I.M.

  • Kashyab wins another doubles title

    VINCENNES - Tell City High School's Anjan Kashyab won the boys U-16 doubles title over the weekend in the USTA Trail Blazer Junior Open at Vincennes University. Pairing up with Caleb Heiman of Evansville, the Kashyab Heiman duo defeated Colton Butcher of Washington and Lewis Nugent of Elnora 6-2, 6-4 in the final. Kashyab also placed second in the single's bracket at the tournament, losing to Krishan Kumar of Terre Haute in a competitive championship match 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-8.  Victory's over Bradley Wilzbacher of Fort Branch 6-0, 6-1

  • Run-swim-run set for Saturday

    TELL CITY - The first Tell City Run-Swim-Run competition will be held 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The competition will begin at City Hall park with a 5-kilometer running race. It will continue with an 800-meter swim at John F. Kennedy Pool and conclude with another 5-K running race. Race-day registration will be held 6:30 to 7 a.m. Registration that day will cost $40. Registrations postmarked by July 19 will cost $35. All entrants will receive a T-shirt.

    The race is sponsored by the Tri-County Swim Club and Perry County Wellness.

  • Tell City to hold girls tourney

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Girls Softball League will sponsor the Rumble on the River fastpitch tourney for ages 8-and-under, 10-U, 12-U and 14-U at its complex on 19th Street Aug. 6-8. The tourneys will be machine pitch for 8-U and 10-U and ASA fastpitch rules will apply for 12-U and 14-U. There is a three-game guarantee - two pool games followed by single-elimination. Entry fee is $225 for 8-U and 10-U and $250 for 12-U and 14-U. Entry deadline is Aug.