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Today's News

  • Four forfeits hurt Tell City wrestlers

    NEW ALBANY—Tell City won six of 10 matches actually wrestled but had to forfeit four weight classes and lost to New Albany 44-30 Tuesday.

    “We actually beat them head to head, but it’s tough when you have to give up 24 points,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.

    Tell City won four consecutive matches by pins. Dillon Hedinger (160-pound weight class), Matt Leistner (171), Dustin Gould (189) and Dylan Froehlich (215) earned them.

    Leistner scored his pin fastest, in 43 seconds.

  • Boonville’s depth defeats Tell City

    BOONVILLE—Tell City won seven of 12 events but lost to Boonville 91-82 in a boys swimming season opener Monday.

    Tell City did not have an entrant in the 100 butterfly so Boonville swept all three places in it. And the Marksmen’s only entrant in the 200 individual medley was disqualified.

    Greg Clayton and Nick Bower each won two individual events for Tell City.

    Clayton took the 200 freestyle in 2:04.70 and the 500 free in 5:45.67.

    Bower won the 100 free in 58.53 and the 50 free in 24.89.

  • Perry Central holds off Marksmen

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central forced 18 Tell City turnovers and beat the Marksmen 28-24 in freshman basketball Monday.

    “I was really pleased with our defensive effort overall, but on offense we struggled quite a bit,” said Tell City Coach Dan Lacy.

    Adam Kleaving scored 10 points to lead Perry Central. Paul Schwartz grabbed three rebounds.

    Matthew Watts scored nine points, Brandon Gaynor eight, and Ryan Dooley six for Tell City.

    Casey May led Tell City in rebounds with five.

  • TC mayor: Lots of dirt to be turned in 2010

    TELL CITY - A lot of thinking has gone into a $1,875,350 grant awarded to Tell City in August. Now, three months later, plans are turning to the actual work soon to take place.

    "There will be a whole lot of dirt being turned in the new year," Mayor Barbara Ewing said last week while updating the city council on the grant and the city's obligations to demolish and rehabilitate more than 20 homes.

    The grant to Tell City is aimed at foreclosed, abandoned and vacant properties in an area of the city west of 12th Street. The city is required to do the following:

  • Insurance costs up for county workers

    TELL CITY - County commissioners opted in a special meeting Monday to increase the monthly cost of health insurance to each county employee by $20, but not to hike their deductibles as has been their practice in recent years.

  • Toto safe and sound
  • Retired soldier dies of cancer

    TELL CITY - A former commander of Tell City-based National Guard soldiers who filed a lawsuit charging a defense contractor with allowing their exposure to a hazardous chemical died of lung cancer the day before Thanksgiving.

  • Santa making return trip for Sunday's Leopold parade

    LEOPOLD - After weekend visits to Cannelton and Tell City, Santa Claus will make a return visit to Perry County Sunday, this time to Leopold for that community's annual Christmas parade.

    The event begins at 1 p.m. with lineup getting under way at 12:30 p.m. in the same staging areas used for past parades.

    Floats will line up at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units assembling at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and marching bands will gather at the site of the former James Store.

  • Commission ponders next step in zoning complaints

    TELL CITY - Members of the Perry County Plan Commission tiptoed around the issue of a possible zoning violation along the Ohio River last week, opting to have the county's zoning administrator make initial inquiries instead of scheduling a formal hearing.

    Darryl Irvin brought the request to Jim Gogel, the county's director of planning and zoning, asking him to investigate whether rental cabins near Magnet are allowed in the zoning area.

  • Arts group announces photo-contest winners

    TELL CITY — The Tell City Regional Arts Association announced winners of its 2009 photography contest after Sunday's Tell City Christmas Parade. Winners and titles of winning entries are:

    • Best of show, Angela Rust, A Glimpse of Red.

    • First place, ages 14 and older, Camille McKinney, Cat out of Water

    • First place, ages 13 and younger, Silas Zuelly, Toccoa River.

    • People's Choice, Connie Graham, Round Up.

    • Honorable mention, Connie Graham, Round Up