Today's News

  • New cell tower set for Tell City


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Upgraded cell phone service is one step closer to reality for Tell City.

    PBM Wireless Services of Carmel, on behalf of Verizon Wireless, is prepared to erect a cell phone tower on property owned by Mulzer Crushed Stone located along Sixth and Lafayette streets. The tower could improve both data and calling services for cellular customers. Currently, the closest tower is on North Ridge Road, just outside city limits.

  • Inking an Enterprise


    Staff Writer


    With a customer comfortably situated in an adjustable chair, artist Zach Kalin’s supplies are neatly laid out on a tray within easy reach. Head down, hard at work, Kalin has already drawn out the concept. The only thing left is application.

  • Honoring our military heroes
  • Lion at the gate


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Come the New Year, patrons to the Perry County Courthouse will likely be greeted by a new face; not one filling an elected position, but instead to ensure safety. The county commissioners recently announced plans to add a security guard stationed at the front entrance.

  • Community Events; Nov. 14

    Bristow United Pentecostal taking candy orders


    BRISTOW – Bristow United Pentecostal Church is now taking candy orders for Thanksgiving.

    All orders must be in by Friday, Nov. 18, and delivery will be on Monday, Nov. 21.

    Candy available is: plain fudge, fudge with walnuts, peanut butter fudge, peanut butter balls (Buckeyes), and peanut brittle. Fudge and Buckeyes are $7 per pound: they can also be ordered in 1/2 pound sizes. 

  • Baxter scores third hole-in-one

    TELL CITY – Joe Baxter of Tell City scored his third hole-in-one and second at Hoosier Heights Country Club on the 125-yard, par-3 seventh hole Monday.
    Hugh Clayton witnessed the shot.
    Baxter, 79, also shot better than his age that round, finishing with 78 for 18 holes.

  • Simpson wins third cross country MVP

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Leo Simpson was named Tell City’s boys cross country Most Valuable Runner for the third year in a row at the school’s fall sports awards program Monday.
    That award was based strictly on points scored.
    No Most Valuable Player award was given in volleyball but Emma Kohnert, who was named MVP last year, won the Offensive Player of the Year award in that sport.
    Morgan Schuetter won the volleyball Defensive Player of the Year award.

  • Shoals holds off Cannelton

    SHOALS—Allison Boyd hit four three-pointers as Shoals beat Cannelton 49-42 in girls basketball Saturday.
    “They had one girl who could shoot a little bit and we never could find her,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “They’d move the ball around against our zone and we wouldn’t get to her in time.”
    Garrett said missing 10 of 23 free throws also “really killed us. Two of them were front ends of one-and-ones.
    “And we had a couple of turnovers late that hurt us.”

  • Sophomores dominate Tell City’s girls swim team

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With a still young team, Tell City will try to improve on last year’s fourth-place finish in the PAC girls swim meet.
    The Marksmen have 13 girls on their roster: 10 sophomores, two seniors and one junior.
    Four letter winners return and Ariana Warf swam for South Putnam last year before moving to Tell City.
    Another new student, Shay Brager, came from Hancock County, which does not have a swim team, but she swam for Tell City’s Tri-County age-group swim team last summer.

  • Four Perry Central boys on All-PLAC

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Four Perry Central players were named to the All-PLAC football team selected last week.
    Cole Harpenau on the offensive line, Alex Simpson at running back, and Austin Wilkerson as an at-large defensive player made the 32-man team in voting by conference coaches.
    Jacob Kelly was an automatic selection as the kicker based strictly on statistics.
    Simpson, a senior, played in only two conference games and five overall before an injury ended his season.