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Today's News

  • Student spikes move at Perry County Learning Academy

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Spikes in student numbers had typically come in the spring, but are now occurring in the fall, Mike Bishop said at the latest meeting of the Perry County Learning Academy Board of Directors.

    Seniors realizing they were short the credits needed to graduate drove the spring spikes, he explained after the meeting.

  • People question school-board members

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Jim Pate approached the microphone when a public-comment period was announced at a Jan. 11 regular Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting. The former school-board contender and city councilman asked if the board’s agendas can be posted on the school corporation’s Web site 48 hours before each meeting, suggesting, “you could get more people out here to attend your meetings.”

  • Council hopeful shares vision for Tell City’s future

     

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Chris Cail filed his candidacy last week for the District 1 seat on the Tell City Common Council. The Democrat hopes to follow incumbent Councilwoman Dr. Dianne Rudolph, who is in the final year of her third term and confirmed Friday that she will not seek re-election.

  • Lending the city a hand
  • Hawesville man, 18, robs convenience store

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Hawesville, Ky., man carrying a gas-powered pellet gun robbed a convenience store late Thursday, but was detained a short time later by an Indiana State Police trooper.

    Christopher S. Decker, 18, of 1734 Kentucky 69, was lodged in the Perry County Jail on several preliminary charges, including robbery, theft, intimidation with a deadly weapon, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. 

  • Commodores overtake Tell City

    TELL CITY—Perry Central held Tell City scoreless the last nine minutes to beat the Marksmen 37-30 in overtime in freshman basketball Saturday.
    “Our primary goal was to make them score from outside,” said Perry Central Coach Bob Linne. “In our previous meeting they penetrated well and shot 28 free throws.”
    To accomplish that goal the Commodores played 2-3 or 1-3-1 zone defenses with four defenders in the lane at all times.
    Rhett Baumeister hit his first four three-point shots over the zones and led the Marksmen with 12 points.

  • Shorthanded Marksmen go 0-5

    NEWBURGH—Competing with just eight wrestlers, Tell City went 0-5 in a six-team wrestling round-robin Saturday.
    One starter quit for the Marksmen last week, so they had to forfeit in six weight classes.
    “The kids we took tried—we were just outmanned,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.
    Ryan Henrickson went 3-2 in the 160-pound class to lead the Marksmen. Two of his victories came via pins.
    Jessie Lawalin, Blake Alvey, Zach Roberts and Cody Osborne each went 2-3.
    Lawalin and Osborne each registered one pin.

  • Bulldogs stop South Central

    CANNELTON—Cannelton used its defense to generate much of its offense in a 65-28 girls basketball win over South Central Saturday.
    “We played pretty good defense,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We forced several turnovers in the first half with our press, which led to some layups.”
    The Bulldogs used 1-2-1-1 and 2-2-1 full-court presses in the first half as they built a 30-13 lead.
    Sarah Powers led the Bulldogs with 30 points. She hit 10 field goals, including three three-pointers, and 7 of 10 free throws.

  • Frigid FT shooting stalls TC comeback

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    EVANSVILLE—Cold free-throw shooting derailed Tell City’s comeback in a 63-45 boys basketball loss to Mater Dei Tuesday.
    After falling behind by 15 points with 6:14 left in the third quarter, the Marksmen outscored Mater Dei 13-2 in the next four minutes to pull within four points, 40-36.
    Two inside baskets apiece by Shane Weedman and Chris Kohnert and a three-point basket by Brian Arnold helped fuel that run.

  • Eagles use quickness to defeat Cannelton

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    EVANSVILLE—Evansville Day used superior quickness on defense and in transition to defeat Cannelton 82-61 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Bulldogs had trouble moving the ball against the Day School’s press. The Eagles made 14 steals and forced 20 turnovers before calling the press off late in the third period.