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Today's News

  • Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild 2010 quilt show, raffle

    TELL CITY - The Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild of Tell City will hold this year's quilt show during the Schweizer Fest. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug, 14 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ, 802 10th Street, Tell City.

    Admission is $2. Many quilts and other quilted items will be on display. Some items will be available for purchase. For more information, call 547-8107.

  • Protecting sources means protecting the public

    During the course of its investigation into the current Gulf of Mexico oil spill, The Associated Press was given information from the then-office of Mineral Management Services that was not making a lot of sense.

  • A summer for big travels

    In case you haven't noticed, it's been the summer for traveling the country in adventuresome ways and Perry County has been a stopping-off point for free-spirited men and women swimming, horseback riding and even walking across some or all of the nation.

    A group of people waterskiing passed by Thursday and Mimi Hughes, a Tennessee woman swimming the Ohio River to raise awareness about the importance of educating girls, passed by just before Independence Day.

  • Atwell: Tell City football looking for fresh start

    TELL CITY—With only one winning season in the last eight years, recent history hasn’t been kind to Tell City football.

    It’s also now been 18 years since the Marksmen have raised their last hardware in 1992, the same year that marked the end of a period that saw seven sectional championships in eight years.

  • Babe Ruth 14s place fourth in Southern State tourney

    NEWBURGH—Christopher Schaefer hit .563 to lead Tell City to fourth place in the age-14 Babe Ruth Southern State Tourney last weekend. 

    Schaefer also struck out six and walked four during his nine innings of work on the mound.

    Tell City dropped its opening game to Jasper de-spite a two-run home run by Cody Osborne in the first inning. 

    A poor defensive performance hindered Tell City that game. Four errors in the third inning led to two Jasper runs, and another three errors allowed four more runs in the last inning.

  • Tell City 13-year-olds fall to Newburgh

    BLOOMINGTON—Tell City was run-ruled twice by Newburgh to be knocked out of last weekend’s age-13 Babe Ruth Southern State tourney.

    After beating North Vernon in the first round, Tell City fell to Newburgh 19-4 the next day.

    “We didn’t play one aspect of the game,” said Telll City Coach Wes Deom. “When you play like that, you get beat like that.”

    Tell City came back strong against the Bloomington Reds, scoring 25 runs in a five-inning run-rule-shortened game.

  • Cannelton School Board endorses special tax levy

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman proposed a resolution to the board during its regular meeting July 13 that would help defer budget cuts the corporation would see in the future.

    He asked members to vote to seek a referendum on the November ballot that would ask taxpayers to pay an increase on their property taxes each year, with the accumulated funds going to help schools fill part of a $217,000 gap in funds.

    "We are very concerned for the survival of our school system and the survival of our town," Chapman told board members.

  • Breaking News Wall collapses at former William Tell Hotel

    TELL CITY - A large section of wall at the former William Tell Hotel in Tell City collapsed Friday morning, sending a mountain of century-old bricks into the street and worsening fears that more of the building could be about to fall.

    Bricks began falling after 6 a.m. and within an hour all three stories of the wall had collapsed onto the sidewalk and street. Cracks were visible in other sections of the wall.

    The building is owned by Carolyn Barr, who purchased it from Lincoln Hills Development Corp. and was developing plans to preserve the structure.

  • Hill action may help cities with floodwalls

    PERRY COUNTY – Difficulties in getting funding for the accreditation of flood-protection systems in Tell City and Cannelton may be alleviated through an amendment Rep. Baron Hill attached to legislation extending the National Flood Insurance Program.

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