Today's News

  • Happy Birthday, America!

    Fireworks explode over Magnet Monday as a huge display supported by the community drew hundreds of people. The show outside Betty Ray’s Landing is a community event, with donations from local businesses and residents. Food and music rounded out the celebration. Fireworks shows were held Sunday night in Derby and Tell City.

  • TCPD awarded grant for Segways

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department will be awarded money Friday to purchase two Segways. The two-wheeled electric vehicles will give officers better access to walkways and trails in the city, Police Chief Greg Hendershot said.

    The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is awarding its annual grants Friday and granted an application by the department, he said.

  • Hundreds to drag Main Street Saturday

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Tuesday’s meeting of the Tell City Common Council conjured up a bit of nostalgia Tuesday as Baby Boomer city officials talked about Saturday’s Dragging Main celebration.

    The event Saturday could bring hundreds of people into the city to relive what had been a rite of passage for generations of people: cruising Main Street and other thoroughfares, listening to favorite tunes, grabbing favorite food and sharing good times with friends.

  • Taylor helping Dragons set record

    DAYTON, OHIO—Clint Taylor, a 1997 Tell City graduate, played right field for the 1997 Marksman baseball team that set a school record with 21 victories.
    Now he could help the Dayton Dragons, a Class A minor league baseball team affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds, set another record.
    Taylor is the senior marketing manager for the Dragons and Mandalay Sports. He has been with the Dragons since 2004.

  • McDonald’s wins 10-12 tourney

    TELL CITY—Three pitchers combined to throw a three-hitter as McDonald’s beat Troy Clinic 13-7 to win Tell City’s age-10-12 girls softball playoff tourney last Thursday.

  • Beard powers Tell City past Heritage Hills

    LINCOLN CITY—Spenser Beard homered as Tell City beat Heritage Hills 7-5 in Diamond League baseball Tuesday.
      Tell City tied the score 2-2 with two runs in the third.
    Trent Zuelly reached base on a throwing error by the pitcher to start the inning. He advanced two bases on passed balls and scored on Rhett Baumeister’s sacrifice fly to deep right field.
    Drew Mowery and Ryan Dooley followed with singles and Mowery scored on a passed ball.
    Tell City took the lead for good with two more runs in the fourth.

  • Tell Citians help Hoosier Express beat Greene County Legion team

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Jordan Heck hit an RBI double in a three-run fourth inning that propelled Hoosier Express past Greene County 6-1 in American Legion baseball Saturday.

  • It’s almost 4-H fair time

    Renate Jobst, Purdue Extension, GUEST COLUMNIST

    It’s almost fair time, and you know what that means. It’s time to see Perry County kids at their very best.
    It’s a time for members to highlight some of what they have learned during their 4-H year. Hundreds of youth from across Perry County and surrounding areas will exhibit projects. It’s a great time to see kids show off their talents and see kids who make a difference in their community.

  • Texting while driving ban a smart step

    Distracted driving encompasses many things, from one’s drinking morning coffee to reading the newspaper, but research and tragic experiences show that using cell phones while driving is a preventa-ble distraction that outweighs all others. Most common sense should dictate good driving habits, but the 100-year history of the automobile has shown that not to be the case. It’s only human nature to fidget with the radio, primp in the mirror or talk with a rider. Twenty-first-century technology has only added to the list of things that divert our attention while on the road.

  • Main Street dragging back Saturday

    TELL CITY - A local man’s Facebook invitation to drag Main Street could draw hundreds of people to Tell City Saturday.
    “Friday and Saturday nights dragging Main Street was kind of like the center of our universe. Let’s take this day and relive that time, and maybe show our kids what a cool place Tell City was to grow up in,” Joe Morton posted. Word spread quickly through the social-media site and by word-of-mouth.