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Today's News

  • Hauenstein, Wagner lead Tell City past Southridge

    TELL CITY—Erika Hauenstein and Amanda Wagner each won two individual events and two relays as Tell City beat Southridge 106-74 in girls swimming Thursday.

    Hauenstein won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:29.30 and the 500 freestyle in 5:49.90.

    Wagner won the 50 free in 25.64 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.94, just 20-hundredths of a second off her personal best set in last year’s sectional.

    Those two teamed with Chelsea and Bailey Malone to win the 200 medley relay in 2:01.47.

  • PC pulls away from Orleans in final quarter

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used its pressure defense to outscore Orleans 16-8 in the fourth quarter and beat the Bulldogs 41-32 in PLAC girls basketball Thursday.

    The Commodores led only 25-24 after three quarters but held Orleans to just two field goals in the final period.

    “I think we wore them down a little bit,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “We got some steals and got loose on some breaks.

  • Tell City girls fall in OT

    TELL CITY—Tecumseh scored 15 points in overtime to beat Tell City 63-55 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.

    “We played really well,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “But we made  a few key turnovers (in overtime) and they hit some key shots.”

    Tecumseh had trouble hitting three-point shots most of the game against Tell City’s aggressive man-to-man defense. “We got out and played hard,” said Lyons.

  • Raiders outswim Tell City boys

    TELL CITY—Tell City swept the diving but won only one other event as it lost to Southridge 92-60 in boys swimming Thursday.

    Junior Taylor Maddle won the diving with 216.50 points, his first time above 200 points this season.

    Logan Bolin placed second with 185.15 points, also a personal record, and Chris Martin took third with 104.60 points.

    Tell City also won the 200-yard freestyle relay. Nick Bower, Jerry Ammon, David McDaniel and Greg Clayton swam it in 1:46.66 to win by 12.60 seconds.

  • Cannelton gets $254,700 Focus Fund grant

    CANNELTON - Cannelton was one of 33 communities reaping more than $15 million in Community Focus Fund grants Dec. 14 in Indianapolis.

    Cannelton's share was $254,700, and will help the city improve its storm-water infrastructure.

  • Arson suspected in apartment-building blaze

    TROY — A late-night fire that gutted the interior of a vacant apartment building in Troy was likely a case of arson, the town's fire chief said Friday.

    The two-story building at 325 Franklin St., which caught fire shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday, had been vacant for the past two years, Pudder Linne said, but but its doors were often unlocked, allowing access to anyone who wanted inside.

  • Port workers log 3 safe years

    TELL CITY - Perry County Port Authority employees completed three years of accident-free operations as of Nov. 13, and were looking forward to continuing the safety record through the end of the calendar year, Dick Neumann reported Dec. 11.

    The vice president and chief executive officer of the port authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad said at a regular board-of-directors meeting the workers were to be treated to lunch in recognition of the achievement.

  • New Head Start program to serve 72 families, will create 13 jobs

    TELL CITY - Federal funding in the amount of $683,685 will allow Lincoln Hills Development Corp. to start a new Head Start program in the new year, serving families of young children in Perry, Spencer, Crawford and Harrison counties.

    The program, called Early Head Start, will serve 72 families and differs from LHDC's current Head Start program in that it serves children ages 3 to 5 with a focus on the needs of younger children. Services will be provided primarily through home-based options, but some program and group socialization activities will occur in LHDC facilities.

  • TC School Board OKs bus buy, new hires

    TELL CITY - Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board OK'd the purchase of a school bus and several personnel actions at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday.

    Bruce Chinn, assistant to the superintendent, said the new bus, a 78-passenger bus "much like the last one we bought," would involve the trade of one of two rear-engine buses "that's been a real pain for years. When we get rid of the other one, our fleet will be in good shape."

  • Plastic Santa Claus, with family 13 years, taken from Tell City home

    TELL CITY - Patti Coyle doesn't know why anyone would want to run off with a worn 3-foot-tall plastic lighted Santa Claus - other than to damage the spirits of her family.

    "I'm sitting here crying over a Santa Claus," Coyle said Friday, still fuming after watching a man unplug the Christmas decoration just outside the family's residence at Spring Hill Apartments and throw it in the back of a short-bed pickup truck.