Today's News

  • WTE first grade class organizes local food drive

    Kara Braunecker’s first grade class at William Tell Elementary organized a school-wide food drive Nov. 13 through 16, encouraging other students and staff to donate nonperishable food items to the local Council of Agencies in Tell City. 

  • South Perry Head Start visits the farm

    Students in Classroom 2 at South Perry Head Start enjoyed activities that focused on fire safety, fall, harvest and Halloween during October.

    The class took a field trip to Trunnell’s Farm Market in Utica, Ky. Students learned how pumpkins grow and each child got to pick their own pumpkin from the patch. They tasted apple cider slushies and played in the Family Fun Acre. Pictured from the left are Hailey Martin, Chloe Hale, Kenadie Ambrose and Skylyn Snively. For more information about South Perry Head Start, contact teacher Beth Cassidy at 547-9464.

  • Third annual St. Paul Christmas Bazaar starts Friday at church

    TELL CITY – The third annual Christmas Bazaar hosted by St. Paul Catholic Church will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Christmas crafts for all ages and homemade baked goods will be available.
    From 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, there will be an all-you-can-eat chili supper in the parish hall. The meal will include peanut-butter sandwiches, drinks and desserts. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

  • Harpenau recognized with Cargill Kitchen Solutions Eagle Award

    MONTICELLO, Minn. – Cargill Kitchen Solutions, headquartered in Monticello, recognized eight employee stakeholders with its annual Eagle Award. Travis Harpenau of Mason City, Iowa, was one of the stakeholders recognized.

  • Girl Scouts collecting personal care items

    PERRY COUNTY – Daisy Girl Scout Troop 503 is collecting donations of personal-care items to aid families of the area.
    Items being accepted include shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairbrushes, combs, soap and baby items.  Trial sized or full sized donations are welcome.  Items may be dropped off now through Dec. 7 at The Perry County News office located at 537 Main Street or at Gladish Chiropractic Clinic located at 1430 Main Street.  

  • HHCC Ladies to host auction at club

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier Heights Ladies will host an auction at 7 p.m. Dec. 5, at the Hoosier Heights Country Club. The auction will feature a live auction as well as a silent auction.

    Traci Coyle will conduct the live auction. As part of the evening’s activities there will be a half-pot drawing and a cash raffle. A bake sale is part of the event.
    A buffet dinner of fried chicken and roast beef will start at 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

  • Writers got baseball award winners correct

    Like most fans, I don’t always agree with whom the Baseball Writers of America Association picks for the Major Leagues’ Most Valuable Player Awards and whom the managers and coaches pick for the Gold Glove awards.
    But this year I think they made all the right choices, despite some self-proclaimed baseball sabermetricians’ complaining loudly that Los Angeles Angels rookie center fielder Mike Trout was robbed for both awards.

  • Wilkerson chosen to succeed Wahl as Tell City’s baseball coach

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—One Heritage Hills graduate did a good job as Tell City’s baseball coach, so another one has been hired to replace him.
    Jason Wilkerson, 38, was hired as the Marksmen’s new baseball coach Nov. 12. He succeeds Mark Wahl, who resigned in June to become William Tell Elementary’s assistant principal.

  • Marksmen fall after hot start

    TELL CITY—Tell City won its first four matches but lost the last 10 in a 57-24 season-opening wrestling loss to Boonville Tuesday.
    The Marksmen earned the maximum six points in each of their victories, winning three by pins and one by forfeit.
    “We’re just awfully young and it really showed,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland. “We were just physically outmatched in the middle and upper weights.”
    The meet started with the heavyweight match, where Cody Osborne pinned Denver Krueger in 30 seconds.

  • Tell City boys team nearly triples in size

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys swim team is still young and inexperienced but has nearly three times as many members as last year.
    The Marksmen had only five boys on their team last year and only four competed in the sectional.
    Those five—Trent Harding, Brandon Mundy, Luke Thomas, Aaron Vincent and Clayton Mogan—return as does senior Hunter Sandage, who lettered two years ago but did not swim last year.
    The only other senior on the team, Will Roberts, is a first-year swimmer.