Today's News

  • County planning, zoning in crisis

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – In a sometimes tense meeting Tuesday, the Perry County Plan Commission voted to hire a new administrator to fill the shoes of Jim Gogel, who resigned Feb. 13. But the decision came only after the group’s president took aim at budget cuts he said left any administrator far too little to work with.

    Hubert Voges Jr., who served for many years as director of Tell City’s zoning office, was hired to work the 15 hours allowed under the part-time position. He will be paid $11 per hour.

  • Marksmen ninth in boys swim sectional

    JASPER—Tell City’s highest finish was eighth in the 200-yard freestyle relay as the Marksmen finished ninth in the 10-team boys swim sectional Saturday.

  • Marksmen ninth in boys swim sectional

    JASPER—Tell City’s highest finish was eighth in the 200-yard freestyle relay as the Marksmen finished ninth in the 10-team boys swim sectional Saturday.

  • Perry Central only county team to draw long route

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central is the only Perry County team that will have to play three games to win a boys basketball sectional next week, as Tell City and Cannelton drew first-round byes.
    The Commodores will play North Posey in the first round of the seven team Class 2A Southridge sectional at Huntingburg Memorial Gym Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    That will be followed by Southridge vs. Mater Dei at approximately 7:15 p.m.
    Wednesday winners will meet in the second semifinal game Friday, March 2, at 7:15 p.m.

  • Hayes ties Kessans with third all-conference nod

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City junior McKenzie Hayes has been named to the All-PAC girls basketball team for the third time, putting her in select company.
    Hayes and 1998 graduate Kara Kessans are the only Tell City girls basketball players to make all-conference three times.
    Hayes, a 6-foot center who also played the point at times on offense, led the Marksmen with 15.3 points, 11.6 rebounds, 4.7 blocked shots and 2.7 steals per game. She also led the team in field-goal shooting at 50.0 percent.

  • Crusaders’ big men beat Bulldogs inside

    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cannelton could not contain Columbus Christian’s big men for the second time this year as the Bulldogs lost 69-59 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Forward Chris Noblitt and center Tom Planalp once again combined for 39 points against Cannelton. The only difference was this time Noblitt scored 20 points and Planalp had 19.

  • Vikings build early lead to beat Tell City

    Sports Editor

    POSEYVILLE—North Posey outrebounded Tell City 50-25 to beat the Marksmen 78-68 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

  • 5-point play helps PC overtake Braves

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—A five-point play produced Perry Central’s last points in regulation as the Commodores beat Tecumseh 48-43 in overtime in boys basketball Tuesday.
    Perry Central trailed 40-38 with 1:16 left in regulation when Commodore forward Tanner Cassidy worked open off a screen and hit a three-point shot from the wing.

  • Marksmen pin Pike Central 63-42

    TELL CITY—Tell City won 10 matches, including six by pins, to beat Pike Central 63-42 in junior high wrestling Thursday.
    Joe Craig, Aubrey Craig, Steven Wheatley, Nick Buchta, Brendon Richards and Javier Mendez earned the pins for the Marksmen.
    Dalton Froehlich, Cameron Kessinger and Johnny Tillison won major decisions (by at least eight points).
    Jarett Hawhee won a regular decision.

  • Lin’s performance not unprecedented

    NBA Commissioner David Stern, talking about New York Knicks’ overnight sensation Jeremy Lin in an interview with USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt Tuesday, said, “It’s actually a phenomenon without precedence.”
    Actually there is a really similar precedent for Lin’s performance in what Robert “Bubbles” Hawkins did 35 years ago. And though that was before Stern was the commissioner, he was 34 and a counsel to the NBA then, so he should remember.