Today's News

  • Holiday World hiring 2,100 for season; transportation from Tell City to be offered again

    SANTA CLAUS – Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials expect to review a record number of job applications as they prepare to fill 2,100 seasonal positions in the coming months.
    “We’re looking for friendly and energetic individuals who enjoy working with people,” said Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari President Matt Eckert. “We need ride operators, lifeguards and sweepers, plus staff for admissions, shops, games and foods. We’re like a small city – we have quite a variety of jobs available.”

  • Spencer, Kramer, Fischer to be inducted Feb. 16

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Former Tell City multi-sport coach Mike Spencer and multi-sport stars Norm Kramer and Jack Fischer will be inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame Feb. 16.
    Their induction acceptance speeches will be held in the school’s auditorium at 6 p.m. Kramer, who died July 22, 1999, will be represented by his son and daughter.
    The inductees will then be introduced at halftime of Tell City’s varsity boys basketball game with North Posey that night, which starts at 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday’s basketball games postponed

    Icy roads forced postponement of both boys basketball games involving Perry County teams Friday.
    Perry Central’s PLAC game at West Washington has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21, with the JV game starting at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m.
    Tell City’s PAC game at Pike Central has also been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21, with the JV game starting at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m.

  • Southridge defeats PC girls

    HUNTINGBURG—Kendyl Dearing and Victoria Schaefer combined for 38 points as Southridge defeated Perry Central 56-35 in girls basketball Thursday.
    “Schaefer and Dearing hurt us in the first half (when the Raiders built a 35-18 lead),” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “Those two guards are very, very good. We gave them too many shots and got down by 17.
    “We actually played pretty well in the second half—we just can’t score.”

  • Transition layups lead Rangers past Tell City

    FERDINAND—Numerous transition layups helped Forest Park overtake Tell City for a 56-48 PAC girls basketball victory Thursday.
    Tell City led 23-20 at halftime but couldn’t put two good halves together because of “missed assignments” on defense, Tell City Coach John Lyons said.
    “They probably had 14 points on layups,” he added. “We just didn’t get back (on defense). They beat us down the floor.”
    Tell City scored the first basket of the third quarter to increase its lead to five points.

  • Muensterman or not, Mater Dei is favorite in Class 2A sectional

    Mater Dei’s girls basketball team won the Class 2A state championship last year and is heavily favored to repeat that honor.

  • Mitchell outshoots Perry Central girls

    MITCHELL—Perry Central did not hit enough outside shots and gave up too many of them in a 50-37 PLAC girls basketball loss to Mitchell Saturday.
    Sami Howe hit seven three-point shots, including five in the first half, as she led Mitchell with 23 points.
    “We just weren’t communicating with each other,” Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson said of Howe’s ability to keep getting open.
    At the other end Perry Central hit 38.5 percent from the field, including 2 of 10 from three-point range.

  • Girls sectional drawings made

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central will get a rematch with Forest Park, and Tell City and Cannelton will likely face stat-ranked teams in their first IHSAA girls basketball sectional games next week.
    Pairings for the 64 sectionals were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.
    The seven-team Class 2A sectional at Forest Park will start Tuesday with Mater Dei, the defending state champion and ranked No. 1 again this year, taking on 1-19 South Spencer.
    Tell City drew the first-round bye and will face the winner of that game in the semifinals 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.

  • Osborne, Crawford advance to regional

    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Two Tell Citians qualified for the regional but none won titles in the 10-team Castle wrestling sectional Saturday.

  • Hayes scores 1,000th point

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—McKenzie Hayes scored the 1,000th point of her Tell City varsity girls basketball career Saturday, but the Marksmen lost that game and one Tuesday.
    Tell City Coach John Lyons said his team played well in a 40-31 loss Saturday to Mount Vernon, which is ranked 11th in the state in Class 3A.
    “We were ahead by two (16-14) at halftime and they’re a good team,” Lyons said.