Today's News

  • Public financial peace class to start Jan. 18

    TROY – Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class will be available beginning Jan. 18. The course will be a 13-week program designed to teach individuals and families how to take control of their finances and become debt free. Every possible spending and saving situation will be addressed in the program.
    Financial Peace University lays out a saving, spending and investing plan. For complete details, check the United Methodist Church Web site at www.perrycountumc.org. Click on “Home” and go to “7 Step Financial Peace Program.”

  • Tell Street Baptist Church welcomes new pastor

    TELL CITY – The members of Tell Street Baptist Church received a new pastor, Sam Huff, for Christmas. James Jackson had been serving as interim pastor for more than a year when the church found Pastor Huff.

  • WTE gathers gift baskets for elderly

    The students at William Tell Elementary recently collected items for gift baskets for the elderly during the holiday season.

    The idea behind making the baskets was to share the students’ blessings with others in the community that may need a little holiday cheer. The goal was set to create 15 baskets, but students gathered enough supplies for 40 baskets for senior citizens in the area.

  • Carter scores 19 in Sycamores’ win

    TERRE HAUTE—Perry Central graduate Aaorn Carter scored a team-high 19 points for Indiana State in an 80-66 Missouri Valley Conference basketball victory over Bradley Dec. 29.
    He started and hit 7 of 12 shots from the field, including 3 of 7 from three-point range, and 2 of 2 free throws in 28 minutes.
    The senior guard also started the next two games, scoring five points in a 64-59 loss at Evansville Saturday and a team-high 14 points (with six rebounds) in a 72-57 win over Illinois State Tuesday.

  • Tell City boys 3rd in triangular

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City won four events but finished third in a boys triangular swim meet Thursday due to a lack of depth.
    Southridge won with 139 points. Heritage Hills, which won only one of the 12 events, scored 94 and Tell City had 70.
    Tell City senior Greg Clayton won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:03.76 and the 500 free in 5:40.92.
    He teamed with Justin Peter, Trent Benningfield and Hunter Sandage to win the 400 free relay in 4:08.34.
    Peter won the 100 backstroke in 1:01.86, his best time of the season.

  • Tell City 10th at Mater Dei

    EVANSVILLE—Ryan Henrickson and Dillon Hedinger placed fifth in their weight classes as Tell City finished 10th in Mater Dei’s 16-team wrestling tourney last Wednesday and Thursday.
    Tell City scored 41 points. Mater Dei won with 291.5 and Louisville Trinity, ranked No. 1 in Kentucky, placed second with 197.
    Hedinger, who had a first-round bye, went 3-1 with one pin in the 171-pound weight class.
    Henrickson went 3-2 in the 160 weight class.

  • Wildcats use layups to run past Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Mater Dei hit 28 layups to rout Tell City 77-29 in girls basketball last Thursday.
    The high-percentage shots helped the Wildcats outshoot Tell City from the field 64.2 percent to 34.4 percent.
    The Wildcats scored six layups directly off steals and seven on offensive rebounds (one of the rebound baskets also came after a steal).
    Tell City committed 24 first-half turnovers against Mater Dei’s press and overplaying man-to-man defense.

  • Tell City girls win triangular

    HUNTINGBURG—Chelsea Malone, Amanda Wagner and C.J. Fentress each won three events as Tell City won a girls triangular swim meet Monday.
    The Marksmen scored 133 points. Heritage Hills scored 106 and Southridge 88.
    Malone, Wagner, Erika Hauenstein and C.J. Fentress won the 200-yard medley relay in 2:00.06.
    Malone also won the 50 freestyle in 26.66 seconds and the 100 free in 58.74.
    Wagner also won the 200 individual medley in 2:24.81 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:13.07.

  • Little earns diploma

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Learning Academy announces Ashley Little has successfully completed the necessary requirements for a diploma from Tell City High School.

    The Perry County Learning Academy allows current and former students to complete credits toward a high school diploma.
    The academy is open to all Perry County residents. For further information on how to enroll, call 547-6942. Special thanks to Perry County Even Start for offering child care services.


  • PC girls outshoot Blackhawks

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit 56.4 percent from the field to beat Springs Valley 55-39 in PLAC girls basketball last Thursday.
    Center Ashley Graves hit 6 of 7 field-goal attempts for the Commodores.
    She scored eight points in the first quarter as they jumped to a 15-5 lead.
    Deidra Dickerson hit three three-point shots in the second quarter to help the Commodores expand their lead to 32-13.
    Dickerson finished with 15 points, Graves 12, and Lavina Schwartz nine.
    Graves led the team in rebounds with eight.