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Today's News

  • Council to pick up RV parking issue at today’s meeting

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Residents of Tell City in favor or against possible parking restrictions for recreational vehicles can add their voices to the discussion at this evening’s meeting of the city council.

    The council discussed at their March meeting whether to proceed with having an ordinance prepared that could ban parking or storage of watercraft, motor homes, campers and other recreational vehicles – and any type of trailer – on city streets.

  • Tell City schools plan for future facility needs, explore bond restructuring

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. is looking for options to bolster funding that would give the district ready access to money for needed upgrades. During a work session Wednesday, the group discussed the issue for more than an hour and met with a financial adviser to get the ball rolling on a fiscal plan.

  • Open houses planned at libraries

    By TRINA SEVERSON

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – In celebration of National Library Week, the Perry County Public Library invites the community to visit the Tell City and Cannelton branches during open houses the week of April 13. 

    “Come see all of the changes at Cannelton,” said Director John Mundy, adding that cookies and punch will be available to guests at both locations. Friends of the Library members will also host tours of the library.

  • County leaders eye public-safety tax

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Members of the Perry County Council received information last month on a new local income tax that, if adopted, would generate money for public safety, including emergency-medical services, police and fire protection and operation of the county’s detention center.

    Gary Malone, a certified public accountant with Umbaugh & Associates spoke at the March 26 meeting and detailed how a public-safety income tax would be implemented and how money generated by it could be used.

  • New ownership brings big changes for 2 Sign Guys

    JASPER – As of March 13, 2 Sign Guys is under new ownership. Serice Stenftenagel of Jasper has purchased this longtime area business.
    As owner of Little Si’s Construction and Kreations by Serice, Stenftenagel understands business needs. She has sixteen years combined experience running day-to-day business operations.

  • Red Sox will beat Nationals in World Series

    Baseball Digest, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports are all picking the Boston Red Sox to win the American League East this year, which makes me a little nervous: The last time all of them picked the Red Sox to win the division they finished last.
    But none of the major media outlets is picking them to win the World Series. They, and I, are concerned about their lack of an ace starting pitcher.

  • Marksmen will field veteran tennis team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With six of seven starters returning, Tell City’s girls tennis team hopes to improve on last year’s 5-8 record.
    Coach Nick Weyer said seniors Addie Peter, Cassie Bryant and Kelsey Gowers again “will probably man our three singles slots in some order.”
    Bryant played No. 1 singles at times early in the season and Peter played it in the sectional. Whichever one did not play No. 1 played No. 2.

  • Commodores expect defense to be strong

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central will field a young baseball team at times this season, but Coach Phil Zellers hopes the Commodores will develop a strong defense.
    Zellers said the team’s defense “right now is average,” but “I’m hoping one of our strengths will end up being our defense.”
    Bryce Ridener, who returns at second base, is the only senior on the team’s 25-man roster.

  • Tigers nip Marksmen

    PRINCETON—Princeton scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge Tell City 4-3 in a baseball season opener Tuesday.
    Tell City had tied the score 3-3 with a run in the top of the seventh without a hit.
    Spenser Deom led off that inning with a walk, stole second base, moved to third on a ground-out, and scored on an error by the shortstop.
    Princeton was nearly as efficient in the bottom of the seventh, though.
    A walk, a wild pitch and a stolen base put a runner on third base with only one out.

  • Tell City trounces Trinity in softball season opener

    TELL CITY—Madison Schuetter hit a double and a triple and drove in two runs as Tell City beat Whitesville Trinity 10-1 in a girls softball season opener Monday.
    MaKaylee Buntin added a double and also drove in two runs for the Marksmen.
    Morgan Schuetter and Monica Bartley each contributed two singles to the Marksmen’s 10-hit attack. Morgan Schuetter scored three runs.
    “Several people hit the ball, so I was happy,” said Tell City Coach Maggie Schuetter. “And our defense looked good.”