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Today's News

  • Officer's request OK'd by board

    TELL CITY - A Tell City patrolman's request to serve as a deputy county coroner was approved, pending a legal review, by the city's board of public works and safety.

    Roger Smith wants to take part in training that would qualify him to serve as a deputy coroner, Police Chief Greg Hendershot said. City Attorney Jim Tyler will review the request to ensure there is no conflict. Hendershot said Smith would only serve as deputy coroner when not on duty for the city.

  • Bon Appetit! Oakwood cooking school hits the spot

    TELL CITY - The lights were dim and bottles of wine were placed in buckets of ice to chill. Tables were covered with linen cloths and silverware had been laid out neatly at each place setting. A long table in the front of the dining area was laden with various ingredients, which brought curious gazes from those filing into the room.

  • 'Invictus' confusing, but uplifting film

    "Invictus," Clint Eastwood's latest directorial effort, is a well made inspirational film with an important message, but it falls short of greatness.

  • Listening sessions help Ellspermann outline priorities for SW Indiana

    As candidate for Indiana House District 74, I have spent the last several weeks conducting listening sessions in Chrisney, Boonville and Tell City. The purpose for the sessions was to learn and hear firsthand what is important to the citizens of Perry, Spencer and Warrick counties. The comments shared were both heartwarming and heart-wrenching.

  • Tell City romps past South Central 70-47

    TELL CITY—Tell City used a full-court press to force 21 turnovers and defeated South Central 70-47 in boys basketball Saturday.

    With 6:65 left in the game South Central’s Dylan Carpenter made a three-point shot from the left wing, cutting the Marksmen’s lead to six, 47-41.

    The Marksmen went back to what had worked for them in the first quarter as Shane Weedman scored a basket from the low post.

    Trent Gunn made a basket from the left baseline extending the Tell City lead to 10.

  • LaRue, Mater Dei outgun Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Hank LaRue answered each Perry Central run with clutch shooting as Mater Dei beat the Commodores 74-62 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Mater Dei, ranked sixth in the state in Class 2A and a possible sectional opponent for Perry Central, built a 38-23 halftime lead as LaRue scored 15 points.

    Despite Mater Dei’s depth and quickness, Perry Central was able to cut that gap to five with a full-court press in the third quarter.

  • Washington Catholic downs cold Bulldogs

    WASHINGTON—Cannelton’s shooting woes continued in a 67-40 boys basketball loss to Washington Catholic Saturday.

    The Bulldogs hit just 22.0 percent from the field overall and 5 of 39 from three-point range.

    “We were getting good looks, but nothing was dropping,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “We were hesitant on our outside shots. We catch the ball and think about our shot instead of being confident and taking the open shot.”

  • Tell City pins Chargers; goes 3-2 in own tourney

    TELL CITY—Tell City won four matches by pins in a 40-18 wrestling victory over Pike Central Tuesday.

    The Marksmen also won three decisions. And for once forfeits did not hurt them as they scored as many points on forfeits (six) as they gave up (two weight classes were double forfeits).

    Jessie Lawalin, Ryan Henrickson, Jared Keown and Zach Roberts earned Tell City’s pins, all in the second period.

    Kyle Shrubb won a 13-5 major decision for the Marksmen. Andrew Dauby and Dylan Froehlich won regular decisions.

  • Bulldogs lose two close ones

    FRENCH LICK—Cold field-goal shooting and a lack of depth hurt Cannelton’s girls basketball team as it lost two games in Springs Valley’s tourney Saturday.

    The Bulldogs had only six players for the first-round game (two seniors were taking the SAT and did not arrive until halftime of the consolation game) and lost to Springs Valley 47-45.

    Cannelton led 11-1 early. “Then we kind of got lost on defense in our (3-2) zone and gave up a lot of uncontested shots on the wings,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

  • Tell City girls outswim Jeeps

    TELL CITY—C.J. Fentress won two individual events and a relay to lead Tell City past Northeast Dubois 107-63 in girls swimming Tuesday.

    Fentress won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:14.70 and the 100 free in 1:01.44.

    She teamed with Chelsea Malone, Bailey Malone and Jennifer Dinkel to win the 200 free relay in 1:55.30.

    Erika Hauenstein, Amanda Wagner and the Malone sisters won the 200 medley relay in 2:03.04.