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Today's News

  • Wilgus leads TC at Newburgh

    NEWBURGH—Ross Wilgus won one freestyle race to lead the Tell City Swim Club in the Newburgh Fall Fling Invitational Oct. 24-25.

    Tell City finished eighth among eight teams, as several Tell City swimmers were available to compete only one day of the meet.

    Wilgus won the age-6-and-under boys 25-yard freestyle in 23.70 seconds.

    He also would have won the 50 backstroke but was disqualified for an improper flip turn.

    Amanda Wagner placed fourth in the 13-and-older girls 100 breaststroke in 1:13.06.

  • Voters to decide Tuesday if TCHS will undergo work

    TELL CITY - Voters in the Tell City-Troy Township school district will go to the polls Tuesday to answer the question, should up to $10 million worth of renovation work occur at Tell City High School?

    "Our big emphasis is the chance we have to get interest-free money," Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said Tuesday. "The work has to be done at some time." He's facing a Nov. 13 deadline for applying for up to the entire $10 million in interest-free stimulus funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

  • Weekend haunts abound

    PERRY COUNTY - A menagerie of creatures fair and fearsome, storybook princesses, Winnie the Poohs,  grim reapers and dragon-slaying heroes, will converge on Tell City's Main Street Friday evening for the 19th annual Witches Walk.  

  • Official Trick-or-Treating Times

    • Tell City: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

    • Cannelton:  5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. These hours are a change to what the city council approved earlier in the month

    • Troy: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday

  • Daylight saving time ends Sunday

    Where oh where has fall gone? Not only is October set to pass us by, but it's time once again to turn clocks back Saturday night. Once the final trick-or-treater departs, Perry Countians will enjoy an extra hour of slumber as the official change takes place at 2 a.m. Sunday.

  • Enrollment slightly higher than reported

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Superintendent Ron Etienne reported a correction to the total enrollment he reported in September, saying at a school-board meeting Oct. 13 the student population rose by five this year over last.

    "That's a banner year for us," he said.   

    Based on reports from each of the school systems, the News reported Sept. 28 the student population for all of Perry County had risen only one-and-a-half students from last year.

  • Big rig loaded with turkeys overturns near St. Marks

    ST. MARKS - A tractor-trailer loaded with more than 800 live turkeys overturned Tuesday  night on Aloe Road west of St. Marks.

    Several of the birds, en route to a slaughterhouse at Washington, Ind., were thrown from the rig, but most of the turkeys remained secure in their wire cages.  

    The mess took several hours to clean and as County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Shadwick was preparing to leave the scene after the stretch of roadway had been closed, two large wreckers were en route from Vincennes.

  • Tell City band proud of semistate show

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Marching Marksmen were "pretty excited" after their performance at semistate competition Saturday, according to assistant band director Natasha Edmondson. "They were pumped up."

    The feeling that they'd put on the best show they could was retained by older members of the band, she said, even after they learned they would not advance to the state level.

    "Some were OK with it because they knew they had a good show," she said. "Others were let down."

  • Kettle keeper recruits ringers

    TELL CITY - Randy Roccia is recruiting ringers.

    "I am extremely excited in the fact that we are again allowed to have fundraising kettles at each of the Tell City Wal-Mart store entrances this year," the  kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army said in an e-mail message to The News.

    The organization's kettle drive will begin the morning of Nov. 13 and run through Dec. 26.

  • Eagle sighting