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Today's News

  • McKinney takes top Shoot for the Stars prize

    TELL CITY - The summer of 2009 will always hold special memories for David McKinney. His soul-filled sounds filled City Hall Park monthly since May and won him the top prize Sunday as a Shoot for the Stars singing contest wrapped up.

    McKinney sang Travis Tritt's "Anymore" and "Walking in Memphis" by Marc Cohn to earn a prize package valued at $1,000.

  • Regional arts association hosting amateur photography contest

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host an amateur photo contest at City Hall from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29. This is the day of Tell City's Christmas Parade. Submissions for the contest are now being accepted.

    Cash prizes will be awarded, including $150 for best of show. Visitors will be allowed to vote for a Peoples Choice Award.

    Entries will be limited to three per person with two age groups and five categories, people, animals, landscape and plants, architectural and other.

  • PC crushes Trojans

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central took control of the line of scrimmage and game early in a 49-2 football victory over Wood Memorial Friday.

    Andrew Harpenau took the opening kickoff 61 yards down the sideline to Wood Memorial’s 6-yard line.

    On the first play from scrimmage Mikey Wilkerson dashed in for his first of four touchdowns on the night.

    Backfield teammate T.J. Hall kicked the extra point to give the Commodores a 7-0 lead with just 18 seconds off the clock.

  • Raiders run past TC early in game

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge rode a strong first-half running game to a 31-14 PAC football victory over Tell City Friday.

    The Raiders rushed for 154 yards on 23 carries in the first half and scored four touchdowns—all on the ground—in the first 161⁄2 minutes.

    Tell City’s defense stiffened in the second half, holding the Raiders to only a safety.

  • Marksmen spike Wolfpack

    TELL CITY—Elizabeth Kohnert made 16 kills as Tell City beat Crawford County 25-10, 25-19, 25-11 in volleyball Wednesday.

    McKenzie Hayes added eight kills and Jamie Brinksneader and Josalyn Ress each made seven.

    “We’re finally getting to where we’re hitting the ball really well,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “Our setters are starting to know where our hitters want the ball, and our passing was better tonight.

    “We hit the ball really well with very few errors.”

  • Patriots turn back Perry Central

    LINCOLN CITY—Strong serve reception helped Heritage Hills beat Perry Central 25-10, 25-10, 32-30 in volleyball Thursday.

    Perry Central was able to get only two ace serves down against the Patriots.

    The Commodores had a strong spiking game, though. Jessica Huber made nine kills, Megan Hedinger eight, and Ashley Gengelbach seven.

    Those three combined to go 62 for 78 spiking overall.

    Gengelbach made four blocks and Huber added two.

    Tessa Lynch had nine assists and Sloan Harpenau added five.

  • How do fans pick which teams to root for?

    When the NFL used replacement players during the 1987 players strike, some said fans wouldn’t mind because they root for their team’s shirts, regardless of which players are wearing them.

    Crowd were down, but still thousands attended each game. So perhaps those fans did root for the shirts of their hometown team.

    But living hours away from any major professional team, how do Perry Countians choose which pro teams to root for?

  • Rain forces postponements Thursday

    Three sports events involving Perry County teams were called off Thursday due to rain and wet fields.

    Tell City’s boys tennis match at Crawford County and Perry Central’s junior varsity and junior high boys and girls cross country races at Paoli will not be rescheduled due to a shortage of available dates.

    Tell City’s home junior high football games with South Spencer were also called off Thursday. School officials will try to reschedule them because they are conference games.

  • Roadside memorials discussion stirs emotion

    TELL CITY - County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel said at a regular meeting Sept. 2 he wanted input from county residents about a possible ordinance on roadside memorials. He got nearly an hour's worth at the commissioners' latest meeting Wednesday.

    Approximately 20 people attended the meeting, many of them high-school students.

    "We're here in protest of any kind of time limits," said Jeff Jones, an adult who noted, "it's the way we pay tribute to our lost loved ones."

  • Waupaca idling its Tennessee foundry

    ETOWAH, Tenn. - The idling of a ThyssenKrupp Waupaca foundry in Tennessee could bring extra production to the company's Tell City facility in 2010. Some employees of the Tennessee plant will be offered positions here or in Waupaca, Wis.

    The Daily Post-Athenian  in Athens, Tenn., reported that the company would idle the plant Jan. 1, 2010, eliminating 276 local jobs.