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Today's News

  • Hoosier National Forest plans fall prescribed burns

    PERRY COUNTY – Hoosier National Forest staff firefighters and planners have several prescribed burns scheduled for this fall – if weather and other factors allow.
    Burns are planned in Perry, Brown, Orange and Crawford counties. Each area has been identified to improve wildlife habitat or woodland restoration. Other areas may also be included later in the fall burning season.
    In Perry County, the Forest Service hopes to burn 1,077 acres at Mogan Ridge, in an area known as “Rattlesnake.”

  • Chili cook-off coming to TC downtown

    TELL CITY – Fall is here and that means chili, and the 8th annual chili cook-off on Tell City’s Main Street. This year’s event is set for Saturday Nov. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m.

  • Health exchange assistance available

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will begin open enrollment for the nation’s health exchange beginning Nov. 1 and continuing through Dec. 15.
    A certified Indiana Navigator will be available at the hospital at no cost. The health exchange is a government-regulated marketplace of insurance plans with different levels of coverage, offered to individuals and families without health care or to small companies.

  • Witches Walk set for Thursday

    Tell City will be invaded by a menagerie of costumed characters Thursday as the 27th Chamber of Commerce Witches Walk draws vampires, mummies assorted superheroes – and, yes, friendly witches, for two hours of treats and fun. Witches Walk hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. See Page 2 for a full story with the details and a list of participating businesses and organizations.

  • Deadline for paying fall taxes is Nov. 13

    PERRY COUNTY – The deadline for Perry County property owners to pay the second installment of property taxes will be Monday, Nov. 13.  The courthouse will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day, which will push the deadline to the following Monday. Any payments received after Nov. 13 will be subject to a penalty.

  • Marksmen place second in semistate

    NASHVILLE—Nate Kaiser placed sixth to lead three Tell City runners in the top 22 as the Marksmen placed second in Brown County’s 20-team boys cross country semistate Saturday.

  • Perry Central winter schedules

    Boys Varsity Basketball
    November
    16    Corydon    A    11:00
    22    Tell City    A    6:00
    December
    1    Cannelton    A    6:00
    2    Evansville Mater Dei    H    4:00
    5    Crawford County    A    5:30
    8    Wood Memorial    H    5:30

  • Tell City should remain cross country sectional favorite

    Some thoughts on the local fall sports season, with only the state cross country meet remaining and with the girls basketball regular season starting in eight days:
    Lost in the celebration of Tell City’s boys cross county team’s winning three consecutive regionals and qualifying for the state meet three straight years is the fact that the Marksmen are also closing in on the record for most consecutive titles in the Jasper sectional, a record that has stayed in Perry County for decades.

  • Williams, Pioneers run past PC

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEPOLD—Perry Central’s defense couldn’t slow down Providence running back Kaden Williams in a 48-15 football sectional loss Friday.
    Williams, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound junior speedster, carried the ball 20 times for 279 yards and six touchdowns.
    Perry Central was forced to punt from its 40-yard line on its first possession. But the shanked punt went only 4 yards, giving Providence possession at the Commodore 44.

  • Wildcats’ big 2nd quarter eliminates Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City couldn’t sustain a hot start and lost to Mater Dei 49-6 in a first-round football sectional game Friday.
    Everything went Tell City’s way early, as the Marksmen built a 6-0 first-quarter lead.
    On their opening drive Dustin Hunt completed a pass over the middle to Nick Smith, who outran a Mater Dei defender for a 66-yard gain to the Mater Dei 9-yard line.