Today's News

  • County signs EMS pact with Spencer County

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners approved at their July 15 regular meeting an interlocal agreement between this and Spencer County for ambulance services.

  • The bigFarmall that could(and did)

    By Vince Luecke

    Ed Guillaume bought his grandpa’s International Super M tractor in 1963. He still has a copy of the auction bill. And he still has the tractor.

    The 1952 tractor has passed through five generations of Guillaume’s, from his grandfather, also named Ed, to his father, Hubert, to him and now to his son, Chad, and grandson, Cody.

  • IN 145 work should begin today

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation will close Indiana 145 from Interstate 64 to the town of Bristow for about one week starting today.

  • Get ready for back-to-school, Perry County

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – This week marks a busy time for the community. Along with the celebrations of Schweizer Fest will be back-to-school picnics, enrollment and registrations, book rentals, last-minute school supply shopping and for many, first-day jitters. The News hopes to make the start of the new school year smoother for students and their families by publishing helpful back-to-school information.

  • Lasher named Bombers’ head coach

    HUNTINGBURG — Dubois County Bombers General Manager Joe Mundy recently announced coaching changes for the 2015 summer season, including the promotion of Andy Lasher to the head manager position.
    “We are excited to elevate Andy to lead our team next year at the recommendation of both past manager Wes Fink and pitching coach Greg Gogel,” said Mundy.
    Lasher, a Newburgh native, joined the Bombers this year as an assistant field manager.

  • Rockport goes 2-2 at state

    PLYMOUTH — Newburgh scored two unearned runs to edge Rockport 3-2 Friday night, eliminating Post 254 from the American Legion baseball state tourney.
    Tell City senior C.J. Rowe pitched a complete game for Rockport, scattering nine singles, walking only one, and striking out three.
    Newburgh advanced to Saturday’s championship game against Kokomo.
    After beating Remington in the first round Tuesday, Rockport lost to Terre Haute 2-1 Wednesday but beat Plymouth 8-5 Thursday.

  • Veteran Marksman girls golf team looks to improve

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY — With three of their top four scorers returning from last year and some talented newcomers, Tell City’s girls golf team is shooting for its best record in years.
    The Marksmen finished 1-22 last year. But Addie Peter, one of this year’s returnees, made All-PAC and qualified for the regional, becoming the first Tell City girl to do so since current coach Amber Thomas did so in 2008.

  • Youngsters join veterans to give horseshoe league hope for future

    Sports Editor

    EVANSTON — Through the years Perry County has had men’s horseshoe leagues in Tell City, Troy, Cannelton and Branchville — and even an indoor one in Bristow.
    In the mid 1970s there were 14 teams in the Tell City league, which was more than twice as many teams than there were sets of horseshoe pits in Hagedorn Park. So some teams would have to wait until others were done to pitch on league nights.

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  • Friday is early-registration deadline for annual road races

    TELL CITY—Friday is the early-registration deadline for this year’s 37th annual Schweizer Fest 2-mile and 6-mile road runs. The 6-mile race will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, and the 2-mile will begin at 8:05 a.m. A kids fun run will begin at 9:20 a.m.
    Races will start on Seventh Street and end on Main Street in front of St. Paul Church. The course winds through the streets of downtown Tell City before heading through some challenging hills for the 6-mile participants.