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Today's News

  • Patoka Lake offers spring break activities

    PATOKA LAKE - Looking for something to do over spring break? Patoka Lake has several events planned for Tuesday through March 28. Children's games begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday with a bat and moth activity. At 1 p.m. learn about turtles with a special guest. Wednesday is the day to learn about hummingbirds up close followed on Thursday with a 1 p.m. Snakes of Patoka program.

  • Hearty cheers for good deeds

    The sour economy, layoffs, foreclosures and an overall financial pinch felt by everyone, haven't created much to cheer about in recent months. And while the recession may not be news to anyone's ears, there's still plenty of good taking place in our community. For this week's editorial, we're looking at some of the many, and sometimes overlooked, positives.  

  • Confessions of a bully (victim)

    Two days of bullying-prevention training dredged up plenty of old school memories earlier this month, most of which I wanted to keep buried.

    Yes, Mom, it's true. I was a bad bully in elementary school and in one of life's lessons in justice, was in turn bullied at times in junior-high school.

    For those who haven't noticed the stories in The News, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., is taking part in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, a well respected effort that strives to help schools and communities reduce bullying of children.

  • Girl Scouting forms future leaders

    Girl Scouts of Raintree Council recently joined nearly 4 million adult and girl members throughout the nation in celebrating Girl Scout Week.

    This year's national observance marked the 97th anniversary of the founding of Girl Scouting by Juliette Gordon Low March 12, 1912.

    Over the years, Girl Scout programs have made a lasting impact on girls' lives by providing activities that help build the courage, confidence and character girls need to grow into confident adults who make the world a better place.

  • Tell City girls take 3rd in conference

    HUNTINGBURG—Elizabeth Bishop and Hanna Goffinet each placed third in an individual event to Tell City to third place in the PAC junior high girls swim meet Thursday.

    Heritage Hills won with 334 points. Tell City scored 183.

    Bishop placed third in the 50-yard butterfly in 35.66 seconds.

    Goffinet swam the 50 breaststroke in 43.00 for her third place.

    Goffinet and Bishop teamed with Makenzie Alvey and Kassi Peter to take third in the 200 freestyle relay in 2:16.16.

  • Tell City boys also finish third in PAC

    HUNTINGBURG—Trent Harding placed fourth in two individual events to lead Tell City to third place in the PAC junior high boys swim meet Thursday.

    South Spencer won with 283 points. Tell City scored 159 to finish six ahead of fourth-place Heritage Hills in the six-team meet.

    Harding took fourth in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:26.09 and fourth in the 50 butterfly in 40.23 seconds.

    He teamed with Trent Rainey, Hunter Sandage and Wade Bryant to place second in the 400 free relay in 5:48.20.

  • Carter, Myers to face Mountain West teams

    Is Forest Park boys basketball center Jordan Myers ready to face a college team that beat the University of Louisville this year?

    Is Perry Central graduate Aaron Carter ready to face a team that beat a team that beat Louisville?

    Each will get a chance next year. Carter, of course, plays for Indiana State in the Missouri Valley Conference and Myers has signed to play for Southern Illinois, another MVC team.

    And next season the Missouri Valley vs. Mountain West Conference Challenge Series starts.

  • Tell City spring schedules

    Boys Baseball

    March

    30    Northeast Dubois (V-J)    T    5:00

    April

      3    Whitesville (V-J)    T    5:00

      4    Evansville Memorial (V-J)    T    11:00

      6    Paoli (JV)    T    5:00

      7    Heritage Hills (V-J)    T    4:30

  • More Breaking NewsCounty commissioner arrested for drunk driving

    NEW BOSTON - A Perry County commissioner was arrested for driving drunk early Sunday after a one-vehicle accident on Indiana 545 north of New Boston.

    Louis J. "Jody" Fortwendel, 57, of 16870 Avery Ridge Road, Tell City, was lodged in the Spencer County Jail on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and with an open container of alcohol.

    According to an accident report by Spencer County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Dickson, Fortwendel was driving south just before 1 a.m. when his Chevrolet van traveled off the right side of the road and struck a ditch.

  • Breaking NewsStolen truck found near Cincinnati

    UPDATE, SUNDAY, 5:50 P.M.: ST. CROIX – A truck that likely helped three Branchville Correctional Facility escapees avoid capture in northern Perry County was found Sunday afternoon in Kentucky.

    Troopers from the Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg Post reported finding the 1989 Ford extended-cab pickup truck along Interstate 71 about 30 miles south of Cincinnati.