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Today's News

  • Tell City tennis team expects improvement

    TELL CITY—With four returning starters and a freshman who has won numerous USTA tourneys, Tell City’s boys tennis team hopes to improve on last year’s 3-10 record.

    The Marksmen have only eight boys on their roster—just one more than the number needed to fill a varsity lineup.

    But they have some talent. Junior Greg Hollinden started at No. 1 doubles last year, Chris Kohnert started at No. 3 singles, and Trent Wheatley and Patrick Hagedorn started at No. 2 doubles.

  • TC girls golf team shooting for .500 mark

    TELL CITY—Despite having only four girls on the team, Tell City girls golf coach Jim Meek thinks the Marksmen could win half their matches this season.

    Though lacking in numbers, the Marksmen have experience. They return three starters from last year and one from the year before.

    They bring a variety of strengths to the team.

    Sophomore Jessica Ballman “is probably the most consistent driver from a form point of view,” said Meek. “Her mechanics are more consistent than the others.

  • Marksmen to start 2nd JV soccer season

    TELL CITY—Tell City starts its second junior varsity soccer season with 17 players, three more than last year.

    That turnout should help backers of the sport to convince the Tell City-Troy Township School Board to give it varsity status next year.

  • County parks board hopes to hire new director by October

    CANNELTON—The Perry County Parks & Recreation Board of Directors hopes to hire a county recreation director by October.

    The new employee would replace Dan Adams, who resigned from the position in July to devote more time to his winery business.

    Parks board president Edd Ransom told the board at Wednesday’s meeting that the job description board members agreed to at their previous meeting had been submitted to county auditor Connie Berger and had been approved with no major changes.

  • Collision injures young bicyclist

    TELL CITY - A teenager riding his bike on a sunny morning suffered multiple skull fractures and a broken leg Monday after colliding with a truck on Franklin Street, Tell City police said.

    According to Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge, Tyler J. Fuentes, 14, of 3410 Tell St., was flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville after being taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital.

  • Cannelton chief takes aim at junk cars

    CANNELTON - Acting Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson said Monday he will begin tagging cars in violation of state and local laws next week.

    Speaking at regular meeting of the city's board of public works and safety and common council, Dickenson said he was unable to get with city attorney Chris Goffinet for an answer to a question that prevented him from tagging junk vehicles already.

  • Friends recall Blinzinger's love of life, humor

    TELL CITY - Jim Rice keeps waiting for his lanky longtime pal to walk through his courthouse office's doorway. Kenny Blinzinger did that often, the county's probation-department director said, bringing with him a beloved sense of humor and a bit of mischief.

    A county sheriff's deputy for 33 years, Blinzinger died July 31 after a battle with brain cancer. He was 61.

  • Work continues as students return to TCHS

    TELL CITY - Late receipt of materials has delayed the completion of construction at Tell City High School, leaving some still in progress as students were to start classes Wednesday, Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne reported at a regular school-board meeting the day before.

    "We ran into a problem with delivery of materials," he explained. "We got a shipment of doors in this afternoon that were scheduled to be delivered two weeks ago. Classroom doors are yet to be shipped."

    He knew lockers wouldn't be shipped until the end of this month, he said.

  • City leaders seek grant again

    CANNELTON - People who scored Cannelton’s previous application for funding to fix its sanitary- and storm-sewer problems didn’t understand the benefits the city would derive, an Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission representative said Monday.

    Speaking at a public hearing required as part of the process to secure a Community Focus Fund grant, Project Assistant Nathan Held said 57 projects were competing in the last round of applications, and only 22 were funded.

  • New program hopes to develop lifelong philanthropists

    PERRY COUNTY - The nearly boundless enthusiasm and power of youth will soon be evident as the United Way of Perry County and the Perry County Community Foundation team up to launch a new program designed to promote community involvement, trusteeship and philanthropy.

    The Perry County Power of Youth Council will promote philanthropy among today's young people to prepare them to support their communities of tomorrow by giving their time, talent and treasure. It will also teach them how to be agents of change in their community.