Today's News

  • Smitty’s holds off Tri-State for title

    TELL CITY—Smitty’s Memorial Team used strong defense to beat Tri-State Maintenance & Service 8-6 to win the Tell City Women’s Softball League playoff tourney Tuesday.

    Tri-State outhit Smitty’s 16-11. But Smitty’s committed only one error and turned three inning-ending double plays.

    With runners on first and second base in the third inning, Smitty’s third baseman Kaci Kleeman fielded a grounder, tagged the runner going to third, and threw to second in time to get another out there.

  • Clayton wins first run-swim-run

    TELL CITY—Greg Clayton, a member of Tell City’s boys cross country and swim teams, put those skills to good use as he won the first Tell City Run-Swim-Run competition Saturday.

    Entrants ran five kilometers, then swam 800 meters in Tell City High School’s pool, and finished by running another five kilometers.

    Clayton completed the competition in 56 minutes, 20 seconds.

    Nick Bower, a 2010 Tell City graduate who also swam and ran cross country for the Marksmen, placed second in 57:24.

  • Gunn leads Rockport in batting

    ROCKPORT—Though Rockport failed to repeat as American Legion baseball sectional champion, Tell City senior Trent Gunn can’t be blamed.

    Gunn hit .500 (9 for 18) for Rockport in its four sectional games.

    That raised his season batting average to a team-best .429.

    In 20 games he hit four home runs and nine doubles and drove in 24 runs despite batting leadoff most of the time.

    Fellow Tell Citians Trent Benningfield and Shane Weedman hit .343 and .328 for Rockport.

    Weedman went 3-1 as a pitcher and Benningfield was 4-3.

  • Ress named Tell City softball MVP

    TELL CITY—Junior pitcher Josalyn Ress was named Tell City’s Most Valuable Player in girls softball this past spring.

    Ress also received awards for leading the team in home runs and RBIs.

    Other awards went to Hana Reed for best batting average, Courtney Cain for most doubles, and McKenzie Hayes for best defensive player.


  • Schweizer Fest road runs Aug. 14

    TELL CITY—The Schweizer Fest two- and six-mile road runs will be held 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, starting from City Hall park.

    All runners and walkers are welcome to participate.  They may register by visiting www.RunPerryCounty.com or by stopping at Hollinden Realty for an entry form.  Registration fee is $15 up to Aug. 7. Late registration is $18 and will take place until 7:15 a.m. the morning of the race. All entrants will receive a T-shirt, with the first 300 receiving a high-quality dri-fit shirt.

  • Collapse may seal historic building's fate

    TELL CITY - A large section of the former William Tell Hotel collapsed Friday morning, showering the corner of Main and Washington streets with century-old bricks and leaving another wall on the brink of falling.

    The city street department closed the intersection before 7 a.m. as bricks began falling. In a series of collapses, an entire section of the three-story building fell under its own weight, covering the sidewalk and areas of the street in debris.

  • Breaking NewsPilot identified as Lewisport man (UPDATED)

    ST. MARKS - State police have identified a pilot critically injured Tuesday when his experimental aircraft crashed near the Perry County Airport.

  • Vintage car rally to rev city's downtown

    TELL CITY - The fourth annual Hemmings Challenge Vintage Car Rally will visit Tell City Thursday, giving residents a look at up to 50 classic vehicles taking part in a five-day race.

    Drivers and their navigators will begin arriving around 11:30 a.m. and will be introduced in front of City Hall as they pass by on Main Street. Teams will park their cars along Main Street and will greet visitors until about 1:30 p.m. They will be treated to lunch in the parish hall at St. Paul Catholic Church before leaving for the return trip to Bowling Green.

  • TC man charged in attack on girlfriend

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man charged with stabbing and choking his girlfriend remained in the Perry County Jail Friday on $25,000 bail and, if convicted, faces years in prison.

    Frankie Tindle, 32, of 1029 N. 11th St. was arrested Monday after police received a call from the victim's daughter. Patrolman Derrick Lawalin said the victim, whose name was not released, pulled the child aside and asked her to call police.

    Responding officers found the woman with a minor stab wound to her torso and cuts and abrasions on her face.

  • City re-imposes $1,000-per-month fine

    CANNELTON - Time ran out for a woman to get a historic Cannelton building into a safe, presentable condition by June, and the city's board of public works and safety re-imposed a $,1,000-a-month fine they deferred in December.

    The board imposed the fine on the Heck Building at Sixth and Taylor streets at their Dec. 7 meeting, but deferred it until last month to give Carolyn Barr time to secure it from the elements by ensuring a roof, exterior walls, doors and windows were in place.