Today's News

  • Port authority seeking management company

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Port Authority is seeking a company interested in operating its port and rail operations after Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Dick Neumann retires March 31.

    "It will still be the Hoosier Southern Railroad and Perry County Port Authority with a board of directors and monthly meetings," Neumann said of the planned change. "There won't be any change for employees ... I have explained to them their checks will still say Hoosier Southern Railroad."

  • Earthquake relief efforts

    PERRY COUNTY — Donations for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund are being accepted at locally designated drop-off points, Now & Then, located at 615 Main St., Suite C, in Tell City and Old National Bank locations.  

    Only monetary donations are accepted at this time. For questions, please call the local representative, Patty James at 547-3008.

  • School district doesn't need council's OK

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Council does not have to approve a construction plan for Tell City High School, Ron Etienne said Wednesday. The schools superintendent asked last month for the council's approval on a proposal to perform $2 million worth of upgrades. The council tabled the issue and was to have discussed it at a regular meeting today (Thursday).

  • Athletes pledge to lead by example

    PERRY COUNTY - Three Perry County high-school seniors say they have been faithful to their vows to abstain from tobacco and alcohol as part of  an Indiana High School Athletic Association partnership that has athletes sharing healthy-living messages with others in their schools and communities.

  • Tell City resident begins Peace Corps service in Thailand

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Brooke Franzman, 31, of Tell City has been accepted into the Peace Corps.

    Franzman departed for Thailand Jan. 16 to begin pre-service training as a teacher collaborator Peace Corps volunteer. Upon graduation from volunteer training in April, Franzman will be assisting local teachers to practice and effectively incorporate participatory learning approaches in the classroom.

  • Tell City girls repeat as PAC swim champs

    LYNNVILLE—Tell City set one school record and two conference records in repeating as PAC girls swim champions Saturday.

    The Marksmen won eight of the 12 events as they scored 329 points, 56 more than runner-up Heritage Hills.

    Chelsea Malone won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.60, breaking the school record of 1:03.36 set by Kristen Mansfield in 1998.

  • Froehlich PAC champ

    LINCOLN CITY—Dylan Froehlich won his third consecutive PAC title to lead Tell City to fifth place in the nine-team wrestling tourney Saturday.

    Tell City scored 116 points. Heritage Hills repeated as team champion with 234 points.

    Froehlich, ranked fourth in the state in the 215-pound weight class, raised his season record to 36-0 as he pinned Hunter Manning of Pike Central in the championship match Saturday.

    Froehlich won by forfeit in the first round and pinned Aaron Begle of Heritage Hills in the semifinals.

  • Marksmen get first win

    NEW HARMONY—McKenzie Hayes scored 20 points as Tell City trounced New Harmony 74-42 Tuesday for its first girls basketball victory of the season.

    Kyli Smithson added 12 points and Hannah Schaefer 10 for the Marksmen.

    Tell City took control by outscoring the Rappites 26-15 in the second quarter to build a 41-23 halftime lead.

    “We pressed a little bit in the first half and did get some steals,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “We got some easy buckets off the turnovers.”

  • Wildcats overtake Tell City

    TELL CITY—Mount Vernon took advantage of five Tell City turnovers in the last five minutes to beat the Marksmen 65-60 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    Tell City outshot the Wildcats from the field 43.5 percent to 41.7 percent and outrebounded them 34-25.

    But the Marksmen committed 23 turnovers, six more than the Wildcats.

    Tell City was still able to build a 51-43 lead with 5:47 left when Greg Hollinden made a steal and two free throws.

  • Tell City boys third in PAC

    LYNNVILLE—Greg Clayton, Justin Peter and Nick Bower each won one individual event and a relay to lead Tell City to third place in the PAC boys swim meet Saturday.

    Tell City scored 221 points. Southridge won with 259.

    Clayton won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:30.88 and placed second in the 200 free in 2:00.79.

    Peter won the 100 backstroke in 59.40 seconds and placed second in the 200 individual medley in 2:20.93.

    Bower won the 100 free in 53.20 and placed third in the 50 free in 24.03.