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Today's News

  • Holiday closing local offices

    PERRY COUNTY — Governmental offices and most local utilities will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.

    Courthouse offices will be closed both days, as well as city offices in Tell and Cannelton. State workers, including those at the Tell City License Branch, will also be off work both days.

    There will be no recycling pickup this week.

    Troy's utility office will be closed Thursday and Friday.

  • Tell City-Opoly price reduced

    TELL CITY — A limited number of Tell City-Opoly games remain to be sold in a fundraiser for the Tell City High School band program, according to Band Booster Julie Hakes.

    The game's price has been reduced to $10, and “they make excellent Christmas gifts,” she said.

    The games are available at Logos, Celebrations or by calling Patty Hawkins at 547-3731.

  • U.S. Treasury's capital purchase program boosts confidence, credit

    Many banks are getting a boost through the U.S. Treasury's Capital Purchase Plan, in which the U.S. Treasury is investing $250 billion in banks that are approved by their primary regulators and the U.S. Treasury to participate.

    In addition to helping banks, the American consumer also will realize a significant benefit from the program.   

  • With 1,300 miles of boundary line, forest has lots of neighbors

    Editor's Note: This article is one of an occasional series sharing information about the Hoosier National Forest. Ross H. Taylor, lands-program manager, provided information for this story.

    TELL CITY — Boundary management is defining the boundary of national forest land and addressing claims against national forest land title.

  • Weekend parade plans set as holiday season nears

    Jolly old Santa Claus is coming to town twice this weekend as Cannelton and Tell City host their annual Christmas parades. Cannelton’s parade begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Tell City’s parade starts at 4 p.m. Sunday and will be followed by festivities in City Hall Park.

    Cannelton Parade Friday

    Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 will join the post’s auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion detachment as sponsors of Friday’s parade in Cannelton.

  • Tell City boys team smaller but quicker

    TELL CITY—After several years of having multiple players 6-foot-4 or taller, Tell City’s boys basketball team has no one that tall on this year’s roster.

    In fact the Marksmen will start a three-guard, two-forward lineup with no one taller than 6-foot-2, as they have no true center.

    But Coach John Hayes said they will be quicker than last year’s team. “We have pretty good quickness.”

    He plans to use that asset in half-court traps to “try to be disruptive as possible.”

  • Perry Central girls outrebound Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Strong defense early and a 32-17 rebounding advantage helped Perry Central beat Cannelton 54-34 in girls basketball Monday.

    The Commodores held Cannelton to three points in the first 10 minutes as they jumped to a 19-3 lead.

    Hilarie Hahus scored eight points for Perry Central in that streak, including the first six points of the second quarter on two jump shots from 15-17 feet and two free throws.

    She finished with a game-high 17 points on 7 of 13 field-goal shooting and 2 of 2 free throws.

  • Chargers nip Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Pike Central banked in a shot in the final seconds to beat Tell City 46-44 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.

    Tell City got off to a cold start and fell behind 32-17 at halftime.

    The Marksmen battled back to tie the score 44-44, though, and had the ball with a chance to take their first lead of the second half.

    They were charged with a five-second violation, though, setting up the Chargers’ winning shot.

  • Cannelton defeats Medora

    MEDORA—Cannelton used strong defense and rebounding to overcome cold shooting and beat Medora 39-26 in girls basketball Friday.

    The Bulldogs hit only 20.3 percent from the field and 29.2 percent from the foul line.

    “We can’t shoot like that and beat too many teams,” said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller.

    But they grabbed 50 rebounds. Payton Reed and Sammie James each pulled down 11, Jaci Garrett eight, Brooke Powers seven, and Nakaa Myers six.

  • TC wins 8th grade tourney

    LEOPOLD—Tell City used balanced scoring and strong defense to beat Crawford County 46-21 to win Perry Central’s eighth grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.

    “We played really good defense and saw the floor well—it seems like we see the floor better every game,” said Tell City Coach Mark Rothgerber.

    “We pressed both games and did it well—we had good rotations,” added Rothgerber. “And we ran our offense well.”

     Hannah Schaefer scored 11 points to lead Tell City.