Today's News

  • Mitchell rallies to defeat PC

    LEOPOLD - Mitchell broke open a pitchers' duel with six runs in the sixth inning to beat Perry Central 6-2 in PLAC baseball Monday.

    Perry Central left-hander Wes Linette and Mitchell's Steve Tomlinson matched scoreless innings until the sixth.

    Linette struck out the first batter he faced in the sixth. Then "I think he got a little tired," said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.

    The next four batters singled, walked, singled and walked to get the big inning started. Linette was relieved by Andrew Harpenau before the inning was over.

  • Marksmen overtake Bears in bottom of 7th

    TELL CITY - Tell City rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Evansville Central 7-6 in baseball Tuesday.

    Central had led from the first inning and appeared to be in good shape after scoring a run in the top of the seventh on a walk, a stolen base and a single to increase its lead to 6-3.

    But in the bottom of the seventh Tell City loaded the bases with one out on walks to Andy Chinn and Jordan Rhodes sandwiched around a bloop single to right field by Cody Pfeifer.

  • TC musicians earn gold, silver ratings in contests

    TELL CITY - As Tell City High School musicians exited the sight-reading portion of a concert-band competition Saturday, a judge "said that he'd just heard the most musical performance of the weekend so far," Tell City High School Music Director Barry Reasoner told his students.

  • Students earn state awards

    CANNELTON - Perry County's animal shelter and the furry friends-in-waiting who live there have four young, state-certified allies in the Cannelton Media Club.

    This year's media-club membership started out larger, but has dwindled to the handful of 9- and 10-year-olds who now assemble for after-school meetings Tuesdays at Myers Grade School. Their impact, however, is much larger than their size and age indicates. As has become customary for teacher Joan Goble's media-club students, the current group has proven itself worthy of state-level recognition.

  • Second-chance contestant comes home with $10,000

    TELL CITY - Howie Mandel didn't have to utter the words "deal or no deal" for Stormy Huff to come home with $10,000.

    The Tell City resident wasn't a game-playing contestant but won his prize while seeing if he would be while in Hollywood the week of April 14.

    He and four other Hoosiers earned the opportunity for the trip thanks to the Hoosier Lottery's second chance drawing of "Deal or No Deal" scratch-off tickets.

  • Top job goes to Hendershot

    Mayor promotes 21-year veteran; John Allen new 2nd-in-command

    TELL CITY - Praising police officers and dispatchers Monday for "stepping up to the plate" since the late-February retirement of Police Chief David Faulkenberg, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing promoted Assistant Chief Greg Hendershot to the rank of chief.

    She chose Patrolman John Allen to serve as assistant chief while Alan Malone, the department's detective, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.

  • Police, ATF agents seize meth, cash, guns

    Prosecutor wants court to revoke Cronin's bond

    TELL CITY - A Perry County man already free on $100,000 bail in two separate cases was arrested Friday after local and state police and federal agents allegedly found methamphetamine, equipment and supplies used to make the drug, cash and several firearms during a search of two homes.

    Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins has filed a petition to revoke Kenneth R. Cronin's bail and hearings for him and his wife Shannon, are set for today in Perry Circuit Court.

  • Steen unopposed in District 1 primary race

    Editor's Note: The News is continuing to profile local candidates before Indiana's May 6 primary. Republican Brian Steen, seeking the District 1 seat on the county's board of commissioners, is unopposed in the primary.

    TELL CITY - A resident of Tell City on and off for 46 years, Brian Steen said he came back 12 years ago because he "really missed Tell City and Perry County."

    He told attendees of an April political forum that a slowing economy will bring added challenges to county government.

  • Two officers honored for lifesaving heroism

    TELL CITY - Two police officers, volunteer firemen, a paramedic and a city dispatcher were praised Monday for efforts that saved the life of a Tell City woman trapped earlier this month inside a burning home.

  • Candidates vow to work for students, district taxpayers

    Incumbent, two others seeking seats on Perry Central School Board

    PERRY COUNTY - Three candidates are seeking two seats on the Perry Central Community School Board in the May 6 election. Incumbent board member Kevin Etienne is running for a second four-year term. Tim Edwards and Carl "Joe" Flamion are also seeking seats.