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Today's News

  • Star: Church officials knew priest was molesting children

    PERRY COUNTY – A Jan. 25 story in the Indianapolis Star alleges documents the newspaper obtained through court action prove Archdiocese of Indianapolis officials knew Father Harry Monroe was a child molester long before they assigned him to Perry County.

  • Ice, snow bring struggles, injuries

    PERRY COUNTY – Road conditions were improving, but Perry County people were not out of the woods yet Friday as far as winter-storm related dangers, one driver found out. Fulda resident Rob Gentry, 39, sustained a minor injury when ice from another vehicle shattered the windshield of his pickup truck at approximately 10:30 a.m. a short distance west of the Waupaca turnoff on Indiana 66.

    Gentry was treated by Perry County paramedics at the scene for a cut over one eye and declined further treatment.

  • Alvey, Kessans, Werner elected to TC Hall

    TELL CITY—Rick Alvey, Kara Kessans and Paul Werner have been elected to Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

    They will be inducted at a catered banquet at Tell City High School’s cafeteria Feb. 21 and introduced at halftime of Tell City’s boys basketball game with North Posey later that night.

    To be eligible for the hall, athletes have to have graduated from Tell City at least 10 years ago.

    Kessans, a 1998 graduate, is the first athlete to be elected in her first year of eligibility since the hall’s initial class in 2004.

  • Harpenau ranks seventh in nation in college weight throw

    WEST LAFAYETTE—Tell City graduate Ben Harpenau is currently ranked seventh in the nation in the weight throw and hopes to contend for Big Ten Conference titles in that and the hammer throw this year.

    That’s pretty impressive, considering he never got to compete in those events in high school.

    For safety and liability reasons Indiana is one of many states that don’t offer those events in high school track.

  • Pairings drawn for girls sectionals

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Perry Central drew long brackets in IHSAA girls basketball sectional pairings made Thursday.

    Both will play first-round games in the six-team, Class 2A sectional at Forest Park Tuesday, Feb. 10.

    Perry Central will play Mater Dei in the first game that night (game times will be announced later), followed by Tell City facing Forest Park.

    South Spencer will play the winner of the first game and North Posey will play the winner of the second game in the semifinals Friday, Feb. 13.

  • Icy weather forces more postponements

    PERRY COUNTY—All three Perry County boys basketball games Friday and most events involving Perry County teams Saturday were postponed due to icy roads.

    Perry Central’s home boys basketball game with Crawford County, postponed Friday, has been rescheduled for this Tuesday, Feb. 6.

    No new date was announced for Tell City’s boys game with Hancock County or Cannelton’s boys game with New Harmony, both also postponed Friday.

    It was the second time the Tell City vs. Hancock County game had been postponed.

  • Davis wins magazine’s trail running series

    TELL CITY—Hugh Davis of Tell City won the 2008 marathon-and-shorter division championship of Trail Runner Magazine’s series.

    He won his age group at four of the seven Trophy Series races he completed last year.

    Davis, 45, also won the series title in 2006.

    He trains by running up to 40 miles per week, primarily on trails he cut himself.

    He told Trail Runner Magazine he runs “at least 12 miles twice a week on my days off and four miles on work days.” He is featured in the February 2009 edition of the magazine.

  • Lyons champion in Franklin tourney

    FRANKLIN—Tretter Lyons of the Tell City Wrestling Club won the bantam 75-pound division in a folkstyle tourney Jan. 25.

    Lyons pinned both his opponents.

    Coy Hammack also earned two pins as he placed second in the peewee 35-pound division.

    Devon Casebolt was second in bantam 50 with one pin and a 10-1 major decision.

    Landen Scherzinger placed second in the peewee 50 division. Kaden Chestnut placed fifth in that division.

    Cameron Kessinger was third in intermediate 80 with two pins, one technical fall, and one major decision.

  • County under state of emergency

    Perry County's commissioners declared a snow emergency Tuesday afternoon.

    "This snow emergency is beyond the capabilities of the local county resources," their declaration states. "Perry County is unable to clear the snow from the roads to provide safe travel routes." Residents are encouraged to refrain from travel until the declaration expires at noon Friday.

    The proclamation does not officially close any roads, but drivers are encouraged to remain at home except for essential travel, which can include going to work and emergency situations.

  • Principal seeks efficiency boost at high school

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent and High School Principal Al Chapman wants to make a number of changes to improve energy efficiency in that building, and continues to pursue bond funding for that purpose and to make the school system's debts more manageable.