Today's News

  • Student council hosts freshman orientation

    TELL CITY - The freshman orientation for the class of 2014 will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School auditorium.

    After students obtain their schedule packets, parents can pay student and textbook-rental fees. During the program, students will participate in an escorted tour of the school.

    The evening's agenda will include a slide show with music, pep-band and cheerleader participation, a scavenger hunt and free popcorn and soft drinks.

  • Clean Water Indiana funding available

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District has secured a $7,000 Clean Water Indiana Grant and will use it for a cost-share program helping land users implement practices to reduce nonpoint sources of water pollution and improve productivity in pastures and forages.

    Applications are being accepted from Perry County beef-cattle operations.

    For more information, call 547-4686, send e-mail to Darlene-fischer@iaswcd.org or visit the office at 125 South Eighth St., in Cannelton.

  • The joy of work

    Lilly Burden's hands are worn, but her heart beats with the determination of a woman decades younger. Her heart is in remarkably good shape after open-heart surgery last year. Burden, who was 92 at the time, bounced back quickly and still works four days a week. That's right, Lilly holds down a job, contributes payroll taxes and wouldn't have it any other way.

    "I enjoy working, whether it's at my job or in my garden," she says, seated, hands folded on the kitchen table in her Girl Scout Road home.

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    The News' Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt is back. This is one of 20 landmark photos appearing in the current print edition for people to identify in attempts to win a one-year subscription to The News. Pick up a copy to see the other photos and read the rules, then let us know how well you know Tell City. The deadline is 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12. Happy hunting.

  • Commodores rely on leadership to continue ‘tradition of excellence' during new season

    LEOPOLD - When the clock ran out for Perry Central at the end a muddy sectional semi-final loss to North Davies, it was the first time the Commodores would end a football season without a conference or sectional title since 2003.

    Two weeks earlier, a missed extra point was all it took to lift Paoli to an undefeated regular season and PLAC championship and deny Perry Central their sixth consecutive conference title.

  • TC youth football registration set

    TELL CITY - Tell City will hold youth football leagues for players in second through sixth grade this fall.

    Registration fee is $50 for players in grades 5 and 6, who will play tackle football, and $25 for players in grades 2-4, who will play flag football. The fee is nonrefundable. Registration will be held 9-11 a.m. Aug. 21 in William Tell Elementary's cafeteria. Registration forms are available at the Perry County News office.

  • Schweizer Fest golf tourney set

    TELL CITY - Entries are being accepted for the 36th Schweizer Fest Golf Open to be played at Hoosier Heights Country Club Aug. 14-15.

    Entry fee is $65 for club members and $75 for nonmembers. The fee includes an 18-hole practice round.

    All entrants must be high school graduates or 18 years of age or older.

    Up to 120 golfers will be accepted. A full field will have five flights and a senior division for golfers age 60 and over.

    The tourney started in 1974 and has been held every year since except 1996.

  • Old-timers baseball game Tuesday

    TELL CITY - The annual old-timers baseball game will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Frank Clemens Field as part of the city's celebration of Schweizer Fest.

    Tri-state area baseball players, active or inactive, over age 40 are invited to participate. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. at the field, with batting practice starting at 5:30 p.m. If possible, players are requested to wear the uniforms they wore during their playing days.

    Trophies will be awarded for the longest hit ball, best defensive play and oldest participant.

  • Fall baseball registration set

    FERDINAND - The sixth annual Southern Indiana Spikes Fall Baseball League will hold registration today from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Perry County time at the Fifth Street park.

    Individual players and teams are invited. Games will be on weekends. All games are doubleheaders. Participants should be ages 6 to 14. Call Keith Waninger at (812) 630-4583 if there are any questions.

  • Despite rumors, TC schools will open on time

    TELL CITY - Ron Etienne needed to dispel a rumor, he said at a regular meeting of the Tell City–Troy Township School Board July 13.

    School will not be delayed for a month, the schools superintendent said, contrary to a rumor he'd heard twice earlier in the day. He emphasized that Aug. 18 will be the first day for teachers to report, as scheduled, and students will begin school the following day.