Today's News

  • Goffinet one of USA’s top scorers

    VIENNA, Austria—Tell City graduate Lauren Goffinet was one of the leading scorers for the USA team that competed in the Vienna Cup Pentecost women’s basketball tourney June 11-13.
    The 5-foot-11 Goffinet started every game as the U.S. team went 3-2 in the 16-team tourney.
    The team then played an exhibition game in the Czech Republic against that country’s university team June 14. The USA won that game by 23 points as Goffinet scored 20.

  • Davis champ at Glen Ress Open for fourth time

    TELL CITY—Kevin Davis and Mike Wilson shot a 13-under-par 127 to win the Glen Ress Memorial Open golf scramble June 11-12.

  • TC football coach leaves for job at Apollo

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City football coach Travis Atwell submitted his resignation Monday to take a teaching job with Apollo High School in Owensboro, Ky.

  • Cedar Valley Bluegrass Fest coming to Derby July 7-9

    DERBY – Cedar Valley’s annual bluegrass festival will feature six bands and a tribute to the legendary Bill Monroe.
    Scheduled July 7-9 at Cedar Valley, 12478 Indiana 70, near Derby, the festival will highlight the Karl Shiflett & Big Country show Friday evening. Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
    The festival will start Thursday evening with an open stage at 5 p.m. where participants are asked to bring their own instruments. A bean dinner will be served. Diners are asked to bring a covered dish.

  • Deadline extended for prevented-planting reports

    INDIANAPOLIS – Julia A. Wickard, state executive director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Indiana, announced that the 2011 reporting deadline for all prevented planted crops has been extended to coincide with the final crop reporting date.
    For all crops, the FSA County Committee may accept a CCC-576 for prevented planting as timely if filed by the final crop reporting date for the applicable crop. By filing a prevented planting claim by the final crop reporting date of July 15, producers will not incur late-filed fees.

  • News in Brief

    TC Boosters schedule meeting
    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters will hold their organizational meeting at 7 p.m. June 27 at the William Tell Elementary School cafe.
    “Please note that this is a change of location from our previous notification,” urged booster Kelli Braunecker. “This is a mandatory meeting for all Tell City Junior-Senior High School band members and their parents. Please bring completed health forms if you have not already turned them in.”

  • Spencer County considers de-obligating bridge grant

    By STUART CASSIDY, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    ROCKPORT – Repairs to the historic covered bridge at Huffman Mill may be conducted with or without grant funding. After discussions Tuesday with Spencer County commissioners and councilmen about how to proceed with the project facing cost overages, Spencer County Engineer Tara Lloyd is prepared to ask Perry County officials if they will be willing to contribute toward repairs if Spencer County declines a $240,000 grant.

  • Escapee handed 17-year sentence

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A man who escaped from the Branchville Correctional Facility in 2009 was sentenced Monday to 17 years in prison. However, 33-year-old Bobby G. Cockerell won’t serve the first day of the sentence until he finishes a federal pris-on sentence.

  • Adventures with Nature Field Day returns Saturday to Tipsaw Lake

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Adventures with Nature, a rite of summer for the past eight years, returns Saturday to Tipsaw Lake.

    The Hoosier National Forest will sponsor the ninth annual field day with several partners, including the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, Purdue Extension of Perry County, Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development and soil and water conservation districts in Perry and Spencer counties.
    The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude by 1:30 p.m.

  • Alternative school students clean for credits

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Students attempting to improve themselves by taking classes through the Perry County Learning Academy are also helping others, human and otherwise.

    Mike Bishop, executive director for the alternative school, said students can earn elective credits similar to those awarded for shop or music classes through a collaboration with the Perry County Animal Shelter Inc.