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Today's News

  • Kassen All-PAC

    TELL CITY - Having foreign exchange students on its girls tennis team has worked well for Tell City.

    Last week Kathi Kassen became the second exchange student to make all-conference for the Marksmen, as she was named to the All-Pocket Athletic Conference team in voting by league coaches.

    Marketa Kozeluhova, who made All-Big Eight Conference in 1995, was the first to do so.

    Like Kozeluhova, Kassen earned the No. 1 singles spot for the Marksmen.

    She went 4-3 in conference matches and 8-5 overall.

  • Huber, PC enjoyed historic regional

    Perry County has been blessed with some great athletes in the 60 years that the IHSAA has held track regionals.

    But apparently only two have won more than one event in the same regional - Tell City's Steve Smith at Columbus in 1975 and Perry Central's Nick Huber at Evansville Central Wednesday.

    Both won both hurdles races (Smith also won the pole vault).

    There are only eight regionals in the state, and the Evansville Central one included teams from as far north as Vermillion County (north of Terre Haute's Vigo County).

  • Turning of the tassels

    From left, Jacey Blanford, Emily Biggs, Greg Batie and their fellow classmates turn their tassels after receiving their Tell City High School diplomas Friday during commencement ceremonies in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. The students were the first Perry County students to graduate this year, as Perry Central High School students graduated Sunday and Cannelton High School's graduation is set for Saturday.

  • Pool opens Thursday, lessons soon

    TELL CITY - The JFK Pool in Tell City will open for the summer beginning Thursday.

    Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

    The pool will have swimming lessons June 10 to July 2. Sessions are Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. and 6:10 to 6:55 p.m.

    For more information call 547-3932 or the pool.

  • TCHS band members earn awards

    Roccia, Mueller take top honors

    TELL CITY - Student performers reaped awards and a resigning assistant director was bid farewell at a Tell City High School Band awards banquet Friday at Mulzer Camp west of Troy.

    Sarah Roccia earned the John Philip Sousa Band Award, given for outstanding loyalty, interest and achievement in musicianship, according to Music Director Barry Reasoner. In addition to the honor, he noted, Roccia was receiving "some really cool paperwork," a small bust of Sousa and a lapel pin.

  • City department celebrates employee return

    TELL CITY - Tell City's department heads updated the Board of Public Works and Safety on numerous items during its May 19 meeting, including receipt of a new trash truck.

    Street Commissioner Jeff Everly told members the new trash truck arrived and was taken out on the Monday route and just needs a few more adjustments before it's 100 percent ready. "I feel like we need a moment of applause because of how long we've been waiting," Mayor Barb Ewing said.

  • Schools chief: Longer year helps students retain learning

    Chapman reports Title 1 grant increase

    CANNELTON - Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said signs are encouraging that the school calendar in use the last two years has resulted in improved retention of information by students.

    "They spend less time out of school, and more information is retained," he said after the May 14 school-board meeting. "I feel like we're seeing (improvements) in our test scoring and in attitudes toward school," he explained. "It's still early, but if it continues to be a trend, we want to continue it."

  • Protocol problem

    Several veterans called Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, she said Thursday, to inform her banners recently hung from new light poles along Main Street are in violation of flag protocol. The blue field of stars for each is supposed to be opposite the vertical pole from which it's hung, as are those on the right side of this photo. Because of the way they were printed, they can't be flipped to hang as they should. Ewing said the banners were existing stock at a manufacturer purchased "in good faith" through Directions Promotions of Tell City.

  • City launches fee for untagged, improperly tagged trash

    TELL CITY - Not putting trash tags, or half of one, will end up costing residents $5 per bag if city employees pick them up before properly tagged.

    Members of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety amended section 55.09 of ordinance 937 May 19 to add a fee for residents who get their untagged or improperly tagged bags picked up by city employees. Mayor Barbara Ewing said the issue was brought up a couple of months ago on how to deal with these residents.

  • Recorder hopes to prevent resale of public records

    Commissioners approve animal-shelter contract

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners tabled at a regular meeting May 19 a request from County Recorder Jane James to implement rules for fining people who resell information provided by her office.

    The Indiana Code requires the recorder to provide batches of information to "bulk users," those who want information on transactions performed over a day, week, month or year, James explained.