Today's News

  • Commodores cold in loss to Senators

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit only 29.5 percent from the field in a 47-39 PLAC boys basketball loss to West Washington Thursday.

    The Commodores found it hard to drive or get open shots inside against West Washington’s active 2-3 zone defense. And they hit only 3 of 19 shots from three-point range.

    “Early I thought we got some pretty decent looks but we just didn’t hit the shots,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

    The Commodores had to take some quick shots in the second half, as they trailed by 10 to 12 points much of it.

  • Lions rout Cannelton

    SELLERSBURG—Cannelton had no answer for Rock Creek’s size and athleticism in a 99-50 boys basketball loss Friday.

    The Lions outshot the Bulldogs from the field 53.2 percent to 26.6 percent, held a 54-34 advantage on the boards, and forced 22 turnovers.

    “We just did not move the ball very well tonight—we played as individuals instead of as a team,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  “Plus, they were very athletic, fast, and strong.”

  • Area sectionals could have new champions this year

    One of the things that makes the IHSAA boys basketball sectionals so interesting is they are single-elimination. With a bad draw or one bad game, a really good team can make an early exit.

    Compare that with the individual state wrestling tourney, where Prince-ton’s Drake Stein won the 171-pound state title despite not winning his regional or even his sectional.

  • Guilty plea in Cioe case

    TELL CITY - One of two men arrested last year for the 1997 murder and rape of a Tell City woman has been cleared of those charges under a plea agreement in which he admits to hiding evidence implicating his cousin in the crime.  Thomas D. Lane pleaded guilty Wednesday to a Class C charge of assisting a criminal and pursuant to the plea agreement, was sentenced to six years in prison. Under the agreement, Lane is required to assist prosecutors with their case against his cousin, Thomas E.

  • Woodcrafters fire talk of town

    TELL CITY - Stubborn ribbons of smoke rose over heaps of bricks and twisted steel Friday, two days after the largest fire in recent Tell City history destroyed the vacant William Tell Woodcrafters plant on Seventh Street.  No one was injured in the blaze, which began shortly before 2 p.m.

  • Court denies soldiers' case

    EVANSVILLE - A judge ruled Thursday the "Tell City Guardsmen" can't press their case against KBR and affiliated companies in the Indiana court in which it was filed. The soldiers failed to establish that "the court may properly exercise personal jurisdiction over (the) defendants" ruled Richard L.

  • TC School Board seeks USDA grant

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members voted in a special meeting Feb. 16 to approve an application for a grant that could be worth up to $150,000, to continue the employment of the Evansville architectural firm, Veazey, Parrott and Shoulders, and to begin the process toward securing a loan to fund continued renovations at Tell City High School. The possibility of securing the grant, which would come through the U.S.

  • Utah Road vacation request raises questions

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners postponed to an unknown date Feb. 17 a request for the vacation of Utah Road so attorney Chris Goffinet can determine whether it's a quarter-mile long or extends all the way into the Hoosier National Forest. Requested by a Kirk Morrison, whom The News was unable to locate, the issue was raised at a regular commissioners meeting by attorney Jim Tyler.

  • Perry County's 2010 Primary Ballot

    Sheriff Lee Chestnut (D) Joe Lackey (D) Bill Schroeder (D) Lynn Wooldridge (D) Clerk Jean Schulthise  (D) Auditor Connie Berger (D) Treasurer JoAnn Smith (D) Judy Pund (D) Coroner  Charles Baumeister (D) Keith Huck (D) Assessor Mendy Ward (D) County Commissioner District 2 Gary Dauby (D) Chris Coyle (D)<

  • Candidate forum April 15 at the Schergens Center; public invited

    TELL CITY - Details are still being finalized, but the time and date of this year's political forum sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce have been set. The event will begin at 6 p.m. April 15 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.  Invitations to candidates will be mailed in the next couple of weeks. Watch for more details.