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Today's News

  • TC girls team lacks depth

    TELL CITY - Tell City's girls cross country team has some strong runners but has little margin for error, as there are only six girls on the team.

    The Marksmen started last season with 13 girls but graduated three seniors and brought in only one freshman this year.

    And their top runner from last year, Sidney Strobel, has moved to Harrison.

    This is the second time in three years the Marksmen have had a star runner move away after her freshman season.

  • Tell City boys favored to win PAC again

    TELL CITY - Despite heavy graduation losses, Tell City boys cross country coach Chris Hollinden thinks "we have a shot at being better than last year."

    The Marksmen graduated six seniors, including five who lettered, last year. "We lost a really deep senior class," said Hollinden. "So we have a pretty inexperienced team."

    They return No. 1 runner Alex Fenn, though. He has won the PAC meet the last two years and placed eighth in the Bedford semistate last year to qualify for the state meet, where he finished 53rd.

  • Wildcats shut out TC

    TELL CITY - Mount Vernon held Tell City to 2 yards of total offense and beat the Marksmen 45-0 in a football season opener Friday.

    Tell City tailback Trent Gunn rushed for 34 yards on 14 carries.

    But some losses by teammates, including the quarterback's being sacked three times on the first two possessions, reduced the Marksmen's net rushing gain to 5 yards.

    And they lost 3 yards on their only completed pass.

    They did not gain a first down the entire game.

  • Perry Central wears down Corydon

    CORYDON - T.J. Hall rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns as Perry Central trounced Corydon 43-6 in football Friday.

    Hall did his damage in 25 carries.

    Mikey Wilkerson added 84 yards on eight carries and scored a 4-yard touchdown run.

    Fullback Ryan Hanan gained 34 yards on five carries and Ethan Wheatley added 22 yards on three carries.

    Overall the Commodores averaged 7.9 yards per carry as they rushed for 381 yards.

    They also had a potent passing game. Quarterback Austin Hauser completed 3 of 5 passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns.

  • Paving the Way

    Employees of Clarksville-based Gohmann Asphalt and Construction Inc. lay down fresh asphalt on Tell City's 12th Street Friday. Crews worked several days milling the old surface and then putting down new asphalt. Friday's work was focused on the sides of the roadway, which serves as Indiana 66 as well as 12th Street. As part of the same project, the company earlier this month repaved Indiana 66 between Troy and Tell City. The 12th Street project stopped at the intersection with Washington Street.

  • Businesses close in TC mini-mall

    TELL CITY - A pair of stores in the Tell City Shopping Center on Indiana 66 have shut their doors in the past couple of weeks.

    Domino's Pizza and Cato have closed and their signs have been removed. Telephone numbers for the two businesses still worked as of Friday but there was no answer at either location.

  • Humane Society to meet Sept. 9

    TELL CITY - "Everyone is welcome" to attend a meeting of the Humane Society of Perry County scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City, according to its president, Jim Carter.

    More information may be obtained by calling him at 836-4138.

  • Sick coyotes reported in Apalona area

    APALONA - Two coyotes killed between Apalona and St. Isidore Catholic Church likely had canine distemper, not rabies, residents in the area said.

    A man killed one of the coyotes he said was acting odd and approached his home. A few days earlier, another young coyote was hit by a vehicle. It, too, appeared ill. Distemper is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system.

    Anyone seeing sick wildlife can relay information to local conservation officers by calling the Tell City Police Department at 547-7068.

  • Tech upgrade

    Cannelton police officers learn from Mark Genovese Thursday about a new electronic-ticket system their department began using that day. The instructor, working under a contract with the Indiana Supreme Court's Judicial Technology and Automation Committee, explained officers can write citations and scan bar codes on drivers' licenses and vehicle registrations. Time spent issuing a ticket is cut, and officers' safety is enhanced because they spend less time in vulnerable positions on city streets.

  • City pursues roof repairs

    Mayor says efforts unheeded on warranty claim

    CANNELTON - In response to a question from Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson at an Aug. 11 common-council meeting, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said the contractor who reroofed the city's old gym "has done nothing" in response to repeated efforts to get him to correct problems that remained after his initial work.

    "We sent two letters," city attorney Chris Goffinet said, adding that Carl Cronin of Tell City had said he'd honor a warranty on his work.