Today's News

  • Proposal story garners award

    TELL CITY - Perry County News Managing Editor Kevin Koelling earned a third-place award for a story he wrote in October 2008 about a National Guard soldier's long-distance marriage proposal.

    Results of the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation's 43rd annual Better Newspaper Contest were announced at a luncheon Saturday in Indianapolis. Koelling's award was in a category for best in-depth feature or feature package.

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  • Fund established for fire victim

    TROY - A fund has been established to help a Troy woman and her two sons who lost their home to a Thanksgiving-morning fire.

    The fund in Dayna (Bateman) Clifton's name has been set up at First State Bank. She and her two sons, ages 16 and 18, lost nearly all of their belongings in the blaze.

    Anyone wanting to make donations of items, such as household goods and clothing, can call 547-5331.

  • Area youth to be recognized for community involvement

    INDIANAPOLIS — Emily Davis of rural Tell City will be honored for her outstanding community service as one of the winners of the inaugural Youth Power and Hope Awards Contest.

    Electric Consumer, the state-wide publication of Indiana's electric cooperatives, sponsored the contest that was open to Indiana fifth- through eighth-graders residing in the service territory of an electric cooperative and emphasizes the important role young Hoosiers play in their communities.


    TELL CITY - Carroll Ray Goffinet has been a part of the Tell City-Perry County Library board since 1982, but his tenure officially ended at the board's monthly meeting Dec. 2.

    "I've enjoyed the years I've spent on the board," Goffinet said.

    Board members and library staff presented him with cards and gifts, including a plaque to commemorate his time on the board. Members of his family attended a short celebration held afterward and Goffinet fondly talked to members about his time on the board.

  • Second-chance points help Rangers top TC

    FERDINAND—Forest Park’s 12 offensive rebounds and 10 steals helped the Rangers beat Tell City 57-41 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Though Tell City had a 36-32 edge in rebounds overall, the Rangers grabbed four more offensive rebounds. At least three times they got rebounds of their own free throws.

    Tell City Coach John Hayes said that “absolutely” should not happen. “That’s what we just talked about (to the players after the game).

  • Officials redeem Waupaca bonds

    TELL CITY - Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Authority adopted a resolution Dec. 3 to redeem bonds that funded a Hoosier Southern Railroad spur to Waupaca Foundry in 1997.

    The $1.8 million in bonds also funded a locomotive and repairs to the main rail line, explained Chris Goffinet, attorney for the three-member redevelopment authority.

  • South Central’s runs too much for Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Cannelton could not overcome two big South Central runs in a 59-44 boys basketball loss to the Rebels Saturday.

    The Bulldogs hit 5 of 6 shots from the field to start the second quarter, including two three-pointers by Cody Lawalin, to build a 20-16 lead.

    On South Central’s next trip down the floor, with 3:25 left in the first half, the Rebels were called for a technical foul for unsportsmanlike conduct.  Lawalin hit 1 of 2 free throws to increase Cannelton’s lead to 21-16.

  • Rebels' rebounding knocks off Bulldogs

    REO—South Spencer outrebounded Cannelton 33-16 to beat the Bulldogs 43-23 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    Both teams shot poorly from the perimeter--Cannelton was 4 for 21 from three-point range and South Spencer was 1 for 7.

    But the Rebels got more inside baskets thanks to some strong baseline moves and baskets after offensive rebounds.

    They had two rebound baskets on one possession with six minutes left in the third quarter.

  • PC girls rout Senators

    LEOPOLD—Katie Schwartz, Hilarie Hahus and Lavina Schwartz combined to hit 16 of 21 field-goal attempts as Perry Central trounced West Washington 63-30 in PLAC girls basketball Monday.

    The Commodores hit a season-high 54.3 percent from the field overall.

    “We shot a lot of layups in the second half—that really helps your percentage,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

    After playing zone and a triangle-and-two earlier, West Washington switched to a man-to-man defense in the fourth quarter and Perry Central got several backdoor layups.