Today's News

  • Tell City girls second to Jasper

    JASPER—Tell City won seven of 12 events but defending sectional champion Jasper used its depth to win in girls swimming Thursday.

    Three teams swam together but it was scored as two dual meets. Jasper beat Tell City 105-77 and Tell City beat Wood Memorial 129-30.

    Chelsea Malone and Amanda Wagner each won two individual events and two relays for Tell City.

    Malone won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.64 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 1:06.52.

    She teamed with Wagner, Erika Hauenstein and Charissa Lahee to win the 200 medley relay in 2:00.54.

  • Jeeps roll past Tell City

    TELL CITY—Tell City couldn’t penetrate Northeast Dubois’ 2-3 zone defense or hit from outside in a 54-15 girls basketball loss to the Jeeps Thursday.

    The Marksmen hit only 1 of 13 shots from the field and committed 16 turnovers in the first half as they fell behind 25-2.

    They were shorthanded, playing without leading scorer and rebounder McKenzie Hayes, sidelined with a high ankle sprain, and top reserve guard Courtney Young, out with a foot injury.

  • Jasper’s depth sinks Tell City boys

    JASPER—Tell City won one event and tied for first in another in a 118-50 boys swimming loss to Jasper Thursday.

    Nick Bower won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.13 seconds and Jerry Ammon placed third in 26.83 to give the Marksmen their highest scoring event.

    Tell City’s Taylor Maddle tied Jasper’s Heath Hanselman for first in diving, each with 199.75 points.

    Bower placed second in the 100 free in 57.43.

    Justin Peter earned Tell City’s only other second place in the 100 backstroke in 1:01.81.

  • There are two great athletes in Blind Side

    The Blind Side, the story of current Baltimore Ravens left tackle Michael Oher and the wealthy family that rescued him from the street, is currently the No. 1 movie in America.

    It certainly has a lot to attract viewers’ interest—an uplifting story and a great actress in Sandra Bullock playing Leigh Anne Tuohy, the woman who takes Oher in when she sees him on the street without a coat in winter weather.

  • City officials eye state help for levee work

    CANNELTON - Hawesville, Ky., Mayor Charlie King was able to secure state funding for a required match to perform mandated levee work, and could help Cannelton in a similar effort, Smokey Graves said Dec. 7.

    Speaking at regular meetings of the city's board of public works and safety and common council, Cannelton's mayor said he's working to get details on how King secured a 10-percent match from the Kentucky governor's office, required to accompany federal funding aimed at ensuring levees will hold up against flooding.

  • Grant to lessen hit on sewer bills

    TELL CITY - A $4.4 million grant to Tell City for its pending combined-sewer-overflow elimination project will reduce, though not erase, wastewater-rate increases in 2010. The higher rates will help the city pay for the state-mandated $11.7 million project.

  • Perry County native ordained eighth bishop of Cheyenne
  • Roadside memorials issue dies

    TELL CITY - An intense discussion ensued during the Dec. 7 meeting of Perry County commissioners as an ordinance governing memorials along county roadways was presented but went nowhere, putting the issue to rest for the time.

    The ordinance that would require highway memorials to be on country rights-of-way died after discussion between the board and those present grew heated. Commissioner Jody Fortwendel had made a motion to approve the ordinance and Commissioner Bill Amos seconded it, but withdrew it, saying he thought they were discussing another issue.

  • Sex offender sentenced for failure to register

    INDIANAPOLIS - A Tell City man has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for failing to register as a sex offender.

    U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young imposed the sentence on Andrew Unser, 29, following his guilty plea, according to a news release Thursday from Timothy M. Morrison, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. The case was the result of an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service and Perry County Sheriff's Department.

  • Perry County EMA buying tower from parks board

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Emergency Management agency has agreed to pay $1,000 to purchase the communications tower at Eagles Bluff Park.

    Last month the Perry County Parks & Recreation board of directors voted to pay $1,000 to the General Services Division of the federal government to buy the communications tower and one-twentieth of an acre it sits on, which were not included in the parks board's 1999 purchase of the park from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.