Today's News

  • Froehlich champ, TC takes 5th

    NEWBURGH—Dylan Froehlich won the 215-pound title to lead Tell City to fifth place in the nine-team Castle wrestling sectional Saturday.

    Castle won the sectional with 275 points. Tell City scored 109.

    Froehlich beat Travis Daugherty of Castle 5-0 to raise his season record to 39-0, tying the school record for consecutive victories set by Jeff Casebolt in 1996-97.

  • Eagles defeat Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Ohio County hit 70.0 percent from the field in the second half to beat Tell City 67-59 in boys basketball Monday.

    “We’ve played with a lot of teams but we can’t finish them off because we don’t have the desire yet to lock anybody down on defense,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

    He added, “We played pretty decent defense the first half and gave up 27 points. But the second half we gave up 40 points, and there’s not a team on our schedule we can beat giving up 40 points in a half.”

  • Tell City turnovers fuel Patriots' layup attack

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills made 23 layups to beat Tell City 62-30 in PAC girls basketball Tuesday.

    At least 11 of the Patriots’ layups came in transition after Tell City turnovers. The Marksmen committed 32 turnovers overall.

    The Patriots also used their quickness to score some layups in transition off defensive rebounds and outlet passes. Or sometimes a Patriot would grab a defensive rebound and take it all the way upcourt for a layup herself, as Lyndsi Woolems did to put the Patriots up 8-4 with 2:46 left in the first quarter.

  • Girls sectional pairings drawn

    TELL CITY—Tell City and Perry Central could meet in the semifinals of the Tell City Class 2A girls basketball sectional next week.

    Sectional pairings for the six-team sectional drawn Monday by the IHSAA gave Tell City a first-round bye.

    Perry Central will play South Spencer in the first game Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

    The winner of that game will advance to face Tell City in the first semifinal game Friday, Feb. 12, at 5:30 p.m.

    Perry Central has beaten South Spencer twice this season, though once was an overtime game in the PSC Holiday Tip-off tourney.

  • Most Saturday events postponed

    Most sports events involving Perry County teams Saturday were postponed or canceled after a heavy snowstorm struck the area Friday night.

    Tell City’s varsity and JV boys basketball games at Hancock County have been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16. The freshman game between the two schools that was also scheduled Saturday has been canceled.

    Perry Central’s varsity and JV boys basketball games at Lanesville have been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23.

  • Tell City edges Pike Central

    PETERSBURG—Tell City won 10 of 12 events to overcome its lack of depth and edge Pike Central 89-87 in boys swimming Tuesday.

    Pike Central won the 100-yard breaststroke and the 100 butterfly.

    Though the Marksmen won all the other events, they earned only one second place and one third place in the 10 swimming events. They had only one entrant in five events and none in the 100 breaststroke.

    “We had 10 boys and they had several more,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page. “But the boys pulled it out—they’re swimming well.”

  • Voting sites still being considered

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners tabled again a recommendation from the county election board to further reduce the number of voting locations in the county.

    As The News reported Jan. 7, the three-member board recommended cutting in half the number of polling sites, saying workers to staff them are difficult to find. They realized after that meeting the Eagles Bluff visitor center could serve as the Tobin Township site, and included that change in their recommendation when they discussed it at the latest commissioners meeting Jan. 20.

  • Young files for new Senate term

    MILLTOWN - State Sen. Richard Young officially will run for his sixth full term in the Senate District 47 that includes Perry County.

    The Democrat from Milltown has been in the Senate since 1988.

    "Representing the citizens of southern Indiana has truly been a rewarding experience," said Young. "I look forward to continuing the work on their behalf that I have been doing as a member of the rural caucus."

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  • TC leaders try to reduce sting of rate hikes

    TELL CITY - Faced with a mandate to eliminate the community's combined-sewer overflows, the Tell City Common Council agreed Jan. 21 to move an $11 million project forward while taking steps to lessen the impact on ratepayers.

    The council, meeting in a special meeting with John Seever of the accounting firm H.J. Umbaugh & Associates, agreed to shift some principal payments on a new bond issue for several years, until 1999 and 2006 bond issues are fully paid.

    The shift will reduce some of the debt burden on residents.