Today's News

  • Perry Central loses 2 PLAC games

    MARENGO—Kayla Parr pitched a two-hitter as Crawford County shut out Perry Central 5-0 in PLAC girls softball Saturday.

    Parr struck out only one and walked three.

    Perry Central’s only hits were a two-out single to right field by Cassie Wilgus in the fifth inning and a one-out double by Kristi Brumfield in the sixth.

    Tara Claise advanced to third base on Brumfield’s double and had a chance to score on a sharply hit ball up the middle. But Wolfpack shortstop Chelsea Benham made a diving stop on it and threw Claise out at the plate.

  • Tell City fourth at Forest Park

    FERDINAND—Strong showings in the distance races carried Tell City to fourth place in Forest Park’s eight-team girls track invitational Tuesday.

    Tell City scored 78 points. Forest Park won with 156 points and Northeast Dubois placed second with 97.5.

    Tell City freshman Sarah Goffinet won the 1600-meter run in 5:33.08 and teammate Tiffany Davis placed second in 5:35.08.

    Goffinet placed second in the 3200 in 12:46.12 and Andyn Rowe was fourth in 12:54.13.

    Davis took third in the 800 in 2:30.71.

  • Flu threat halts offender visits at Branchville Correctional Facility

    BRANCHVILLE - As a precautionary measure against the growing outbreak of the H1N1 influenza virus, all offender visits at Branchville Correctional Facility and other Hoosier adult and juvenile facilities have been halted.

    There have been no cases of the flu virus at any correctional facility but the Indiana Department of Correction hopes to prevent the virus from infecting offenders who live in close proximity to one another or correctional staff.

  • Income surveys in TC mailboxes this week

    TELL CITY - An income survey getting under way in Tell City this week could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to the community as it vies for grants administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

    City leaders ask residents who receive the surveys to carefully complete and return them.

    "We can't stress enough how important this information is in helping the city compete for some of these funds," Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing said Friday.

  • Grant will bolster fitness efforts at William Tell

    TELL CITY - A $25,422 Safe Routes to School Grant awarded to William Tell Elementary School will complement a Sidewalks-to-Schools Grant received by the city, Principal Laura Noble announced at a school-board meeting April 14.

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  • Recorder's office now offers fraud protection

    TELL CITY - A new monitoring system offered by the Perry County Recorder's Office allows residents to learn if someone is using their name in an attempt to commit property fraud.

    County Recorder Jane James is encouraging residents to take advantage of the Property Fraud Alert service, which she said allows the public to have their name monitored within the recorder's office in order to track possible fraudulent activity.

    Subscribers will be notified when a name they have submitted is used in any recording within the office, such as a deed or mortgage.

  • County seeks funding for brownfields

    TELL CITY - Perry County could benefit from a federal Environmental Protection Agency grant that will help identify brownfield sites.

    Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission representative Tom Mosley told the county commissioners at their regular meeting April 15 the money will fund assessments of sites known or perceived to contain ground contaminants.

  • Torch run to kick off Special Olympics Saturday

    TELL CITY - Local law-enforcement officers will gather to carry the Special Olympics Indiana Flame of Hope as a part of the community's annual track and field meet, which will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Legion Field in Tell City.

    In honor of Special Olympics Indiana's 40th anniversary, the event will feature a number of special activities, including a welcome address from a member of the city council.

  • Local jobless rate climbs to 10.4 percent

    TELL CITY - Perry County's unemployment rate rose to 10.4 percent in March, up six-tenths of a percent from the previous month, as local employers continued to shed jobs.

    Perry County joined neighboring Crawford and Spencer among counties with jobless rates of more than 10 percent. Employment statistics are posted by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.