Today's News

  • TC chief applying for grant to fund two officers

    TELL CITY - In a 2-to-1 vote Monday night, Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety members approved the city police chief's request to apply for a federal grant to hire two officers.

  • Math scholars tapped for summer Ball State program

    TELL CITY - Hannah Scott was accepted into Ball State Institute for the Gifted in Mathematics at Ball State University, "which is a wonderful privilege," Kim Waninger reported at a Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting March 10, and we also had another student, Jessie Wheatley, who is placed on the alternate list."

    The assistant principal at William Tell Elementary School, Waninger was offering a report normally presented by Principal Laura Noble.

  • WorkOne rep offers high school JAG opportunity

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members approved in a regular meeting March 10 the launch of a dropout-prevention program a proponent said has produced an "amazing" outcome so far in Indiana.

    "Southern Indiana is getting on board" with the Jobs for American Graduates Program, said Nancy Schroering, director of the WorkOne office in Jasper. Indiana as a whole is in its third year of participation and has become one of the nationwide program's biggest clients, she explained.

  • Tell City drum line qualifies for state

    TELL CITY — "That was probably the best show we've done," Brett Mulzer said after a public performance of the Tell City High School drum line Friday.

    "Last week we kind of choked, but we overcame some things tonight," the volunteer drum-line director added, referring to the previous week's competition at Corydon Central High School, where Tell City placed 10th out of 15 lines with a score more than 10 points under their previous contest.

  • Perry Central students wrap up successful first drum-line season

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central's drum line "had a great run" its first season in existence, according to James Powell, assistant music director for the Leopold school.

    "It was a super run," he said Tuesday, "I'm very excited about how well they did."

    He and Music Director Rob Cason said early in the short season they were unable to find evidence Perry Central had ever fielded a drum line. They started with the added disadvantage of not having a battery - drummers who march - in the marching band, Powell said.

  • TCHS art show opens March 31

    TELL CITY - The fifth annual Tell City High School Art Show will exhibit student artwork March 31 to April 3. The event will be held in the high-school library from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

    The show will also be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Visitors are asked to sign in at the office during the school day.

    High-school art instructor Shelly Goodrich will be available for comments and questions from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Tell City native, cancer survivor pens memoir

    WEEHAWKEN, N.J. — Life can change in a matter of hours. A Tell City native has penned her story of just how true a statement that is.

    Deborah Ludwig, a 1984 graduate of Tell City High School living in the Northeast, was filming an infomercial the morning of Dec. 17, 2003, but later that afternoon found herself in an emergency room undergoing numerous tests.

    The following day she was diagnosed with leukemia. Fourteen months after moving to the New York area to pursue her acting dreams, Ludwig found those aspirations shattered by cancer.

  • Christ of the Ohio cleanup Sunday; Troy plans final limb pickup

    TROY - Several items of interest to residents were discussed at last week's meeting of the Troy Town council, including a Sunday cleanup project at the Christ of the Ohio.

    Volunteers will gather at 8 a.m. to clean up the area around the landmark statue. Volunteers are invited to bring rakes and other tools.

    • A final round of limb chipping will begin soon and residents should place their downed branches near curbs, with the butt ends facing roadways to facilitate faster pickup.

  • Mogan Ridge prescribed burn likely to begin next week

    TELL CITY - Rain forecast for Wednesday night and today means prescribed burning in the Mogan Ridge area of the Hoosier National Forest won't begin until next week.

    The Forest Service plans to burn about 750 acres on Mogan Ridge. Cyclical fires help maintain barrens areas that are home to unique plants.

  • Semi rolls over driver's legs

    ST. CROIX - A Louisiana man suffered broken ankles March 11 after he was run over by his tractor trailer.

    According to Indiana State Police Trooper Craig Starr, Lawrence R. Benoit, 68, of Welsh, La., was checking on his load on the side of Interstate 64 at the 79-mile marker but failed to set the brake on the truck, which started rolling and ran over the bottom half of his legs and then off the roadway.

    Police said Benoit, who was driving a 2001 Peterbuilt, was admitted to Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. Damage to the truck was estimated at $50,000.