Today's News

  • Cooking class Sept. 29

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus will host a cooking class led by Chef Doug Zuelka. The first class is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29.

    The menu consists of a seafood scampi appetizer, vine ripened beefsteak tomato and mozzarella salad drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette dressing and heirloom basil, followed by an entrée of chicken marsala atop whole-wheat noodles with fingerling baby carrots and topped off with a grilled lemon meringue cake. The class is $10 per person. Space is limited. For reservations or more information, call 547-2333.

  • Passport fair set

    TELL CITY – The Tell City post office will host a passport fair 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 19. Anyone wanting to complete an application for a U.S. passport must bring a government-issued ID, such as a driver's license, and a copy of the person's birth certificate issued and certified by a county or state health department.

    Applicants may provide photos or the post office can take the applicant's photo during the passport fair. Passport applications are available at the post office.

  • PCHS seniors vying for 2009 homecoming crown Friday

    LEOPOLD – The 2009 Perry Central High School football Homecoming will be held Friday. The ceremony will be held at halftime of the Perry Central and West Washington game, which begins at 7 p.m.

    Queen Candidates

    Kelsie Bland of rural Tell City is the daughter of Melanie Robbins and Dan Zellers. Since being at Perry Central she has been involved in cheerleading, Natural Helpers, pep, key and German clubs, National Honor Society, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Upward Bound and yearbook staff.

  • Communication will be key in making needed recovery house a reality

    At Wednesday's meeting of Perry County commissioners, several residents living on or near Girl Scout Road, joined by Girl Scout representatives and those of Recovery Connection Inc. gathered in the courthouse to share concerns about a proposed recovery home for substance abusers.

    According to Randy Paris, a substance-abuse counselor at Branchville Correctional Facility and president of Recovery Connection Inc., the house on Girl Scout Road would allow men who have had drug and alcohol problems to live in a drug- and alcohol-free environment.

  • A hand in burying the dead

    It's not often that a story moves me to near tears. But the one I ran across Wednesday of last week - about a group of volunteer student pallbearers - came close. The Ohio group's work, I think, offers local young people a chance to do something similar in carrying out one of the corporal works of mercy: that of burying the dead.

  • Let's have real health-care reform

    Editor's Note: Tell City physician William Marcrum hand-delivered this letter to Rep. Baron Hill last Monday during a meeting by Hill with health-care providers and hospital officials. Marcrum's letter is published as a guest column with his permission.

    As a doctor who actually sees patients versus the physician theorists who have crafted the framework for H.R. 3200 (the health-care bill), I appreciate the opportunity to share a bit of my perspective on this multi-layered challenge.

  • PC routs Wolfpack

    MARENGO—Perry Central’s football team is known for a lot of power running up the middle but proved Friday it can work with whatever the defense gives it.

    The Commodores used a lot of passing and outside runnig early to build a lead en route to crushing Crawford County 48-12.

    Dee Jay Shaw threw 14-yard passes to Dane Ransom and D.J. Newton on the Commodores’ first drive.

    The Commodores threw on four of eight plays on that possession, including once on first down.

    T.J. Hall also ran a sweep for 15 yards on that drive.

  • Rebels capitalize on Tell City’s turnovers

    REO—South Spencer converted three Tell City turnovers into 21 points in beating the Marksmen 42-14 in Pocket Athletic Conference football Friday.

    Tell City defensive coordinator Ronnie Robinson said, “You can’t turn the ball over that many times (four) and expect to win.”

    South Spencer’s Austin Ball recovered a Tell City fumble at the  Marksman 44-yard line early in the first quarter.

  • PC girls 1st, boys 2nd in North Harrison meet

    RAMSEY—Perry Central placed all five of its scorers in the top 26 to repeat as champion of the 19-team North Harrison girls cross country invitational Thursday.

    Tell City, led by third-place finisher Sarah Goffinet, placed sixth.

    Perry Central placed second in the 24-team boys race and Tell City was seventh.

    Goffinet ran the girls race in 20:20 to lead all Perry County runners. She finished behind only Erika Wilson of Eastern and Phoebe Bauer of New Albany.

    But Perry Central’s five scorers all finished ahead of Tell City’s No. 2 runner.

  • Marksmen outspike Lanesville

    TELL CITY—Tell City used a balanced spiking attack to beat Lanesville 25-20, 25-6, 25-16 in volleyball Thursday.

    Jamie Brinksneader made eight kills, McKenzie Hayes and Elizabeth Kohnert each added seven, and Brittney Harth made six.

    Hayes had four assists and Miranda Zuelly added eight.

    Leslie Poole and Kohnert each served 12 points and Hana Reed added 11. Hayes served four aces and Kohnert added three.

    On defense Poole made 11 digs and Reed added nine, and Hayes made two blocks.