Today's News

  • Walk-to-School Day at William Tell Elementary

    William Tell Elementary School students, staff, administrators and several parents walked from the Tell City-Perry County Public Library to the school Wednesday, providing a local observance of International Walk to School Day.

  • Cannelton students earn awards for Web site

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The three media-club members who were active through last year in Cannelton earned several payoffs for their efforts.

    A research-based Web site they produced on the Iditarod sled-dog race earned an Excellence in Media Award at the latest International Student Media Festival, as did two single photos and a photo essay submitted by members.

  • County seeks ban on marijuana substitute

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners agreed unanimously Monday to ban products that the county attorney said “folks, and particularly children, are using as a substitute for marijuana.”

  • Elementary principal suspended

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary School Principal Sara Maas “is on administrative leave at this time,” according to Laura Noble,  assistant to the superintendent for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.

    As The News reported in May, Maas replaced Noble as principal as the current school year began.

    Noble said the duration of Maas’ leave is unknown, but is “pending further investigation and review.”

  • Wildcats block Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Jasper used strong blocking and digging to hold Perry Central to fewer kills than normal and beat the Commodores 25-8, 25-20, 25-14 in volleyball Thursday.

  • Mater Dei defeats Marksmen

    EVANSVILLE—Poor passing hurt Tell City in a 21-25, 25-17, 25-12, 25-19 volleyball loss to Mater Dei Thursday.
    “Our passing was bad,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “And when our passes and sets were there, our hitting was off.
    “They served really well and they just took us totally out of our offense. They’re a good team.”
    McKenzie Hayes made 17 kills and two blocks to lead Tell City.
    Devin Marchand added seven kills and Stori Beard made five.
    Charissa Lahee had 11 assists and Hayes added eight.

  • Pike Central may be looking to leave PAC

    The Pocket Athletic Conference lost one football team after the 2007-08 school year, when Tecumseh decided the play an independent football schedule but remain in the PAC in all other sports.

  • Vikings top Tell City

    POSEYVILLE—Colton Motz completed 18 of 23 passes, including four for touchdowns, as North Posey beat Tell City 42-21 in PAC football Friday.

  • Six turnovers help PC blank Mitchell

    MITCHELL—Perry Central forced six Mitchell turnovers as it shut out the Bluejackets 21-0 in PLAC football Friday.

  • Suffering under drought

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The past three months have been dry as a bone and while I hear that most farmers are harvesting decent-sized crops this fall, the combination of a lack of rain and hot temperatures has taken their toll.

    It’s a disappointing end to what had been until late July quite a good growing season. Corn crops planted early fared OK but soybeans that mature later in the summer were nipped by the lack of rain and worst hit perhaps are hayfields and pastures. Both have withered to the point that once-green fields are khaki.