Today's News

  • Open house at hospital Saturday

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital will host an open house from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The free event is geared toward family health. Free health screenings, demonstrations, health equipment displays, door prizes, low-calorie snacks and recipes will be available.

  • High-school parking lot could be closed at night

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. officials are again looking at closing Tell City High School parking areas to people who converge there at night.

    A banner in front of the building advertised a Tell City High School all-class reunion Aug. 2, "but the parking lot was an absolute disaster on that Saturday morning," school-board member Larry Bryant noted during a regular meeting Aug. 12.

  • VX: Deadly to the last drop

    The last drops of 1,269 tons of a deadly nerve agent were destroyed at the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility Aug. 8. This is a signal achievement for the workers at Newport, the community and our national security.

    Plans for destroying VX gas (which contracts of all the muscles in the body, including the diaphragm, causing death by asphyxiation) at Newport began more than 20 years ago. Throughout the years, I supported the Army funds for research and development of the best and safest way to get rid of the VX.

  • Let's keep the community momentum going!

    Tell City's sesquicentennial is behind us. It's natural for all of us who were caught up in the celebration as planners or participants to take a collective breath and relax after all the preparation and celebrating. The spirit of the just-completed festivities should be a beginning, however, not an end, of a renewed effort to make our communities the best they can be.

  • Sandage to run at UE

    TELL CITY - Spencer Sandage, a 2008 Tell City graduate, announced Friday that he will continue his cross country and track careers for the University of Evansville.

    Sandage looked at running for Bellarmine University but then decided to attend UE.

    "I applied to the school and then he (UE cross country and track coach Don Walters) contacted me," said Sandage.

    Walters wanted Sandage on his cross country team and was prepared to offer a partial athletic scholarship.

    But "they'd already given me as much as they could, with academic and other aid," said Sandage.

  • High school soccer is new sport in Tell City

    When fall high school sports make their season debut in Perry County this week, there will be a new sport on the block - soccer at Tell City.

    Officially it is a junior varsity sport for its first two years, with the Tell City-Troy Township school board to then decide if there is enough interest to promote it to varsity status.

    So the Marksmen won't play in a sectional this year or next and will play mostly junior varsity opponents.

  • Increased depth should help Tell City girls team

    TELL CITY - More depth should help Tell City's girls golf team this year.

    The Marksmen have eight girls on their roster, the most in eight years.

    Last year they started the season with five girls and had only three - one short of the requirement for a team score - compete in the PAC and sectional matches.

    All three of those players return, including senior Amber Thomas, a fourth-year starter.

    She shot a season-best 42 against Bosse at Evansville's Fendrich course last year.

  • Tell City has experience among doubles players

    TELL CITY - Tell City's boys tennis team graduated its top two singles players last year, but the Marksmen have some experience at other positions.

    Senior Andy Chinn is a third-year starter, though he will probably have to move up to No. 1 singles after playing No. 3 last year.

    "He's a pretty good net player and he can serve pretty well," said new coach Nick Weyer.

    Three doubles starters from last year's sectional, Jake Roland, Greg Hollinden and Dylan Stewart, return.

  • Cannelton coach sees much improvement

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's volleyball team still lacks height, but with more experience than last year Coach Heather Daum expects the team to be vastly improved.

    Starting three sophomores, two freshmen and one junior last year, the Bulldogs went 0-25.

    "We're definitely improved," said Daum. "I've had a lot more time to work with them this preseason."

    She expects defense to be the team's main strength.

    "We're not a big hitting team, so my focus has been on defense - passing, blocking and digging."

  • Commodores have inexperienced team

    LEOPOLD - With only five returning letter winners - only one of which is a senior - Perry Central has one of its youngest and most inexperienced volleyball teams in years.

    But Coach Becky Genet, starting her 31st year at the helm, thinks the Commodores can be a sectional contender by the end of the season.

    "We're pretty young and we haven't played together," said Genet. "The girls have got to learn to communicate. But they're working hard."