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Today's News

  • Governor fields questions at Santa Claus business dinner

    SANTA CLAUS - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels promoted his plan for property taxes and fielded questions about county-government structure during a dinner in Santa Claus that included local educators and politicians.

    The dinner was sponsored by several area chambers of commerce, including the Spencer County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

    The Rev. Mike Shelton, pastor at Baker Chapel in Degonia Springs, gave the invocation.

  • Several port-rail projects progress

    Bond sold, business picks up, boat-builder's move into site advances

    TELL CITY - Business is picking up a bit and progress continues toward a major infrastructure project and a boat-building company's move into the Tell City Port, according to a Perry County Port Authority official.

    Dick Neumann, vice president and chief executive officer of the port authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad, was providing the port-rail agency board of directors an overview of recent activity at their regular meeting Wednesday.

  • School board approves hirings, staff retirement

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members heard about or approved a number of personnel actions in a regular meeting Tuesday.

    Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne reported the resignations of Brett Mulzer, assistant band director; Jamie Marshall, extracurricular secretary in the superintendent's office, and Ken King, elementary-school maintenance worker.

    High-school business teacher Ginger Krieg will retire at the end of the school year. Etienne said he'd post an opening for a football coach who can teach business or English.

  • Police: Man who crashed SUV into two police cars was drunk

    Tell City driver charged after fleeing accident scene

    TELL CITY - A 31-year-old Perry County man was allegedly driving drunk and without a valid driver's license when his sport-utility vehicle collided with two parked Tell City police cars in the 300 block of 11th Street early Friday. The two officers, who were investigating a separate complaint at the time, escaped injury.

  • Second chance could land TC man 'deal' of a lifetime

    Huff wins trip to Hollywood to vie for Deal or No Deal TV spot

    TELL CITY - Second chances aren't easy to come by but one Tell City man will have his day.

    After buying four losing "Deal or No Deal" scratch-off tickets, Stormy Huff entered them in the Hoosier Lottery's second chance drawing. The grand prize: a chance to appear on the popular NBC program.

  • Former Marine files for county commissioner

    PERRY COUNTY - Brent Herzog feels he could do more as a county commissioner than by simply complaining about issues, the Democrat said Friday in explaining why he filed for the county's District 1 seat Tuesday.

    A former Marine and current resident of 1728 12t St., Tell City, he said he learned a lot about leadership through his time in the military and in scouting, where he earned Eagle Scout status.

    "The growth of the county is important to everybody's future," he said of issues facing the county. "Our children are the ones we should be concerned about."

  • Local physician to seek Statehouse seat

    Republican Marcrum challenging Stilwell in District 74

    TELL CITY - Dr. William Marcrum filed Thursday for the District 74 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives, providing a Republican challenge to incumbent Democrat Russ Stilwell.

    The District 74 seat covers parts of four counties: Perry, Spencer, Dubois and Warrick.

    A Tell City family-practice physician, Marcrum said House of Representatives seats should be held by citizen legislators who balance careers with public service.

  • Marksmen fall short vs. Austin in regional

    FERDINAND - Katy McIntosh's strong drives in the third quarter lifted Austin past Tell City 65-52 in the first round of the Class 2A girls basketball regional Saturday.

    McIntosh, the Eagles' leading scorer for the season with a 20.3-point average, was held in check in the first half, scoring six points on one field goal and four free throws. She sat out part of that half in foul trouble.

    Tell City scored the first four points of the third quarter on two free throws apiece by Kara McClintic and Lauren Goffinet to take a 29-27 lead with 5:51 left in that period.

  • UPDATE - Police say man who crashed SUV into two police cars was drunk

    Trooper alleges man's blood-alcohol content was twice legal limit

    TELL CITY – A 31-year-old Perry County man was allegedly driving drunk and without a valid driver's license when his sport-utility vehicle collided with two parked Tell City police cars in the 300 block of 11th Street early Friday. The two officers, who were investigating a separate complaint at the time, escaped injury.

  • Marksman girls didn't have easy road to title

    All the obstacles Tell City faced in girls basketball this season makes the team' s sectional title all the more remarkable.

    The Marksmen did return four starters and their top reserve from last year' s 17-6 team that possibly should have won the sectional (Forest Park beat them by one point on a free throw with no time left on the clock).

    But there was little depth behind them, meaning avoiding injuries would be a key.