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Today's News

  • Benefit dance for Gene, Carol Risse March 1

    TELL CITY - A cancer and kidney benefit dance for Gene and Carol Risse will begin at 6 p.m. March 1 at Tell City American Legion Post 213. The benefit is to help with medical costs for the Risses.

    Cost is $15 for couples, $10 for singles and children 12 and younger are free. There will be door prizes, a raffle, auction and entertainment.

  • CPR, first-aid course Jan. 28

    TELL CITY - The American Red Cross will have a CPR and first-aid class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. For more information call Gerald Davis at (270) 295-3641.

  • TC goes inside to beat Panthers

    CORYDON - Tell City shot a lot of layups and hit 62.5 percent from the field to beat Corydon 50-33 in freshman basketball Thursday.

    The Marksmen hit 20 of 32 shots from the field but made only 10 of 24 free throws.

    "Our outside shot was not falling as well as it has the last few games," said Tell City Coach Dan Lacy. "But we got quite a few layups off our press and in our half-court offense off penetration."

  • Baseball tourney changes good moves by IHSAA

    Thanks to a change announced by the IHSAA Friday, many Indiana high school baseball players and coaches (and sportswriters) will actually get Memorial Day off beginning in 2009.

    This area's Class 2A baseball sectional (including Tell City and Perry Central) has scheduled first-round games on Memorial Day since 1999. At first it was because the sectional had to share its home, Huntingburg's League Stadium, with a professional baseball team, the Dubois County Dragons.

  • McClintic, defense propel Tell City past Rebels

    REO - Kara McClintic had 12 points and 10 assists as Tell City beat South Spencer 54-36 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.

    McClintic "could have had 15 assists - I'm not exaggerating - we missed that many layups," said Tell City Coach John Lyons. "But we played a nice game overall. We played good defense."

    Tell City outshot the Rebels from the field 46.2 percent to 31.8 percent.

    The Marksmen hit better outside than inside, as they made 4 of 5 three-point shots.

  • Orleans holds off Commodores

    LEOPOLD - Orleans, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class A, used several backdoor layups to hit 81.1 percent from the field and beat Perry Central 76-66 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    Jacob Smith scored 30 points for the Bulldogs. Most came on backdoor layups as the Commodores' defense broke down.

    Orleans missed only two shots from the floor in the second half, hitting 14 of 16.

    Nick Huber hit a three-point shot from the left side of the key with 3:13 left in the third quarter to pull the Commodores within 48-47.

    That was as close as they would get.

  • Tell City outshoots Hornets

    HAWESVILE, Ky. - Tell City hit 60.5 percent from the field and beat Hancock County 69-56 in boys basketball Friday.

    Hancock County also shot well, hitting 52.2 percent from the field.

    Both teams worked the ball inside for most of their shots - they combined to make only one three-point basket.

    Nineteen of Hancock County's 24 field goals came from within 9 feet of the basket, including the first 13 the Hornets made.

    Senior guard Garrett Helm used good penetration to make nine inside shots before he hit an 18-footer and a 13-footer late in the third quarter.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Tell City man faces child-molesting charges

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man charged with child molesting Thursday remained lodged in the Perry County Jail Friday and if convicted, could spend much of the rest of his life in prison.

    Jason King, 30, of 1148 Ninth St., turned himself in at the Perry County Family and Social Services Administration Office Thursday. He was then arrested by Tell City Police, Detective Alan Malone said, and charged with three Class A felony counts of child molesting. Each charge carries a possible prison term of 20 to 50 years.

  • Teacher wins first Humane Society educator award

    TELL CITY - Fourth-grade teacher Kim Strobel didn't know what to expect when her class at William Tell Elementary School was interrupted Tuesday morning during a student discussion about response journals.

    With the help of Principal Laura Noble, Humane Society of Perry County President Jim Carter and Jim Adams, the group's vice president, surprised Strobel with the first Humane Society of Perry County Educator Award.

    The honor recognizes Strobel's efforts during 2007 to educate students about the importance of spaying and neutering pets.

  • Commissioner, council seats up for grabs in '08

    PERRY COUNTY - The dust has barely settled from last year's city races, but a brand-new election season kicks off next week with several county offices, including two county-commissioner positions and three seats on the county council up for grabs.

    Two positions on the Perry Central School Board will be chosen by voters in May's primary.