Today's News

  • County workers, board members reappointed for 2011

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county’s administrator, highway superintendent, veterans-services officer and maintenance supervisor will keep their jobs in 2011 after action Monday by the county commissioners.

    They reappointed Teresa Kanneberg, Ed Feix, Wayne Hubert and Ellis Howard to the respective positions during a regular meeting.

  • News claims 8 press awards

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Perry County News and Spencer County Journal-Democrat netted 12 awards for writing, photography, page design and community service in this year’s Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

    Awards were presented Saturday during a banquet at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

  • Court video system already paying off

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A videoconferencing system linking the county courthouse and sheriff’s department is up and running and already showing benefits, the sheriff said Monday.

    “We used it today for two males and two female prisoners,” Bob Glenn said after a regular county commissioners meeting concluded.

  • Tell City purchases 102-foot ladder truck for $150,000

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Christmas arrived early for Tell City’s volunteer firefighters, who delivered a ladder truck to City Hall Wednesday. There was no bow but plenty of smiling faces.

    The $150,000 truck, assembled in 1997, isn’t new but has been well-maintained, has low mileage and was an “excellent deal” for the city, Mayor Barbara Ewing said Monday.

  • Community grieves wartime loss of native son

    A procession of vehicles containing the body of Sgt. 1st Class Barry Jarvis and people gathered to pay their last respects to him will depart Huber Funeral Home, 1139 12th St. in Tell City, at approximately 10:30.

    It will pass Tell City Junior-Senior High School and continue to Mozart Street, turning left there to go to 19th Street. Another left will take the procession to Indiana 37, where it will turn east to pass the courthouse and continue to Deer Creek Baptist Church, where Jarvis’ funeral will be conducted.

  • Forfeit wins help New Albany beat Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Three forfeits hurt Tell City in a 43-34 wrestling loss to New Albany Tuesday.
    New Albany had to forfeit two matches, including heavyweight, as both its heavyweights were over the 285-pound maximum.
    Jessie Lawalin, Dillon Hedinger and Zach Roberts earned pins for Tell City.
    Lawalin got his fastest, disposing of Antonio Nieto in 1:17.
    The Marksmen’s only other win on the mat came in the 160-pound weight class, where Ryan Henrickson scored a 13-5 major decision over Matt O’Connell.
    Tell City, 4-6, will visit Southridge Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
    New Albany 43, Tell City 34

  • Raiders repulse Marksmen

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge’s physical play proved too much for Tell City as the Raiders won 61-33 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    “We threw the ball away a lot,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “They’re really physical and we didn’t match up with that.
    “They did press some and they ran some half-court trap, and both of those hurt us. But it wasn’t anything we shouldn’t have been able to handle.
    “They’re pretty good, and they played well. If they play a good game and we play an average game, they’re going to beat us pretty bad.
    “They’re solid at all positions.”

  • No. 13 Castle whips Marksmen

    NEWBURGH—Castle’s boys swim team is ranked 13th in the state, and Tell City’s boys probably would not argue with that.
    The Knights won 11 of 12 events to defeat Tell City 123-43 Thursday.
    Justin Peter earned Tell City’s only first place, taking the 100-yard freestyle in 53.70 seconds.
    Peter placed second in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.48.
    Teammate Greg Clayton placed second in the 200 free in 2:03.85 and the 500 free in 5:35.83.
    Trent Benningfield placed second in the 50 free in 28.60 and Yu-Li Ho took third in 31.67.
    Benningfield placed third in the 100 free in 1:07.03.

  • Castle’s depth sinks TC girls

    NEWBURGH—Tell City won six of the 12 events but Castle used its superior depth to beat the Marksmen 113-72 in girls swimming Thursday.
    Castle, ranked 13th in the state, won all three relays as it handed the Marksmen their first loss of the season in a dual meet.
    Erika Hauenstein and Amanda Wagner each won two events for Tell City.
    Hauenstein won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:28.40 and the 500 freestyle in 5:52.00.
    Wagner won the 100 free in 58.02 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:13.79.
    Chelsea Malone won the 50 free in 26.41 and placed second in the 100 backstroke in 1:05.25.

  • PC girls hold off Wolfpack

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Deidra Dickerson and Lavina Schwartz hit some clutch field goals in the last 8:01 as Perry Central overtook Crawford County for a 46-43 PLAC girls basketball victory Thursday.

    Operating effectively inside, Crawford County center Kayla Toney scored seven points in the third quarter to help the Wolfpack build a 33-26 lead.
    Schwartz banked in a 12-footer from the wing at the third-quarter buzzer, though, to start the Commodores’ comeback.
    She hit a three-point shot from the wing with 4:57 left in the game to put them up 38-37.