Today's News

  • Marketing director joins port staff

    Insurance cost for port-rail agency drops, employee premium rises

    TELL CITY - A Newburgh man was selected Wednesday to fill a new marketing position at the Perry County Port Authority-Hoosier Southern Railroad.

    Stephen K. George is leaving a position at Greenleaf Bulk Carriers, Coden Ala., to fill a position borne of a strategic planning session last year, according to Alvin Evans, president of the port-rail agency's board of directors. Fifty-six people had responded to the job listing, he said, and seven made it to the interview process.

  • Youths who care

    Junior- and senior-high students joined forces to paint, rake, wash windows, clean, weed, perform garden maintenance and blaze trails at designated locations across the county Nov. 4 during United Way of Perry County's Youth Day of Caring. The volunteer labor provided by volunteers saved the funded partners of United Way and local nonprofits many maintenance dollars and numerous hours of valuable time. Victoria Ridener, pictured here, was among several volunteers handling mulch at Glenwood Hills Campground and at Bright Beginnings Preschool in Tell City.

  • Guardsmen Depart

    Under light rain and police- and fire-vehicle escort, National Guard soldiers depart their Tell City armory Thursday, bound for Camp Atterbury. They were to undergo 10 days of training there before a Christmas break, after which they'll go to Georgia for additional training in preparation for a deployment to Iraq. Their total mobilization period, including training in both locations, is expected to be one year.

  • Holiday artist

    Reece Novak glues the back side of a construction-paper cutout soon to adorn gift bags he and classmates at Stepping Stones Preschool in Leopold made last week. Students planned to place cocoa mix and chocolate-chip cookies into the bags for parents and other loved ones. The days before Christmas are filled with excitement for students as they prepare for visits by Santa and vacation.

  • Men's Night Out Thursday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Merchants group will host Men's Night Out Thursday to help men with their Christmas shopping. Men will need to send their significant others to local businesses before Thursday to fill out wish lists.

    Men just need to bring lists to the stores and purchase their gifts the day of the event. Each participating store will stay open until 8 p.m. and will have refreshments available. Most stores also provide gift wrapping.

  • PCMH health screenings set

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital will sponsor the last of several health screenings this week. Blood-pressure and glucose screenings will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dale Public Library.

    Blood-pressure and glucose and total-cholesterol screenings will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Ramsey's Tavern in Derby. For more information call 547-0125.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Trooper hurt in alleged struggle

    PERRY COUNTY - A 43-year-old Bristow man is lodged in the Perry County Jail for aggravated battery and several other felonies after he allegedly fought with an Indiana State Police trooper and his police dog after a Thursday-night pursuit that ended with a crash on Scout Road.

  • Tell City boys defeat Jeeps 99-59

    DUBOIS - Greg Clayton won two individual events and two relays as Tell City beat Northeast Dubois 99-59 in boys swimming Tuesday.

    Clayton won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:06.83 and the 500 free in 5:49.38.

    He teamed with Zach Avallone, Bryson May and Isaac Schaefer to win the 200 free relay in 1:45.42.

    Nick Bower, Clayton, Schaefer and Justin Peter won the 400 free relay in 4:09.41.

    Bower won the 100 butterfly in 1:26.93, Peter won the 100 backstroke in 1:09.05, and May won the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.19.

    Logan Bolin won the diving with 118.75 points.

  • Marksmen's depth sinks Jeeps

    DUBOIS - Northeast Dubois won six of the 11 events but Tell City used its superior depth to beat Northeast Dubois 104-59 in girls swimming Tuesday.

    Katie Clemens won one individual event and two relays for Tell City.

    She took the 100-yard freestyle in 1:00.39.

    She teamed with Erika Hauenstein, C.J. Fentress and Chelsea Malone to win the 200 free relay in 1:52.37.

    Samantha Ballman, Jessica Wagner, Alyson Goffinet and Clemens won the 400 free relay in 4:28.89.

    Malone won the 50 free in 26.68 seconds and Hauenstein won the 500 free in 5:56.67.

  • Cannelton girls 0-2 in tourney

    FRENCH LICK - Cannelton had problems with its decision-making on offense as the Bulldogs lost both their games in Springs Valley's girls basketball tourney Saturday.

    The Bulldogs fell to the host team 67-28 in the first round of the four-team tourney and to Trinity Lutheran 55-25 in the consolation game.

    In the first game "we were not patient and did not have good ball control," said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller.

    In the consolation game Cannelton trailed only 24-16 at halftime.