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Today's News

  • Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday.

    Daylight-saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday.

    State legislation enacted in 2005 required all of Indiana to begin observing daylight-saving time in 2006. Federal legislation also enacted in 2005 moved the annual "spring-forward" ritual observed for years by most of the country from April to March.

  • Four unanimous choices on girls all-county team

    Four players were unanimous choices for this year's All-Perry County girls basketball team.

    As usual the voters were the head coaches of the three Perry County teams; Tecumseh Coach Randy Graham, the only one to coach against all three county teams; and I, who saw each county team play at least seven times.

    I asked each voter to pick the five players they would want to put on the floor to try to win a game.

    All five picked Tell City forward-guard Lauren Goffinet, Tell City guard Kara McClintic, Perry Central center Alie Schroeder, and Tell City center Dana Sibrel.

  • Perry Central spring schedules

    Boys Varsity and JV Baseball

    March

    31 Forest Park JV (DH) T 4:15

    April

    1 Corydon Central V/R H 4:30

    2 North Harrison V H 4:30

    5 Varsity Tourney V H 10:00

    9 Southridge V T 5:00

    10 Crawford County V/R H 4:30

    12 Dubois Tourney V T 3:00

    14 Cannelton V (DH) T 4:30

    15 Boonville V T 5:00

    16 Orleans V T 5:00

    17 Southridge JV (DH) H 5:00

    19 West Washington V (DH) H 10:00

    21 Mitchell V H 5:00

    23 North Harrison R T 4:30

    23 Lanesville V H 5:00

    25 Wood Memorial V T 5:00

  • Zuelly selected for All-PAC team

    TELL CITY - Tell City guard Ryan Zuelly was named to the All-PAC boys basketball team Monday in voting by conference coaches.

    Zuelly, a 6-foot senior, led the Marksmen in scoring at 14.8 points per game, in assists with 3.6 per game, and in free-throw shooting at 75.5 percent.

    He averaged 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.

    He hit 42.0 percent from the field, including 33.9 percent from three-point range.

    Tell City Coach John Hayes was pleased Zuelly made the team but said he was disappointed he was the only Marksman on the 10-man honor squad.

  • Smethurst responds to letter about electric-rate increases

    Editor's Note: This guest column by Tell City Electric Department Superintendent Marlow Smethurst is in response to Jack Joyce's column published in Monday's News concerning the Tell City Electric Department's request for an increase in rates and charges. Smethurst responds to Joyce's comments, point by point.

  • It's official: March is Red Cross Month

    Agency helps save lives before tragedies strike

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners adopted in a regular meeting Monday a resolution offered by Llynn Enmen and Gene Baldwin proclaiming March as National Red Cross Month.

  • Vote on electric rates not likely until April

    Utility faulted for spending money on new HQ instead of system upgrades

    TELL CITY - A three-month-old proposal to raise electric rates in Tell City drew more fire Monday, much of it from customers who questioned why the Tell City Electric Department spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on purchasing and renovating its new Main Street headquarters instead of improving aging substations and other crucial systems.

  • Community on edge as homeless man eludes police

    Schizophrenic in his 50s may have been living in woods and barns around Troy for weeks

    TROY - Authorities continue to search for an apparently homeless man who has been living in barns in and around Troy. The man, who police believe to be in his 50s and suffering from schizophrenia, has raided trash bins for food and is suspected of turning on spigots just a few feet from some homes to obtain water.

    Police said they don't believe the man poses a serious threat to the public but want to find him for his safety and those of residents.

  • August parade plans taking shape

    TELL CITY - One of the big events planned for Tell City's Sesquicentennial will be a Saturday parade on the opening day of the Aug. 2-9 event. Moose Lodge 1424 is the event's sponsor and members of a parade committee want to get the word out now to businesses, civic groups, churches and other organizations who want to participate.

    "We want the community to know the parade is going to be a major event and it's time for everyone to start working on plans for their floats and other parade entries," said Rita Mahoney, a member of the committee.

  • Kentucky comic joining city's sesquicentennial celebration

    TELL CITY - A nationally recognized comedian and lecturer, sometimes called America's funniest professor, will be on stage Aug. 4 at Tell City High School as part of the weeklong celebration of the community's sesquicentennial.

    Carl Hurley, a former Eastern Kentucky University professor, draws big crowds at shows and speaking engagements around the country with his homespun humor. Drawing from his Appalachian upbringing, Hurley follows in the tradition of American humorists such as Andy Griffith and Garrison Keillor.