Today's News

  • City responds to sewer spill in Windy Creek

    TELL CITY - Quick action limited the impact of a sewage discharge Wednesday into Windy Creek, city officials said last week. A sanitary sewer running through a gravity stormwater line became clogged and the buildup in pressure caused a leak in the sewer line, Sewage Department Superintendent Bruce Badger said Thursday. The spill was visible along 200 feet of the creek in Hagedorn Park.

    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management and Department of Natural Resources were notified and OK'd the city's plan to remove dead fish in the creek, Mayor Barbara Ewing said.

  • Downtown TC without water Tuesday

    TELL CITY - Water will be cut in several blocks of Tell City's downtown Tuesday while water-department crews replace a fire hydrant at Main and Jefferson streets.

    The Tell City Water Department will turn off water around 7:30 a.m. in the 300 to 700 blocks of Main Street.

    The closure may also affect side streets between Main and Ninth streets from Washington to Jefferson streets. Water service will be restored when the work is completed.

  • Cannelton on board with River Road project

    Citizen concerned about traffic

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city leaders voted last Monday to join Tell City and Perry County in an interlocal agreement with the Perry County Port Authority to improve River Road and an unimproved street running from it to Indiana 66.

  • Perry County added to disaster declaration

    Individual assistance available in wake of Sept. 14 windstorm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County has been added to a presidential disaster declaration offering federal assistance to residents affected by the Sept. 14 windstorm that downed trees and damaged roofs across much of the state.

    Perry, Floyd, Scott and Washington counties were added to the declaration last week. Federal and state officials are asking affected homeowners, renters and businesses to register for federal aid calling (800) 621-3362 or logging on to www.fema.gov.

  • Absentee voting continues

    PERRY COUNTY - Absentee voting ahead of the Nov. 4 election continues through Nov. 3 at the county courthouse. Voting hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The courthouse will also be open Saturday and Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon.

    Absentee voting can also be done through the mail by filing an application through the county clerk's office. The deadline for receiving absentee-by-mail applications in the clerk's office is Oct. 27.

  • Marcrum hopes to unseat Stilwell in District 74 race

    TELL CITY - An incumbent Democrat who wants to continue representing Perry Countians is facing a local challenger in the Nov. 4 election.

    Six-term incumbent Russ Stilwell and Tell City physician Dr. William Marcrum, a Republican, are facing off for the District 74 seat, which covers Troy and Tobin townships and portions of Union and Clark townships. Other areas of Perry County are in the 73rd district.

    In his opening statements during a September political forum, Stilwell said he has enjoyed serving residents of the district, which covers portions of four counties.

  • Memorial's defense scuttles Commodores

    LEOPOLD - Evansville Memorial stopped Perry Central's spiking attack and beat the Commodores 25-11, 25-7, 25-8 in volleyball Monday.

    Jessica Huber led Perry Central in kills with four. Tessa Lynch had five assists and Sloan Harpenau added four.

    Hilarie Hahus made eight digs for the Commodores.

    Perry Central won the junior varsity match 25-13, 13-25, 15-13 as Brittany Overstreet made 17 digs and served two aces.

    Deidra Dickerson also served two aces.

    Olivia Schroeder and Kayla Carter each made three kills and Lindsey Gengelbach had five assists.

  • TC thumps Rebels

    TELL CITY - Elizabeth Kohnert made eight kills as Tell City defeated South Spencer 25-7, 25-11, 25-13 in PAC volleyball Monday.

    Brittney Harth added seven kills and Lauren Goffinet and Jamie Brinksneader each made five. Julie Davis had 19 assists.

    Davis and Leslie Poole each made seven digs.

    Davis and Catelyn Zuelly each served four aces.

    The Marksmen made only one block, as South Spencer wasn't making many spikes for them to block.

    Tell City won the junior varsity match 25-8, 25-12 as Devon Lott made nine kills and Miranda Zuelly had eight assists.

  • Rangers' power running to test Tell City

    FERDINAND - Another power running attack will test Tell City's defense when the Marksmen face Forest Park Friday at 7 p.m.

    "They'll come out in several different sets," Tell City Coach Don Hitz said of the Rangers. "But they use primarily a power running game off tackle, and that's what I would do against us."

    The Marksmen had trouble stopping Gibson Southern's power running in a 41-18 loss last week.

    Hitz said the Rangers are also similar to Gibson Southern in size. "On film they look to be bigger than us."

  • Former Colts quarterback rooting for Commodores

    I was eating lunch at the Tell City Dairy Queen Friday when a man approached my table and asked, "Aren't you the sports editor?"

    After I replied that I was, he asked how I thought Perry Central's football team would do the rest of the season.

    I said I expected the Commodores to go undefeated in the regular season. Then he asked if I thought they could beat Linton in the sectional.