Today's News

  • Public hearing on electric-rate hike on this evening's council agenda

    TELL CITY - A proposed electric-rate increase is expected to come before the Tell City Common Council this evening, members' first meeting of the new year, with a public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m.

    The Tell City Electric Department has proposed rate increases that would boost the average cost of power provided to its customers by 12.9 percent. If approved, the new schedule of rates and charges could take effect by April. The new rates could raise an additional $1 million per year in revenue.

  • Officials make annual county appointments

    Several people retain duties for 2008, some replacements necessary

    TELL CITY - A number of appointments and agreements for the New Year were approved by the Perry County commissioners in two of their final meetings last year.

    Charlotte Rogier will continue to serve as county administrator and Ed Feix will retain his highway-superintendent status, after the commissioners made annual appointments at their Dec. 17 meeting.

  • County council funds jail medical services

    Issue returns to board of commissioners today

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members voted in a special meeting Thursday to fund jail-prisoner medical services provided by Peoria, Ill.-based Advanced Correctional Healthcare.

    As The News reported Dec. 31, the company offered to take on duties performed the last several years by local physician Dr. Will Marcrum. In response to a call for 2008 bids, Marcrum reluctantly offered to continue providing services at three times the $1,000-per-month cost he previously charged.

  • State panel urges school consolidation

    Advocate, opponent say decision should be made locally

    PERRY COUNTY - All three of Perry County's school systems would be consolidated if one of the 27 recommendations from a commission on local government reform is adopted by state education or legislative officials.

    "Reorganize school districts to achieve a minimum student population of 2,000," the commission urged in a 46-page Dec. 11 report.

  • BREAKING NEWS - No foul play in 1-year-old's death

    TELL CITY - A year-old girl pronounced dead Sunday at Perry County Memorial Hospital died of natural causes, likely from a bacterial infection, Perry County's coroner said Monday afternoon.

    Sashia Marcum died at 4:48 p.m. at the hospital, Darrel Riley said. An autopsy was performed Monday morning in Louisville, Ky., and showed no sign of foul play or injury, he said. State police and the Indiana Department of Child Services were notified after the child's death and began an investigation.

  • Tell City ties for 11th at Mater Dei

    EVANSVILLE - Dylan Froehlich placed fourth in the 215-pound weight class to lead Tell City to a tie for 11th place in Mater Dei's 17-team wrestling tourney Friday and Saturday.

    Tell City scored 59 points. Mater Dei won with 219 points.

    Froehlich went 3-2 with one pin.

    He pinned M. Scott of Floyd Central in 2:53 in the first round and beat Carl Schenk of Providence 6-3 in the second round.

    Josh Thomack of West Lafayette Harrison pinned Froehlich in the next round.

  • Blackford, Carlson, Nuetzel make TC Hall of Fame

    TELL CITY - A former NFL draftee, an Olympic hopeful, and a starter for a Big Ten Conference championship basketball team have been elected to Tell City High School's Athletic Hall of Fame.

    Craig Blackford, Beth Carlson and Bill Nuetzel will be inducted into the school's hall of fame at a banquet before a home basketball game later this season, though the date has not been selected yet.

  • Commodores beat Patriots for third place

    LINCOLN CITY - Perry Central hit 52.8 percent from the field to beat Heritage Hills 70-53 for third place in the eight-team PSC Classic boys basketball tourney Saturday.

    "We made some extra passes on offense and turned down some good shots to get great shots," said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

    He also noted that the Commodores made several backdoor layups because the Patriots "were really out in the passing lanes."

    The score was tied 8-8 with 2:50 left in the first quarter. But Perry Central went on a 9-2 run in the next two minutes to take the lead for good.

  • Marksmen stop Tecumseh to win PSC Classic

    LINCOLN CITY - Tell City's boys basketball players must not have wanted another 7 a.m. practice, as they played strong defense to beat Tecumseh 51-40 for the PSC Classic championship Saturday.

    The Marksmen had lost to Tecumseh 77-60 in a regular-season game Dec. 14.

    Coach John Hayes was so upset with their play that night, especially their not hustling back on defense, that he called a practice for 7 a.m. the next day.

    Saturday he said the main difference between that game and the tourney was, "We defended (tonight).

  • Lawsuit against ex-priest to proceed

    INDIANAPOLIS - A superior-court judge in Indianapolis ruled Dec. 20 against a request to throw out a civil lawsuit against a priest accused of molesting boys at several Indiana Catholic parishes, including those in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.