Today's News

  • Perry Central's shooting cold in loss to Lanesville

    LANESVILLE - Perry Central hit only 31.9 percent from the field and committed 23 turnovers in a 49-38 girls basketball loss to Lanesville Monday.

    Perry Central built a 10-point lead once in the first half and still led 22-21 at halftime.

    But Lanesville outscored the Commodores 10-3 in the third quarter to take the lead for good.

    "They were patient," said Perry Central Coach Sarah Spindler of the Eagles. "They set really good screens and we had a little trouble getting through them."

  • Tell City boys outswim Boonville

    TELL CITY - Freshmen Greg Clayton and Justin Peter each won two individual events as Tell City crushed Boonville 109-55 in boys swimming Monday.

    Clayton won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:10.15 and the 100 free in 58.62.

    Peter won the 200 individual medley in 2:38.08 and the 100 backstroke in 1:11.72.

    Those two teamed with Trevor Nelson and Isaac Schaefer to win the 400 free relay in 4:12.67.

    Clayton, Zach Avallone, Nick Bower and Schaefer won the 200 free relay in 1:46.79.

    Schaefer also won the 500 free in 6:27.99.

  • Frosh lead TC past Boonville

    TELL CITY - Freshmen won five of Tell City's seven victories in individual events as the Marksmen trounced Boonville 101-67 in girls swimming Monday.

    The Marksmen won 10 of 11 events overall, including all three relays.

    Boonville won the 100-yard breaststroke and neither team had a diver competing.

    "Our freshmen obviously did real well," said Tell City Coach Mike Page. "Alyson Goffinet won the 200 and 500 (freestyles) and dropped her time considerably in each."

    Goffinet swam the 200 in 2:24.80 and the 500 in 6:31.79.

  • Holiday Spirit on Parade

    It was his warm sock hat, not the reindeer antlers on his head, that helped keep 9-year-old Dacoda Chenault warm during Friday night's Cannelton Christmas Parade. Sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142, its auxiliary unit and Sons of the American Legion detachment, the parade is a yearly kickoff to the holiday season. Bundled against the cold, large numbers of parade-goers watched floats, police and fire vehicles and motorcycles along Indiana 66 and Washington Street. More Cannelton parade photos appear under the headline, "Christmastime in Cannelton."

  • Hometown Hero: Morton's virtues include an ability to clown around

    TELL CITY - A pianist, spiritual leader and clown are just a few of the hats Polly Story, community-service representative for Oakwood Health Campus, sees Gary Morton wearing every week.

  • Council opts out of local oversight

    Legislation aimed at consolidating school, government building needs

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members voted at a regular meeting Nov. 20 to avoid oversight by a board that might have been created under legislation adopted this year.

    The state legislature passed House Enrolled Act 1478, which establishes a board of tax and capital projects review in each county, Council President Pete Franzman said. "We can opt out of the council having the budget overlooked; I would suggest that we do."

  • Tell City police seize drugs, cash in two weekend busts

    TELL CITY - Police seized nearly $9,000 in cash and several grams of methamphetamine in two separate weekend arrests that sent four people to the county jail on various drug charges.

    Kenneth R. Cronin, 44, of 9749 Highwater Road, Tobinsport, was arrested early Sunday on charges of possessing methamphetamine, marijuana and paraphernalia. Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin said he stopped Cronin's 1998 Lincoln in the 2000 block of Mozart Street for an equipment violation and discovered meth under the hood of the car.

  • School board re-approves superintendent's contract

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Troy Township School Board corrected an error during a special meeting Nov. 21 they made in a regular meeting Nov. 13.

  • UPDATED - Two parades on Sunday schedule

    Santa to visit Leopold for 1 p.m. event; TC parade begins at 5:30

    PERRY COUNTY - Tell City's annual Christmas parade, postponed by last Sunday's steady rainfall, is set to roll along Tell and Main streets this Sunday. Also rescheduled from last weekend are activities in City Hall Park.

    Leopold's Christmas parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, offering a double feature for fans of floats, marching bands and blaring sirens.

  • Pappano: Housing grants still needed

    More residents eligible for rehabilitation program

    TELL CITY - The $1.2 million Tony Pappano has brought to Perry County in the form of housing-rehab grants isn't enough. Needs remain to be fulfilled, he said, so he's asking for more.

    His latest success in obtaining money through a highly competitive program offered by federal and state housing agencies, reported in April, netted $190,000 of the $300,000 he sought. Armed with some tips on making his application more competitive, he's now going after another $300,000.