Today's News

  • Pike Central overwhelms Tell City boys

    PETERSBURG—Pike Central won the PAC boys swim meet last winter and looked ready to defend its title in a 140-34 season-opening victory over Tell City Monday.
    “Their boys team is really good,” said Tell City Coach Stacy Marion.
    Stephen Houle earned Tell City’s only victory by swimming the 200-yard freestyle in 2:13.43.
    He placed second in the 500 free in 6:08.71.
    Tell City freshman Josh Gaynor took second in diving with 105.45 points.

  • Chargers’ depth sinks Tell City

    PETERSBURG—Pike Central won 10 of 12 events and also used its superior depth to beat Tell City 113-64 in girls swimming Monday.
    “They had one freshman girl who broke two school records,” noted Tell City Coach Stacy Marion. “They also had three girls in each event and two divers. But we were really close in most races.”
    Tell City scored well in the longer freestyle races. Samantha Allen won the 500-yard freestyle in 6:45.60 and Taylor Kratzer placed second in 6:57.26.

  • Tell City wrestling team 2-3 in Bedford tourney

    BEDFORD—Not wrestling for two years apparently didn’t hurt Mason Stephens.
    Stephens, a junior who transferred to Tell City this year, attended Hancock County, which did not have a wrestling team, the previous two years.
    But he went 5-0, pinning all five of his opponents in the 160-pound weight class, as the Marksmen went 2-3 in a season-opening round-robin at Bedford North Lawrence Saturday.
    David Teague in the 120 weight class and Joe Craig at 132 each also went 5-0 for the Marksmen. They each pinned one opponent.

  • Tell City girls handle press to thump Reitz

    EVANSVILLE—Emma Kohnert had 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals as Tell City beat trounced Reitz 55-27 in girls basketball Saturday.
     Katie Goffinet added nine points, five assists and four rebounds.
    Monica Bartley also scored nine points, hitting 3 of 4 three-point shots. The Marksmen had made only one three pointer in their previous four games combined.
    Kammie Jo Hayes came off the bench to add eight points and six rebounds.
    She hit two three-pointers in the first quarter as the Marksmen built a 19-6 lead.

  • Perry Central stops Cannelton

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Offensive rebounds and steals gave Perry Central more shots and the Commodores capitalized on them to beat Cannelton 77-20 in girls basketball Monday.
    The Commodores outshot Cannelton from the field 45.6 percent to 26.5 percent. But a bigger statistic was their taking 35 more shots thanks to a 45-27 advantage in rebounds and 12 to 37 advantage in turnovers.
    They scored 18 points directly off steals and 14 off offensive rebounds.

  • Night lights found to be meteors

    PERRY COUNTY – Reports of fireball flashes in the evening sky and loud booms from those in Perry County flooded social media late Thursday night. 

  • Parks board to seek estimates for Magnet restrooms

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department plans to seek estimates soon for work to complete its restroom building at its Magnet park.

    Phase one, which was installing the underground tanks and the building’s foundation, as been completed. But the contractor who erected the restroom buildings at the county’s Derby and Rome parks several years ago said completion of the Magnet building will probably cost about $6,000 more than each of those did, Parks Board President Brad Franzman reported Wednesday.

  • City won’t ease up on fight against eyesores

    TELL CITY – The arrival of late fall and last weekend’s hard freeze have curtailed problems with tall grass and weeds in the city, Tell City Building and Zoning Administrator Bill Alvey told the board of public works and safety last week, but the job of tackling eyesore properties will continue through the winter months.

    Complaints related to tall grass and weeds, both of which are common in warmer months, have subsided to zero thus far in November. At the same time, however, Alvey said his office has received more complaints of junk and trash.

  • School system may be close to IRS deal

    School system may be close to IRS deal

    Cannelton board approves proposed settlement

    CANNELTON – A years-long effort to settle its debt with the Internal Revenue Service could be near a final resolution after the Cannelton City Schools Board approved a proposed agreement Thursday.

  • Group will offer money for facade fix-ups

    Group will offer money for facade fix-ups

    Informational meeting coming in January

    TELL CITY – Business owners along or near Tell City’s Main Street wanting to spruce up their storefronts will be able to apply for financial assistance under a new program offered through a downtown group.