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Today's News

  • Central Bark gets green light for upgrades

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – A popular hangout in town is about to get a fresh makeover, thanks to a dedicated group of local volunteers, community leaders, students and even a couple of local companies.

  • Christmas parades around the corner

    PERRY COUNTY – Plans are in place for Perry County’s three Christmas parades and related festivities. Cannelton will host its annual parade Nov. 28. Tell City’s parade and Christmas in the Park celebration will take place Saturday, Dec. 6, and Leopold’s parade is set for Sunday, Dec. 7.

  • Officials accept settlement for faulty courthouse carpet

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A settlement for faulty carpet installed during courthouse renovations was increased from $26,201.60 to $38,000, attorney Chris Goffinet explained during an Oct. 15 meeting of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission. Commission members discussed, during an Aug. 29 meeting, spots described as the size of a pencil eraser in the floor covering. They resulted from a manufacturing flaw, commission members learned.

  • Tell City man doesn’t get far in stolen car

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was behind bars Thursday morning after allegedly stealing a woman’s car from a convenience store and leading police on a brief pursuit.

    Ricky L. James, 31, faces preliminary charges of vehicle theft and resisting law enforcement, the Tell City Police Department said. He also faces a charge in Kentucky of possessing stolen property.

  • Elementary school earns governor’s award

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary School will be honored next month with a Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities award for efforts at making its special-needs students feel welcome and helping non-special-needs classmates understand some of the challenges others face.

    The council’s Community Spirit Award will be presented Dec. 8 and will recognize the work of the school in raising awareness of issues related to students with disabilities.

  • Arnold takes reins of Tell City’s boys team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Greg Arnold was hired as Tell City’s boys basketball coach Sept. 9, so he is obviously getting a later start than most coaches.
    Years ago Indiana high school coaches couldn’t work with their teams during the summer but all teams started practice Oct. 15.
    Now coaches can work with and coach their team in games for two months during the summer but are not allowed to start regular practices until Nov. 10.

  • Like Tell City, Loogootee also had late coaching switch

    In the late 1970s Tell City and Loogootee had probably the most stable boys basketball coaching situations in the state.
    Loogootee’s Jack Butcher had the highest coaching salary in the state and Tell City’s Bob Lochmueller had the second highest salary, and there was a good reason they were well paid.
    Butcher was in the midst of a 45-year run as Loogootee’s coach that would see him finish with a state-record 806 career victories.

  • Snyder returns to alma mater to guide Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Michael Snyder was a starting guard for Cannelton’s 1998 Class A boys basketball sectional championship team.
    That was the Bulldogs’ only sectional title in the last 62 years, though, so the odds are against their winning another title soon.
    So what was the main reason Snyder wanted the job as the Bulldogs’ new coach?

  • Parker propels Perry Central past Panthers

    LEOPOLD—Brittany Parker had 22 points, nine rebounds, six steals and four assists as Perry Central beat Corydon 58-41 in girls basketball Friday.
    She hit 8 of 16 shots from the field and 5 of 7 free throws.
    While pleased with Parker’s big game, Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume said, “It was a team effort tonight.
    “We went 10 deep tonight and they all came out and played really hard.

  • Tell City stops Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Strong defense allowed Tell City to overcome its poor shooting and beat Cannelton 44-12 in girls basketball Friday.
    The Marksmen hit only 32.3 percent from the field, missing several open shots, including some in the lane. And they hit only 4 of 16 free throws.
    But they held Cannelton to 21.1 percent field-goal shooting. And they made 26 steals and forced 42 turnovers overall without using a full-court press.