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Today's News

  • Perry Central wins 6 of 8 junior high games

    LEOPOLD—Pitching depth and clutch hitting helped Perry Central win 6 of 8 junior high baseball games last Thursday through Tuesday.
    Cameron Bland pitched a three-hitter as the Commodores shut out Orleans 4-0 Saturday. He struck out nine and walked only one.
    Will Maven and Nic Hilgenhold each hit a double for Perry Central.
    Perry Central won the second game 10-1 as Tate Mullis threw a no-hitter. He struck out nine and walked three.
    Bland had three hits, including an inside-the-park home run and a double, for Perry Central. He drove in four runs.

  • No Marksmen make All-PAC softball team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—No Tell City player made the All-PAC softball team selected by conference coaches last week.
    That may not have been too surprising, considering the Marksmen’s 0-8 record in conference play.
    But none of their players received honorable mention either, which was surprising.

  • Tell City AD leaves to take Corydon job

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—John Atkins, who served as Tell City Junior-Senior High’s athletic director the last three years, resigned from that position Tuesday night to take the same role at Corydon.
    Atkins, 32, submitted his letter of resignation after formally being hired by the South Harrison Community School Corp. at its school board meeting Tuesday.
    Atkins is a North Harrison graduate and said this move will bring him closer to he and his wife Amanda’s family.

  • Burchett, Smith on All-PAC baseball team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—It’s often said that the key to a baseball team’s success is its strength up the middle.
    So Tell City’s having a catcher and a shortstop named to the All-PAC team and a pitcher making honorable mention - all of them juniors -bodes well for the Marksmen next season.
    Tell City’s Nick Smith was the first player listed among three catchers who made the team in voting by conference coaches.

  • County, Can-Clay eye lease agreement

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The embattled Can-Clay Corp., which was stripped of its property by the county earlier this year for failure to pay property taxes, is nearing an agreement that would allow the business to remain open. On Monday, the Perry County Board of Commissioners announced a ‘good-faith’ deal in principal that would establish a lease with annual payments and set up several other covenants that the company would have to follow.

  • Roy Lee Ward execution delayed

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    INDIANAPOLIS – An appeals court ruling that the Indiana Department of Correction can’t execute death row offenders with an untested combination of drugs has impacted the case of a former Perry County man convicted of a 2001 slaying.

    The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled last week that the state failed to seek input when deciding in 2014 to use the combination of three drugs, methohexital, potassium chloride and pancuronium bromide, for lethal injections.

  • TC cleanup week begins Monday

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – It’s time for Tell City residents to clean out their garages and basements of unwanted items. Yes, spring cleanup week is back, next Monday through Thursday, June 12-15. Rules are pretty much the same as last year.

    Items will be picked up with household trash on the same schedule trash crews follow on a weekly basis. Regular trash must still be bagged with red tags. No recyclables will be picked up net week.

  • Concerned citizens unite over drug epidemic

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY –  One of the biggest challenges when helping someone overcome addiction is finding a firm support base toward recovery. And according to Pastor Keith McCahey, who is leading a charge to help those in need, the main obstacle is an ability to find stable environments, namely, housing.

  • Fr. Martin Peter jubilee Saturday in Columbus

    COLUMBUS – Fr. Martin Peter, better known as Father Marty and a native of Tell City, is celebrating his Golden Jubilee as a priest. He was ordained at St. Meinrad Archabbey on May 7, 1967 and celebrated his first Mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Tell City. He is the son of Lawrence J. Peter and Dorothy Fournier Peter.

  • Local contractor wins bid to rebuild William Tell Elementary entrance

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary will soon look a bit different as students and parents enter the front doors. The upcoming construction is part of an upgrade to the school’s security.

    Welcoming arriving guests, there will be a reception area for visitors to check in once in the first set of double doors, eliminating the need to buzz in from outside.