Today's News

  • County's long-range plan taking shape


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Residents from across the county gathered at Deer Creek Baptist Church Tuesday to provide input for a second Perry County Comprehensive Planning Project Workshop.

    Bob Grewe of the Evansville-based Lochmueller Group, who is helping to formulate the long-range development plan for the county, welcomed a considerable crowd to the evening meeting.

  • Has tighter hand-check rule reduced teams’ turnovers?

    Has the IHSAA’s emphasis on calling more hand-check fouls this season reduced turnover totals in basketball games? And how will next week’s boys sectional games be officiated?
    The NCAA made a point of emphasis of calling more hand-check fouls last year and there were some long games with tons of fouls early in the season.
    By the end of the season it seemed that the referees had reverted to officiating the games the way they had in previous seasons. Or perhaps teams had adjusted and quit hand-checking as much. Or maybe it was a little of both.

  • Sectional pairings drawn

    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central and Tell City will play first-round games Tuesday while Cannelton received a first-round bye in IHSAA boys basketball sectional pairings drawn Sunday.
    Perry Central and Tell City will compete in the six-team Class 2A sectional at Huntingburg Memorial Gymnasium.
    Perry Central will play Mater Dei in the first game of that sectional at 5:30 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times) Tuesday.

  • Tell City 8th in swim sectional

    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Luke Thomas placed in the top six in one individual event and two relays to lead Tell City to eighth place in the 10-team Jasper boys swimming sectional Monday.
    The Marksmen scored 136 points, just six behind seventh-place Vincennes Lincoln. Jasper won with 462.
    Thomas placed sixth in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:03.11, his best time ever.
    That was Tell City’s highest finish in an individual event.

  • Boonville tops injury-plagued Tell City

    Sports Correspondent

    BOONVILLE—Boonville avenged a PSC Holiday Classic loss to Tell City with a 69-44 win in boys basketball Tuesday.
    The Marksmen beat Boonville 56-54 Dec. 30 but were unable to contain the Pioneers and Ryan Nance in the rematch. Nance led Boonville with 25 points.
    Tell City played without point guard Gant Miller. Coach Greg Arnold said Miller is out for the rest of the season with a back injury that had been bothering him all season.

  • Paoli’s inside game defeats Commodores

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Paoli took advantage of its superior height and strength inside to beat Perry Central 63-45 in PLAC boys basketball Tuesday.
    The Rams hit 56.0 percent from the field, including 61.4 percent from two-point range.
    Center Dathan Chastain, who is a legitimate 6-foot-3,  scored 21 points on 10 of 13 shooting from the field and 1 of 3 free throws. Austin Moore, a 6-4 forward, added 15 points on 7 of 12 shooting from two-point range.

  • Pet of the Week: Little Rex

    LITTLE REX was brought to the Perry Central Animal Shelter last October and has been overlooked.

    He was surrendered along with two other rat terriers, however they have been adopted leaving him still awaiting his forever home. 

    Little Rex is a male rat terrier about 4 years old. He does well with other animals and children.

    Shelter staff says he enjoys cuddling with humans.

  • Holiday World to fill 2,200 positions in 2015


    SANTA CLAUS – Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials expect to review a record number of job applications as they prepare to fill 2,200 seasonal positions in the coming months.

    “We’re looking for friendly and energetic individuals who enjoy working with people,” said Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari President Matt Eckert. “We need ride operators, lifeguards, and sweepers, plus staff for admissions, grounds, shops, games and foods.

  • Tots Lots Preschool now enrolling for fall


    TELL CITY – Tots Lots Preschool is now enrolling for the 2015-16 school year.

    For a child to be eligible for the 4-year-old Frogs session of Tots Lots, he or she must be 4 years old by Aug. 1.  This session will meet Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 to 11:30 a.m. or Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    For a child to be eligible for the 3-year-old Tadpole session of Tots Lots, he or she must be 3 years old by Aug. 1. This class is in session from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • United Way grant deadline Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Health and human service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County. Grant applications are available on United Way of Perry County’s website at www.unitedwayperryco.org/grantmaking. 

    All applications are due via email by 5 p.m., Friday, March 6.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must be a health and human service organization and maintain a 501c3 tax status.