Today's News

  • Firm hired to hunt tax-credit violators

    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved a contract at their regular meeting June 20 with a company that will look for people illegally claiming homestead exemptions.

    The Indianapolis-based SRI Inc. has been handling tax and sheriff’s sales for several years and has also sold some surplus vehicles for local government units via online auctions.

  • Wrapping up a spirit-filled week

    Young members of First United Methodist Church and St. Paul Catholic Church enjoyed four days of fun last week during the congregations’ joint vacation Bible school.

    Activities included crafts – including miniature kites – games, singing and sharing of Bible stories. Thursday’s closing service at First United Methodist included songs students learned during the week. Churches across the county host Bible schools during the summer.


  • Questions surround teacher’s firing

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A Cannelton teacher for whom students staged a protest May 7 was fired without comment during a regular school-board meeting June 14.

    “I recommend that the school board approve the written preliminary decision of Dr. Alva L. Sibbitt Jr. as interim principal of Cannelton Junior-Senior High School to cancel Michael D. Stenftenagel’s teaching contract effective immediately,” Sibbitt said when he reached a “personnel considerations” item on the agenda.

  • Death investigation under way in Perry County

    ST. CROIX – A Perry County man jailed on a battery charge in the death of his fiancée could face more serious criminal charges, up to murder, once an autopsy is conducted today.

    Indiana State Police and the Perry County Sheriff’s Department were called to a rural northern Perry County residence at 8:14 Sunday night after dispatchers received a call of a woman who had died.

  • Commodores rally to beat Wolfpack in bottom of 7th

    LEOPOLD—Dylan Seibert singled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Perry Central edged Crawford County 19-18 in seventh grade baseball Wednesday.
    The seven-inning game lasted nearly four hours as it featured a lot of good hits, some bad errors, and nearly everything in between.
    Crawford County scored three runs in the top of the seventh to take an 18-16 lead.
    In the bottom of the inning Bailey Huff singled and Coby Aders was hit by a pitch to start the Commodores’ rally.

  • Parks wins 4th batting title

    TELL CITY—Candy Parks (nee Jarboe) of Smitty’s Memorial Team went 2 for 3 Thursday to clinch her record-tying fourth Tell City Women’s Softball League batting title.
    She finished the regular season with a .625 batting average. Kelsey Malone of Chappie’s Girls finished second in the batting race at .611 and Jaci Garrett of Smitty’s was third at .600.
    Parks tied former teammate Kathy Alvey for most batting titles in the 32 years the league has awarded them.

  • Weedman no-hits Marion in OV collegiate summer league

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Shane Weedman, a 2011 Tell City graduate, pitched a no-hitter for the Owensboro Oilers in a 3-0 win over Marion in the Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate Baseball League Tuesday.
    Weedman struck out nine and walked four as he raised his record to 2-1 in the wooden-bat league. He has a 3.15 earned run average and has struck out 27 and walked 18 in 20 innings.
    It was the first no-hitter in the seven-year history of the Oilers.
    Weedman also threw a no-hitter for Tell City as a junior against South Central April 8, 2010.

  • Casey Electric finishes unbeaten

    TELL CITY—Jayden Casebolt hit two home runs and two doubles as Casey Electric beat Perry County Auto & Towing 14-8 to win Tell City’s age-8-9 girls softball playoff tourney Thurs-day.
    Casey Electric led only 9-8 after 41⁄2 innings but scored five in the bottom of the fifth to take control. Casebolt’s second homer in as many innings capped that rally.
    Chloe Sandage, Kylie Aders and Kyra Hemmings each added three hits to Casey’s attack, with Aders getting one double.

  • Spinner leaves Patriots to become Tell City swim coach

    TELL CITY—In seven years as Heritage Hills’ swim coach Angie Spinner won two PAC boys titles and two girls ones. She will try to win more this year for Tell City.
    She has resigned as the Heritage Hills swim coach to take the same position at Tell City after being offered a job teaching special education at Tell City.
    She said she always wanted to be a teacher but was unable to secure a teaching job at Heritage Hills.

  • IHSAA compromise may help local teams

    Will the IHSAA’s recent decision to make teams move up a class if they experience great tourney success in a two-year period help Perry County teams?
    It could, but it may also be a double-edged sword.