Today's News

  • Board member reports compliment on new site

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Bill Amos said June 27 he’d talked to a man at Derby who reported he was happy about a recycling station recently erected there.

  • Farmers market booming in new location


    TELL CITY – Tell City’s farmers market is thriving in its new location and as the season nears a midpoint, it is benefitting from eager buyers and a growing season that is turning out bumper crops for many producers.

  • Tell City awarded $400,000 housing grant


    TELL CITY – Tell City has been awarded $400,000 to rehabilitate owner-occupied homes, adding a new chapter in a long history of providing opportunities for homeowners to make needed repairs.

    “This is wonderful news for the city and we’re certainly grateful to the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority for their support,” Mayor Barbara Ewing said in announcing the grant July 1.

  • Police work to ID bank robbery suspect


    TELL CITY – Hours after a man robbed German American Bank’s northside branch in Tell City Friday, officers were still trying to identify the suspect and determine where he went after fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash.

  • Police trying to ID bank robbery suspect


  • Davis’ 37 homers at break no guarantee he’ll finish with 60

    Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has hit 37 home runs at the all-star break, tying the American League record set by Reggie Jackson in 1969 and just two short of the major league record set by Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds in the seasons when they finished with at least 70.
    Sammy Sosa, who hit 66 homers in 1998, 63 in 1999, and 64 in 2001, never had 37 at the all-star break.
    So that must mean Davis is guaranteed to hit at least 60 this season and become a perennial 40- to 60-homer man every season, right?

  • Latta wins Summer Fest 5K run

    TELL CITY—John Latta won the Summer Fest 5-kilometer run June 29, finishing more than a minute ahead of runner-up Brandon Mundy.
    Donovan Ingle was third in 18:49, 14 seconds behind Mundy.
    Current or former Tell City cross country runners took five of the top six places.
    Donald Knieriem, who ran in the Boston Marathon this year, finished eighth overall and won the 60-and-older men’s division.
    Addie Terry was the women’s champion.

  • Perry Countians fall in IFC bouts

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    ROCKPORT—It was a rough night for Perry County fighters, who went 0-3 at a kickboxing event held by Indiana Fighting Champion-ship Saturday.
    Thomas Kellems and Kyle Osborne each went the distance but suffered unanimous decision losses.
    Kellems lost a back-and-forth match with David Colburn. Osborne lost to Ryan “Octane” Fischer.

  • Rockport wins five of its last six regular-season games

    ROCKPORT—Rockport won won five of six American Legion baseball games in the past week to conclude its regular season on a high note.
    Tell City graduate Dayne Seibert drove in three runs in a 15-2 blowout of Boonville July 9.
    Tell City junior C.J. Rowe improved to 4-0 on the mound as Rockport defeated Jasper 11-4 July 10.
    Rowe struck out three and got plenty of help from his offense, which belted out 19 hits.
    Post 254’s offense exploded for eight first-inning runs in a 17-1 blowout of Washington Friday.

  • Evanston hosts area’s only men’s softball

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    EVANSTON—Local recreational softball players of all ages have gotten a chance to carry out their athletic ambitions on a weekly basis in Evanston.
    Currently in its fourth season, the Evanston Men’s Softball League is the only recreational league of its kind available to residents of Spencer and Perry counties. It began in 2010 and was run by Rodney Schaefer.