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Today's News

  • Marching Marksmen take third at latest competition

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “I think the kids did a really great job” Saturday at the Evansville North Invitational, the director of the Tell City Marching Marksmen said Wednesday.

    “They worked really hard the week before and we learned almost all of the fourth movement,” Natasha Edmondson said, “so we were able to perform pretty much the entire show, and they pulled it off; they got third place.”

  • Commodores march to second, fourth places

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s Marching Commodores earned second place of three bands competing at the Castle Invitational and fourth out of seven at Evansville North Saturday.

    “I thought we did pretty well, Band Director Andrea Clark said Wednesday. “We’re still having problems with playing out and being confident with our parts, but I think that’s going to take some time since we’re so young this year.”

  • Cannelton students add ACT to other testing gains

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – In addition to improved scores on Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress reported Sept. 26, Cannelton students are making gains on ACT tests.

  • Soggy shooters

    Ryan Harper holds an umbrella for his brother, Aaron, at Post 16 of Sunday’s shooting match at St. Mark Church. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • 2013 fall tour kicks off this weekend

    PERRY COUNTY – A number of autumn activities are planned during the 2013 Perry County Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour that kicks off this weekend.

    The annual celebration of autumn will again draw visitors to communities across the county each weekend through mid-October.

    Rome will be a hub of activities this weekend. Fried-chicken dinners will be served at 11 a.m. and will include mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, slaw and homemade dessert with tea or lemonade. Serving will continue through the day.

  • Road-rage fit lands prison doc in jail

    RICHMOND, Ky. – A physician employed at Branchville Correctional Facility was jailed Monday on charges that he pointed a gun at another driver during a fit of road rage along a Kentucky interstate highway.

    Perrin T. Dobyns, 50, of 450 Big Indian Road, Corydon faces charges of wanton endangerment.  

  • Hot Shot Repair & Rental grand opening Oct. 2

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for Hot Shot Repair & Rental today (Wednesday) at noon to celebrate their grand opening. 
    The grand opening celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hot Shot Repair & Rental is located in the old Lauer Floral building at 1904 Main Street in Tell City.  All are welcome to stop by to wish the owners well during their grand-opening celebration.

  • Par for the course can be ridiculous number

    I recall reading an article about a golf course that musician Willie Nelson had built on his property.
    A visitor was playing a round of golf with Nelson, who shot a 13 on one hole. The visitor was surprised when Nelson declared that he had parred that hole.
    Noticing the look of astonishment on his visitor’s face, Nelson said, “Hey, when it’s your own course you can make par whatever you want it to be.”

  • Wildcats shut out Marksmen

    MOUNT VERNON—Tell City got only six shots on goal in a 9-0 boys soccer loss to Mount Vernon Thursday.
    Tell City goalie Sam Rogers made 15 saves and the Marksmen’s defense stopped another seven Mount Vernon shots. But the Wildcats scored three goals in the first half and six in the second half.
    “Sam actually did pretty well, but they just picked us apart,” said Tell City Coach Austin Fischer. “They have a lot of freshmen and sophomores who have played travel ball together.

  • Tell City sweeps singles in win

    MARENGO—Tell City swept the singles matches in straight sets to beat Crawford County 3-2 in boys tennis Thursday.
    Jake Swihart trounced Tim Knieriem 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 singles, Jeff Yeung beat Drake Melton 6-2, 6-2 in No. 2, and Austin Paulin defeated Brennan Kannapel 6-2, 6-1 in No. 3.
    Paulin played singles for the first time this season.
    “We tried something different tonight and we got the win, but we still have work to do,” said Tell City Coach Nick Weyer.