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Today's News

  • Commissioners make annual appointments

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners named appointees to a number of positions Friday in their last meeting of 2013. One appointment to the county’s animal welfare, control and education board came after a member’s qualification was questioned.

  • A big welcome to 2014

    People packed City Hall Park in Tell City Tuesday night to usher out 2013 and welcome a new year under the glow of Tell City’s large apple.

    Tell City’s second Silvesternacht included events at Tell City Junior-Senior High School and music, noisemakers, food and a fun run in and near City Hall Park. At left, the crowd readies for a bubble-wrap stomp held at 11:30 p.m.

    The apple dropped slowly as the final seconds of 2013 ticked away. Fireworks lit the night sky to cheers.

  • Two die in crash near dam

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    CANNELTON – The first day of the new year was a fatal one on Perry County’s highways as a late-night crash east of Cannelton claimed the lives of two Perry County residents Wednesday night and left a Hawesville, Ky., woman in critical condition.

    According to Indiana State Police, Terry K. Burden Jr., 35, of 20 Rolling Pines Drive, Tell City, was traveling east on Indiana 66 near the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

  • County locked in bitter cold

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Temperatures not seen in more than a decade were forecast to have Perry County in an icy vice today. County emergency-management and medical-services personnel were meeting Friday to find ways to keep Perry Countians as safe as possible.

    If weather forecasts issued Friday held true over the weekend, the county was to receive several inches of snow Sunday from a large storm system sweeping across the center of the county. Behind it, arctic air was expected to sweep south, sending temperatures below zero.

  • Osborne places 5th, Tell City 14th at Mater Dei Holiday Classic

    EVANSVILLE—Cody Osborne placed fifth in the heavyweight division to lead Tell City to 14th place in Mater Dei’s 16-team wrestling tourney last weekend.
    Osborne went 3-2, pinning Andrew Yazel of North Posey in his final match.
    “Cody wrestled really well,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly. “Most of his matches were kind of back and forth.”
    Spenser Beard placed sixth in the 170-pound weight class, going 3-3.

  • Bears claw Tell City

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City had problems with Evansville Central’s quickness and full-court pressure in a 63-29 girls basketball loss Monday.
    “That’s by far the most talented team we will see all year—no question, the most athletic,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.
    “They weren’t bigger than us overall, but they were quicker at every spot,” he added. “They used a man-to-man full-court press—and some zone press—the whole game.”
    Tell City committed 14 turnovers in each half.

  • LeClere, Rowe make PSC all-tourney team

    REO—Perry Central forward Austin LeClere and Tell City forward/guard Hunter Rowe were named to the PSC Holiday Classic all-tourney team Monday.

  • Aces defeat Cannelton in consolation game

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cloverport hit 57.9 percent from the field to beat Cannelton 81-63 in the consolation game of the boys basketball Cannel-ton Classic Saturday.
    The Bulldogs tried to rally in the third quarter, though.
    They were down 15 points 50-35 with 3:53 left in that quarter before the Bulldogs’ Damon Powers made 1 of 2 free throws. Then following an Aces miss, Tristan Simmons made a field goal.

  • Marksmen nip Pioneers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    REO—Drew Mowery hit a key three-point basket with 1:16 left to propel Tell City past Boonville 47-44 in the seventh-place game of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Monday.
    Tell City led just 42-40 and was 0 for 11 from the three-point range when Tell City Coach Brent Owen called a 30-second timeout to set up the play for Mowery’s three-pointer.

  • Perry Central blitzes Rebels

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    REO—Austin LeClere’s hot inside game in the second quarter propelled Perry Central past South Spencer 73-52 in the fifth-place game of the PSC Holiday Classic basketball tourney Monday.
    Many considered this a battle between the two favorites in their Class 2A sectional this year, and it shaped up as a close game early.
    The Commodores led only 22-17 with 5:04 left in the second quarter when their center, Dillon Hubert, picked up his third foul and had to leave the game for the rest of the half.