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Today's News

  • Social News

    THE TELL CITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1971 will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at The Post restaurant. All are invited to attend.­

    ST. MICHAEL’S ST. ANN SOCIETY will hold its first meeting of 2014 at 6 p.m. March 17 in Father Marendt Hall. Officers for the year are Mary Ann Wheatley, Kim Reed, Carla Hunter and Jane Zoll-Corley.

  • Electric utility interviewing candidates for top job

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City Electric Board hope to hire a new superintendent in coming weeks, allowing him or her to work alongside retiring utility chief Marlow Smethurst for the remainder of the year.

    Meeting for their regular monthly session Tuesday, the board opted not to conduct a closed executive session to review applicants. But Board Chairman J.B. Land said several applications for the job were received last year and three interviews have been held thus far by telephone.

  • Troy seeks grant for stormwater upgrades

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TROY – Ahead of their regular town meeting Feb. 12, council members gathered for a public hearing regarding the town’s Stormwater Improvements Program grant proposal. Lisa Gehlhausen, executive director of Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission, was present to invite public comments and discuss suggestions for strengthening the proposal. “This is a two-step process,” said Gehlhausen. “A proposal and an application.”

  • County gets big return for Indiana 15 funding

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    FERDINAND – Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission can look back at 2013 and point to local projects it helped push forward. The regional planning commission’s recent newsletter shared accomplishments in Perry and other member counties. The report shows a major financial return for the county based on the amount it provides to the nonprofit planning group.

  • City leaders adopt comprehensive plan

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – City attorney John Werner said he was acting in that role and also representing planning and zoning functions when he began a presentation Tuesday that led to a Cannelton Common Council adoption of a comprehensive plan for the city.

    Two meetings were conducted that evening, the first an assembly of the city’s planning commission.

  • Kohnert winding down career at Lewis & Clark

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MOUNT CARMEL, Ill.—Tell City graduate Chris Kohnert hopes for more consistency for him and his Lewis & Clark Community College men’s basketball team as they wind down the season.
    The most recent statistics available show Kohnert, a 6-foot-7 sophomore forward, averaging 7.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game for the 10-16 Trailblazers.

  • Johnson, DeSpain, Chinn join Tell City’s Athletic Hall of Fame

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Three former Tell City athletes who honed their skills while growing up in the same neighborhood were inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Friday.
    2001 Tell City graduate Katie Chinn (now Weyer), 1996 graduate Kyle DeSpain,  and 2002 graduate Phillip Johnson are the members of Tell City’s 11th Hall of Fame class.

  • Perry Central nips Paoli 70-68

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    PAOLI—Perry Central made big plays down the stretch to defeat Paoli 70-68 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    Perry Central’s Dacota Schaad drove to the baseline and threw a wrap-around pass to Austin LeClere, who made a layup to give the Commodores a 62-59 lead with 1:36 left.
    The Commodores then went to a half-court trap. Paoli got the ball in the frontcourt, then LeClere made a steal and drove in for a layup.

  • Tell City goes cold in loss to Heritage Hills

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Heritage Hills outshot Tell City from the field 59.1 percent to 31.0 percent to beat the Marksmen 69-40 in PAC boys basketball Friday.
    The game was tied 14-14 after one quarter despite the Marksmen’s hitting only 4 of 13 from the field, as they hit 5 of 5 free throws that period.
    But they went 2 for 9 from the field and 0 for 1 at the line in the second quarter as they got outscored 14-4.

  • Council gives OK to utilities’ power agreement

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council gave its unanimous approval Monday to an agreement between the municipality’s electric utility and Southern Indiana Power that will direct who serves homes and businesses in 1,776 acres the city wants to annex.