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Today's News

  • TC man will serve 15 years for child battery

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY –  With purple pinwheels placed in front of the county courthouse to bring awareness about child-abuse prevention, a man charged with battering an infant nearly two years ago was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday.

    Coy W. Smith, 23 at the time of his arrest, pleaded guilty to battery resulting in serious bodily injury to a child under 14 years old, a Class B felony.

  • Downtown TC cleanup April 16

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Development and Action Committee will sponsor a Tell City cleanup on Wednesday, April 16, beginning at 3 p.m.

    All businesses are urged to help with this activity by cleaning their area to show their community pride.

    “Let’s spruce up our town for Dogwood Tour,” said City Councilman Tony Hollinden. This year’s fest is April 26-27.

  • Artists abound at Tell City schools

    The talent of Tell City Junior-Senior High School students was on display this week during the school’s 10th annual art show. The event is being held in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School library.

    Items on display include digital photography and graphic design work, pencil drawings, pastels, oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, scratchboards, wood burnings, large scale papier mâché sculptures, clay projects, weavings and other fiber projects.

  • Annexation approved 5-0

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – By a 5-0 vote Monday, the Tell Common Council adopted an annexation ordinance that will add more than 1,700 acres of land into the city’s limits later this year.

    The vote capped a nearly two-year process Mayor Barbara Ewing said was important for the city’s future and was not undertaken without a lot of thought.

    “This is not a decision of the city that is taken lightly. We realize this is a sensitive matter to many of you and that change is not always easy,” she said.

  • Tell City Council unanimously supports annexation

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – By a 5-0 vote Monday, the Tell Common Council adopted an annexation ordinance that will shift more than 1,700 acres of land into the city’s limits later this year. The vote capped a nearly two-year process Mayor Barbara Ewing said was important for the city’s future and was not undertaken without a lot of thought.

    “This is not a decision of the city that is taken lightly. We realize this is a sensitive matter to many of you and that change is not always easy,” she said.

  • Cannelton spring clean-up now in progress

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s city-wide “spring clean-up,” the week when the street department collects items not allowed in regular weekly trash pickups, is under way now.

    The rules regarding what can be left out for collection remain the same as last year, David Marsh said.

    For the cleanup, during which items too big for regular curbside pickup will be collected, items must be at trash-collection locations on normal trash days, Marsh said.

  • Thursday, Friday events postponed

    PERRY COUNTY—All six sports events involving Perry County teams Thursday and Friday were postponed due to heavy rain and storms that hit the area.
    Cannelton’s home baseball game with Whitesville Trinity, postponed Thursday, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 25.
    Other events postponed Thursday were the Perry Central at Tell City boys and girls track meets and Tell City’s girls softball game at Hancock County.
    No new dates for those events had been set at press time.

  • Hancock County sharp in 7-3 win over Tell City

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—“We just didn’t play a very clean game,” Tell City Coach Jason Wilkerson said after his team’s 7-3 baseball loss to Hancock County Wednesday.
    The Marksmen hit two home runs and a double. But they left 11 runners on base, committed three errors, and struck out eight times—three times with the bases loaded.
    Hancock County outhit them 11-6 but did not hit the ball as hard as the Marksmen, said Wilkerson.
    A two-run double by Kolton Keown in the sixth inning was the only extra-base hit for the Hornets.

  • Perry Central golf team faces rebuilding season

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With only one letterman returning and no upperclassmen on the roster, Perry Central’s boys golf team faces a rebuilding season this spring.
    The Commodores have six boys on the roster: three sophomores and three freshmen.
    Only one player on the team is old enough to drive a car, but Coach Bill Dickerson hopes they can all drive a golf ball.

  • Huber PC hoops MVP

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Andrew Huber was named Perry Central’s boys basketball Most Valuable Player at the school’s winter sports awards program Wednesday.
    No girls basketball MVP was named but Morgan Richardson won the most awards for that team, six—one more than Brittany Parker.
    Allison Parker was named the Most Valuable cheerleader and Kosha Wetzel received the Julie Irvin Award for being the all-around best cheerleader.