Today's News

  • As spring nears, one man wants to keep bees safe


    PERRY COUNTY – Each year, Perry Countians are surprised and sometimes alarmed to find thousands of honeybees clumped in balls in trees, around clothesline poles and under carports. Homeowners often don’t know what to do. Most leave the insects alone but sometimes entire broods of bees are killed.

    A local man with years of experience caring for bees doesn’t want that to happen this spring and is offering to remove bees needing new homes.

  • Legion Post 213 marks veterans organization’s 95th birthday

    Tell City American Legion Post 213 celebrated the 95th anniversary of the national American Legion organization’s founding with a dinner and ceremony Saturday evening at the post home.

    Speakers included Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, who recalled the work Legion members do for one another and the community. Also speaking was Brad Bough, Lawrence County’s veteran services officer. He shared facts of the Civil War and praised the service of all men and women who served their nation’s military.

  • Property-tax bills coming to mailboxes soon


    TELL CITY – Snow showers this week made it feel more like winter, but one sign of spring – the arrival of property-tax statements – is right around the corner.

  • Commissioners hire firm for comprehensive plan

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted in a regular meeting March 18 to have the Bernardin-Lochmueller engineering firm of Evansville prepare a comprehensive plan for the county at a cost of $50,000.

    Meeting in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School auditorium as their normal location in the county courthouse undergoes renovation, the commissioners gave students a glimpse into county government as they dealt with several issues.

  • Showing off for grandparents

    More than 750 visitors were estimated to have attended Perry Central’s annual Grandparents Day Friday, which included musical performances in the cafetorium.

    The building was abuzz with activities such as these students performing on the cafetorium stage, young scientists and their admirers filling the dome and other students portraying historical figures in classrooms. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • Malone to be honored by NFF

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City senior Brennan Malone will be one of eight players honored by the Southern Indiana Chapter of the National Football Foundation at its inaugural scholar-athlete banquet at St. Mary’s Health Manor 5 p.m. Sunday, April 13.
    Malone played quarterback and defensive back for the Marksmen last fall and ranks first in his class academically.

  • Perry Central girls softball team may be PLAC favorite again

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls softball team won its first PLAC title and set numerous school records last year. And with most of the key players returning, Coach Mark Rothgerber thinks the Commodores can enjoy similar success this year.
    Six starters return from last year’s 16-5 team. Kosha Wetzel, who was a starter two years ago but did not play last year, has also rejoined the team.

  • Freeman 2nd in state archery tourney

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City senior Nathan Freeman placed second in the high school male division at the archery state tourney Saturday.

  • Veteran TC baseball team should be strong

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Even in a loaded conference and sectional, Tell City’s baseball team should have enough experience to compete with anybody on its schedule this season.
    So said second-year Coach Jason Wilkerson Tuesday, and the numbers back him up.
    The Marksmen return their top five pitchers and six of their nine regulars in the batting order from a 14-10 team that upset Mater Dei in the first round of the sectional last year and also beat Class 2A state champion South Spencer in a regular-season game.

  • All-county team features balanced scoring

    Two years ago two Perry County boys basketball players each averaged at least 22.0 points per game. This year no one averaged more than 15.4 ppg.