Today's News

  • Kohnert second in rebounding at Lewis and Clark

    GODFREY, Ill.—Tell City graduate Chris Kohnert has helped Lewis and Clark Community College’s men’s basketball team to a 9-12 record this season as the team’s starting small forward.

    Kohnert, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, is second on the team with 4.8 rebounds per game and third in steals with 1.0 per game.
    He is averaging 6.9 points per game and hitting 45.1 percent from the field and 69.8 percent at the free-throw line.

  • Winter Games are more about Olympic ideal

    There was a time when I thought much more highly of the Summer Olympics than the Winter Games.
    That was because the Winter Games were full of events that I didn’t consider real sports, such as bobsledding, curling and luge.
    The Summer Games, on the other hand, featured basketball, track and swimming, sports that athletes nearly everywhere in the United States participate in from elementary school on.

  • Tell City goes cold in 2nd half

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills went on a 20-5 run to end the game as it beat Tell City 37-22 in PAC girls basketball Friday.
    After falling behind 11-1 in the first four minutes, Tell City switched to man-to-man defense and battled back to tie the Patriots 17-17 early in the third quarter.
    “Then we just went cold,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “We could not hit open shots again.
    “We didn’t practice Tuesday or Wednesday (because of icy roads). That doesn’t help when you’re not great shooters.”

  • Snow postpones more games

    PERRY COUNTY—Snow and icy roads continued to force postponement of some sports events involving Perry County teams Thursday and Friday.
    Tell City’s home boys basketball game with Pike Central, scheduled Friday, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 1, with the JV game starting at 5:30 p.m.
    No new date has been decided yet for Tell City’s homecoming ceremonies and athletic hall of fame inductions, which were also scheduled Friday.

  • Rangers top Tell City in defensive battle

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—An advantage in rebounds and turnovers helped Forest Park beat Tell City 36-23 in a PAC  girls basketball defensive battle Thursday.
    All the clichés about the shooting being as cold as the weather applied to this game, as Tell City hit just 25.0 percent from the field and 37.5 percent of its free throws.
    Forest Park hit only 30.8 percent from the field but hit a respectable 64.3 percent of its free throws.

  • Blackhawks beat Bulldogs from perimeter

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Hector Walker, Springs Valley’s athletic forward/center, didn’t beat Cannelton Friday. But the Blackhawks’ perimeter game did as they won 66-47 in boys basketball.
    Walker, the Blackhawks’ best player, was held to eight points on 4 for 9 field-goal shooting as the Bulldogs concentrated their defense inside.
    But the Blackhawks hit five three-pointers in the first quarter as they built a 28-22 lead.

  • Police, fire blotter

    Fire destroys mobile home
    ROME – A Feb. 1 fire destroyed a mobile home on Thrifty Road. Central Perry volunteer firefighters were paged at 12:53 a.m. after Christina Harrison dialed 911 to report her mother-in-law’s mobile home was on fire. She said the trailer was vacant at the time.

  • Community Events

    Backpack food program chili benefit Sunday
    TELL CITY – The Evangelical United Church of Christ will hold a chili luncheon to benefit the Weekend Backpack Food Program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the EUCC fellowship hall at 802 10th Street in Tell City.

    The meal will include chili, a peanut butter sandwich, dessert and a drink.  Donations for the meal will be accepted at the door and proceeds will be donated to the backpack program. All three county school systems participate in the program.

  • Girl Scout cookies arrive today

    PERRY COUNTY – Beginning today, Girl Scouts will deliver cookies to customers who placed orders. Delivery of cookies will continue through March 9, and customers can also purchase Girl Scout Cookies, while extra supplies last, at cookie booth sales conducted at locations throughout the council’s 11-county jurisdiction.

  • Registration ends today for special education workshop

    TELL CITY – A group of workshops and training sessions will be offered by INSOURCE – Indiana Resource Center for Families with Special Needs – for those wishing for more information about Special Education practices.

    “Special Education 101” will provide an overview with an emphasis on the parent’s role in the process, dispute resolution options for parents and the importance of building good relationships. Information about setting up your child’s home file will also be covered.