Today's News

  • Branchville Masonic Lodge hosting weekend brunch

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Masonic Lodge 496, F&AM, will host the final two brunches for hungry deer hunters and the public this weekend.  

    Brunch will be served Saturday and Sunday in the lodge hall in Branchville. Serving will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days.

    The menu will include biscuits with sausage gravy, sausage and biscuits, ham and biscuits, eggs and omelets, bean soup, corn bread, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and bratwurst.

  • Lilly Endowment scholarship cycle begins

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation has announced the opening of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program cycle, said Foundation Director Renate Warner.

    The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program was created by Lilly Endowment to help raise Indiana’s level of educational attainment and to increase the ability of Indiana’s community foundations to enhance the quality of life for Indiana residents.

  • Social News

    THE WILLIAM TELL Center will have their weekly dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the center. The Sunshine Band will perform.

    TWILIGHT TOWERS offers bingo and euchre games in its dining room. Bingo games are held every Wednesday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and card games are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays and the first Monday of each month. The public is invited.

  • EUCC serving Thanksgiving dinner

    As it has for many years, Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City will prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner Thursday.

    The meal will be served in the fellowship hall at no cost from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone wishing to have meals delivered in the morning can call the church office at 547-7059. Meals will be delivered in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy. Call the church to request a meal.

  • Santa en route to Cannelton, Leopold parades

    PERRY COUNTY – Santa Claus himself will be the guest of honor at three fast-approaching Christmas parades in Perry County.

    Cannelton’s parade will kick off the season Friday while Leopold will host its parade Sunday. Tell City’s parade and related festivities are scheduled for Dec. 7

    Cannelton parade Friday

  • The flavor of Thanksgiving

    Ah, the smells of Thanksgiving dinner, turkey, dressing and   cranberry sauce. Cannelton City Schools students savored the flavor of this week’s holiday early with a noon meal Thursday.

    The special event included made-from-scratch food not commonly found in school cafeterias.

  • Search process under way for schools chief


    TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township School Board members will shoulder much of the work of hiring a new schools superintendent themselves.

    Meeting in a work session Wednesday outside their normal  monthly meeting, the board agreed to divide among themselves the duties of the process that will lead to the hiring of a new superintendent to replace Lynn Blinzinger. Schools chief since 2011, Blinzinger announced this fall he will retire in June.

  • Local Ivy Tech campus may close

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    (See related story, "Student works to keep Ivy Tech campus in Tell City," in this edition.)

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech’s Tell City campus is being considered for closure.

    Community support is one criteria officials will examine before making a decision, the local site director said Thursday.

  • Turnovers doom Tell City

    MARENGO—Tell City committed 32 turnovers in a 60-51 girls basketball loss to Crawford County Friday.
    Most of the turnovers came in the second and third quarters, when the Wolfpack outscored Tell City 33-14 to build a 52-31 lead.
    “We just didn’t handle their pressure (man-to-man full-court and 2-2-1 full-court) very well,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “It was basically a nerve kind of thing. Then we finally settled down a little bit.”

  • Perry Central can’t stop Rangers

    FERDINAND—Forest Park outplayed Perry Central in nearly every aspect of the game to beat the Commodores 55-37 in girls basketball Thursday.
    “They’re good, and I think that is one of the worst games we’ve played in a while,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    He added, “Defensively, they just beat us inside. We didn’t defend the pick-and-roll very well and if they missed, we didn’t have any rebounds.