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Today's News

  • Council to hear plan for annexation this evening

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council will meet in a special session at 7:30 p.m. today to hear the first reading of an annexation ordinance that Mayor Barbara Ewing said Friday could position the city for future growth and development.

    The council will also consider a fiscal plan for annexation and could adopt a resolution that will address capital improvements in the annexation area and issues such as the costs of trash collection and fire protection there, she said.

  • Arnold will try to help parks board with lease

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – State Rep. Lloyd Arnold attended the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s board meeting Wednesday and vowed to try to help the department alter the restrictions on its Eagles Bluff Park.

    The parks board wants to put camping facilities for recreational vehicles at Eagles Bluff but is barred from doing so under terms the board had to agree to when it acquired the land from the U.S. Fish & Wild-life Service in 2000.

  • GREAT students graduate

    Tell City Police Patrolman Derrick Lawalin, addresses students Thursday during a graduation ceremony for the third class of the Gang Resistance Education and Training Program at William Tell Elementary School.

    Discussions with the 103 participants over the preceding 13 weeks included topics such as gangs and violence, people skills, setting goals, thinking of others and effective decision-making, he noted. Madison McFarling and Conner Miller accept certificates from officers, who were joined in congratulating them and other graduates by Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing.

  • Perry Central, Tell City split games

    TELL CITY—Perry Central held Tell City to one point in the second half to beat the Marksmen 41-17 in eighth grade boys basketball Thursday.

  • Cold shooting PC girls fall to Tecumseh

    LYNNVILLE—Perry Central didn’t work the ball inside much and didn’t hit well from outside in a 57-51 girls basketball loss to Tecumseh Thursday.
    The Commodores hit only 27.5 percent from the field, including 3 of 19 from three-point range.
    “Tecumseh zoned us the whole game,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “Early on we moved the ball well and we were getting any shot we wanted on the perimeter but they weren’t going down. And we didn’t get the ball inside.

  • Marksmen can’t stop Jeeps in 2nd quarter

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Northeast Dubois exploited some openings in Tell City’s defense to score the first 13 points of the second quarter and beat the Marksmen 56-46 in girls basketball Thursday.
    Tell City led 14-10 late in the first quarter on the strength of five inside baskets by Kassidie Hayes.
    Northeast Dubois’ Haley Kinder scored the last two points of that period on two free throws 2.3 seconds before the buzzer.

  • Hedgepeth, Huskies overpower Cannelton

    EVANSVILLE—C.J. Hedgepeth had 13 points, nine rebounds and six assists as Evansville North defeated Cannelton 97-35 in boys basketball Friday.
    Hedgepeth, a 6-foot-1 sophomore guard, has already drawn recruiting interest from Indiana University and Purdue.
    “He does a very good job of getting into the paint,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “And when you start collapsing on him, he kicks it out to open shooters.”
    Cannelton started the game in man-to-man defense but North built a 26-11 first-quarter lead.

  • Raiders top Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City’s rebounding effort was strong, but turnovers in the first quarter and poor shooting the next two periods hurt the Marksmen in a 51-38 PAC boys basketball loss to Southridge Friday.
    The Marksmen hit 3 of 6 from the field in the first quarter but fell behind 15-6 thanks to 10 turnovers that period.
    They cut their turnovers to four in the second quarter but fell behind 29-15 in the first seven minutes of that period as they hit only 3 of 10 from the field.

  • Perry Central subdues Trojans

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s defense disrupted Wood Memorial’s offense as the Commodores won 58-48 in boys basketball Friday.
    Perry Central led 47-42 before Trojan guard Collin Robinson made a 12-foot baseline shot to cut the lead to three with 3:30 left in the game.
    Perry Central then pulled its offense out toward midcourt to take time off the clock.
    With Wood Memorial forced to foul, Perry Central made 11 of 14 free throws to outscore the Trojans 11-4 the rest of the way.

  • Domestic dispute yields search for armed Troy man (Corrected)

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Local authorities are in search of a man who barricaded himself inside of a Troy home Sunday. Perry County Dispatch Center received a call at 9:10 a.m. concerning a possible domestic-violence situation between Vincent D. Reilly and his wife. Reilly had allegedly brandished a firearm.

    Before county sheriff’s deputies arrived, he fled the scene with two handguns, and is possibly suicidal.

    Attempts by police to contact the suspect by phone were unsuccessful and he has not been apprehended.