Today's News

  • Mayor: City made important strides in 2013





    TELL CITY – Referencing ongoing annexation efforts, completion of a Seventh Street Depot, a $7 million downtown housing project awaiting a green light this month and other development in and near the city, Mayor Barbara Ewing presented a comprehensive review of city progress in 2013 last Monday.

  • Contractor’s low bid for sewer project passed over





    TELL CITY – A partner in a local excavating firm voiced disappointment last week that his firm and its low bid on a sewage lift station was passed over for one tens of thousands of dollars more expensive.

    C.J. Ransom, a partner in Ransom Excavating and Paving disagreed with assertions made last Monday by a project engineer that his company did not have experience constructing sewage lift stations. He also took issue with a statement that he not submitted needed information with its bid.

  • City will consider forgoing lease payments in 2015





    TELL CITY – Tell City’s economic development commission voiced support last week for a proposal to amend a lease with Ivy Tech Community College that could remove the $2,500-per-month the school has been paying for use of the local campus’ building.

  • Ivy Tech site seems safe from closure



    Managing Editor


    TELL CITY – “We’re optimistic that we won’t have to close any sites,” an Ivy Tech Community College official said.

    As the News reported Nov. 25, the Tell City site was included in a list of sites the statewide school was considering for closure due to budget shortfalls.

  • Snow forces postponements again

    PERRY COUNTY--Another snowstorm hit southern Indiana this week, forcing postponement of all sports events involving Perry County teams Tuesday and Wednesday and some Monday, Thursday and Friday.

    Tell City's home boys basketball game with Pike Central, scheduled this 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.

  • Wildcats shut down Marksmen

    MOUNT VERNON—Tell City committed turnovers on its first six possessions of a 55-19 girls basketball loss to Mount Vernon Saturday.
    It never really got better for the Marksmen, who finished with 26 turnovers, 29.6 percent field-goal shooting, and their lowest single-game point total in four years.
    Center Kassidie Hayes led Tell City with 10 points on 5 of 7 field-goal shooting. She also led with six rebounds and three blocks.
    She expanded her shooting range, hitting several shots from 12-15 feet in the elbow and wing areas.

  • Tell City gets first-round bye; Perry Central gets long route

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City Coach John Hayes was pleased with his team’s drawing Sunday for pairings in the Forest Park Class 2A girls basketball sectional.
    Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume was not as thrilled.
    The five-team sectional will open Tuesday with Perry Central taking on 15-7 tourney favorite North Posey at 6 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    The winner will play 11-9 Forest Park in the semifinals at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14.

  • DeSpain finally receives credit for scoring record

    Kyle DeSpain, who will be inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Friday, set impressive single-game records in two sports for the Marksmen.
    But one he did not know about until years later.
    In his junior season in a baseball game against New Albany April 28, 1995, DeSpain hit three home runs.
    I duly noted in the News’ account of that game that DeSpain had tied the school record set by Bobby Dixon against Vincennes May 25, 1985.

  • 3 Marksmen qualify for wrestling regional

    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Tell City’s David Teague, Aubrey Craig and Elliott Brown placed third in their weight classes at the Castle wrestling regional Saturday to qualify for the regional.
    Tell City finished seventh in the 10-team field with 80 points. Evansville Memorial won with 245.
    The top four finishers in each weight class qualified for the regional, which will also be held at Castle Saturday at 9 a.m.

  • Free throws give Perry Central girls win

    LEOPOLD—“I guess the main thing that sticks out is free-throw shooting,” Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume said after his team’s 62-52 PLAC girls basketball win over Mitchell Saturday.
    In a game in which 53 fouls were called, each team shot more than 30 free throws.
    Perry Central took advantage of them, hitting 77.1 percent to Mitchell’s 51.6 percent.
    Morgan Richardson led Perry Central with 15 points on 5 of 11 field-goal shooting and 4 of 5 free throws.