Today's News

  • Adult classes offered at PC Even Start

    TELL CITY – Classes begin this month at Perry County Even Start and ACE Academy for adults desiring to prepare for GED testing or enhance career options through skills training. Even Start is partnering with ACE Academy and WorkOne Southwest to assist adults in furthering their educational and career goals.  

    Adult classes will offer opportunities to strengthen math and language skills necessary for post-secondary advancement and job placement.

  • Auditions set for Holiday World shows

    SANTA CLAUS – Local auditions for Holiday World’s 2011 cast of entertainers are scheduled for later this month at the park’s Holiday Theater.

    The 2011 musical entertainment lineup at Holiday World includes the following:

    • Real Country: Latest hits along with country classics.

    • Rejoice!: Contemporary Christian music with worship music and Christian hits.  

    • Vinyl Daze: A pop musical featuring favorites from throughout the years.  

  • Homecoming royalty to be crowned Friday at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – The 2010-11 Perry Central basketball homecoming ceremony will be held between the games of the boys varsity and junior-varsity basketball teams against Crawford County Friday. The junior-varsity game will begin at 5:30 p.m.

    The senior class has selected the queen and king candidates for the ceremony. The entire high-school student body will vote on the queen and king.

    Queen Candidates

  • Student spikes move at Perry County Learning Academy

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Spikes in student numbers had typically come in the spring, but are now occurring in the fall, Mike Bishop said at the latest meeting of the Perry County Learning Academy Board of Directors.

    Seniors realizing they were short the credits needed to graduate drove the spring spikes, he explained after the meeting.

  • People question school-board members

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Jim Pate approached the microphone when a public-comment period was announced at a Jan. 11 regular Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting. The former school-board contender and city councilman asked if the board’s agendas can be posted on the school corporation’s Web site 48 hours before each meeting, suggesting, “you could get more people out here to attend your meetings.”

  • Council hopeful shares vision for Tell City’s future


    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Chris Cail filed his candidacy last week for the District 1 seat on the Tell City Common Council. The Democrat hopes to follow incumbent Councilwoman Dr. Dianne Rudolph, who is in the final year of her third term and confirmed Friday that she will not seek re-election.

  • Lending the city a hand
  • Hawesville man, 18, robs convenience store

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Hawesville, Ky., man carrying a gas-powered pellet gun robbed a convenience store late Thursday, but was detained a short time later by an Indiana State Police trooper.

    Christopher S. Decker, 18, of 1734 Kentucky 69, was lodged in the Perry County Jail on several preliminary charges, including robbery, theft, intimidation with a deadly weapon, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. 

  • Commodores overtake Tell City

    TELL CITY—Perry Central held Tell City scoreless the last nine minutes to beat the Marksmen 37-30 in overtime in freshman basketball Saturday.
    “Our primary goal was to make them score from outside,” said Perry Central Coach Bob Linne. “In our previous meeting they penetrated well and shot 28 free throws.”
    To accomplish that goal the Commodores played 2-3 or 1-3-1 zone defenses with four defenders in the lane at all times.
    Rhett Baumeister hit his first four three-point shots over the zones and led the Marksmen with 12 points.

  • Shorthanded Marksmen go 0-5

    NEWBURGH—Competing with just eight wrestlers, Tell City went 0-5 in a six-team wrestling round-robin Saturday.
    One starter quit for the Marksmen last week, so they had to forfeit in six weight classes.
    “The kids we took tried—we were just outmanned,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.
    Ryan Henrickson went 3-2 in the 160-pound class to lead the Marksmen. Two of his victories came via pins.
    Jessie Lawalin, Blake Alvey, Zach Roberts and Cody Osborne each went 2-3.
    Lawalin and Osborne each registered one pin.