Today's News

  • Chargers hold off TC

    PETERSBURG—A hot third quarter carried Pike Central to a 67-64 PAC boys basketball victory over Tell City Friday.

    Tell City led most of the first half and still led 31-26 after Trent Gunn scored on a drive with 7:31 left in the third quarter.

    The Chargers replied with a 12-0 run. It included two transition layups by Cody Lee, who would add another one later in the quarter.

    They also hit two jumpers from 12-17 feet and two free throws and scored on a rebound of a blocked shot in that streak.

  • Bulldogs tame Lions

    CANNELTON - Cannelton gained the lead late in the fourth quarter to beat Rock Creek Academy 65-56 in boys basketball Friday.

    Rock Creek led during the beginning of the second half, but several turnovers, mostly travels, by the Lions allowed Cannelton to catch up quickly.

    Cody Lawalin hit two consecutive three-point shots, the second with 2:55 left in the fourth quarter, to swing momentum in Cannelton’s favor.

  • Trial date set in Guardsmen civil suit

    INDIANAPOLIS – A trial has been scheduled to begin May 3, 2010 to determine whether military contractors knowingly allowed Tell City-based soldiers to be exposed to a hazardous substance while serving in Iraq.

    The Indianapolis Star reported Feb. 3 that Judge Richard L. Young scheduled the trial for 10 days and set a settlement conference for Aug. 17.

  • City may get zero-interest loans for CSO work

    TELL CITY – Car companies aren't alone in offering zero-interest financing. Tell City could be in line for up to $11 million in loans, offered at zero or very-low interests, to help control its combined-sewer overflows.

    The city has been working for years to control its CSOs and had expected to pay an interest rate of around 3 percent on money from a state revolving loan fund. However, Mayor Barbara Ewing said money could be available at zero to 2 percent.

  • Talking Careers
  • And the Oscar goes to ...

    Editor's Note: Eric Harris of Cannelton is a movie buff and blogger who posts reviews of recent films at http://middleofnowheremoviereviews.blogspot.com. At the newspaper's request, he previews Sunday's Academy Awards.

    The Oscars are this Sunday, but does anyone care? You might disagree with the nominations; I certainly do. "The Wrestler" should have been nominated for best picture, Bruce Springsteen should have been up for best song, Clint Eastwood for best actor, Darren Aronofsky for best director, etc.

  • Ky. jailer arrested on local charges

    LaRUE COUNTY, Ky. – A deputy jailer in LaRue County, Ky., was arrested Sunday on charges she took more than $5,000 in 2005 while working in a Tell City business.

    Kentucky State Police said Jennie McGee, 46, of Falls of Rough, Ky., was wanted on several counts of felony theft in Perry County.

    McGee was charged with five counts of "fugitive from another state" according to Kentucky State Trooper Jonathan Vaughn, who arrested McGee at her workplace at 2:48 a.m. Sunday.

  • TC man faces 2 felonies after run from police

    TELL CITY – A driver did his best to elude a Tell City officer early Saturday but eventually decided it was best to end a brief pursuit that concluded with a trip down an ice-covered hill.

    Randall L. Kleeman, 28, of 1239 Ninth St., Tell City, faces charges of driving while intoxicated and resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, both felonies.

  • January ice storm 'lam-blasts' rail line

    TELL CITY – The ice storm that littered the county with fallen trees and branches Jan. 27 and 28 "lam-blasted again" the Hoosier Southern Railroad, Dick Neumann reported Friday at a regular meeting of the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors.

    "It seems like we're doing this every six weeks," the vice president and chief executive officer for the port-rail agency said, alluding to a mid-September wind storm that also sent Hoosier Southern employees on a track-clearing mission.

  • Perry Central vocalist earns solo gold

    LEOPOLD – Kynslee Roberts, a Perry Central High School senior, earned a gold rating at Indiana State School Music Association vocal-soloist competition at Southridge High School Saturday.

    Accompanied by pianist Mary Seitz, Roberts performed "Into the Night" in Group 1, the association's most-difficult category.

    Perry Central has no choral director, so Roberts' accomplishment "really shows her self-directed learning and ambition," Music Director Rob Cason said Monday. "We really didn't assist her that much. We're very proud of her."