Today's News

  • Hollinden 2nd in six-mile road race

    TELL CITY - Tell City boys cross country coach Chris Hollinden was the highest Perry County finisher in the Schweizer Fest road races Saturday.

    Hollinden placed second in the six-mile run in 32:37.48.

    That was just 7.48 seconds slower than his second-place time of last year but was 39.58 seconds behind winner Jeremy Kemper, a former cross country teammate of Hollinden at the University of Evansville.

    Forest Park cross country runner Ali Cooper won the women's six-mile title and finished 41st overall in 42:03.68.

  • Lassaline wins Schweizer Fest golf title

    TELL CITY - Erik Lassaline held off two former champions to win his first Schweizer Fest Golf Open title Sunday.

    Lassaline, a 1983 Tell City graduate who won the Big Eight Conference tourney in 1982, had been close to the top spot in the Schweizer Fest tourney several times.

    He placed second in 1997, '98 and 2000, third in 1987 and '88, fourth in 2001 and '05, and fifth in 2002.

    But this year he shot an even-par 142 to finish one stroke ahead of two-time champion Mark Flannagan and five-time champion John Stiles.

  • Marksmen expect strong spiking attack

    TELL CITY - Tell City volleyball coach Dalonda Hayes says her team has strong spiking and can be a sectional contender if inexperienced back-row players come through.

    The Marksmen set a school record for most victories in a season last year as they went 24-8.

    They graduated leading spiker Dana Sibrel, who made All-PAC, from that team. But they return several players with strong frontline experience.

    They include 5-foot-11 senior Lauren Goffinet, who will start at left front, and juniors Elizabeth Kohnert, Brittney Harth, Leslie Poole and Jamie Brinksneader.

  • Readiness group serves as lifeline to soldiers, families

    Communication, networking reduce feelings of isolation

    PERRY COUNTY - When soldiers deploy to faraway places, their family members take on responsibilities - and stresses - they previously shared among the spouses. Home or car repairs and other issues normally handled by one can seem daunting to another who hasn't dealt with them before. In a non-military community such as this one, a wife and mother left behind can feel overwhelmed and isolated.

    That's why family-readiness groups exist, such as the one meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Tell City armory.

  • Cannelton electric rates to increase twice

    CANNELTON - Cannelton residents will see a 29-percent increase in their September electric bills, with another 6.12-percent rate hike to be included in their March bills, after a public hearing and council action Aug. 5.

    In a mid-July News story, Utilities Director Phillip Ball asked residents concerned about the proposed increase to call him to find out how a proposed 35.12-percent rate hike would affect them.

    "Maybe three people called in," he said Tuesday.

  • Sprint to the Finish
  • Branch bank opens inside TC Wal-Mart

    TELL CITY - There's a new player in Perry County's banking scene. Texas-based Woodforest Bank opened a branch in Tell City's Wal-Mart early this month as part of an expansion plan.

    The bank already has branches inside Wal-Marts in Boonville, Corydon, Evansville and Louisville, Ky. According to the company's Web site, the bank will open 200 new branches this year in 12 states.

  • Technology improvements draw compliments at library

    TELL CITY - Technology has flourished at the Tell City-Perry County Library, according to Debbie Seibert, systems administrator.

    "I hear a lot of compliments not only on the library, but also on the technology offered," she told library board members at their Aug. 6 meeting. "I think we have something to be proud of."

    When Seibert started working at the library 10 years ago, there were fewer than 20 computers in the library, including those for staff and public use.

  • Group forms to oppose coal-gasification plant

    ROCKPORT - Calling itself Spencer County Citizens for Quality of Life, a group of Spencer County residents has organized to fight a proposed coal gasification coal plant in Spencer County.

    David Finley, one of the group's founders, said the group's members are concerned about the health effects of the proposed project.

  • Local United Way expands services to Crawford County

    Nine-month effort pays off; campaign planned for fall

    PERRY COUNTY - After 34 years of service to the residents of Perry County, United Way of Perry County is expanding its services to its neighbors in Crawford County.

    Residents there have joined with the UWPC to schedule the first fundraising campaign of the United Way of Crawford County this fall. The campaign will help fund Crawford County health-and-human-services organizations that make application next spring.