Today's News

  • Forest Park outruns TC, PC girls

    TELL CITY - Forest Park won 12 of 15 events to dominate a girls triangular track meet with Tell City and Perry Central Thursday.

    Forest Park scored 77, Tell City 42, and Perry Central 37.

    The Perry County teams' only victories came in the field events, as Tell City's Dana Sibrel won both throwing events and Perry Central's Amanda Allen took the high jump.

    Sibrel threw the discus 116 feet, 2 inches, a personal record, and the shot put 34 feet, 8 inches for her victories.

    Allen cleared 5 feet to take the high jump.

  • Marksmen hold off Hornets

    TELL CITY - Tell City scored four runs in the second inning and held off a late rally by Hancock County to beat the Hornets 6-4 in baseball Friday.

    Ryan Zuelly drew a walk to start the Marksmen's second-inning rally. He advanced to third base on Trent Gunn's single to left-center field.

    After Gunn stole second base, both runners scored on Eric Henrickson's single up the middle.

    One out later Henrickson scored on Tommy McCallister's triple into the left-center gap.

    McCallister then scored on Cody Pfeifer's single to right.

  • Kimball signs to run, cycle for Marian

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central senior Corey Kimball will continue his athletic career in college in a sport he has excelled in and one he has never competed in.

    Kimball signed a national letter of intent Friday to run cross country and be a member of the cycling team for Marian College, an NAIA school in Indianapolis.

    "He'll run cross country in the fall, cycle in the spring, and possibly run indoor track in the winter," said Dave Roberts, Marian's track and cross country coach.

  • County rattled by 5.2 earthquake

    Dispatchers flooded with calls, damage very minor

    PERRY COUNTY - A 5.2 magnitude earthquake centered in southern Illinois jolted Perry Countians from their predawn sleep Friday, rattling windows and generating dozens of 911 calls but causing no significant damage. An aftershock measuring 4.6 struck after 10 a.m.

    According to the National Geological Survey, the 4:37 a.m. quake was centered five miles northeast of Bellmont, Ill., and about 38 miles from Evansville. However, the quake was felt as far as Kansas and Georgia.

  • Reward for Reading

    A horse named Dirty Harry seemed more interested in munching on green grass in Joe Schaeffer Park than third-grader Kaitlyn Thomas climbing aboard his back for a ride Thursday. William Tell Elementary School students who met their reading goals for the third nine-week grading period were treated to an afternoon park getaway. Dirty Harry's owner, Julie Brackett, helping Kaitlyn aboard, served as a guide for the minute-long gentle horse rides while other students enjoyed the Kids Kreation Playground or simply savored the sun and warm temperatures.

  • Board OKs resignations

    TELL CITY - Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board approved several resignations, a hiring, the replacement of computer equipment and advertising for a temporary loan at a regular meeting April 8.

    Resignations included Rachel East and Kristi Haller as co-sponsors for student council at the high school; James McGee as assistant high-school football coach, junior-high office assistant Debbie Melberg and Logan Wint, custodian at William Tell Elementary School.

    The board approved the employment of Jason Bebee as head maintenance custodian at the high school.

  • Public invited to Campbell challenge kickoff Tuesday

    TELL CITY - Perry County will welcome 30 turkey hunters from around the nation this week as the Campbell Outdoor Challenge visits for a banquet tomorrow and three days of hunting.

    The public is invited to attend opening ceremonies and banquet for the 2008 spring turkey edition of the Campbell Outdoor Challenge at the Schergens Center. The cost of the dinner is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Venders will set up at 2 p.m. with dinner and entertainment at 6.

  • Council approves street vacation

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Council agreed to waive its usual charge to vacate unimproved streets near the county's emergency-medical-services building for a proposed apartment complex.

    Grandview Care has obtained approval of the city's advisory plan commission and board of zoning appeals for the apartments, which will be accessed through a private roadway the company will maintain. The council agreed to waive the usual charge for vacating the streets, in return for Grandview Care maintaining the roadway and widening a section of street.

  • Tell City's mayor tours fast-growing employer

    TELL CITY - With a fourth expansion of its Perry County facility nearly complete, officials of ATTC Manufacturing invited Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing to tour the facility last month. The March 19 visit offered her a firsthand view of how the company delivers nearly 1 million automotive parts each month.

    Ewing toured the plant with Chris Kinnett, executive director of the Perry County Development Corp.

  • Tell Street project fails to win support

    Company proposes storage units, office buildings

    TELL CITY - A pair of unfavorable recommendations by the Tell City Advisory Plan Commission further reduce chances a Ferdinand company will be allowed to build storage buildings on Tell Street near the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    The two votes came April 10 as representatives of Progressive Investment Co. sought to have five acres owned by Adam Ramsey rezoned for residential use and to vacate unimproved portions of 25th and 26th streets north of Tell Street.