Today's News

  • Gerber's 35 points, 22 rebounds lift Bulldogs

    EVANSVILLE - Chase Gerber dominated inside with 35 points and 22 rebounds as Cannelton beat Evansville Day 62-48 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    "They were covering our shooters, so that opens up the post," said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. "And Chase plays well in the post - he's hard to guard down there."

    Day School built a 14-9 lead in the first 11:07 of the game.

    But Gerber scored eight of Cannelton's next 10 points--and had an assist to Dillon Powers on the other two points--as the Bulldogs built a 19-16 lead.

  • Tell City 4th in wrestling sectional

    NEWBURGH - A.J. Flynn, Andy Kast, Justin Kleemann and Dylan Froehlich placed second in their weight classes to lead Tell City to fourth place in the nine-team Castle wrestling sectional Saturday.

    Joey Woznicki and Greg Batie, who placed third, also qualified for the regional.

    The top four finishers in each weight class qualified for the regional, but Tell City had no fourth-place finishers.

    The Marksmen scored 151.5 points, 12.5 behind third-place Princeton. Castle, ranked seventh in the state, won with 348 points.

  • Heart disease can strike any time

    The elderly man hunched over from age, shuffling down the sidewalk. The older lady in the wheelchair with oxygen feeding through her nostrils.

    Those are the faces of heart disease in America, aren't they?

    Look at the face on this column mug. A healthy-looking 40-year-old woman. That's also the face of heart disease and a heart-attack survivor.

  • Storm rips, roars across county

    Home heavily damaged in Leopold; wind peels roofs from barns

    PERRY COUNTY - Severe thunderstorms packing wind gusts of up to 70 mph roared across the county Tuesday evening, leaving a path of peeled roofs and downed trees and limbs across several areas.

    The small community of Leopold was hardest-hit, with one home heavily damaged and several downed trees in and close to the town. Powerful winds also pulled off roofs and destroyed a large farm-storage building along Ashland Road in Anderson Township.

  • Township assessors lose jobs

    Duties did, funds may go to county officials

    TELL CITY - Six township trustee-assessors in Perry County lost their deputy-assessor designations at the end of the year for not complying with certification requirements, according to County Assessor Mendy Ward, who assumed the assessment duties and is seeking the funds supporting them.

  • TCHS 2008 homecoming

    Seniors Casi Hay and Dimitri Hemmings were crowned the Tell City High School 2008 basketball homecoming queen and king Saturday between the junior varsity and varsity games against Paoli.

  • Emergency planning committee elects officers for 2008

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Local Emergency Planning Committee elected officers and discussed plans at a meeting Monday for a disaster-recovery exercise later this year. The LEPC meets quarterly. Among its duties is maintaining a registry of potentially hazardous chemicals in the county and planning for emergencies such as tornadoes, collisions, chemical spills and terrorist attacks.

  • Terrys plan maple-syrup demo Saturday

    TELL CITY - A local family long active in stewardship of forest resources will host guests Saturday at a demonstration of maple-syrup making.

    Marshall "Doc" Terry and his family will host the event with Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area's Forestry Committee. The free demonstration will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude by noon.

    Terry will demonstrate various sap-collection methods and process the sap into syrup. Guests will be treated to a free pancake and sausage meal and receive free tree seedlings from the forestry committee.

  • Community invited to anti-drug workshops

    Ross will share ways to fight abuse among teens

    TELL CITY - Dr. George R. Ross will present several free workshops about teenage substance abuse in February for the public and specialized groups.

    On Feb. 10, Ross will hold a workshop for recovering addicts called "Tips on Recovery: Understanding the Change Process" from 4 to 6 p.m. at Agape Community Church, 101 Taylor St., Cannelton.

    From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12, he will talk to the public at the Schergens Center in Tell City about teenage substance abuse.

  • TC police chief addresses large-truck parking problem

    Makes case for additional dispatcher

    TELL CITY - Parking problems and dispatchers were on the top of the list for the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety meeting last week.