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Today's News

  • Archers win seventh grade tourney

    LEOPOLD - Tell City used strong man-to-man defense to beat Tecumseh 34-13 to win Perry Central's seventh grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.

    "They were tall, but our defense was really good," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. "We held them to six points the first three quarters. Our girls understand help-side defense."

    McKenzie Hayes led Tell City, 3-1, with 12 points, 11 rebounds, six blocked shots and four steals.

    Hannah Schaefer added five rebounds, four assists and three steals, Brianna Brickey scored six points, and Lacy Briggs made four steals.

  • Commodores hold off Northeast Dubois

    LEOPOLD - Neal Schwartz scored 11 points as Perry Central beat Northeast Dubois 37-33 in freshman basketball Monday.

    Kyle Troesch and Garrett Miller each added eight points and Kyle Rasche scored five.

    "We played pretty decent," said Perry Central Coach Kevin Rogier. We hit a couple of free throws late to help us keep the lead."

    The Commodores hit 13 of 18 free throws overall for 72.2 percent.

    This was the Commodores' season opener. They will host Tell City Monday at 6:30 p.m.

  • Tell City's defense lacking in loss to Chargers

    PETERSBURG - Tell City gave up its highest point total in more than 3 1/2 years in a 70-58 PAC girls basketball loss to Pike Central Saturday.

    "We had four scorers in double digits and lost by 12," noted Tell City Coach John Lyons. "Our defense was not very good. When's the last time we gave up 70 points? Maybe once to Castle when they had a really outstanding team."

    Lyons was correct. The last Tell City opponent to score 70 was Castle in a 74-69 win over the Marksmen Jan. 29, 2004.

  • TC football coach resigns

    TELL CITY - John Elliott has resigned as Tell City's football coach after three years at the helm.

    Elliott, 51, said Sunday the reason he is resigning is "a long story. It's a complicated decision. It's just probably time. I still live over here (in Evansville) and drive (to Tell City) every day. We'd probably taken the program as far as we could under the current conditions."

    Besides the long drive, he said he "didn't feel the commitment was there from the administration to take the football program to the next level.

  • Offensive rebounding helps PC rip Bulldogs

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central grabbed more offensive rebounds than Cannelton did total rebounds and beat the Bulldogs 61-18 in girls basketball Monday.

    The Commodores won the board battle 47-15, with 21 of their rebounds coming at the offensive end.

    They also took advantage of 25 Cannelton turnovers, turning several into transition layups.

    The Commodores also looked to run after grabbing defensive rebounds, throwing several long outlet passes.

  • Tell City Sesquicentennial items available this weekend

    Steins, coins, flags, coasters available Friday through Sunday at museum

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society Museum at the corner of Ninth and Franklin streets in Tell City will be open special hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    Tell City Sesquicentennial merchandise will be available for purchase by the public. Items will include Tell City flags, commemorative coins, beer steins and coaster sets.

  • Opening day of deer season keeps hunters, conservation officers moving

    ORIOLE - The opening day of the 2007 gun season for deer had the expansive forested north of Perry County abuzz with activity Saturday. That was fine for Robert Brewington, Perry County's newest conservation officer. He spent the day visiting with hunters, checking licenses and keeping a lookout for violations. He gave out far more more warnings than citations, most for failing to place temporary tags on deer.

    Like most of the hunters he encountered, the young officer enjoyed the day.

  • Board approves personnel actions

    Wednesday meeting called to correct erroneous vote

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members approved a number of personnel actions at their regular meeting Nov. 13.

    They accepted the resignation of bus driver Tammy Patrick, who accepted another job but will continue to be available as a substitute. Driver Nichole Brumfield's contract was amended to include morning and afternoon runs at a rate of $54.15 per day. She has been serving as a substitute driver.

  • Provisional votes favor Fulkerson, Young

    Republicans hold on to narrow wins in CanneltonTELL CITY - Members of the county election board counted four provisional ballots Friday. Cast during the Nov. 6 election by voters who did not have the state-required photo identification and counted by the election board, the votes didn't change the outcomes of two close races for Cannelton City Council.

  • Kings of Kraut

    Friends and neighbors spin turnips and the occasional tall tale in rite of autumn

    Tubs of turnips lie on Kenny Taylor's garage floor, pulled from the soft autumn earth and ready to be cut and brined into turnip kraut. Outside it's cool but the kraut workers inside are already warmed up by the wood stove in a far corner, the effort of hand-turning kraut cutters and cups of homemade wine.