Today's News

  • Commodores beat Patriots for third place

    LINCOLN CITY - Perry Central hit 52.8 percent from the field to beat Heritage Hills 70-53 for third place in the eight-team PSC Classic boys basketball tourney Saturday.

    "We made some extra passes on offense and turned down some good shots to get great shots," said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

    He also noted that the Commodores made several backdoor layups because the Patriots "were really out in the passing lanes."

    The score was tied 8-8 with 2:50 left in the first quarter. But Perry Central went on a 9-2 run in the next two minutes to take the lead for good.

  • Marksmen stop Tecumseh to win PSC Classic

    LINCOLN CITY - Tell City's boys basketball players must not have wanted another 7 a.m. practice, as they played strong defense to beat Tecumseh 51-40 for the PSC Classic championship Saturday.

    The Marksmen had lost to Tecumseh 77-60 in a regular-season game Dec. 14.

    Coach John Hayes was so upset with their play that night, especially their not hustling back on defense, that he called a practice for 7 a.m. the next day.

    Saturday he said the main difference between that game and the tourney was, "We defended (tonight).

  • Lawsuit against ex-priest to proceed

    INDIANAPOLIS - A superior-court judge in Indianapolis ruled Dec. 20 against a request to throw out a civil lawsuit against a priest accused of molesting boys at several Indiana Catholic parishes, including those in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

  • Mayor: City Hall needs citizen input

    Sworn in Tuesday, Ewing asks residents to get involved

    TELL CITY - Echoing a famous call for civic participation by President John F. Kennedy, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing used her own inaugural address Tuesday to advocate for a new level of partnership between the city's leaders and citizens.

    Just 6 years old when Kennedy was inaugurated in 1961, Ewing said she and other officials know the cooperation and involvement of residents will be essential if the city is to better the lives of its residents, improve crucial infrastructure and promote community growth.

  • Soldiers depart for Indy, Georgia

    TELL CITY - National Guard soldiers assigned to the Tell City armory left at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday on a journey expected to take them to Indianapolis, then Georgia, then Iraq.

    The departure marked the end of a Christmas break for the soldiers assigned to Detachment 1 of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 151st Infantry Regiment. A 10-day training stint at Camp Atterbury preceded their holiday break, and more training is to come at Fort Stewart, Ga., before they deploy in March to the Middle East to provide security for convoys.

  • Red Cross offering CPR, first-aid class Jan. 19

    TELL CITY - An American Red Cross cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class for adults will be taught Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    The class will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. For more information or to register, call 843-4747.

  • Group collecting new diapers

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Democratic Association is collecting diapers for needy families.

    Donations can be dropped off at CVS Pharmacy, Noble's IGA, Mor-For-Less or Save-A-Lot. Donations will be accepted Jan. 6-31.

    For more information, call Arvina Bozarth at 547-6284 or Debbie Elder at 836-4240.

  • Sunday fundraiser to benefit TC band

    TELL CITY - A pizza fundraiser sponsored by Pizza Inn and the Tell City High School Band Sunday will allow hungry patrons to support the band.

    The band will receive a portion of all sales between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Band students will be waiting tables as part of the fundraiser. Dine-in, carry-out or delivery services will all apply to the fundraiser.

  • HNF accepting trees until Tuesday

    TELL CITY - The Hoosier National Forest is accepting live Christmas trees for recycling through Tuesday.

    Trees can be dropped off at the ranger station on Washington Street.

    The trees will be placed in local lakes, where they will serve as habitat for fish.

    Ornaments and tinsel should be removed from the trees before they are dropped off. Call the Forest Service at (812) 547-7051 for more information or with questions.

  • American Sign Language class planned

    TELL CITY - A beginner's American Sign Language course will be available at Tell City Junior High School beginning Monday.

    The course will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday evenings Jan. 7 to Feb. 25. Cost is $40.

    For more information and registration, contact Kristine Adams at k_adams@psci.net, 836-2588 or at P.O. Box 461, Tell City, IN 47586.