Today's News

  • United Way grant deadline Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Health and human service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County. Grant applications are available on United Way of Perry County’s website at www.unitedwayperryco.org/grantmaking. 

    All applications are due via email by 5 p.m., Friday, March 6.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must be a health and human service organization and maintain a 501c3 tax status.

  • Rehab plans outlined for Ohio River bridge



    CANNELTON – Those in charge of maintenance on the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge, which connects Cannelton with Hawesville, Ky., want commuters to know what to expect when a major overhaul of the bridge begins next spring.

    During a public forum convened Thursday evening by the Indiana Department of Transportation and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, community members were invited to speak with officials from the state agencies, along with engineers from the consulting firm, Michael Baker International.

  • Strassell remembered as dedicated public servant, caring friend




    Gayle Strassell’s family tree had strong and deep roots in Tell City. Her ancestors – Kroessmans, Holtzmans and Hansers – included men and women who led factories, chronicled the city’s life as photographers and supported its churches and civic organizations for generations. Strassell added her own branch to the family’s legacy, serving four years as mayor – the first woman to  hold the post.

  • Kindergarten numbers may bolster Cannelton enrollment


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – While Cannelton schools saw a dip of 7.5 students in their average-daily-membership count in a Feb. 2 evaluation, promising kindergarten enrollment figures represent a potential diamond in the rough. While there is no way to be certain that kindergarten numbers will hold steady, Superintendent Dr. Alva Sibbitt maintains a cautious optimism that these new students could help buoy the school corporation’s numbers in the future.

  • Family working to recover from house fire

    BRANCHVILLE – A Perry County couple who lost their home in a Feb. 22 blaze in Branchville hope to rebuild in the same location, once they find temporary housing.

    Kenny and Shannon Ambrose and their two children, Erin and Garrett, lost nearly everything when their home burned.

    As the News reported Thursday, the fire was likely triggered while work was taking place under the home to thaw frozen waterlines.

    The family was staying in Tell City last week but hopes to find a home to rent in northern Perry County.

  • Holiday World to fill 2,200 positions in 2015


    SANTA CLAUS – Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials expect to review a record number of job applications as they prepare to fill 2,200 seasonal positions in the coming months.

    “We’re looking for friendly and energetic individuals who enjoy working with people,” said Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari President Matt Eckert. “We need ride operators, lifeguards, and sweepers, plus staff for admissions, grounds, shops, games and foods.

  • Hayes makes All-PAC girls basketball team

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City center Kassidie Hayes was named to the All-PAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Wednesday.
    Hayes, a 6-foot senior, missed the first nine games of the season while recuperating from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last summer and saw limited action in several after that.
    But she still blocked five times as many shots as anyone else on Tell City’s team and led the squad in rebounding with 6.1 per game.

  • Local teams don’t face easy road in basketball sectionals

    Tuesday’s first game of the Class 2A boys basketball sectional at Huntingburg is being billed as a rematch of last year’s title game: Defending champion Perry Central versus 2014 runner-up Mater Dei.
    If he wanted to, Perry Central Coach Matt Carter could borrow a quote from a former college coach who once came to Perry Central to try to recruit him, Bobby Knight.
    Early in the 1976-77 season a reporter said something to Knight about his Indiana University Hoosiers being the defending national champion.

  • Lions devour Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Rock Creek, ranked No. 9 in the state in Class A, was simply too big and athletic for Cannelton as the Lions won 82-32 in boys basketball Friday.
    Gedeon Nzombi, the Lions’ 6-foot-8 senior center, had 12 points - on 5 of 6 field-goal shooting and 2 of 2 free throws - and eight rebounds in the first half as he dominated inside.
    He scored the game’s first six points on a low-post field goal off a nice assist from T.J. Hayes and two rebound baskets.

  • Marshall’s hot start leads Vikings past Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—James Marshall hit 6 of 8 three-point shots in the first half to propel North Posey past Tell City 52-44 in PAC boys basketball Wednesday.
    Marshall also made a 15-footer and two free throws as he scored 22 points in the first half.
    He scored all 20 of the Vikings’ points in the second quarter as they built a 30-19 lead after leading just 10-9 going into that quarter.