Today's News

  • Man jailed for setting fire to 9th Street home

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department has released the name of the man who allegedly set fire to a home in the 1000 block of Ninth Street Sunday afternoon.
    Assistant Police Chief Alan Malone said Roger T. Alvey, 32, faces charges of attempted arson, arson, burglary, resisting law enforcement, attempting to disarm a law-enforcement officer, two counts each of battery to a law-enforcement officer, battery by bodily waste to public-safety officials and criminal mischief, residential entry, domestic battery, strangulation and criminal confinement.

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  • Charges possible after school lockdown




    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt said he will ask prosecutors to file criminal charges against a woman who allegedly posted threatening comments on social media. Her words prompted a brief lockdown of schools Wednesday morning.

    The woman, whose name was not released by police, allegedly made references to burning schools and threatening principals.

  • County council eyes savings in 2016 court budget

    PERRY COUNTY – Though departmental budget sessions with the county council aren’t scheduled to take place until next month, Judge Lucy Goffinet presented her proposed 2016 spending information Thursday. During that regular session of the council, the judge explained that because of a mandatory state judicial conference scheduled to take place when the board will conduct budget reviews, she was providing hers early.

  • Dragging Main returning Sept. 12

    TELL CITY – Dragging Main 2015 is around the corner. This year’s evening of cruising, music and reminiscing is set for the afternoon and evening of Saturday, Sept. 12, in downtown Tell City. Dragging Main has been a hit since its inception in 2011.

    It was Joe Morton who inspired nostalgia in hundreds people that year with a Facebook invitation to again cruise Tell City, a rite of passage for generations of folks. There were two Dragging Mains in 2011 and the event has been held annually since.

  • Operation Round Up accepting grant applications


    SPENCER COUNTY – Thanks to collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a very viable way to provide funds to local community programs and projects.     

    The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications until Tuesday, Sept. 15. Disbursements will take place in October.

    Those eligible to apply for funds include groups or organizations located within the Southern Indiana Power service territory, which covers the counties of Perry and Spencer and areas in Dubois and Warrick.

  • Robinson replaced by Teague as Tell City football coach

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s administration announced Monday that “Ronnie Robinson resigned as coach of the Tell City Junior-Senior High School varsity football team” this morning.
    Assistant coach Josh Teague was named “the interim head coach until the end of the season,” according to a press release from the Tell City administration.
    Teague met with the players right after school, before practice.

  • North Harrison beats Tell City 8-1

    RAMSEY—North Harrison controlled the ball more than Tell City and beat the Marksmen 8-1 in boys soccer Thursday.
    “All in all, we didn’t play too bad,” said Tell City Coach Pat Jarboe. “We hustled.
    “Once again we got rid of the ball too quick and didn’t hold onto it long enough at certain times.”
    Jase Otto scored Tell City’s goal “on a nice assist from Phillip Kehl on a play started at the defensive end by Claire Zellers,” said Jarboe.

  • Cannelton falls twice

    FRENCH LICK—Springs Valley used strong hitting to beat Cannelton 25-11, 25-10, 25-5 in volleyball Wednesday.
    “They are good,” Cannelton Coach Ashley Chapman said of the Blackhawks. “I don’t see anybody beating them in our sectional (which the Blackhawks are joining this year).
    “They had a really good freshman and a really good senior.”
    Caressa Sloss made three kills for Cannelton. Mackenzie Reed served two points and made two digs.
    Cannelton lost another road match at Orleans 25-7, 25-11, 25-12 Thursday.

  • Cougars claw Commodores

    RAMSEY—North Harrison used strong hitting throughout its lineup to beat Perry Central 25-13, 25-5, 25-21 in volleyball Thursday.
    “This was one of those nights where we had a young team,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet. “And North Harrison had a nice team.
    “They hit the ball very well all the way across. A lot of them played club volleyball. That’s the best team we’ve played this year.”