Today's News

  • PCDC manufacturing site developments get plan commission approval


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County officials have recently engaged in several efforts to prepare sites for potential commercial developments. From land clearings, to creation of spec buildings, much of that work has been facilitated by money generated from industries located within the county’s three designated tax-increment-financing districts.

    TIF funds are generated from the property taxes collected in those districts and set aside as a tool communities can use to promote economic development.

  • Cannelton School Board addresses personnel changes


    Feature Writer


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton School Board met Thursday evening in an executive session, and then convened a regular meeting. The board declined to comment on any details of the executive session, the agenda of which included performance evaluation of individual employees, information about prospective employees, strategy with respect to collective bargaining and strategies involved with pending litigation.

  • Fall tour arrives in Perry County

    PERRY COUNTY – October arrives this week and with it, plans for this year’s Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour. Activities are planned during October in several communities, including this weekend in Rome. Other events include Cannelton’s Oct. 10 Heritage Festival and the yearly car show in Bristow on Oct. 11.

    The popular Perry County Route 66 Yard Sale is set for Oct. 16-17 and the Shubael Little Pioneer Village will host a weekend open house Oct. 17-18.

    Rome Courthouse Days, Oct. 4

  • Wood Memorial shuts out Tell City

    TELL CITY—Wood Memorial shut out Tell City 4-0 in boys soccer Tuesday, “but I saw some bright spots,” said Tell City Coach Pat Jarboe.
    “On defense we were able to get the other team offsides several times, and that’s one thing we’ve worked on in practice.”
    Tell City goalie Anthony Froehlich made 27 saves. “He had an excellent game,” said Jarboe.

  • Marksmen 8th in golf sectional

    JASPER—Mary Grace Alvey shot 116 to lead Tell City to eighth place in the nine-team girls golf sectional Saturday.
    Tell City shot 499 to finish 13 strokes ahead of Southridge. Gibson Southern won with 357.
    Besides Alvey, the Marksmen’s scorers were Shannon Bryant with 122, Alex Lawalin 130, and Halee Lamb 131.
    Kyra Gentry was their fifth player with 133.
    Bryant shot 55 on the front nine, the only Marksman to break 60 on it. Alvey shot 55 and Lamb 59 on the back nine.

  • Tell City falls to North Harrison

    RAMSEY—Emma Kohnert made 15 kills and four solo blocks but Tell City lost to North Harrison 25-17, 25-16, 25-21 in volleyball Saturday.
    Mary Steen added four kills for the Marksmen. Emily Hagedorn had 18 assists.
    Hagedorn made 12 digs and Morgan Schuetter added seven.
    Schuetter served six points and Monica Bartley served two aces.
    Tell City won the JV match 25-18, 25-10 as Natalie Sanders made seven kills.
    Madison Mathena, Taylor Sumner and Jana Lacy each added three kills for the 9-5 Marksmen.

  • Tell City survives close singles sets to knock off Southridge

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City won two singles matches and No. 1 doubles to beat Southridge 3-2 in PAC boys tennis Tuesday.
    Kevin Yeung beat Luke Taylor 7-5, 6-2 in No. 1 singles.
    “Kevin was down 5-2 in the first set and rolled off seven straight games to win in straight sets,” noted Tell City Coach Nick Weyer. He was inconsistent at first but then settled in and took advantage of unforced errors by the Raider.
    Chandler Lacy beat Logan Welp 6-2, 7-5 in No. 2 singles.

  • Tell City boys 15th in elite race

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Leo Simpson finished 70th to lead Tell City to 15th in the 23-team elite race at the Louisville Invitational boys cross country meet Saturday.
    Simpson ran the course in 16:43.58.
    Three teammates also finished in the top 100 of the 188-runner race: Alex Ramsey was 85th in 16:51.86, Thomas Simpson 97th in 17:00.60, and Seth Vaquero 99th in 17:02.15.
    Nate Kaiser, 116th in 17:14.88, was the Marksmen’s fifth scorer.

  • TC girls 11th among 28 teams

    MARENGO—Hailey Carman placed 24th to lead Tell City to 11th place in Crawford County’s 28-team girls cross country invitational Saturday.
    There was a race for each grade, but the top five times from each school were then combined to determine each team score.
    Carman placed sixth in the senior girls race but was 24th among 214 runners overall with a time of 22:05.53.
    Other Tell City scorers were Alex Blankenship, 49th in 23:29.63; Jalynn Pruitt, 95th in 25:10.01; Elizabeth Kehl, 97th in 25:12.69; and Mariah Klueh, 102nd in 25:23.21.

  • Roark, Commodores spike Eagles

    LEOPOLD—Terissa Roark made nine kills and two blocks and served six aces as Perry Central defeated Lanesville 25-23, 25-7, 26-24 in volleyball Monday.
    Payton Emmons added eight kills and Maddie Hubert and Abby Reed each made three. Addy Davis had 15 assists.
    Hubert made five digs and Brooke Lasher and Brooke Mullis each added three.
    Ryann Lynch served four aces and Lasher added three.
    Lanesville won the JV match 25-21, 25-22.
    Kyra Roberts made three kills for Perry Central. Kirstyn Linne, Jenna Lutgring and Madelyn Steen each added two.