Today's News

  • Morning collision

    No one was hurt Friday morning after a tanker struck an Indiana Department of Transportation truck (visible in the background) on Indiana 37 near St. Marks.

    State police worked the accident, which occurred at the intersection of Sunflower Road, but had not released any details as of Friday afternoon.

    Both vehicles were southbound and the impact caused the truck to spin around and come to rest off the west side the side of the highway. The tanker hit an embankment on the east side. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • School board forum set for Oct. 21

    TELL CITY – Candidates seeking election to Perry County’s three school boards are invited to a Tuesday, Oct. 21, forum and meet-and-greet at the Tell City Depot.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include a question-and-answer session. Questions will be posed to candidates by the News. Candidates will be available afterward to talk with voters.

  • State candidates gather for public forum

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Perry County Farm Bureau hosted a public forum of candidates running for Indiana House of Representatives District 74 and Indiana Senate District 47 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Perry Central High School Library.

    Present were State Rep. Lloyd Arnold and his Democratic challenger, Chris Coyle, and State Sen. Richard Young and his Republican challenger, Erin Houchin.

  • Free health screenings to be offered this month

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital offers free blood-pressure, glucose (sugar) and total cholesterol screenings at two different locations every month.

    A registered nurse will be at the Troy Fire Station from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 and at Golden Years Center in Cannelton from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15.

    Fasting for two hours is recommended but eight hours is preferred. Participants may drink water and take their medications.

  • COLUMN: Enjoying fall activities in our community

    State Representative

    The autumn season is upon us, and we live in the best community to celebrate the changing of the seasons.

    With festivals taking place all around our district that celebrate southern Indiana’s heritage and history, we have so much to look forward to this fall.

  • Annexation foes to meet Thursday

    TELL CITY – A group fighting efforts by Tell City to annex their land will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 in Tell City.

    Organizers of Citizens Against Annexation will update affected landowners about current court proceedings. The meeting will be at 8735 Indiana 37, Tell City, next to the Indiana Farm Bureau Office.

  • Tell City puts it together to beat Chargers

    TELL CITY—Emma Kohnert made 11 kills and four solo blocks as Tell City beat Pike Central 25-16, 25-16, 25-20 in PAC volleyball Tuesday.
    Brenee Leibering and Taylor Gentry each added seven kills and Mary Steen made five.
    “When you have that many girls with quite a few kills, you have a good chance of winning,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “We finally got over half our team playing well at the same time.

  • Perry Central spikes Mitchell

    MITCHELL—Balanced spiking and strong blocking helped Perry Central beat Mitchell 26-24, 25-13, 25-12 in PLAC volleyball Tuesday.
    Jordan Sprinkle made seven kills, Maddie Hubert and Grace James six apiece, Brittany Parker and Ryann Lynch four apiece, and Hannah Edwards three.
    James had 20 assists.
    Hubert and James each made four blocks and Sprinkle added two.
    James made 11 digs, Lynch 10, and Parker and Edwards eight apiece.
    James served three aces.

  • TC 3rd, PC 10th at Bedford

    BEDFORD—Thomas Simpson placed seventh in 16:28 to lead Tell City to third place in the 25-team Ted Fox Memorial boys cross country invitational Saturday.
    Tell City scored 114 points. Avon, coached by former Tell City star Zach Toothman, won with 36. North Harrison, which Tell City has beaten at times this year, was second with 101.
    Perry Central finished 10th with 303. Despite being bothered by allergies, Aaron Pierrard placed eighth in 16:30 to lead the Commodores.

  • Tell City to face passing Vikings

    Sports Editor

    POSEYVILLE—Tell City’s football team will face probably its most pass-happy opponent when the Marksmen visit North Posey Friday at 7:30 p.m.
    “They like to throw the ball,” said Tell City Coach Ronnie Robinson. “On one film we saw they passed 70 percent of the time.
    “They’ll throw it all over the place. They try to take whatever it is you’re going to give them.”
    James Marshall, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound senior, is a returning starter at quarterback.