Today's News

  • A look back at 2012: County replacing aging 1960s-era jail

    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – A September groundbreaking behind the county courthouse marked the culmination of years of wishing, discussing and planning toward the construction of a new county jail.

    The county jail’s age, size and condition make it a lightning rod for lawsuits, officials have known and feared for years. Efforts to begin real progress toward improving it included legislation authorizing an additional half-percent income tax.
    The county jail opened in 1965.

  • A look back at 2012: School audit alleges misuse of funds

    CANNELTON – A Cannelton City Schools audit released in August painted a damning picture of the actions of former Schools Superintendent Marion “Al” Chapman, who allegedly showered himself with more than $200,000 in extra pay while the school district was cutting positions and struggling to pay its everyday bills.

  • Watching his students

    Tates Locke (right), former men’s basketball coach at Clemson and Indiana State universities and former Indiana University assistant coach, came to Tecumseh High School Thursday to watch Cannelton play in Tecumseh’s boys basketball invitational.

  • A look back at 2012: Cannelton celebrates 175 years in high style

    Feature Writer
    CANNELTON – 2012 was quite the year for the small town of Cannelton. It was the year of the city’s 175th birthday, and town officials and residents planned all year long to make sure the event went off with a bang. The birthday celebration was paired with the city’s annual Heritage Festival.

  • A look back at 2012: Visitors center changing the look of 7th Street

    TELL CITY – A new visitors and event center is changing the look of Tell City’s Seventh Street corridor.

    Using a combination of proceeds from a Neighborhood Stabilization Program and state grants, the city is building the $1 million center without local money. When completed early next year, it will provide a new home for the county convention and visitors bureau,  a room for community events and display space for locally made goods.

  • Graves, Hayes on all-tourney team

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central center Ashley Graves and Tell City center-forward McKenzie Hayes were named to the All-PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball all-tourney team last week.
    Graves averaged 26.0 points and 18.7 rebounds in three games for the Commodores as they placed second in the four-team tourney.
    Hayes averaged 11.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 5.0 blocked shots, 4.0 steals and 3.5 assists in two games for the third-place Marksmen.

  • PC, TC alumni to play hoops New Year’s Day

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—A group of former Perry Central boys basketball players will meet their counterparts from Tell City in the New Year’s Alumni Bash at Bryan Taylor Arena 5 p.m. New Year’s Day.
    Admission for the 48-minute game (played with basically NBA rules) is free.
    Scheduled to play for Perry Central are Aaron Carter, Adam Etienne, Nick Huber, Ryan Mullis, Jared Mullis, John Meunier, Ryan Gelarden, Evan Shearn, Steven Krieg, Jess Roberson, Zach Rogier and Brad Deom.

  • St. Bernard’s board work beats Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT—St. Bernard scored several rebound baskets and beat Cannelton 48-27 in the first round of St. Bernard’s eighth grade boys basketball tourney Saturday.
    St. Bernard’s two tallest players were about a head taller than Cannelton’s two tallest and they used their height effectively inside.
    “We just got killed on the boards,” said Cannelton Coach Kyle Powers. “When we play kids with height, that’s where we kind of struggle. We’re awfully young.”

  • PSC Classic will feature one of state’s best players

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—In recent years each team in the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney has played three games in four days, with the tourney scheduled Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
    This week each will play three games in three days, with the tourney compressed to tonight, Friday and Saturday.
    A team that plays the second game tonight and the first game Saturday (all four games that day will be played at Heritage Hills, starting at 2 p.m.) will play three games in less than 45 hours.

  • Understanding Hoosier National Forest trail-use permits

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest requires a trail-use permit for horseback riding and mountain biking on its trail system. This program is authorized under the Recreation Enhancement Act, which allows for federal land-management agencies to charge modest fees for some recreation uses.