Today's News

  • Lynch awarded Doc Hollywood award
  • Mozart Street stoplight faces uncertain future




    TELL CITY – A Main Street stoplight on the fritz occasionally in recent weeks is working again but faces an uncertain future.

    “We have it fixed but there aren’t parts available so if it breaks again, that may be it,” Mayor Jim Adams said this month about the light at Main and Mozart streets. As a result, it stopped cycling several weeks ago, switching into a yellow caution light for Main Street motorists and a flashing stop sign for those crossing Mozart Street.

  • Tri-State Service wraps up women’s regular-season title

    TELL CITY – An error and three singles allowed Tri-State Service & Maintenance to score the winning run in the eighth inning to beat Cash Waggner 10-9 in Tell City Women’s Softball League action Monday.

    Tri-State, 9-0, thus clinched the league’s regular-season title. The loss was Cash Waggner’s second of the season, both to Tri-State.

    An error and singles by Dria Oxley, Alicia Doogs and Amber Taylor fueled Tri-State’s winning rally.

  • Helping fish more fun than catching

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    About the only thing more fun for an angler than catching fish is helping a youngster catch fish. Last weekend, again I had that fun.

    Granddaughters, Molly and Kennedy, were visiting for several days. They had announced in advance they wanted to fish. I was prepared with red worms and nightcrawlers.

  • Six Hurricanes to participate in Indianapolis all-star tourney

    INDIANAPOLIS – Six boys from the River City Hurricanes, a Tell City-based baseball travel team, will participate in an all-star tourney at the Grand Parks Sports Complex Aug. 13-14.

    The Hurricanes consist of nine boys from Perry County and one from Hancock County.

    Throughout the season they have participated in several tourneys hosted by Game Day USA.

  • Cannelton Schools amend dress code


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Corp. has changed one portion of its dress code for the 2016-17 school year.

  • Two jailed on meth, theft charges

    TELL CITY – A report of suspicious activity last week led officers to investigate a pair of Perry County men for drug activity, as well as solve a theft case.

    Indiana State Police Trooper Trey Lytton allegedly received information of a possible theft in progress at a home on Brushy Fork Road. After doing a license plate check from what was given by the caller, and after speaking with Tell City Police Officer Bryce Hammack, Lytton learned that the vehicle owner, 36-year-old Joshua McManaway of Tell City, had an active warrant for his arrest through Perry County.

  • Legion auxiliary-sponsored Girls State attendee wins major award

    CANNELTON – A soon-to-be high school senior was awarded a prestigious award during a week at Hoosier Girls State last month. 

    Michaela Kunkler, daughter of Bill and Julia (Schank) Kunkler, attended the 75th annual session of Hoosier Girls State, held  June 19-25 at Trine University in Angola.  She attended as a delegate of Cannelton American Legion Auxiliary 142. While there, she was chosen as a Samsung American Legion Scholar. She will represent Indiana as a finalist for a national $20,000 scholarship.

  • Operation Round Up grants awarded

    PERRY COUNTY – Once again, Southern Indiana Power members have shown their dedication to the local community through their participation in the Operation Round Up program.  These funds are generated by Southern Indiana Power members who voluntarily “round up” their electric bills to the next highest dollar, to carry out the cooperative principle of “concern for community.” 

    On the average, each participating member contributes about $6 per year.

  • Rockport claims ninth state Legion baseball title





    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    Sports Editor


    KOKOMO – In a postseason run met with few hiccups, Rockport cruised to a 13-3 win over Kokomo Tuesday to claim its ninth Indiana American Legion baseball state title.

    Entering Tuesday’s title game, Rockport had outscored state tourney opponents by a combined 35-6 score. The finale against Kokomo likewise didn’t offer much resistance.