Today's News

  • Cannelton’s 71st Fall Festival Oct. 26

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor its 71st Annual Cannelton Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Cannelton Community Center.

    Queen candidates for this year’s festival are kindergartener Suri Knapp, first-grader Arianna Hulse, second-grader Nichole Sipes, third-grader Brenna Smith, fourth-grader Makayla Hulse and fifth-grader London Malone.

  • Lasher commended by National Merit program

    TELL CITY – A Tell City High School senior has been commended in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.

    The honor was recently announced for Shane Lasher, who will be presented a letter of recognition by Principal Brad Ramsey.

    About 34,000 students nationwide have received commendations through the program for their academic successes and future promise.

    Although they will not continue toward the National Merit Scholarship Award, those commended placed in the top 5 percent among the more than 1.6 million students in the competition.

  • Ivy Tech offering Lunch & Learn event

    TELL CITY – For those who feel frustrated about owning a high quality digital camera, but not seeing high quality results, Ivy Tech’s Tell City campus is planning a “Lunch and Learn” session from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. Attendees should plan to bring their lunch and enjoy a free informational hour with an experienced and professional photographer, who can help those attending to become familiar with all of the buttons, dials, and menus on their camera.

  • Lincoln Colloquium coming to Spencer County Oct. 7-8

    LINCOLN CITY – The University of Southern Indiana’s Historic Southern Indiana, in collaboration with Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, will present a two-day Lincoln Colloquium Oct. 7-8 in Lincoln City. The theme of this year’s seminar is “Lincoln in Public Memory.”

  • Perry Childcare celebrates one year of service

    PERRY COUNTY – Nearly two years of planning, four operational child care rooms, a volunteer board of directors, and a skilled staff have culminated into one successful year in operation for Perry Child Care. “It’s been a lot of fun and a great success,” said Director Jennifer Bryant. “We are looking forward to many more years and serving many more families.”

  • 2017 county budget to include pay increases


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    PERRY COUNTY – With two days of budget sessions convened the week before last, the Perry County Council finalized Thursday the county’s 2017 fiscal spending plan. Overall, the county general fund is slated to contain $4.18 million.

  • Perry Central grad is Air Force’s Cadet of the Year




    WASHINGTON, D.C. – How is John “Levi” Hilgenhold doing at the U.S. Air Force Academy? An award presented last week to the Perry Central graduate shows just how well he is performing.

    Hilgenhold was presented the Air Force Association’s Outstanding Cadet of the Year Award at the 2016 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C. It honored Hilgenhold’s leadership and academic excellence over the past year.

  • Biting into future careers


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    TELL CITY – A few Hancock County Middle School students from Mrs. Charlena Williams’ job skills class received an up-close and personal look at the dentistry field. The group of five teens toured Thursday the offices of Rudolph Family Dentistry.

  • Pike Central edges Marksmen

    PETERSBURG—Tell City won in No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles but lost to Pike Central 3-2 in PAC boys tennis Wednesday.
    Chandler Lacy defeated Jackson Keepes 6-2, 6-0 in No. 1 singles.
    Jackson Ramsey and Ethan Maffia held off Drew Welch and Kaleb Edwards 6-4, 7-5 in No. 1 doubles.
    Pike Central won all but two games in the other matches, though.
    Trey Tornica shut out Blaze Brumfield 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles and Carlos Stewart beat Lucas Montgomery by the same score in No. 3.

  • Claycomb wants Cannelton’s undefeated team to reunite

    Cannelton is currently selling T-shirts that read: Cannelton football: Undefeated since 1972.
    That’s true, of course, because Cannelton has not fielded a football team since 1971, when the Bulldogs went 0-10.
    But there was a time not long before that when they actually played football and went undefeated.
    That was 1966, when they went 8-0 to win the Pocket Athletic Conference title for the first time since 1942.
    That 1966 team finished the season with a 29-25 win over South Spencer. But most of the Bulldogs’ games were not that close.