Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS - Magnet man found dead in field from apparent ATV accident

    MAGNET - An autopsy is scheduled today for a man found dead Sunday in a field along Unison Road near Magnet.

    The body of Eric Williams, 40, of Magnet was found next to his all-terrain vehicle several feet from the roadway's edge in a neighbor's field, police said.

    The property owner's son-in-law saw tracks leading from the road into a cornfield early Sunday morning but didn't stop, thinking someone drove into the field and left.

  • Board bans loitering on school property

    Some uses will remain permissible

    TELL CITY - Sitting in a Tell City High School parking lot at night used to be a common - and legal - activity for some people. Now it's trespassing.

  • Commodores stop Cougars

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central held South Decatur to 18 yards of total offense and got a big offensive game from T.J. Hall to beat the Cougars 30-6 in football Saturday.

    The Commodores totally stopped South Decatur's running game, holding the Cougars to minus-2 yards on 25 carries.

    A 20-yard loss after a bad snap on what was supposed to be a punt and two quarterback sacks - one by Dakota Huff and one by Robbie Piper - severely hurt the Cougars' rushing yardage.

    But their top running back, Lincoln Hacker, gained only 35 yards on 18 carries.

  • Thomas leads Tell City past Rebels

    ROCKPORT - Amber Thomas shot a 6-over-par 42 to lead Tell City past South Spencer 238-241 in girls golf Wednesday.

    Thomas birdied two holes, the par-3 No. 3 hole and the par-4 No. 6 hole, on her way to medalist honors on the Lakewood Country Club course.

    She turned in her best score of the season and tied for the best of her career.

    She finished seven strokes ahead of South Spencer leader Shayna Miller.

    Tell City's second and third scorers were C.J. Fentress with a 63 and Jessica Ballman 65.

  • Cougars defeat Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central had good spiking and serving statistics but lost to North Harrison 13-25, 25-17, 25-27, 25-8, 15-12 in volleyball Thursday.

    Megan Hedinger made 13 kills and 10 blocks for Perry Central.

    Jessica Huber added eight kills and two blocks and Emily Tempel made four kills.

    Sloan Harpenau had 13 assists and Tessa Lynch added 10 to aid the hitters.

    Lynch served three aces and Huber added two. Kyla Edwards went 15 for 15 serving with one ace.

  • Gibson Southern tops Tell City

    TELL CITY - Learning a new offense and having serve reception problems contributed to Tell City's 25-16, 19-25, 25-21, 25-10 PAC volleyball loss to Gibson Southern Thursday.

    "We just put in a new offense yesterday (switching from a 5-1 to a 6-2) and I felt like that was a learning experience again," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.

    Paige Gelarden, who became the second setter in the new offense, had eight assists and original setter Julie Davis had 11. And the Marksmen "had more attacks than we'd had in the last two games," said Hayes.

  • Orleans outspikes Cannelton

    CANNELTON - Cannelton had trouble making good returns in a 25-7, 25-15, 25-9 volleyball loss to Orleans Thursday.

    The Bulldogs often were unable to set up their bump-set-spike attack. And when they did make spikes, only two of them went for kills - one apiece by Sarah Powers and Shy May.

    Cannelton pulled within 21-14 in the second game as Jaci Garrett served a point.

    But Orleans then forced a side out and served the next two points to build its lead back to 10.

    Freshman Sammie James served four points, including one ace, to lead Cannelton for the match.

  • Shoulder injury halts Gibson's grid career

    It looked as if this would be a banner year for Perry County athletes at Indiana State University, with at least one of them competing for the Sycamores in every season.

    Perry Central graduate Aaron Carter will be a sophomore guard for the Sycamores' men's basketball team this winter. And Tell City graduate Kyle Kessinger has joined the Sycamores' track team as a sprinter.

    Track's main season is the spring, though college tracksters also compete in a shorter indoor season in the winter.

  • Passing game propels Patriots past TC

    LINCOLN CITY - Heritage Hills passed for 237 yards and three touchdowns in the first half en route to a 48-6 PAC football victory over Tell City Friday.

    Despite giving up 48 points and 397 total yards for the game, the Marksmen showed some improvement on defense from their previous game.

    They forced turnovers on Heritage Hills' first two possessions, as Andy Carter intercepted a pass and Brad Zogopoulos recovered a fumble.

    They held the Patriots to 5 yards rushing on 10 carries in the first half.

  • Weekend telethon gives new muscle to MDA research

    I made my showbiz debut way back when I was 5 years old, singing one of the best-known American songs of the Great Depression, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"

    I'm humming that tune in my head as I write this. But times have changed, as anybody who's bought a gallon of gas lately knows. So nowadays I'm singing, "Brother, Can You Spare a Ten?"

    Why should you give me $10? Because that money will go a lot further with me than it will in your car, believe me.