Today's News

  • Six locals on academic all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Five Perry County boys and one local girl were named to the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches’ academic all-state teams last week.
    Tell City seniors Leo and Thomas Simpson and junior Chase Beckort and Perry Central seniors John Bashor and Luke Bishop made the boys team.
    Tell City senior Alex Reed and juniors Elliot Reed and Will Simpson received honorable mention on it, as did Perry Central’s Ethan Bolin and Logan Hubert.

  • Cannelton team has experience, no depth

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—The good news for Cannelton’s girls basketball team is it has some experience.
    Five letter winners return, including last year’s leaders in rebounding, assists and steals and two of the top three scorers.
    The bad news is the Bulldogs have little depth. There are only two other players - both freshmen - on the roster, and one of them has never played organized basketball.

  • Tell City girls have improved shooting

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Improved guard play and shooting could lead to a winning season for Tell City’s girls basketball team.
    “With Katie Goffinet, Hayley Fackler, who just continues to get better, Lizzy Kehl, Chloe Carman and Grace Kreilein, for the first time in a while I feel like our guard play is going to be pretty good,” said Coach John Hayes.
    Four of those players will start, though, so the Marksmen will be a guard-dominated team.

  • Cold 3rd Q dooms PC girls against Raiders

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central went scoreless in the third quarter and lost to Southridge 37-33 in season-opening girls basketball Tuesday.
    The Commodores had some problems with Southridge’s press early and fell behind 11-2.
    Then they started to break it and Southridge got in foul trouble with it and called it off.
    The Commodores went on a 6-0 run to take a 19-18 lead with 2:17 left in the first half.

  • State meet capped amazing run for Tell City

    Tell City’s boys cross country team will still be good next year. As I wrote earlier, the Marksmen should still be sectional favorites, and they could compete for another regional title unless several more outstanding runners join Christian Academy.
    But it will be hard to top the run they have had lately.
    They have extended their streak of winning the Jasper sectional to five consecutive years and next year will try to match the school’s best streak ever of six years set in the 1970s, when Tell City had more than twice as many students as it has now.

  • Deer in love vs. the trees we love

    By Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

  • Kiwanis Christmas food basket sign-up begins Nov. 6

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Kiwanis Club will once again be providing food baskets for families in need in Perry County.  Food baskets will be distributed on Thursday, Dec. 21, from Ivy Tech Tell City Career and Technical Center and Jasper’s Food Pantry in Cannelton.  

  • Records, Nov. 2, 2017, Issue


    • Shawn W. Hempfling, 42, of 231 W. Trusler St., Oakland City, Oct. 27, on a preliminary charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released later the same day after posting $205 bail.
    • William A. Merritt, 56, of Tell City, Oct. 28, on three warrants for burglary and two warrants for theft.
    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $14,105.

  • Scouts collecting excess Halloween candy

    TELL CITY – St. Paul Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts with Pack and Troop 192 are accepting unwanted or leftover Halloween candy. Individually wrapped pieces of candy can be placed in drop-off boxes located at William Tell Elementary School, Tell City Junior-Senior High School, Perry Central Community School, Fifth Third Bank, Old National Bank, the main branch of German American Bank, Tell City Water Department and St. Paul Catholic Ministry Center.
    Candy will be accepted though this week and sent to service members.

  • Cannelton Gospel Tabernacle Church to host revival services

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Gospel Tabernacle Church will open its doors to the public for revival services with evangelists James and Jennifer McMikin.
    The McMikins are musicians, singers and song writers and minister a message for today’s church.
    The night services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4. Sunday’s service, Nov 5, will be held at 1 p.m. A luncheon will be served immediately after the Sunday service.