Today's News

  • Chapman: State eyes school administration changes

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman told school-board members Thursday a state plan could have under-achieving schools taken over by individuals or companies that could put profit ahead of concern for students.

    The state Department of Education scheduled a meeting for the following day, he said at a regular board meeting, to discuss schools that fall short of state performance criteria.

    “We’re not one of them,” he emphasized.

  • Hayes on All-PAC team

    TELL CITY—Tell City sophomore McKenzie Hayes was named to the All-PAC volleyball team in voting by conference coaches Monday.

  • Rappites defeat Bulldogs

    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton had several dropped balls in a 25-17, 25-20, 21-25, 25-16 loss to New Harmony in the first round of the Class A volleyball sectional Saturday.

  • Peter qualifies for state

    NASHVILLE—Perry Central’s Cathryn Peter placed 15th in the Brown County girls cross country semistate Saturday to qualify for the state meet.
    She was the only Perry Countian to advance, as Perry Central’s boys team finished seventh.

  • PC hopes to avenge loss to Cougars on dry field

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Accu-Weather.com mentions no chance of rain for this area Friday, which is good news for Perry Central’s football team as it prepares to host North Daviess in a Class A sectional semifinal game at 7 p.m. that day.

  • Marksmen overtake Vikings late for win

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Even for a team that has made five-game matches and late comebacks a habit, Tell City’s 23-25, 18-25, 27-25, 25-21, 15-10 victory over North Posey in the Class 2A volleyball sectional semifinals Saturday was dramatic.

  • Mater Dei defeats TC in championship match

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—There are several possible reasons Mater Dei beat Tell City 25-10, 25-17, 25-17 to win the Perry Central volleyball sectional Saturday evening.

  • Tips can help trick-or-treaters stay safe

    PERRY COUNTY – To help parents and children have a safe and enjoyable Halloween, the Indiana State Police offers the following safety tips.

    The Costume

    Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.

    Try makeup instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child’s vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous.

    Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.


  • Nov. 20 benefit will offer fun, auction as it helps cancer victim

    TELL CITY – A Nov. 20 benefit for Diana James of Derby at the Tell City American Legion hall will offer food, euchre, cornhole, music and dancing.

    The wife of Jeff James and daughter of Linda Amos Ball and the late Frank Sabelhaus, Diana has been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma cancer.

    Chicken dinners will be served for $7 each beginning at 11 a.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, soups, pulled pork and beef stew will also be available.

    To order dinners call 547-8965 or 619-0155.  

  • Pedestrian injured in Troy

    TROY – An 8-year-old girl was injured Oct. 16 in Troy after being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Indiana 545 and Indiana 66.

    Assistant Town Marshal Jason Hess investigated the accident. Details of the child’s injuries were not available. A witness said the child might have been following a dog that ran into the roadway.