Today's News

  • Tell City boys, girls defeat Pike Central

    PETERSBURG—Tell City won 10 of 11 events and beat Pike Central 84-81 in junior high boys swimming Tuesday.
    Pike Central used about 10 fifth graders to give it the depth to keep the match close. However, fifth graders will not be allowed to swim in the PAC meet at the end of the season.
    Luke Thomas and Aaron Vincent each won two individual events and two relays.
    Thomas won the 100-yard individual medley in 1:21.18 and the 50 butterfly in 34.36 seconds.

  • Cannelton’s shooting cold in sectional loss to Braves

    Sports Correspondent

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton did not shoot well in a 59-34 loss to Tecumseh in the Class A boys basketball sectional Tuesday.

  • Marksmen’s defense stifles Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    BOONVILLE—Tell City forced 20 turnovers and held Perry Central to 32.6 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Commodores 51-43 in the first round of the Class 2A boys basketball sectional Tuesday.

  • Hitting the Mat

    The Tell City Wrestling Club’s Tell City Folkstyle Open Tourney drew hundreds of wrestlers and family members Sunday. The local group’s efforts not only help young grapplers show off their skills at home but proceeds of the event support local wrestling programs. More photos can be found in the "multimedia" section of this site. (Photos by Larry Goffinet and Vince Luecke)

  • Sectional Preparations

    More than 30 Tell City High School students took part in what has become a local rite on the opening day of Tell City’s basketball sectional: riding bicycles to the host site. Boonville was the destination for Tuesday’s riders and many wore period jerseys and helmets. Faculty accompanied students and they watched the Marksmen defeat intra-county rival Perry Central. 

  • Smith-Jacob seeks District 3 seat on Cannelton City Council

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Melinda Smith Jacob is seeking the District 3 seat on the Cannelton City Council. She filed as Republican.

    The News announced her candidacy last month but the candidate provided more information on her decision to seek elected office.

  • Phillips wants to help improve Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Priscilla Phillips wants to help make Cannelton cleaner, more fun for families and more attractive to businesses and tourists.

    That’s why the Democrat filed for the District 1 seat on the Cannelton Common Council, she said. Residing at 320 Dodge St., she called herself a stay-at-home mom who, if elected, will “have the capability to address any issues and concerns you may have pertaining to the city.”

  • Tell City awarded grant for floodwall certification

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Grants to Tell City and Cannelton to help fund certification of their floodwalls are the first in the state awarded by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs and Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing credited her city’s persistence at obtaining the needed money.

  • INDOT closes roads due to flooding

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation has warned motorists about rising waters that threaten to close portions of Indiana 66.

    In Perry County, Indiana 66 from the junction of Indiana 62 at Sulphur to Derby is closed, as is the highway from Derby to Rocky Point. INDOT closes highways as water approaches the driving surface.

    The closures will remain in effect until waters recede. The following sections of roadway have either been closed or INDOT is advising motorists to use caution around these areas of high water.

  • State denies voter-approved tax hike

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A tax increase aimed at helping Cannelton City Schools and approved by voters in a November referendum won’t go into effect until 2012.

    “They’re saying it had to be part of the budget put together in the summer of 2010,” Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said Tuesday of the denial by the state’s Department of Local Government Finance. Four school systems had referenda approved, he explained, adding, “we’re in the same situation as Brown County.”