Today's News

  • Mother pleads for information about daughter missing 2 weeks

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The mother of one of several people declared missing two weeks ago is “begging people to come up and admit they’ve seen her,” she said in a call to the News Friday morning.

  • Few attend meeting on proposed jail construction

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Only a handful of people attended a meeting Wednesday intended to provide the public information about a proposed new county jail.

  • Free food, fun

    Samantha and Melanie White wash down a meal Thursday at the Evangelical United Church of Christ. (Click picture to enlarge.)

  • City leaders consider rental ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members are considering an ordinance that will require owners of rental properties to have their buildings inspected before they can be occupied.

  • Perry Central alum Huber named All-American in decathlon

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Nick Huber set school records in six different track events for Perry Central. Now that versatility has helped get him named an NCAA Division I All-American in the decathlon.

    Huber finished 13th in the decathlon but the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association also selects the top eight Americans as All-Americans. He was seventh among Americans at the NCAA championships.

  • Hair Razors takes over 1st place

    TELL CITY – Hair Razors didn’t play in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Tuesday but still took over first place.

    Cash Waggner was 3-0 going into Tuesday, a half game ahead of 3-1 Hair Razors. But Cash Waggner lost both its games to fall into a second-place tie with Ohio Valley Gas.

    Carriage Inn beat Cash Waggner 16-7 as Allison Parker went 3 for 3 and Alex Morrow hit a three-run inside-the-park homer.

    Sydney Goffinet added a double and a single for Carriage Inn.

  • Marksmen square off in summer ball

    By CHRIS JOHANNES, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY – The Hoosier Express scored all its runs in the last three innings to beat Rockport Post 254 10-9 at Heritage Hills in American Legion baseball Friday.

    The Hoosier Express, a team comprised of players from Heritage Hills, Forest Park, Southridge and Tell City, is in its inaugural season.

    Jenkins Post’s Kyle Schwinghamer swatted a three-run homer in the fifth inning over the right-center fence that scored Trent Benningfield and Logan Brown.

  • COLUMN: Children could pursue own adventures in ‘Super 8’ era

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

  • Relay for Life

    PERRY COUNTY – The 2011 American Cancer Society’s Perry County Relay For Life raised $42,477.40, capping months of efforts by team members who gather each early summer. (Click photo to enlarge.)

    “My Perry County goal was $40,000 and we made it,” said Gail Edwards, this year’s event chairwoman. The American Cancer Society hoped to raise $50,000 but Edwards said she was pleased with the results. Many teams sponsor fundraisers throughout the year and those efforts culminate with the annual event.

  • Man pleads guilty but mentally ill in slaying

    GIBSON COUNTY – A Fort Branch man entered a plea of guilty but mentally ill June 3 in Gibson Circuit Court in connection with the Nov. 2, 2010, murder of Patricia Heichelbech.

    Robert Spangler, who was accused of beating Heichelbech with a crowbar, was sentenced to 60 years in prison.

    He turned himself in to state police after the killing.

    Heichelbech was a Tell City native who lived for many years in Chrisney.