Today's News

  • Officials offer jail funding options

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Officials presenting information about a proposed new jail presented several options for funding the construction if it is approved by county officials.

    As The News has reported previously, county councilmen and commissioners met in a joint session May 18 to receive information from architectural and financial planners about plans and funding, and opted not to move toward any decision until the plans can be presented in a series of public meetings.

  • Life-changing weekend awaits grads

    Cannelton seniors in spotlight Saturday

    CANNELTON – Jessalyn Dawn Sommer will share her thoughts about the Class of 2011 when she presents the valedictory address at Cannelton High School’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday in the city’s community center.

  • Lanesville no-hits Cannelton

    LANESVILLE—Emma Zeller threw a perfect game as Lanesville beat Cannelton 2-0 in girls softball Thursday.
    Zeller, a freshman, struck out 11.
    On their other 10 outs the Bulldogs “hit the ball pretty well,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “Again it was just right at people.”
    It was the second consecutive perfect game thrown against the Bulldogs.
    Cannelton pitcher Sammie James gave up only five hits and the Bulldogs committed only one error.

  • PC’s hitting cold in two losses

    FRENCH LICK—Emily Carnes pitched a two-hitter as Springs Valley beat Perry Central 8-0 in PLAC girls softball Thursday.
    Carnes walked three and struck out six.
    “We didn’t see the ball very well,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “She had a little bit of a curveball but it was nothing great.”
    Brittany Overstreet doubled in the second inning and Sydney Goffinet singled in the sixth for the Commodores’ only hits.

  • Ress powers TC past Chargers

    TELL CITY—Josalyn Ress struck out 16 and hit a two-run homer as Tell City beat Pike Central 8-0 in PAC girls softball Wednesday.
    The Marksmen powered their way to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Hana Reed led off with a single and one-out later Ress homered over the left-field fence.
    Miranda Zuelly followed that with a solo homer over the left-field fence, her first of the season.
    “After we got those three runs, the defense made plays,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

  • Marksmen second in sectional

    TELL CITY—Tell City won two marathon doubles matches and No. 3 singles to edge Heritage Hills 3-2 in the IHSAA girls sectional semifinals Thursday.

  • Commodores split 2 games

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central pounded out 15 hits to outslug Springs Valley 10-9 in baseball Wednesday.
    The Commodores scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh for the win. Derek Thomas doubled and scored on Stephen Hayes’ two-out single to right field.
    Tanner Cassidy singled and Justin Hagan reached base on an error to score pinch-runner Austin LeClere with the winning run.
    Thomas, Cassidy and Lucas Bryant each hit a single and a double for Perry Central. Trent Brown and Hayes each also had two hits.

  • TC crushes Pike Central to clinch tie for PAC title

    PETERSBURG—Trent Benningfield pitched a two-hitter and Cordell Snyder drove in four runs as Tell City trounced Pike Central 11-0 Friday to claim a share of the PAC baseball title.
    Tell City and Forest Park each finished 7-1 to top the nine-team conference.
     Benningfield walked only one and struck out nine in the five-inning game. He “threw a great game,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl.
    Snyder hit a single, double and triple to lead Tell City’s 12-hit attack.

  • TC nips No. 1 Rangers

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City scored three runs in the fifth inning and held on to beat Forest Park 3-2 Wednesday, setting the Marksmen up for their first conference baseball title in 29 years.
    Forest Park entered the game unbeaten in the PAC, 19-2 overall, and ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2A.

  • Tell City’s depth produces sectional title

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Tell City won only two of 16 events but used its depth to win the 11-team Perry Central boys track sectional Thursday.