Today's News

  • Tell City outshoots South Spencer

    ROCKPORT—C.J. Fentress shot a season-best 48 for medalist honors as Tell City edged South Spencer 232-234 in girls golf Wednesday.

  • Orleans knocks off Cannelton

    CANNELTON—No one made more than four kills for Cannelton in a 25-10, 25-10, 25-12 volleyball loss to Orleans Thursday.

    Sarah Powers led Cannelton with four kills, 10 digs and two ace serves.
    Taylor Lawalin added two kills, four assists and four blocks.
    Allicyn Garrett and Leah Mascolo each made five digs for the Bulldogs.
    Orleans won the junior varsity match 25-10, 25-8. Individual statistics for Cannelton were not available.
    Cannelton, 0-3 in varsity and JV play, will compete in a tourney at Orleans Saturday.

  • Commodores outspike Cougars

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used a balanced spiking attack and strong digging to beat North Harrison 25-14, 23-25, 25-23, 25-20 in volleyball Thursday.

  • Titans hold off Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Some missed serves at crucial times hurt Tell City in a 25-21, 25-18, 23-25, 25-19 PAC volleyball loss to Gibson Southern Thursday.

  • Patriots rout Tell City

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills used its pass rush, quickness and depth to overwhelm Tell City 50-0 in PAC football Friday.

  • Rangers’ passing beats Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Big pass plays helped Forest Park pass Perry Central  21-7 in football Friday night.

  • Let’s put Hoosiers back to work

    Russ Stilwell, District 74 State Representative

    In January 2005, when Mitch Daniels became governor, Indiana’s unemployment rate was 5.5 percent. That translated to 176,510 Hoosiers out of work.

    In July 2010, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported that our state’s unemployment rate was 10.2 percent. That means 319,406 Hoosiers now are out of work.

  • My beloved sycamore

    By Louise Hagedorn Mattingly, Guest Columnist

    When I think about growing up on the farm in Perry County, many happy thoughts come to mind. Many things were learned from both parents. My mother was a teacher, my father, a farmer. I learned at an early age the desire for learning and the love of nature. These are wonderful gifts.

    My father would announce the return of birds in the spring and flowering plants and trees. “If you enjoy nature, you will never be lonely,” he taught me.

  • Tell us about your favorite tree

    A column a few months ago about trees generated suggestions  that the newspaper invite readers to submit brief comments about their favorites trees. I suspect many of us have them. Trees being so much larger – and sometimes more lasting – than ourselves, generate strong feelings.
    We gather under trees for shade, partake in the fruit and nuts they produce and even sacrifice them to give us everything from winter warmth to furniture. We rejoice in their majesty and prominence.

  • It’s time for eyesores to go

    Tell City is getting tough on its worst eyesores. Heaven, be praised.

    Suits have been filed against Carolyn Barr’s Rebarr Restoration LLC, owner of the former William Tell Hotel, and Tellco Properties, which owns the heap of rubble at the corner of Seventh and Franklin streets, and an intact building attached to it.

    As most everyone who spends even occasional time in Tell City knows, a large section of wall collapsed at the William Tell Hotel in late July.