Today's News

  • Lassaline elected to AIC district office

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry County Assessor Mendy Lassaline was elected vice president of the Association of Indiana Counties’ Southwest District during the annual meeting in Dubois County last month.

    “I would at this time like to thank everyone who supported me for this position,” said Lassaline. “I will do the best job possible for the Southwest District and all of Indiana. If you have any questions or have some great ideas, feel free to contact me by email or phone.”

  • Nine presidents

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist


    One reason I consider myself fortunate to have led a life in politics is that, over time, I’ve had a chance to work with nine presidents. From Lyndon Johnson through Barack Obama, I’ve talked policy, politics and, sometimes, the trivial details of daily life with them.

    I met JFK twice for brief conversations. I don’t know our current President, but I’ve gained valuable perspective from his predecessors.

  • Kvant-Shearn

    Saundra Kvant and Rick Shearn, both of Derby, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding Sept. 23, 2017, at Twin Lakes Cedar Cabins.

    They will be married in a 2 p.m. ceremony, with a reception at the Schergens Center in Tell City at 5 p.m.

    The bride’s parents are Jennifer Peter and Jody Leimgruber. The groom’s parents are Rich and Mary Kay Shearn.

    The bride-to-be is a graduate of Perry Central High School and Ivy Tech Community College. She is employed with Branchville Correctional Facility as a secretary.

  • Church News; Aug. 21

    BE Ministry trip meeting Monday


    PERRY COUNTY – BE Ministry and Educational Opportunities Tours will take a trip to the Holy Land through Jordan in October 2018.

    There will be an informational meeting Aug. 21, at Tell City First United Methodist church at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

    For a brochure, call (812) 547-8511 and leave a name and mailing address. There are discounts available for early registration.


  • Legendary Grand Funk Railroad on Lincoln Amphitheatre stage Aug. 26

    Grand Funk Railroad, the 70s classic rock band best known for iconic hits such as “We’re an American Band” and “Some Kind of Wonderful”, will perform at the Lincoln Amphitheatre on Saturday, Aug. 26.

    The legendary rockers will be joined by up-and-coming rockers, Evansville’s The Cold Stares. The evening is being presented in part by Kimball International and its three brands Kimball Office, National Office Furniture and Kimball Hospitality.

  • Marksman tennis team young, also shorthanded

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Three years ago Tell City went 18-6 in boys tennis and finished in a four-way tie for first in the nine-team PAC.
    But since then the Marksmen have struggled to field a full team.
    Seven players are needed to fill the three singles spots and two doubles teams. Two years ago the Marksmen had six players and had to forfeit in No. 3 singles all season.

  • Cannelton’s hitting stronger than usual

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—More depth and stronger hitting than usual could help Cannelton’s volleyball team improve this season.
    “We’ve had about 15 coming to practice consistently over the summer,” said new coach Allicyn Garrett. That is the most players the Bulldogs have had in at least seven years.
    There are no seniors on the team but there are five juniors with considerable varsity experience: Caressa Sloss, Chloe Davis, Maddie Stowe, Mackenzie Reed and Hannah McMahon.

  • Passing could help PC improve record

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Many volleyball coaches say passing is the most important part of the game, and Perry Central Coach Melissa James thinks that is her team’s main strength.
    “We’re blessed on this team with a lot of passers that are pretty consistent,” said James, who is starting her first year as head coach of the Commodores after 19 years as an assistant under former coach Becky Genet.

  • Hitting, defense could carry Tell City to strong volleyball season

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s volleyball team hopes to use strong hitting and back-row defense to compete for PAC and sectional titles.
    “We’ve got some good hitters,” said 12th-year coach Dalonda Hayes. “And we have some experience at libero and defensive specialists - I think we’re going to be a little bit scrappier there than in the past.”

  • Aiming for ringers

    The Schweizer Fest bring-your-own-partner softball tourney was held Friday at Zoercher-Bettinger Park. Grant LaMar and Wes Richard won the 14-team, double-elimination tourney. Cory Etienne and Calvin Cash placed second.