Today's News

  • The cost of higher education is too high

    From quite a young age, American kids have the importance of a college education impressed upon them by teachers and family members alike. Many times, these people didn’t go to college themselves and speak from a place of regret for not having attended. Other times, the advice to go to college is from the point of view of someone who has been and who benefited from it.

    While there are many things in common with the college experience of generations before and the current college students, there is one glaring difference. The price has skyrocketed.

  • Applying for financial aid easier now

    Lloyd Arnold

    State Representative


    Indiana is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the country. The financial burden of paying for a degree, however, oftentimes puts families in a tough place. Fortunately, there are various forms of financial aid to help offset costs.

  • Port traffic, revenue down

    TELL CITY – The first three quarters of 2016 can be chalked up to a successful one for the Perry County Port Authority. While traffic into the port has fallen well below expectations, and income is likewise down, port operations manager Kevin Teague said this year is shaping up to be their best in nearly a decade.

  • Manufacturing Night
  • Cloverport outspikes Cannelton

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Cannelton had trouble setting up its spiking game in a 14-25, 25-19, 25-15 volleyball loss to Cloverport Monday.
    Caressa Sloss led Cannelton with two kills and Chloe Davis had one assist.
    “I think we could’ve set it up a little more,” said Cannelton Coach Julie Harris. “But we had several double-hit calls (on sets), so I think the girls were almost hesitant to set it up.”
    April Terry led Cannelton servers with 11 points, including three aces.

  • Tigers knock off Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Evansville Memorial’s defense made it hard for Perry Central to get kills or ace serves as the Tigers won 25-5, 25-16, 25-7 in volleyball Monday.
    Abby Reed led Perry Central with five kills and Terissa Roark added three. Roark and Sarah Lutgring each made one block.
    Addy Davis had eight assists.
    The Commodores got only two ace serves, one apiece by Roark and Brooke Lasher.
    Brooke Mullis made 10 digs for the Commodores and Ryann Lynch added seven.
    Memorial won the JV match 25-12, 25-11.

  • Rebels dig past Marksmen

    TELL CITY—South Spencer used strong defense to beat Tell City 25-21, 25-23, 17-25, 25-22 in PAC volleyball Tuesday.
    “They were a good, athletic team - probably the best scrappy team that we’ve faced,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “They just dug everything up.”
    Emma Kohnert led Tell City with 15 kills. Kammie Jo Hayes added eight and Emili Stephens four.
    Emily Hagedorn and Rachel Malone each had 15 assists.
    Kohnert and Hayes each made three solo blocks.

  • Volleyball sectional pairings announced

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City received the best draw among Perry County teams when the IHSAA drew its volleyball sectional pairings Monday.
    The 19-8 Marksmen drew a first-round bye in Forest Park’s six-team, Class 2A sectional and will play 1-25 Forest Park in the semifinals Thursday, Oct. 20, at approximately 7 p.m. Perry County time.
    Perry Central will play 14-11 North Posey in that sectional’s first match Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
    That will be followed by South Spencer versus Mater Dei at 7 p.m.

  • Tell City to visit Rangers

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Teams with several similarities will meet when Forest Park hosts Tell City in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m.
    Each is 1-7, with each’s only victory coming against Perry Central. Tell City beat the Commodores 20-7 and Forest Park beat them 20-2.
    Tell City averages 9.9 points and gives up 34.5 points per game while Forest Park averages 10.5 and gives up 39.3 ppg.
    Both teams like to run most of the time.

  • Perry Central wants to stop Mitchell’s running

    Sports Editor

    MITCHELL—Perry Central will try to stop Mitchell’s running game as the Commodores battle for third place in PLAC football standings Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    Mitchell is 2-2 in the conference and Perry Central is 1-3, so a win for the Commodores would tie them with Mitchell and Springs Valley for third place in the six-team conference.
    A loss would give Perry Central a fifth-place finish.