Today's News

  • Hancock County Airport open house Saturday

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – The fifth annual Hancock County Airport Open House will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, at 9 a.m. The day’s events will include free plane rides for kids ages 8 to 18, a kids’ balloon walk, skydivers and other fun events. Also, starting at 9 a.m., pilots will compete in a bag-drop contest and in a spot-landing competition.

  • The forgotten history of our county’s ‘Penny Pines’

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is the latest in an occasional series of articles about Perry County history. The county is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding in 2014.

    A small part of Perry County’s history was almost lost until a very determined lady, Rita Dunlap, from the Capt. Henry Vanderburgh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution set upon a journey to uncover the story of the forgotten Penny Pines.

  • Mount Vernon stops Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Mount Vernon’s superior speed and depth wore Tell City down as the Wildcats won 6-0 in boys soccer Saturday.
    The game was scoreless for 18 1/2 minutes, as Tell City goalie Whitaker Lyons made several nice saves.
    “For a freshman, he’s definitely starting to fill that position pretty well,” said Tell City Coach Austin Fischer.
    But then the Marksmen, with only one reserve, seemed to tire somewhat on defense and gave up three goals the rest of the first half.

  • TC dominates Lincoln Trail junior high meet

    TELL CITY—Undefeated Tell City was just one runner away from a perfect score as it won the 10-team Lincoln Trail Invitational junior high boys cross country race by 62 points Tuesday.

  • Tell City 7th in PAC girls golf

    OAKLAND CITY—Shannon Bryant shot 124 to lead Tell City in the PAC girls golf tourney Saturday.
    The Marksmen shot 538 to finish seventh among seven complete teams. Forest Park had a partial team and Tecumseh did not compete.
    Gibson Southern shot 340 to win.
    Besides Bryant, Tell City scorers were Sydney Goffinet with 133, Mary Grace Alvey 134, and Kyra Gentry 137.
    Tell City’s usual leader Addie Peter had an incomplete round, as she left after the 16th hole to participate in a band contest.

  • Tell City boys blank Boonville 5-0

    BOONVILLE—Tell City won every match in straight sets to beat Boonville 5-0 in boys tennis Monday.
    Jake Swihart beat Kenton Cottrell 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 singles.
    Zach Fisher beat Dawson Dimmett 6-0, 6-2 in No. 2 and Luke Thomas defeated Ryan Nance 6-2, 6-0 in No. 3.
    Jeff Yeung and Kevin Yeung beat Kyler Klein and Billy Wallace 6-4, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles.
    Jackson Ramsey and Chandler Lacy topped Mason Barclay and Matt Disinger 6-2, 6-3 in No. 2.

  • Whitesville Trinity spikes Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Cannelton improved but still had trouble getting kills in a 25-10, 25-9, 25-11 volleyball loss to Whitesville Trinity Monday.
    “The girls didn’t play bad—they played a lot better than they did the last time we played them,” said Cannelton Coach Ashley Chapman.
    Jordyn Vogt and Ashley Troutman each made two kills to lead Cannelton.
    Vogt, Troutman and Nicole Harris each made two digs.
    Cannelton will visit Rock Creek Friday at 6 p.m.

  • Commodores down Rams; remain unbeaten in PLAC

    PAOLI—Perry Central used a balanced spiking attack to beat Paoli 25-12, 25-10, 25-14 in PLAC volleyball Tuesday.
    Jordan Sprinkle made nine kills, Brittany Parker eight, and Madeline Hubert seven. Grace James had 20 assists.
    Parker served six aces and made 10 digs. James also made 10 digs and Hannah Edwards added eight.
    James and Hubert each made two blocks.
    Paoli won the JV match 25-24, 25-12 though Brooke Lasher made seven kills and eight digs for Perry Central.

  • Tell City first at Corydon; falls to Rangers Tuesday

    CORYDON—Emma Kohnert made 25 kills and Tell City got more spikes than usual from her teammates as it won a four-team volleyball tourney Saturday.
    The Marksmen beat North Harrison 28-30, 25-20, 25-22, West Washington 25-13, 25-14, and Corydon 26-24, 26-24.
    Kohnert made 11 kills, Mary Steen eight, and Brenee Leibering five against North Harrison.
    Leibering added four blocks. Natalie Peter had 23 assists and 16 digs and Cassie Bryant made 15 digs.
    Kohnert made seven kills and Steen four against West Washington.

  • Fast Boonville team will test Tell City’s defense

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City will host Boonville, a fast team that likes to run the football, Friday at 7 p.m.
    Camden Cartwright, a 5-foot-9, 155-pound sophomore, is the 1-3 Pioneers’ top running back.
    “He’s pretty quick and he doesn’t try to dance—he just goes,” said Tell City Coach Ronnie Robinson.
    Chris Black, a 5-10, 165-pound senior, also runs the ball quite a bit.
    “Across the board, they are quick,” said Robinson.