Today's News

  • Crossing paths with the total eclipse


    Staff Writer


    Life in the shadows is an enthralling junket, even if it’s only for a few moments. The community is going gaga over the upcoming full solar eclipse. The first coast-to-coast event of  this magnitude since 1918, the once-in-a-lifetime event today has been the talk of the town for weeks now.

  • GOP faithful share dinner at annual picnic


    Staff Writer


  • Citizens respond to Troy letters by cleaning up

    TROY – A citizen, Larry Wittman of 215 Washington St. in Troy, attended the town council’s Aug. 16 regular meeting to address a letter he received from leaders about his boat.

    Clerk-Treasurer Jane Hayden told Wittman the letters were in regards to his boat blocking other town residents’ view of the river. “Where it’s sitting it is not between a house and the river at all,” he said. “It’s got me confused.”

  • Cannelton ramps up for new year

    CANNELTON – In preparation for the 2017-18 school year, Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt reported two large expenses over the summer months, about $7,500 for the cleaning and waxing of the gym floor and $16,000 for a new school bus, as the News previously reported.

    “Summer maintenance means spending more money,” said Sibbitt.

  • Tell City will seek quotes for insurance




    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City will seek quotes for some lines of insurance after more than an hour of discussion at the Aug. 7 city council meeting about insurance and how companies sometimes limit commercial quotes to one agency.

  • Patriots outshoot Tell City

    SANTA CLAUS—Vicki Nelson shot 44 for medalist honors as Heritage Hills beat Tell City 243-267 in girls golf Thursday.
    Tell City sophomore Taylor Goffinet shot 58 for the second lowest score of the match. “Her shots are becoming more consistent with each match, and she is gaining confidence with each round,” said Tell City Coach Amber Wheatley.
    Other Tell City scorers were Cloey Pledger and Maggie Lamb each with 69 and Hannah Rhodes 71.

  • Tell City to play Castle

    Some good news for those who like to see local high school teams play challenging schedules: Tell City will face Castle in boys basketball the next two seasons.
    Tell City will travel to Castle this school year on Saturday, Jan. 6, and Castle will visit Tell City Jan. 5, 2019.
    To make room for Castle on the schedule, Tell City will not play Cloverport for the next two years.

  • Roark, Commodores outspike Orleans

    ORLEANS—Terissa Roark made 13 kills and served three aces as Perry Central beat Orleans 25-15, 25-14, 25-13 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    Roark went 23 for 27 spiking and 8 for 8 serving.
    Jenna Lutgring served nine aces and Courtney Berger added six. Lutgring went 18 for 19 serving.
    Bree Noland backed Roark in kills with five and made three blocks. Lutgring made four blocks and Maria Hubert added three.
    Addy Davis had 19 assists.
    Berger and Maddie Labhart each made 10 digs and Brooke Lasher added six.

  • Strong spiking helps Tell City down Raiders

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—A strong, balanced spiking attack helped Tell City overcome some serving problems and beat Southridge 25-20, 25-18, 25-14 in volleyball Thursday.
    Kammie Jo Hayes made 14 kills, Bailey Weikel six, Addison Fella five, and Emili Stephens four.
    “I thought Emili and Bailey did a really nice job,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “That’s what we’re going to have to have.”

  • Hunt propels TC past PC

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Dustin Hunt ran for two touchdowns and passed for another as Tell City beat Perry Central 20-6 in season-opening football Friday.
    Hunt, a senior playing his first game at quarterback, ran for a game-high 92 yards on eight carries and completed 5 of 11 passes for 111 yards.
    “Our back-side flow was slow a couple of times and he made the most of it,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “I thought we did a pretty good job on their sweeps.”