Today's News

  • Ohio River bridge work to begin in February

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced plans this week for the first phase of repair work to the  Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge connecting Cannelton and Hawesville, Ky.

    Contractors will begin preliminary work on the bridge in early February. There will be no visible signs of work as it begins, INDOT said in a press release. Shortly after, however, lanes of traffic will be restricted as workers “perform maintenance retrofit and repair the locations of fatigue-prone details and address other needed high-priority repairs.”

  • Gov. Edgar Whitcomb dies in Rome at the age of 98

    ROME – Former Indiana Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb, who rose from humble rural Indiana roots to become a leader on the seas of war and in the Indiana Statehouse, died Thursday at his home in Perry County.  He was 98 years old.

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence called Whitcomb a friend and a great Hoosier who inspired countless others with his bravery and public service.

  • Harris shoots Cannelton to victory over Medora

    CANNELTON—Nicole Harris scored 24 points as Cannelton beat Medora 51-32 in girls basketball Saturday.
    Harris hit 7 of 12 shots from the field, including 7 of 8 from two-point range, and 10 of 14 free throws.
    “She shot the ball well,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “She was aggressive and looked to score and really played well.”
    Despite her hot shooting, Cannelton trailed 20-19 at halftime. “We missed a lot of free throws the first half - we were 3 for 15,” said Garrett.

  • 3 Marksmen advance to wrestling regional

    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Three Tell City wrestlers qualified for the regional as the Marksmen finished seventh in the 10-team Castle sectional Saturday.
    Tell City scored 67 points, just three behind sixth-place Boonville. Castle repeated as champion with 316.5.
    David Teague was Tell City’s top finisher, placing second in the 120-pound weight class.
    He lost the championship match to Neal Bealmear of Castle 5-3.

  • Hornets defeat Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Medora outshot Cannelton from the field 51.1 percent to 30.2 percent to beat the Bulldogs 62-37 in boys basketball Saturday.
    “They shot the ball pretty well from the field,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “Part of that was we were nowhere near as intense on defense as we were Friday night. And they made some tough shots.

  • Cold start dooms Tell City

    Sports Editor

    FRENCH LICK—Springs Valley took advantage of Tell City’s cold start to defeat the Marksmen 51-38 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen went scoreless in the first quarter, missing all seven field-goal attempts and all four free throws, and trailed 9-0 after eight minutes.
    They got on the board on a rebound basket by Braeden Beard with 7:01 left in the second quarter.
    The Marksmen got an unexpected scoring boost in the second quarter from freshman Trent Arnold.

  • Commodores' comeback falls short at Lanesville

    LANESVILLE—After trailing by 22 points at halftime, Perry Central rallied in the second half but lost to Lanesville 54-50 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Lanesville built a 39-17 halftime lead. But in the second half “we changed our press a little bit and went to some zone (defense in the halfcourt,” noted Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We were able to get a few turnovers that led to easy baskets for us.”
    The Commodores also cut their own turnovers to five in the second half after committing 16 in the first half.

  • Hot shooting propels Tell City past Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—A basketball adage is: If a team shoots well, it looks good. Or as Tell City girls coach John Hayes put it Tuesday, “When you hit shots, that takes care of a lot of problems.”
    The Marksmen outshot Perry Central from the field 55.8 percent to 29.8 percent to win 57-49 in Tuesday’s first-round sectional game.
    They will play South Spencer in the semifinals Friday at 5:30 p.m.

  • How to tell if Congress is finally working again

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress


    There have been encouraging signs that the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill wants to make Congress function again. They’ve talked about using conference committees more, allowing a more open process for rank-and-file members, enacting separate appropriation bills rather than using omnibus bills, and letting committees lead on legislation rather than hoarding all power in the leadership offices.

  • County officials attend legislative conference


    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry County Auditor Pam Goffinet, Assessor Mendy Lassaline and county council members Danny Bolin, Jody French and Ron Crawford were among about 300 county officials from around the state who attended the Association of Indiana Counties’  2016 County Legislative Conference.