Today's News

  • Parade plans in place

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanksgiving arrives next week and that must mean plans are in place for Perry County’s three Christmas parades.

    Cannelton will host its annual parade Friday, Nov. 27. Tell City’s parade and Christmas in the Park celebration will take place Saturday, Dec. 5, and Leopold’s parade is set for Sunday, Dec. 6.

  • Adoption Awareness Month

    TELL CITY – November is Adoption Awareness Month, and for the third consecutive year, Catholic Charities’ Tell City Deanery is raising local awareness of adoption opportunities within the community.

    The goal is to raise awareness, educate others and to make information available to the community concerning the issue of adoption, said JoAnn Smith, who works in the local Catholic Charities office. It serves the Tell City Deanery, which includes parishes in Perry County and those in northern Spencer County.

  • Chamber of commerce sponsoring Small Business Saturday promotion

    PERRY COUNTY – Created in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. 

    “We encourage our community and surrounding communities to support Small Business Saturday, either as a participating business or simply as a shopper,” Chamber Director Lagina Gogel said.

  • Foundation distributes grants from designated, agency funds

    PERRY COUNTY – Recently, the Perry County Community Foundation distributed grants established by donors to benefit specific charitable groups. This includes funds created by individuals or families to benefit specific groups and also funds created by agencies.

    The foundation has several ways donors can give back to the charities and causes they love, Foundation Director Renate Warner said. Funds such as these, called designated and agency funds, are one way people can make meaningful gifts to improve quality of life in their communities, forever.

  • Tell City has inexperienced, young boys swim team

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—There are eight boys on Tell City’s boys swim team, which is one more than last year.
    But with only three lettermen and no seniors, “we have a very young, inexperienced team,” said Coach Stacy Marion.
    Still the Marksmen can put at least one person in every event except the 100-yard backstroke and two in most of the freestyle events.

  • Commodores fall to Rangers

    FERDINAND—Forest Park grabbed 12 offensive rebounds in a 48-35 girls basketball victory over Perry Central Thursday.
    “They outrebounded us only 32-30, but they had 12 offensive rebounds to our eight,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “And most of their offensive rebounds were put-backs and most of ours weren’t.”
    The rebound baskets helped the Rangers build a 14-2 first-quarter lead.

  • Turnovers, cold shooting doom Marksmen Friday

    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—In the early days of girls basketball teams often shot poorly and had more turnovers than points or shots attempted.
    Tell City reverted to that style in a 36-17 loss to Crawford County Friday.
    The Marksmen committed 31 turnovers and hit only 7 of 29 field-goal attempts for 24.1 percent.
    They committed 10 turnovers in the first five minutes as they fell behind 13-0.

  • Cannelton counting on better quickness

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton boys basketball coach Michael Snyder hopes increased quickness and depth will help his team improve considerably on last year’s 1-22 record.
    He said the team’s main strength “is kind of the exact opposite from last year. With the exception of two of our 11 guys, we’re very athletic and we’re real quick.
    “Our plan is to try to play fast and get some easy baskets in transition. I think I’ve got the depth to do that.”

  • Infusion of speed, youth should help Marksmen improve

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—More depth and especially more quickness should help Tell City’s boys basketball team improve on last year’s 4-19 record.
    “Our speed and quickness are going to be a lot better than last year,” Tell City Coach Greg Arnold said Thursday. “I expect to be able to get out in the passing lanes more and put a lot more pressure on the ball.
    “We should be able to put the ball in the basket too.”

  • More height, depth could help Perry Central boys

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—A little more height, depth and experience could lead to more wins for Perry Central’s boys basketball team this season.
    With no returning starters last year and sometimes starting no one taller than 6 feet, the Commodores finished 9-14 after winning sectionals the previous two years.
    They usually used only a seven-player rotation also, which made it hard for Coach Matt Carter to use full-court pressure as much as he likes to.