Today's News

  • K of C free-throw contest Sunday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Knights of Columbus will sponsor their annual free-throw shooting contest at Bryan Taylor Sports Arena at noon Sunday, Jan. 21.
    Registration will be held 11 to 11:30 a.m. The competition is free and open to all Perry County boys and girls ages 9-14, with first-place trophies awarded for each gender in each age.
    Anyone needing more information should contact Brian Zoll at 812-719-2402.

  • Dodgeball tourney set Saturday

    TELL CITY – The age-11-and-under Hurricanes Travel Baseball Team will host a dodgeball tourney 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Bryan Taylor Arena.
    There will be a middle school and high school and older division, six players per team. Entry fee is $5 per player and the fee for spectators will be $2.
    Contact Hanna Fortwendel, hfortwendel@hotmail.com or 270-222-0994, for more information and to register a team.

  • Snowstorms wipe out local sports for 5 days

    PERRY COUNTY—Two snowstorms forced postponement of all sports events in Perry County Friday through Tuesday.
    With some teams’ seasons nearly over, some of the events that were postponed will not be rescheduled.
    And a shortage of available dates means athletic directors are having to get creative with rescheduling varsity boys basketball games.

  • Castle game may be key to TC’s season

    Though Tell City had dropped Castle from its schedule in boys basketball (and most other sports) several years ago, the Marksmen deserve credit for picking them up for a two-year series starting this season.

  • James to succeed Ransome as PC AD

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Bob Ransome will retire as Perry Central’s athletic director March 2 and the school board has chosen Ray James to succeed him.
    Ransome, 65, is in his 25th year as the school’s athletic director for all grades.
    James, 49, is in his 14th year as the principal of Perry Central Elementary. He will serve as principal and athletic director from March to June, after which a new elementary principal will be named.

  • Trump’s ironic call for tougher libel laws

    Kelly Hawes

    Guest Columnist


    Donald J. Trump is the master of irony. Take his promise to toughen this nation’s libel laws.

    “We want fairness,” the president said. “Can’t say things that are false, knowingly false, and be able to smile as money pours into your bank account.”

    Really? You can’t say things that are false? This from the man who claimed Barack Obama was born in Africa and that the father of Sen. Ted Cruz had been involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

  • LEAD conference set in Jasper

    JASPER – The sixth annual Young Women LEAD Conference is scheduled for March 7 at Vincennes University Jasper Campus and the Jasper Arts Center.

    Young Women LEAD is a free all-day conference for local high school girls in ninth through12th grade living in Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin, Orange, Perry, Pike and Spencer counties. Focused on girls’ Leadership, Education and Development, the conference empowers young women to embrace their strengths and reach their full potential.


    Ashley Chapman and Stuart Cassidy were united in marriage Oct. 21 in a 3:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony at the Schergens Center. The wedding was officiated by Jim Adams.

    The bride was given in marriage by Brad Henrickson, a long-time family friend.

    Ashley is the daughter of Diane and Travis Hoffman of Ferdinand and the late Jeff Chapman. She is a 2004 Tell High School graduate and 2007 graduate of Daymar College with a degree in criminal justice. She is employed by Heart to Heart Hospice.

  • Community Events; Jan. 18

    Coin show set in March


    OWENSBORO, Ky. – River Cities Annual Coin show will be held Saturday, March 17, at Davies County High School, at 4255 New Hartford road, Owensboro , Ky. Doors will open at 9 and run until 4 p.m. For more information, call (812) 547-3974.


    St. Pius euchre Jan. 27


  • PCMH welcomes Dr. Glenn Sherman

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital announced the addition of Dr. Glenn Sherman and expansion of the Spencer County Clinic in early January. Dr. Sherman will provide services at the new Spencer County Clinic beginning Monday, Jan. 15.

    Sherman is not a new face to the area as he has been serving the community for more than 24 years in both private practice and nursing home care.