Today's News

  • Bowhunters asked to help count Hoosier wildlife

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is again asking bowhunters to volunteer to count furbearer species and other wildlife this fall for science.

    The information helps the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife monitor species and track population trends. The collaborative project is called the Archer’s Index and has existed since 1992.

    Volunteers receive a standard survey sheet and instructions to record hours hunted and count sightings October to late November.

  • New teachers ready for year ahead


    Staff Writer


    As a new school year gets underway, the News is profiling new educators and other school personnel. We begin today with Tell City-Junior Senior High School. Teachers in other schools will be profiled in coming issues.


  • Perry County Soil & Water cost-share funds available

    PERRY COUNTY – Due to the approaching deadline for the 2015 and 2016 Clean Water Indiana Grant funds, the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District board has agreed to make funds available to Perry County landowners even if a landowner has already received cost share funds from these grants. Fields/projects in USDA Farm Bill programs cannot be in Clean Water Indiana grant programs.                

  • Marksman tennis team young, also shorthanded

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Three years ago Tell City went 18-6 in boys tennis and finished in a four-way tie for first in the nine-team PAC.
    But since then the Marksmen have struggled to field a full team.
    Seven players are needed to fill the three singles spots and two doubles teams. Two years ago the Marksmen had six players and had to forfeit in No. 3 singles all season.

  • Cannelton’s hitting stronger than usual

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—More depth and stronger hitting than usual could help Cannelton’s volleyball team improve this season.
    “We’ve had about 15 coming to practice consistently over the summer,” said new coach Allicyn Garrett. That is the most players the Bulldogs have had in at least seven years.
    There are no seniors on the team but there are five juniors with considerable varsity experience: Caressa Sloss, Chloe Davis, Maddie Stowe, Mackenzie Reed and Hannah McMahon.

  • Passing could help PC improve record

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Many volleyball coaches say passing is the most important part of the game, and Perry Central Coach Melissa James thinks that is her team’s main strength.
    “We’re blessed on this team with a lot of passers that are pretty consistent,” said James, who is starting her first year as head coach of the Commodores after 19 years as an assistant under former coach Becky Genet.

  • Hitting, defense could carry Tell City to strong volleyball season

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s volleyball team hopes to use strong hitting and back-row defense to compete for PAC and sectional titles.
    “We’ve got some good hitters,” said 12th-year coach Dalonda Hayes. “And we have some experience at libero and defensive specialists - I think we’re going to be a little bit scrappier there than in the past.”

  • Aiming for ringers

    The Schweizer Fest bring-your-own-partner softball tourney was held Friday at Zoercher-Bettinger Park. Grant LaMar and Wes Richard won the 14-team, double-elimination tourney. Cory Etienne and Calvin Cash placed second.

  • Community Events; Aug. 14

    Tractor group to hold meeting Thursday


    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley tractor club will meet Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Branchville Conservation club.


    Drug recovery group to meet Aug. 22


    TELL CITY – Concerned Citizens For Drug Recovery will hold a meeting Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. at Indiana Reality, located at 331 Main St. Citizens are invited to support the community. All input, questions and concerns can be addressed.

  • German American sponsoring Clean Sweep

    TELL CITY – German American is sponsoring a Clean Sweep event in Tell City on Saturday, Aug. 19. Nonprofit organizations will form teams to help pick up debris throughout the Tell City community and German American will donate money to the nonprofit organizations for each bag of trash collected.