Today's News

  • Perry Central meeting offers peek into the teen brain

    LEOPOLD – Growing brains experience age-related changes in learning, memory and functions, which can make it challenging to understand why teens behave the way they do.

    Teens’ brains are mysterious, fascinating and, at times, unpredictable. Understanding the basics of how teen brains are wired broadens insights into how to relate to and support young adults. It also allows adults to have appropriate expectations for teens based on their ages and intellectual abilities.

  • Weather forces rescheduling of bridge meeting

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation has postponed until next week a scheduled public meeting on its plans to repair and repaint the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge.

    An open house and informational meeting were set for Feb. 17 but this week’s snowstorm prompted officials to reschedule the meeting for Thursday, Feb. 26. The meeting will begin with an open house at 6 p.m. at the Cannelton Community Center. A formal presentation will follow at 6:30 p.m.

  • Tell City educators’ snow-day video a social-media chart topper

    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – For probably as long as there have been schools, students have looked forward to snow days. And why not? Aside from providing a break from the norm, they can be fun – be it traipsing the hills on a sled to shoveling snow for a little extra cash.

    And don’t be fooled, adults -– AKA, big kids at heart – like snow days, too.

    Take for example a recent school closure announcement made by the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.

  • Percentage of kids living in poverty growing

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County ranks below the state average in the percentage of teenagers living in poverty, but local data show the rate has grown in recent years. Also climbing is the number of Perry Countians receiving food stamps.

    Statewide, teens in Indiana are more likely to think about taking their own lives than students in any other state in the nation.
    Hoosier children also are still struggling to live outside of poverty, despite the current economic recovery.

  • County hit with wintry one-two punch


    PERRY COUNTY – The most potent winter storm of the season dumped around 9 inches of snow across the county Monday, slowing traffic on highways and closing schools and even some factories. But the thick layer of powdery flakes was only the first hit of a wintry one-two punch that ushered in bitterly cold temperatures.

  • Fat Tuesday sweets

    Noble’s IGA employee Lauren Kellems fills an order of various doughnuts Tuesday morning.

    Fat Tuesday sales were brisk as people enjoyed a bit of indulgence before the arrival of Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent.

    A guest column offers a spiritual perspective on the 40 days leading up to Easter.

  • Casebolt 8th in state meet

    NEW CASTLE—Tell City eighth grader Devon Casebolt went 5-3 to place eighth in the 64-man bracket of the 95-pound weight class at the middle school state wrestling tourney Sunday.

    He scored three pins.
    “He wrestled great,” said Josh Casebolt, his coach and father. “There was a lot of great competition and great, close matches.
    “Anytime you compete at that level with that many great wrestlers and place, you have to be on your A game and he came ready to wrestle.”

  • Tell City 3-1 Saturday

    TELL CITY—Tell City won three of four matches in its own junior high wrestling round-robin Saturday.
    The Marksmen beat Washington 81-12, North Posey 80-13, and Crawford County 57-24 before losing to Southridge 48-28.
    “We had Southridge down 28-3 and then we lost a couple really close matches and they got their momentum working and we just could seem to break it,” said Tell City Coach Josh Casebolt. “I hope in our next dual match that we can pull out the close matches and take that win back.”

  • Tell City’s basketball schedule altered

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s home boys basketball game with North Posey, scheduled this Saturday, has been postponed so as not to conflict with North Posey’s participation in the girls basketball regional Saturday.
    The game has tentatively been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25.
    Tell City’s game at Cloverport was snowed out Monday and will not be rescheduled due to a lack of available dates.

  • Mowery edges Brown

    EVANSVILLE—Dalton Mowery of New Albany edged Tell City’s Elliott Brown 3-2 in the first round of the wrestling semistate Saturday.
    Brown led 1-0 after the second period. Then Mowery scored an escape and a takedown early in the third period to take a 3-1 lead.
    Brown scored an escape with about a minute left to narrow the gap to one point. But he never could get a takedown to regain the lead.