Today's News

  • Outgoing council members honored in Tell City

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor
    TELL CITY – It was an evening of farewells and year-end business for the city’s board of public works last Monday. Council and works board members John Little and Dr. Dianne Rudolph cast votes at what were their last meetings and were thanked by the city’s mayor and department heads.

  • Voices of Christmas

    Students of Community Christian Church’s preschool program put on a Christmas program Dec. 19-Dec. 20 filled with Bible verses, Christmas songs and rhymes children had learned.

    On Monday night, the sanctuary of the church was filled to the brim with at least 300 people, preschool director Karen Lawalin said. Tuesday night wasn’t as packed, but students regaled family and friends.

    PHOTOS: Trista Lutgring

  • Class A felony charges filed in mobile meth lab

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor
    TELL CITY – Two Perry County men could spend decades in prison if convicted on charges of dealing in methamphetamine and other drug-related allegations that stem from a drug lab police said was found inside a stolen truck.

    Daniel Cash, 30, of 7870 Indiana 237, Tell City, and John Applegate, 31, of 20601 Main St., Bristow, each face a Class A felony charge of dealing in meth, as well as possessing the drug and ingredients in its manufacture and maintaining a common nuisance.

  • Chapman fired in Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – School-board members made it official at a meeting Thursday – they fired Al Chapman as schools superintendent, high-school principal and teacher.

    Chapman did not appeal a suspension the board imposed Nov. 22 pending the terminations of his contracts and duties, board member Barbara Beard said Thursday before offering a motion to finalize the action. The vote was unanimous and no discussion was offered.

  • No. 1 Wildcats top TC girls

    EVANSVILLE—Maura Muensterman and Brianna Dickerson combined for 45 points as Mater Dei beat Tell City 69-47 in girls basketball Thursday.
    Muensterman, a 5-foot-11 sophomore guard, led the 10-1 Wildcats, who are ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2A, with 23 points.
    “I thought we did a decent job on her,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “She’s so difficult to stop because she can drive and pull up on a dime and can shoot from pretty much anywhere.

  • Holiday tourneys could provide exciting matchups

    The upcoming PSC boys basketball holiday tourney may not be as wide open as the girls one was (Heritage Hills won it after entering the tourney with a 1-7 record), but it should provide several interesting matchups.
    The first game at Tell City Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. will feature two undefeated teams, as 5-0 Perry Central takes on 6-0 Crawford County.

  • Eagles claw Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    LANESVILLE—Cannelton hit only 25.0 percent from the field in a 74-43 boys basketball loss to Lanesville Thursday.

  • Cannelton girls hold off Lanesville

    Sports Editor

    LANESVILLE—Cannelton scored all 10 of its fourth-quarter points on free throws to hold off Lanesville 44-38 in girls basketball Thursday.
    The Bulldogs improved to 8-3, their best start in 10 years, as they won their seventh game in a row.
    They played a sub-par first half, though, falling behind by nine points in the first 81⁄2 minutes.

  • Families needed for exchange students

    PERRY COUNTY – Foreign high-school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester home-stay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families.

  • Sandage donates Civil War history to local county libraries

    PERRY COUNTY – Dr. Frank Sandage researcher, compiler and author of “Civil War Veterans of Perry County” met with Larry Oathout, director of the Tell City-Perry County Library and Cindy Kaufman, library genealogist, Dec. 9 for the purpose of donating three copies of his 487-page history book to the library. One copy is for the genealogy department, another for general circulation and one for the Cannelton Public Library.