Today's News

  • Decision day nears in city elections

    PERRY COUNTY – Voters across Cannelton and portions of Tell City will head to the polls Tuesday to choose mayors, clerk-treasurers and city council members.

    Most of the attention will be in Cannelton, where all but the clerk-treasurer’s race is contested. Incumbent Democrat Smokey Graves is running for a second term. His Republican challenger is former Clerk-Treasurer Mary Snyder.

    All five seats on the city council are contested.

  • Laid-off school worker poses questions on taxes

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Former school-corporation employee Betsy Riley asked at a regular Cannelton School Board meeting Oct. 27 whether the combination of a referendum and decrease in student population will mean taxes will go up or down.

  • No Marksmen make All-PAC football team

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—No Tell City players were named to the 29-man All-PAC football team by conference coaches Thursday.
    Brad Leibering, a senior offensive and defensive lineman, was the only Marksman to receive honorable mention.
    Tell City finished in a three-way tie for fifth place in the eight-team conference. Gibson Southern and Forest Park, the teams that tied the Marksmen, placed four and three players, respectively, on the team.

  • Gengelbach, Harpenau make All-PLAC team

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hitters Ashley Gengelbach and Hannah Harpenau were named to the All-PLAC volleyball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Each made the 12-girl team for the first time.
    Gengelbach, a junior middle hitter, led the Commo-dores in kills with 335 and in blocks with a school-record 111, including 53 solos.
    She had a .909 serving percentage and served 32 aces, tied for third on Perry Central’s team.

  • Six Commodores on All-PLAC in football

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Repeat selections Travis James and Hunter LaGrange were among six Perry Central players elected to the All-PLAC football team by conference coaches Thursday.
    Commodores making the team for the first time were offensive lineman Greg Coultas, defensive lineman Spencer Wright, linebacker Justin Hagan and punter Austin LeClere.
    LaGrange, who made the team as an at-large selection on offense last year, was one of four running backs listed on the 32-man team this year.

  • COLUMN: World Series shows why baseball and family go hand-in-hand

    By ERIC HARRIS, Guest Columnist

    There have been dozens of articles about the improbability of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2011 playoff run that culminated in one of the most exciting World Series of all time.

    I am not a sportswriter so I’m not going to pretend that anything I write is a meaningful contribution to the thousands of words that have already been committed to the Cardinals. Instead, I wanted to write about my favorite team, my favorite sport, and my family.

  • Kiwanis tours Tell City Junior-Senior High School

    Tell City Kiwanis members gathered in the library of the Tell City Junior-Senior High School Oct. 19 for their meeting and to enjoy a lunch.

    While they ate, Family Outreach Coordinator Wendi Rich discussed her position in the school and what the program provides the school. School Principal Brad Ramsey talked to members about the improvements made in the school’s appearance with the student body.

  • Former Cannelton mayor charged with OWI

    CANNELTON – A traffic stop Saturday night led to the arrest of former Cannelton Mayor Mark Gerlach on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    The 57-year-old’s vehicle was stopped by Patrolman David Biever. Gerlach, who sought to return to office but was defeated in May’s primary, was taken to the Perry County Jail but later posted bail.

  • TC clerk-treasurer unopposed for second term

    TELL CITY – Jenny Richter is unopposed in her bid for a second term as Tell City’s clerk-treasurer. The Democrat was elected in 2007. As un unopposed candidate, her name will not appear on Tuesday’s ballot.

    Richter said the experience she has gained in her first term, added to her experience in banking before seeking office, has helped her succeed in office.

  • Hollinden, Morton ready for new four-year terms

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City At-large Councilman Tony Hollinden and Ward 4 Councilman Gary Morton are unopposed in Tuesday’s municipal election in Tell City.

    Hollinden is a past member of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board and is completing his first term on the council. He helped initiate the county’s greenway movement, worked to help Tell City obtain a Clean City designation and has been a major supporter of a city-county wellness program.