Today's News

  • Cannelton winter schedules

    Boys Varsity Basketball
    19    Crawford County Jamboree    T    5:00
    23    Wood Memorial    T    7:30
    26    Tell City    T    6:00
      2    Perry Central    H    6:30
      3    South Central    H    5:30

  • 2011-12 Perry Central basketball schedules

    Boys Varsity-JV Basketball
    19    Crawford Co. Scrimmage    T    5:00
    29    Tell City    T    6:30
      2    Cannelton    T    6:30
      9    Wood Memorial    H    6:30
    10    Evansville Mater Dei    H    3:00

  • Bull’s-eye

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City is named for a man famous for his archery prowess. So it’s fitting that the city has now produced one of the top high school archers in the country.

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  • COLUMN: Priorities for the farm bill

    By JULIA WICKARD, Guest Columnist

    Earlier this month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out his priorities for the upcoming farm bill. This bill is about a whole lot more than farming: it’s about supporting the jobs of the future, it’s about keeping pace with the changing needs of agriculture and rural America and it’s about providing a food supply for the nation. 

  • COLUMN: Time to give thanks now

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Jack-o’-lanterns on porch steps, cardboard tombstones sprouting from lawns like toadstools and far too many homes wrapped in fake cobwebs can point to only one thing: Halloween is nearly here.

    I’ll welcome nieces, nephews and maybe a few neighborhood kids to my door for treats today, but I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s Thanksgiving — not Halloween — that most deserves a slot on October’s calendar.

  • EDITORIAL: Likelihood innocent man was executed is good reason to end death penalty

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been criticized for less-than-stellar performances in debates among Republican presidential candidates this fall and even admitted, “Debates are not my strong suit.”

    But the audience at the Sept. 7 debate cheered when he took credit for 234 executions in Texas during his tenure as governor.

    That only proves a point we have made before: Capital punishment dehumanizes and brings out barbaric instincts in us.

  • County fire departments receive DNR funds

    INDIANAPOLIS – Seventy-three rural and volunteer fire departments from 46 counties across Indiana have been awarded more than $310,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants from the Department of Natural Resources, DNR Director Robert E. Carter Jr. announced last month.

    DNR Forestry administers the grants, which are made available through the U.S. Forest Service.

    DNR Forestry staff review grant applications and select recipients based on population density, acres of public wildlands protected and wildlife fire reporting to DNR Fire Control Headquarters.

  • County’s jobless rate declines one-half percent in September

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s unemployment dropped by half a percent in September, statistics released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development show, with the percentage of jobless workers staying under the state average.

    An estimated 8.3 percent of county workers, 762 people in a projected work force of 9,228 men and women, were out of jobs in the month, down from 8.8 percent in August. The county had the 46th highest unemployment rate among the state’s 92 counties.

  • TC man jailed on burglary, theft charges

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was jailed on theft and burglary charges for his alleged involvement in an Oct. 22 break-in at Life Tabernacle Church.

    Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said the church’s pastor reported the theft of musical equipment and other items after someone forcibly entered the church at 402 Ninth St. Patrolmen Bryce Hammack and Phillip Flamion obtained information that led them to believe Kyle D. Payne, 36 of 711 Fulton St., was involved in the theft.