Today's News

  • Cannelton mayoral candidates:

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Mary Freeman-Snyder believes her work history and education show successful financial and leadership abilities that make her the best choice for Cannelton mayor.

    “I believe I am a better candidate because I care and want to make a difference,” she said in response to a News questionnaire.

  • Cub fans, good luck with your new GM

    Several baseball fans have asked what I think of Theo Epstein’s moving from general manager of the Boston Red Sox to the same position with the Chicago Cubs.
    Since I am an ardent Red Sox fan, most assume that I will be dismayed. And six years ago when he first resigned (he would return three months later), I was.
    But now I say to Cub fans, you can have him.
    Many say the Red Sox will miss their great general manager who helped produce two World Series titles for the team after an 86-year drought.

  • Kashyab makes all-district team

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior Anjan Kashyab was one of 16 singles players named to the All-District 5 boys tennis team last week.
    District 5 includes teams from Evansville, New Albany, Floyd Central, Bloomington and all schools in between.
    Kashyab played No. 1 singles for the Marksmen all season and finished with a 12-1 record. His only loss was to Castle senior Brandon Davis in the sectional.
    Davis is listed second on the all-district team. He took a 25-1 record into the state quarterfinals Friday.

  • Cannelton beats Rock Creek

    CANNELTON—Strong passing led to good setting and spiking as Cannelton beat Rock Creek Academy 25-18, 25-21, 25-17 in volleyball Friday.
    “We probably set the ball up nine out of 10 times,” said Cannelton Coach Felicia Myers. “We only had eight bad passes, which is our best of the season by far.”
    Sammie James made 40 good sets for the Bulldogs.
    She also “mixed it up too,” sometimes making quick tips over the net instead of setting it up for a spike, said Myers.

  • Commodores spike Senators

    LEOPOLD—Ashley Gengelbach made 13 kills and two blocks as Perry Central beat West Washing-ton 25-14, 25-21, 25-20 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    Sydney Goffinet added 10 kills, Hannah Harpenau eight, and Grace James four. Goffinet and Harpenau each made one block.
    James had 32 assists.
    Jennifer Kemp led Perry Central’s back-row defense with 18 digs. Brittany Parker added 16 and Harpenau 12.
    Kemp served two aces.
    “Overall we played a very consistent game,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.

  • PC forces fumbles to beat Bluejackets

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central forced seven fumbles and recovered three of them to defeat Mitchell 50-20 in PLAC football Friday.
    “We needed to play well because that fullback was a load,” Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer said, referring to Trevor Phillips, who is 6-foot-1, 253 pounds. “He was a good athlete and brought the ball up in there (the offensive line) hard.

  • Tell City’s defense stops Forest Park

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City had freshmen figuring in all three of its touchdowns and held Forest Park to four first downs to beat the Rangers 24-14 in PAC football Friday.

  • COLUMN: All pets deserve loving homes

    By KATHY KLEEMAN, Guest Columnist

    This is in response to Rex Robinson’s recent letter. Perry County does need an animal-control officer. We had a very good one in Rhea Gehlhausen. I can tell you from the experience of working with her, that the last thing she wanted was to have to issue a fine or take anyone’s animals. She tried every other option available to her to assist, not punish owners.

  • COLUMN: Admitting our faults

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey have a custom of gathering together once or twice a year to share their own faults. I’ve never witnessed one of the “chapter of faults,” but the admission of minor personal flaws was something of a tradition at the Jesuit community in Detroit where I lived for a year in the 1990s.

  • EDITORIAL: Occupy Wall Street reflects Main Street concerns

    Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have taken the nation by storm and while Perry County may seem far removed from the towering facades of Wall Street, many here share the same concerns as those staking out lower Manhattan. We join in their anger over the unfairness of the big-bank bailouts, the excessive role of business and its money in government and a growing economic inequality.  

    Amid these many problems, we hope the grassroots movement doesn’t overlook what’s right with our American economy.

    First, the problems.