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Today's News

  • Cannelton Schools Audit: Fired superintendent helped himself to more than $200,000 in excess pay

    CANNELTON – A Cannelton City Schools audit released Tuesday paints a damning picture of the actions of former Schools Superintendent Al Chapman, who allegedly showered himself with more than $200,000 in extra pay while the school district was cutting positions and struggling to keep its lights on.

    According to the State Board of Accounts audit, Chapman will be asked to pay back more than $200,000 in money in salary and fees he paid himself. The amount includes travel allowances for which no receipts were submitted and grant-management fees.

  • Spikes 2nd in 9-U World Series

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Bren Miller hit .667 as the Southern Indiana Spikes placed second in the age-9-and-under Baseball Players Association World Series July 25-29.

  • Tell City defeats Vikings in opener

    TELL CITY—Tell City won two singles and one doubles match in straight sets to beat North Posey 3-2 in a boys tennis season opener Tuesday.
    All-state candidate Anjan Kashyab dominated No. 1 singles, shutting out Kyle Voegel 6-0, 6-0.
    The Marksmen also won No. 3 singles, where Zach Fisher beat Grant Scheller 6-3, 6-2.
    Tyler Groves and freshman Kevin Yeung beat Christian Jones and Chase Wilderman 6-2, 6-1 in No. 2 doubles for the Marksmen’s other win.
    North Posey’s Reed Gerteisen beat freshman Jake Swihart 6-3, 6-0 in No. 2 singles.

  • Marksmen nip Chargers in extra time

    TELL CITY—Matthew Cole scored the game’s only goal in the first extra period as Tell City defeated Pike Central 1-0 in PAC boys soccer Tuesday.
    After the match had been scoreless for 83 minutes, Cole got the ball to the left of the goal and shot it in three minutes into the extra period.
    Tell City’s defense then held the Chargers the rest of that period and the next (two extra periods are played in soccer so each team gets to shoot at each goal).

  • LaGrange, Linne win revised Schweizer Fest golf tourney

    TELL CITY—Bob Linne came close to winning the Schweizer Fest golf tourney before and finally did it last weekend with the new two-man, best-ball format.

  • Scheiber wins 6-mile race

    TELL CITY—Perry Central graduate Eric Scheiber won the Schweizer Fest six-mile road run Saturday for the second time in four years.

  • Marksmen have small but experienced team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—This summer’s extreme heat apparently took its toll on Tell City’s girls cross country team.
    The Marksmen started summer workouts with 15 runners but now begin the season with just seven—three fewer than last year.
    They do return five letter winners though. Four of them were among their five scorers in last year’s sectional as freshmen: Addie Terry, Audrie Terry, Bailey Powell and Mariah Blake.

  • Tell City wants PAC title back

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City has a balanced, experienced boys cross country team that hopes to reclaim the PAC title.
    The Marksmen won the conference two years ago but  placed second to Forest Park last year.
    Four of the Marksmen’s top six runners from that race return: twins Caleb and Cameron Sherry, Brook Smith and Brandon Gaynor.

  • Tell City drills Evansville North in opener

    TELL CITY—Tell City served 13 aces in beating Evansville North 25-16, 25-10, 25-4 in their volleyball season opener Monday.
    McKenzie Hayes served 15 points, including seven aces. She used a jump serve about half the time.
    Stori Beard also served 15 points, Charissa Lahee nine, and Taylor Benningfield six. Beard and Lahee each served three aces.
    “Our serving was really good tonight,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.
    McKenzie Hayes made 17 kills and four blocks (two solos).

  • PC counting on quickness

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Better than usual quickness could carry Perry Central to a PLAC football title.
    “We’re pretty quick,” said Coach Greg Gibson. “This is the fastest team we’ve had in probably three or four years.”
    He said Austin LeClere, Devin Martin and Dacota Schaad are probably the team’s three fastest players, with Tim Harrison, Levi Hilgenhold and Nathan Shaw not far behind.