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Today's News

  • Metzger wants to reform government, eliminate tax

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “Any time we can limit what the government can steal from us, it’s a good thing,” said Ted Metzger, Republican candidate for state Senate District 47.

    Metzger was born and raised in southern Indiana and is an honorably discharged U.S. Air Force veteran, he said at a candidates forum Oct. 13. He hopes to unseat Sen. Richard Young, who was unable to attend the forum, in the Nov. 2 election.

  • Belle of Cincinnati visiting Tuesday

    The Belle of Cincinnati paddlewheeler will dock at Sunset Park Monday night.

  • Fire risk at critical level

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A summer drought that has moved well into autumn has left Perry County a tinderbox and firefighters with the Hoosier National Forest say the risk for large forest and wildfires is at levels not seen for years, maybe decades.  

  • TC man wanted for meth lab shot, killed in Hawesville

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man wanted in connection with an Oct. 19 methamphetamine lab discovery in Tell City was shot and killed by a U.S. marshal Friday afternoon in Hawesville, Ky.

    Details as of Friday night were sketchy but sources told The News that Roger D. Pate, 36, was shot and killed inside a home on Jefferson Street, just off Kentucky 69. Police were apparently attempting to make entry into the house to serve an arrest warrant when Pate tried to grab an officer’s gun.  

  • County-clerk candidates square off

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Making the Perry County Clerk’s office friendlier to county taxpayers was one of the main goals of both candidates running for the office in November.

    Democrat incumbent candidate Jean Schulthise and Republican candidate Barbara Parker Steen told voters in attendance at the Oct. 13 forum held by The News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce what made them qualified for the job and what they would do for Perry County taxpayers.

  • Tell City man wanted for meth lab shot, killed in Hawesville

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man wanted in connection with an Oct. 19 methamphetamine lab discovery in Tell City was shot and killed by a U.S. marshal Friday afternoon in Hawesville, Ky.

  • Marching Marksmen compete for $1,000

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Marching Marksmen are in the running for the $1,000 prize in WFIE-TV’s Ultimate Battle of the Bands.

    They were beat by 1 percentage point in a weekly contest worth $100, but their placement in the top two qualifies them for the Ultimate Battle, which will run until Nov. 5. (This ending date was erroneous, but has been corrected.)

  • Miller defeats Kashyab in regional

    BEDFORD—Reitz senior Daniel Miller edged Tell City sophomore Anjan Kashyab 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 in the IHSAA No. 1 singles boys tennis regional Saturday.

  • Cannelton’s spikes kill Rock Creek

    SELLERSBURG—Sammie James made five kills and had five assists as Cannelton beat Rock Creek Academy 25-15, 25-21, 25-22 in volleyball Friday.


    Taylor Childers also made five kills and Taylor Lawalin had six assists.
    Leah Mascolo made four digs and served six aces.
    Cannelton won the first game of the junior varsity match 25-7 but lost the second 25-24 and had to forfeit the third one due to a low number of available players.
    Cannelton, 4-16 in varsity, will play New Harmony in the Wood Memorial sectional Saturday at 11 a.m.

  • Volleyball sectional appears wide open

    Postseason time is the most interesting in any sport, and area high school sports should have enough drama this weekend to match the Major League Baseball playoffs.