Today's News

  • Commodores split with Wolfpack

    LEOPOLD—Zach James drove in three runs to help Perry Central beat Crawford County 7-5 in the first game of a seventh grade baseball doubleheader Wednesday.
    James hit a bases-loaded double in the first inning to help the Commodores jump to a 7-0 lead.
    Luke Hubert also hit an RBI double.
    Adam Dauby pitched three shutout innings for the win. He gave up one hit and one walk and struck out two.
    Hubert pitched the last two innings, giving up three hits and three walks and striking out four.

  • Lassaline joins Roland to win 4th Glen Ress title

    TELL CITY—Erik Lassaline won the Glen Ress Memorial Open golf scramble June 10 for the fourth time, with his third different partner.
    Lassaline and Ken Roland shot 126 for the 36-hole, two-day event to win by two strokes over Alan Malone and Barry Griffin.
    Dan and Brooke LaGrange were third at 129 and last year’s champions, Kevin Davis and Mike Wilson, were fourth at 130.
    Lassaline’s fourth title is one short of Mark Flannagan and Jeff Wrye’s record for the 23-year-old tourney.

  • George new Tell City AD

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Ryan George’s goal as Tell City’s new athletics director is “to get all our programs back to vying for PAC championships and being very competitive.”
    George, 41, was chosen Tuesday by the school board to succeed Maurice Harpenau.
    He will remain the Marksmen’s football coach but will give up his position as assistant track coach. He will oversee all Tell City athletic programs from elementary through high school.

  • Tell City coach leaves for Elkhart Central

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Troy Noble has left Tell City’s basketball coaching position for a job he almost got four years ago.
    Noble resigned as the Marksmen’s head coach last Monday to take the same position at Elkhart Central, a Class 4A school.
    He left at 4 a.m. the next day and was working with his new players at Elkhart by noon.
    “I actually interviewed for this job four years ago and was the runner-up for it,” Noble said by telephone Thursday.

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  • COLUMN: Television: Turn it off!

    Guest Columnist

    It is common in the United States today for the average family to spend several hours a day watching television. Though on the surface it may seem a harmless pastime, television viewing has an unbelievable impact on the way we act and think.

  • Contestants sought for Schweizer Fest Pageant

    TELL CITY – A follow-up meeting for this year’s Schweizer Fest pageant will begin at 6 p.m. today at the Evangelical United Church of Christ.
    Applications for contestants can be picked up at Cinderella’s, 922 Main Street in Tell City.
    Age groups are as follows: Princess, 9 to 11 year olds; Junior Miss, 12 to 15 years old; Teen, 16 to 19 year olds and Miss, 20 to 22 years old. The pageant is open to all Perry and Spencer county, and Hancock County, Ky., girls.

  • COLUMN: Hobos and homelessness


    Dorothy Tomlison, who until recently lived near Evanston, mailed me newspaper and magazine clippings about hobos.

    Being a hobo was quite a popular occupation in decades past, such as during the Great Depression, not out of choice, but necessity.

    Times were tough and people lost homes and farms. That necessitated hitting the road – or the railroad – in search of jobs and opportunities.

  • EDITORIAL: Cannelton superintendent, school board, it’s your burden to share the truth with us

    Supporters of Cannelton City Schools may have felt under fire in recent months – perhaps as long as the last few years. The list of challenges facing the small city school district is neither small nor filled with secrets. Limited enrollment, changes in the way the state provides its funding and rising expenses have crippled the school district’s finances to the point where debt has accumulated and bills, at times at least, have gone unpaid and educational staff reduced.

  • Band students, parents invited to meeting

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters are preparing for their 2012-13 marching season, and invite all high-school band students and their parents to a show party and meeting at 6 p.m. today in the Tell City High School Café.

    For more information, call Selina Sims at 719-7232.