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Today's News

  • Utility offering commercial rebates for energy savings

    TELL CITY – Spring home improvement time is under way and the Tell City Electric Department has kicked off an incentive program to encourage its commercial and industrial customers to invest in energy savings.

    The program is offered through the Indiana Municipal Power Agency, the city’s wholesale power supplier, and offers qualified customers cash incentives for a variety of energy efficiency measures, including lighting, motors, cooling and other equipment.

  • Would-be jumper coaxed to safety

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON - The Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge, connecting Cannelton and Hawesville, Ky., was closed for more than an hour Monday morning after a man parked his car over the midpoint of the Ohio River and climbed onto a railing.

    Tell City Police Department officers were able to coax the man to safety.
    Police haven’t released the name of the man but said he was contemplating jumping from the bridge.

  • Students learning to recycle

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Trailers for collecting recyclable materials have been in place at William Tell Elementary and Tell City Junior-Senior High schools for a couple of months, and the response has been “great,” according to Ken Smith.

  • Cannelton schools chief fears coming cuts

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “The budget proposals that I have seen are scary,” Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said at a regular board meeting March 17.

  • An uneasy pick for Red Sox to win World Series

    Yes, I’m picking the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series this year. But the fact that nearly every national media sports outlet is also picking them—at least to get to the World Series—makes it an uneasy pick for me.
    Why should I be unhappy that the national media agree with me for once? Because they usually don’t look at the whole picture and therefore are usually wrong. Certainly none of them picked the San Francisco Giants to be anywhere close to world champions last year.

  • Tell City lacks depth on girls track team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With 13 or 14 girls on the roster, Tell City’s girls track team lacks depth.
    But the Marksmen have enough quality that Coach Katie Chinn thinks they will score well in big meets.
    “Actually I think we can put somebody decent in every event,” she said.
    The Marksmen have six talented freshmen. Two of them, Tori Payne and Logan Flannagan, should make the high jump one of the team’s strongest events, said Chinn.

  • PC girls shoot for PLAC title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With depth and experience, Perry Central ‘s girls track team should be favored to repeat as PLAC champions this season.

  • Veteran Marksman team sets high goals

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s senior-laden boys track team hopes to win the PAC and possibly the sectional this year.
    “We are super senior heavy,” said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden. “I think 15 to 20 (of the 36 boys on the roster) are seniors.”

  • Perry Central to be strong in distances

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central has won the boys cross country sectional five years in a row, so it’s not surprising that Coach Jason Barnett lists distance races as one of his boys track team’s strengths.
    But he also thinks they will be really strong in the pole vault
    He has three vaulters who have worked regularly with area pole vaulting coach Marty Rogier.

  • Veteran pitchers to lead Tell City team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With a strong group of senior pitchers and the team’s all-time leading power hitter returning, Tell City hopes to contend for PAC and sectional baseball titles this season.