Today's News

  • City leaders to reach deep to pay for well

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Officials in Cannelton continue to grapple with a relief-wells problem they fear will be expensive to resolve.

    Mayor Mary Snyder and Sewer Department Superintendent Jerry Ball told council members at a regular meeting March 11 some of the wells failed testing and they were working to effect repairs needed for certification. The News did not attend the meeting but obtained its minutes and some comments from the mayor.

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  • Police: Thursday shooting was self-inflicted


    GERALD – Perry County sheriff’s deputies and state-police troopers responded to a shooting Thursday that was later determined to be self-inflicted.

    Police did not release the name of the female victim, who apparently shot herself with a .22-caliber handgun while in the home of Francis Kellems, located at 12965 Tiger Road.

    Kellems, who told police the woman was his caregiver, called a family member shortly after 12:30 p.m. after discovering the woman had shot herself multiple times in the chest and arm.

  • Time can make a big difference for ‘little’ friends


    PERRY COUNTY – Twelve boys and girls are looking for an adult to become their friend and mentor. Could you be the person they’re waiting for?

    That’s the question Samantha Ramsey asks often in her job as Big brothers-Big Sisters case manager for Perry and Spencer counties.

  • Nationals’ Johnson will go out a winner

    Sports Editor

    Since Major League Baseball expanded its playoffs by adding a wild-card team in each league to the playoffs in 1994, there have been several years when the American League East’s New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox both made the playoffs.

    You could count on at least one of them being there.

    The last time neither made the playoffs was 1993 (OK, technically no one made the playoffs in 1994 because the season was not completed due to a players’ strike).

  • Three Perry County players receive all-state honorable mention

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central’s Tanner Cassidy and Derek Thomas and Cannelton’s Brandon Cook were among 135 players receiving honorable mention on the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s senior boys all-state team released Thursday.
    Cassidy averaged 15.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game to lead the Commodores in all three categories.
    Thomas averaged 12.4 points and 2.2 steals per game and hit 47.0 percent from three-point range.
    Cook averaged 25.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.2 steals per game.

  • Experienced Bulldogs shooting for sectional

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton once won four baseball sectionals in five years under the one-class system but hasn’t made a strong run at a title in the 16 years of class baseball.
    However, sixth-year coach Mike Garrett thinks this year “will be our best shot to get one since I’ve been here.”
    He bases that on the fact the Bulldogs have more experience and depth than they’ve had in years.

  • TC softball team still young, but more experienced

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City had a young girls softball team last year with just two seniors and five juniors and went 3-19.
    This year the Marksmen are even younger with two seniors and just three juniors on their 25-girl roster.
    But most of their 11 freshmen have played a lot of games in junior high and travel ball. “They’ve probably played more softball games in their lives than our seniors have,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

  • Veteran Commodores aiming for first PLAC softball title

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With eight starters back from a team that set the school record for wins last year, Perry Central’s girls softball team could challenge for its first PLAC title this year.
    The Commodores went 11-11 last year, the first .500 record in the team’s 10-year history.
    “I think our defense will be really strong,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Roth-gerber. “Everybody coming back knows what to do.”
    He also thinks their pitching will be strong.

  • Marksmen expect to score many runs

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With six starters back from last year’s sectional lineup, Tell City expects to have a good hitting baseball team.
    And after the Marksmen hit the ball, they have some speed to run the bases.
    “We should be able to score a lot of runs,” said Jason Wilkerson, starting his first season as the team’s coach. “If our pitching can hold together, we’ll be OK. In practice it’s looked decent.”