.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • All-Sports Extravaganza set for Wednesday

    TELL CITY – The first spring All-Sports Extravaganza will be held Wednesday.

    The event is an opportunity for the community and school to demonstrate school spirit and community pride.

    The evening will begin with a parade at 6:30 p.m., which will start at the corner of Washington and Main streets. It will continue to Jefferson Street and then east to 15th Street.

    A pep rally will follow at Legion Field following the parade.

    The Pep Club, which is sponsoring the event, encourages the community to show their support.

  • New NAR-Anon group formed

    TELL CITY – A new NAR-Anon family support group will begin meeting at 9 a.m. April 1 at Agape Community Church in Cannelton. The group will meet every Thursday at the same time and place.

    Everyone is welcome to attend and anonymity will be honored. The group will meet to learn drug abuse is an illness, share problems, encourage those attending to seek help, replace despair with hope, improve family attitudes and help regain self-confidence.

  • Relay for Life events scheduled

    Relay pancake breakfast Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Strikers Relay for Life team will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Tell City Community Center, 601 16th St., Tell City.

    Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any team member or at the door.

    No-sew fleece blankets and scarves will also be sold. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life.

    Easter photos offered by Accent Thursday

  • Did Rokita issue statement just to win voters?

    Far be it from us to suggest he can't express his opinions, but we suspect the Indiana secretary of state is using his official position in ways that may cross the lines of what's proper.

    Secretary of State Todd Rokita issued a statement March 4 regarding the lawsuit filed against him by the League of Women Voters of Indiana alleging the state's voter-identification law treats voters differently, and therefore unequally and unconstitutionally. Attorneys for the League and the state had presented oral arguments before the Indiana Supreme Court that morning.

  • Thanks for running that stop sign, deputy

    To the sheriff's deputy who blew through the four-way stop at 19th and Mozart streets at 1:09 p.m. Thursday, thank you.

    I might have recognized you, and therefore thanked you by name, but you had your hand up to your face, perhaps holding a cell phone.

    I want to thank you because a law-enforcement officer blowing the stop sign gives credence to my theory that people going through that intersection driving north or south are different from those of us going east or west.

  • Relay for Life - community event, worldwide movement

    Each year, millions of people dedicated to eliminating cancer in our lifetime participate in a unique event that helps communities celebrate cancer survivorship, remember loved ones lost and fight back against a disease that takes too much. That event is the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

  • Commodores have depth, experience

    LEOPOLD—With 37 boys on the roster and the top performer from last year returning in most events, Perry Central could have the depth and experience to compete for its first boys track sectional title this year.

    The turnout, which includes 13 lettermen, is “the most I’ve ever had,” said seventh year coach Jason Barnett.

    The Commodores graduated their top two shot putters, including regional champion Robbie Piper, and their top 400-meter runner, sectional champion Samson Benjamin.

  • TC returns strong hurdlers

    TELL CITY—With 36 on the roster, including 22 lettermen, Tell City’s boys track team has experience and depth in nearly every event.

    “We should be able to put at least four or five in every event except we might have just a couple in the high jump,” said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden.

    The hurdles could be the Marksmen’s strongest events, with juniors Tyler Dauby and David McDaniel returning in both of them.

  • Hitting is question mark for PC team

    LEOPOLD—Some new starters will have to come through with the bats if Perry Central is to repeat as PLAC baseball champion this spring.

    “We’ve got almost all of our pitching back from last year,” said Coach Gary Hanan. “The biggest question mark I think is how well we’re going to hit the ball.

    “Of the seven kids that graduated last year, all of them contributed offensively. We’ll have to see what the juniors will be able to do.”

  • Improved defense could help Sox win it all

    The Boston Red Sox have tried to win at times with the American League’s best offense and at other times with the league’s best pitching. This year they are going to try to do it with the best defense.

    Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein emphasized defense in his off-season acquisitions and now has former Gold Glove winners at five positions, though admittedly one of them, catcher Jason Varitek, is no longer a regular starter.

    Some might think there new center fielder, Mike Cameron, is also nearly over the hill at age 37.