Today's News

  • Kohnert, Cook receive all-state honorable mention

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City senior forward-center Chris Kohnert and Cannelton junior guard Brandon Cook received honorable mention on the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s all-state teams released Friday.
    Fifteen seniors and 15 underclass players were chosen first-team all-state. Another 98 seniors and 89 juniors, sophomores and freshmen received honorable mention.
    Kohnert averaged 22.0 points and 9.4 rebounds per game and hit 57.7 percent from the field for the Marksmen.
    Cook averaged 26.7 points and 3.1 steals per game for the Bulldogs.

  • Strobel to run Boston Marathon

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Kim Strobel nee Sabelhaus was a star sprinter for Tell City’s girls track team and still holds the school record for the 400-meter dash she set as a freshman in 1989.
    But the Tell City teacher said Wednesday she “may have missed my calling” as a distance runner. To prove it, she has qualified for this year’s Boston Marathon, to be held April 16.

  • Florida teams could meet in World Series

    Major League Baseball starts each year with about half its teams traveling from one Florida city to another to meet in exhibition games.
    This year the season could end much the same way, with the Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins traveling back and forth to play each other in the World Series.
    I’m sure you’re surprised at that prediction because I usually pick the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series. In the last 12 years they have won it as many times as any other team (two), so that really hasn’t been such a bad pick.

  • Defense should be strong for PC team

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central graduated its top two pitchers and four of its top hitters from last year’s 8-12 baseball team. But the Commodores return a strong defensive infield.
    That is why second-year coach Phil Zellers said Thursday, “I think defense again will be our main strength.”
    He is concerned about the lack of pitching depth, though.

  • Pitching is question mark for Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Despite the graduation of four stars from last year, Coach Mark Wahl thinks Tell City’s baseball team will have strong defense and hitting this year.

  • COLUMN: Learn more about Red Cross

    Guest Columnist

    My name is Nikki Hawkins and I am a new member of the Red Cross team. I’m so excited to be a part of such an wonderful organization. Llynn Enmen, who has been a fantastic representative of the Red Cross for years, and I have had multiple discussions over the disaster preparedness in Perry County and we have decided that the best thing to do is to bring everyone together to have a discussion about where we want to go and how we are going to get there.

  • COLUMN: Things we carry with us


    It’s been a long time since I peeked in a woman’s purse though I suspect women carry a plethora of things in their handbags. It’s the same with men’s wallets. In fact we all carry things with us, in our purses, wallets, glove boxes – who keeps gloves in glove boxes any more? – pants pockets and backpacks.

  • EDITORIAL: Politics is about morals, too

    While many Republicans focused on defeating President Barack Obama in November hope their party’s raucous nominating process wraps up soon, others of us – of all party affiliations – are enjoying the spirited competition between the three main GOP contenders, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.

  • City council to discuss 7th Street project Wednesday

    TELL CITY – A public meeting on a proposed Seventh Street visitors and event center is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall in Tell City.

    The city council will meet in special session to discuss the project, presented publically for the first time last Monday. The building would include a meeting room that would seat about 100 people, office space, a designated area for a farmers market and a depot-like connection to the nearby Hoosier Southern Railroad.

  • Oakwood Health Campus hosting April 21 Power Of The Purse

    TELL CITY – Do you love browsing and shopping for purses, jewelry, plants, hats, glasses, antiques, and more all in one place? Do you get excited seeing the latest in spring fashions? Do you enjoy sharing a beautiful spring day out with your friends, which includes a free lunch?