Today's News

  • Board approves new chief’s officer recommendations


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Police Chief Derrick Lawalin was not at City Hall Monday night for the sole purpose of officially swearing in to his new job. He also made recommendations to The Board of Public Works and Safety for two full-time Tell City Police Department officers.

    According to Lawalin, there were many discussions and a lot of deliberation among the current staff of the TCPD before the decision was made.

  • Marksmen marching band state-finals bound


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Marching Marksmen will continue their successful season all the way to Indianapolis. With a top-10 finish last weekend at the semistate competition at Franklin High School, the band earned a spot to the state finals Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

    It will be the Marksmen band’s first trip to the state finals in nine years, having placed seventh in 2006.

  • Snyder sails to re-election in Cannelton mayor’s race


    Feature Writer


    Cannelton’s election races Tuesday ranged from close contests to landslide victories. Mary Snyder (Rep.) won a second term as mayor by nearly 100 votes over Michael Anderson (Dem.).

    “We put in a lot of hard work for the city and it paid off,” said Snyder about the factors contributing to her win.

    She said the numerous projects she has overseen and grants she has been able to obtain for the city also played a part in the victory.

  • Risse, Dauby win open council seats; two incumbents returned to office


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – It was a night of anticipation as eight hopefuls vied for four seats on the Tell City Council. Incumbents Gary Morton (Dem.) and Julie Kohnert (Rep.) staved off competitions from political newcomers with fairly one-sided victories. They will be joined by first-term Democratic members Sean Risse and Kevin Dauby.

  • Adams wins in Tell City mayoral race cliff-hanger




    TELL CITY – Jim Adams’ sigh of relief told the story Tuesday night, as the Republican saw the final two precincts give him a narrow but final lead in the race to become Tell City’s next mayor.

    Adams, who serves on the county council and was on the city’s common council under late Mayor Gayle Strassell, received 986 votes. His Democrat challenger, at-large City Councilman Tony Hollinden, received 970 votes.

  • Jim Adams elected Tell City Mayor; Snyder wins new term in Cannelton

    PERRY COUNTY – Republican Jim Adams won the race for Tell City Mayor Tuesday, eking out a 16-vote win over Democrat Tony Hollinden. Adams, a former city councilman now serving on the county council, will take office Jan. 1. He will succeed Barbara Ewing, who chose not to run for a third term. Adams received 986 votes. Hollinden, the city’s at-large councilman received 970 votes


    In the race for city council, Julie Kohnert and Gary Morton won re-election. Sean Risse, a Democrat newcomer, also won, as did Kevin Dauby.


  • Cannelton winter schedules

    Boys Varsity Basketball
    25    Lanesville    A    5:00
    28    Tell City    A    6:00
    4    Perry Central    H    6:00
    5    Lighthouse Christian Acad.    H    7:30
    11    Fox Creek    A    5:30
    12    Christel House Acad.    H    6:30

  • Tell City Junior-Senior High winter schedules

    Boys Varsity Basketball
    21    Crawford County Jamboree    A    TBA
    25    Perry Central    H    730
    28    Cannelton    H    730
    5    Forest Park    A    700
    11    Southridge    A    700
    12    South Central    H    700

  • Early start date hurts girls basketball teams

    It seems that college basketball starts its season earlier every year, but Indiana high school girls basketball has it beat now.
    Several area girls teams, including Perry Central, will play their first game Tuesday, a week earlier than before. Most others, including Tell City and Cannelton, will start Thursday or Friday.

  • Commodores have more frontline depth

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Balanced scoring and more depth up front could propel Perry Central’s girls basketball team to another winning season.
    The Commodores started basically four guards last year as they went 14-10 and three of them graduated, so Coach Ty Guillaume is concerned about “our depth at the guard position. If we get in foul trouble there, our experience drops.”