Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Quick Miners run past Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Linton-Stockton’s quick, deep backfield and quick, strong offensive line were on display again as the Miners beat Perry Central 63-7 in the football sectional semifinals Friday.
    The Miners rushed for 421 yards on 32 carries, an average of 13.2 yards per carry. Four backs ran for touchdowns.
    They passed only five times, but all three of their completions went for touchdowns.

  • Donation unleashed on animal shelter
  • An education in empathy




    A quick scan of Indiana’s headlines shows teenagers either in or behind the crosshairs of violence. On Oct. 23, a 16-year-old Fort Wayne girl and her 21-year-old brother were fatally shot just one day after their 20-year-old brother met the same fate.

    In July, an Indianapolis teen was sentenced to 55 years in prison for the 2014 murder of a young father-to-be, a crime the teen committed when he was 16.

  • Enjoy life: eat a burger

    Zane Clodfelter

    Guest Columnist


    If you didn’t see this in the news on Monday, let me take this opportunity to add to the list of unnecessary worries in your life.

    The World Health Organization released a report that detailed the link between eating meat and cancer.

    Clearly I’ve eaten one or two cheeseburgers in my lifetime, or this week, so this news was depressing to say the least.

  • Let’s give new tax a chance

    How tight is Perry County’s budget?

    At the recent annual budget hearings Brad Franzman, President of the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s board of directors proposed a raise for the county recreation director.

    Instead, the county council suggested doing away with that position and outsourcing the mowing of the county’s parks, “not understanding that’s not all our director does,” said Franzman.