Today's News

  • Challenging draw shouldn’t deter Tell City

    Tell City and Mater Dei, who will play each other in the first round Wednesday, received the toughest draw in the Castle boys basketball sectional.
    But that shouldn’t deter Tell City, as the Marksmen have won sectionals before with tougher draws.
    If one were seeding the sectionals, something the IHSAA is talking about doing next year, Forest Park, Mater Dei and Tell City would be the top seeds based on their overall records and results against other teams in the field.
    But who would get the top two seeds and thus be placed in opposite brackets?

  • Lions maul Cannelton

    SELLERSBURG—Terrance Browning scored 30 points as Rock Creek beat Cannelton 89-23 in boys basketball Friday.
    Browning, a 5-foot-11 senior guard, scored 21 points in the first half as the Lions built a 51-10 lead.
    Browning entered the game averaging 25.6 points per game, 46.0 percent of his team’s average.
    “He’s a handful - we knew he would be,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Snyder. “He’s really quick, he’s very good with the basketball, and he can shoot it too.”

  • Patriots pull away from Perry Central in 3rd quarter

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central couldn’t sustain a hot late first half in the third quarter and lost to Heritage Hills 56-40 in boys basketball Friday.
    Cade Jones scored inside to put Heritage Hills up 29-18 with 1:28 left in the first half.
    But Ryan Hubert got hot to pull Perry Central within three points at halftime.
    Hubert made a four-point play as he hit a three-point shot from the corner while being knocked down and also hit the free throw.

  • River at highest level since 1997




    PERRY COUNTY – An overabundance of rainfall across Perry County and states upstream is sending the Ohio River to heights not seen since the last major flood in 1997. As of late Friday, the river at the Cannelton Locks and Dam stood at 47.9 feet, well above the 42-foot flood stage. Forecasts called for the river to climb steadily over the weekend and early this week, reaching a possible crest of nearly 50 feet Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • Diggin’ in against the flood
  • Despite flooding, locks and dam keeps up routine


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – When Ohio River levels rise substantially, it puts workers at the Cannelton Locks and Dam on high alert. Just as many residents keenly eye the banks wondering how high the water will get, lock operators do the same, keeping constant vigil on the flow of water, traffic and debris through the gates. That is in addition to the days’ worth of preparations needed to secure the internal facility, including the closure of hatches.

  • Threatening note leads to Perry Central evacuation



    LEOPOLD – Police arrested a juvenile Friday for allegedly writing a note that said there was a bomb inside Perry Central Community School. The building was evacuated  for a time Thursday to allow officers and a dog trained to detect explosives to search the school. Nothing was found.

    On Friday, Sheriff Alan Malone said officers obtained information that led them to a male juvenile.

  • Council accepts ATTC tax deferral agreement


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A series of three tax abatements for ATTC Manufacturing have been advanced by the Perry County Council. The board, last month, tabled the company’s initial request, citing a review by planning advisors from H.J. Umbaugh and Associates.

  • 3 vying for office of county coroner; GOP voters face primary decision




    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters choosing a Republican ballot in May’s primary election will decide which of two candidates will win the party’s nomination for county coroner. Republicans Gary Huffines and Kevin “Nic” Etienne have both filed for the office. The winner will face Democrat Joe Adkins in November’s election.

    Nic Etienne

  • Applicants sought for second class of citizens police academy

    PERRY COUNTY – Applications are being accepted for the second year of a citizens police academy that will offer a behind-the-scenes look at local law enforcement.

    The program is being sponsored by the Tell City Police Department and Perry County Sheriff’s Department. However, all residents of the county can apply.