Today's News

  • Nation’s state park directors meet next week in Indiana

    The guest list for celebrating the 100th anniversary of Indiana State Parks gets a little longer next week when the annual conference of the National Association of State Parks Directors takes place at French Lick Springs Hotel.

  • Cougars nip TC in defensive battle

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys soccer team played its best defensive game ever but lost to North Harrison 1-0 Thursday.
    “Their goal actually shouldn’t have been a goal,” said Tell City Coach Pat Jarboe. “One of our players accidentally knocked it in. He was trying to block it and it glanced off his shin guard and in.”
    That goal did not come until nearly 17 minutes into the second half. And Tell City finished with more shots on goal than the Cougars, 13 to 10.

  • Cannelton loses two matches

    CANNELTON—Springs Valley outspiked Cannelton for a 25-8, 25-11, 25-7 volleyball win Wednesday.
    Caressa Sloss led Cannelton with two kills.
    Nicole Harris served seven points and had two assists and two digs.
    April Terry served three points and Sloss and Chloe Davis each made one block.
    Orleans beat Cannelton 25-12, 25-10, 25-11 Thursday.
    Harris served five points and had four assists, two kills and one block for Cannelton.

  • Cougars defeat Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central made 25 bad serves in a 25-22, 25-12, 25-20 volleyball loss to North Harrison Thursday.
    Abby Reed led Perry Central’s balanced spiking attack with eight kills. Ryann Lynch added seven, Brooke Mullis and Terissa Roark five apiece, and Addy Davis four.
    Kirstyn Linne had 13 assists and Davis added 12.
    Mullis made 14 digs, Lynch eight, Roark seven, and Davis six.
    Mullis and Payton Emmons each made one block.
    No one served more than one ace for the Commodores.
    North Harrison won the JV match 25-23, 25-16.

  • Marksmen spike Titans

    TELL CITY—Emma Kohnert made 14 kills and five blocks - four solo - as Tell City beat Gibson Southern 25-14, 25-13, 22-25, 28-26 in PAC volleyball Thursday.
    Kammie Jo Hayes added 10 kills and Madison Mathena made three.
    Rachel Malone had 16 assists and Emily Hagedorn added 13.
    Morgan Schuetter led the Marksmen in digs with 14 and Hayes added 10. Mathena made four blocks.
    Malone served 13 points with four aces. Schuetter served three aces and Hagedorn served 11 points.

  • Commodores can’t move ball; fall 20-2

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—A sub-par performance on offense negated another strong Perry Central defensive performance in a 20-2 football loss to Forest Park Friday.
    For the second consecutive week Perry Central held its opponent under 200 yards of total offense.
    But the Rangers took advantage of four Perry Central turnovers that gave them some short-field situations and stopped Perry Central drives.
    The Rangers’ first touchdown came on a 71-yard drive after a Perry Central punt.

  • Patriots pull away from Tell City 20-3

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY—Coming off a 20-7 victory over Perry Central the week before, Tell City appeared to have early momentum against Heritage Hills Friday, moving the ball and taking a 3-0 lead.
    However, Heritage Hills rallied to beat the Marksmen 20-3 in PAC football.

  • Plea reached in 2015 arson case




    TELL CITY – A man accused of setting a woman’s house on fire nearly a year ago and injuring two police officers who tried to stop him has agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence.

    Roger T. Alvey, 33, has been jailed since last August on charges of arson, attempted arson, burglary, strangulation, domestic battery, criminal confinement, resisting law enforcement, battery by bodily waste, residential entry and criminal mischief.

  • Challenges in near term but county’s ag economy abuzz with opportunities









    LEOPOLD – In a wide-ranging lunchtime discussion, members of Perry County’s agriculture community shared ideas and identified opportunities for strengthening the ties of Perry Countians to the land that sustains and feeds them.

    While challenges, chief among them lower commodity prices, are straining farm budgets, those present said the county is situated to leverage several important strengths.

  • Cannelton awarded INDOT matching funds