Today's News

  • Tell City boys team returns everybody

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys basketball team still has no seniors but returns all seven players who saw most of the playing time for last year’s 13-11 squad.
    Some have grown taller and stronger and all of them have a year’s experience in Coach Matt Lynch’s system. So he expects even bigger things this year.
    “I would say our experience should be our main strength when everybody’s healthy,” said Lynch.

  • Braves bop Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton committed 36 turnovers in a 50-33 girls basketball loss to Tecumseh Thursday.
    Cannelton outrebounded the Braves 38-35 - thanks largely to Caressa Sloss’ grabbing 21 - and outshot them from the field 31.0 percent to 25.4 percent.
    But the Braves got 30 more attempts from the field due mainly to Cannelton’s turnovers.
    Tecumseh used full-court pressure and half-court traps much of the first three quarters.

  • Tell City still young but should be better

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s wrestling team is still young, but with a strong freshman class and a few good returnees the Marksmen should be much improved - if they can stay healthy.
    Last year the Marksmen went 4-18 in the regular season and were seventh in the nine-team PAC tourney and 10th in the 10-team Castle sectional.
    They started the season with 12 wrestlers but due to injuries had just six active for the postseason tourneys.

  • Tell City 7th in relay meet

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With a small roster and about half the girls on the team new to competitive swimming, Tell City figured to struggle in its season-opening relay meet Saturday.
    And that’s what happened, as the Marksmen scored eight points to finish seventh in the seven-team meet.
    The Marksmen placed sixth in four relays, with Brea Haller, their only senior, swimming on three of them.
    Emma Armstrong, Sam Stephens, Haller and Maddie Rogers were sixth in the 200 medley relay in 2:34.33.

  • Tell City falls twice Saturday

    CORYDON—Tell City struggled to score in two girls basketball losses in Corydon’s tourney Saturday.
    The Marksmen hit 32.4 percent from the field, including just 3 of 15 from three-point range, in a 50-30 loss to Providence.
    Katie Goffinet led the Marksmen with 12 points on 5 of 10 field-goal shooting, including 2 of 5 from three-point range.
    Chloe Carman added seven points and four steals.
    Kammie Jo Hayes grabbed six rebounds but the Marksmen got outrebounded 36-18.

  • 2 hot shooters lead Lions past Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Abby Guidy and Katie Thompson combined for 47 points as Rock Creek Academy beat Cannelton 79-62 in girls basketball Saturday.
    “They’ve got two girls that can really play,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “No. 12 (Thompson) is a real good three-point shooter.
    “And No. 24 (Guidy) could penetrate real well. We had trouble rotating over and couldn’t stop her penetration.”
    Guidy hit 2 of 2 from three-point range and 10 of 19 from the field overall as she scored 25 points.

  • Noland leads PC girls past South Spencer

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Freshman Bree Noland had a game-high 17 points and 11 rebounds as Perry Central beat South Spencer 57-46 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    Noland, a 5-foot-10 forward making her first varsity start, “hurt us a lot,” said South Spencer Coach Jason Mayes. “We put some emphasis on her at halftime and then she came out on fire again in the third quarter.”

  • Holiday greenery has some forgotten symbolism

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today.

    Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and northern Europeans when certain plants were chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.

  • Electric board meeting Monday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Electric Department Board of Directors will meet a day earlier than normal next week due to scheduling conflicts. The board will meet at 6 p.m. Mo y, Nov. 20, in the electric department building at 601 Main St.

    On the agenda is an update from Monday’s city council special meeting during which the council voted to approve a rate increase. See Page 1A for a story on it. A closed executive session meeting is also planned.

  • Chamber plans holiday retail promotions, giveaways

    PERRY COUNTY – With the holiday season just around the corner, the Perry County Chamber of Commerce is inviting all businesses to join the chamber in its 2017 Hometown Holiday Retail Promotion.  The promotion begins Dec. 2 and ends Dec. 22. Participating businesses will decorate a box to place in their store where shoppers receive one entry for every purchase in store.