Today's News

  • Incumbent, 2 challengers win TC School Board seats

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Challengers Mack Cail and Sherri Flynn and incumbent Dr. Gene Ress won Tell City-Troy Township School Board seats in the school corporation’s first election since voters opted in a 2007 referendum to abandon city and township appointments.

    “We’ve got a new board that will have to look into potential things to help our school system,” Ress said Wednesday morning, adding that he’s looking forward to Cail and Flynn joining the board.

  • Franzman – Yost

    Mr. and Mrs. Pete Franzman of Tell City announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Cassie Marie, to Ian Phillip Yost, son of Mr. Mark Yost of Franklin, Tenn., and Ms. Rebecca Johnson of Hudson, Ohio.
    The bride-elect is a graduate of Tell City High School and the University of Evansville. She is a large-group account manager with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Louisville, Ky.

  • Republicans make big gains

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Less than an hour after his election to the job of county prosecutor was sealed by voters, Rod Acchiardo thanked his supporters for the victory, including Democrats who swung their support to him.

    “I thank everyone here for their support and the voters of Perry County who supported me,” the Republican said amid cheers at party headquarters on Main Street.

  • 2010 General Election Results


    United States Senator

    Brad Ellsworth (D) - 58.51%

    Dan Coats (R) - 36.90%

    Rebecca Sink-Burris (L) - 4.55%

    Secretary of State

    Vop Osili (D) - 52.07%

    Charlie White (R) - 42.37%

    Mike Wherry (L) - 5.56%

    State Auditor

    Sam Locke (D) - 56.17%

    Tim Berry (R) - 39.89%

    Eric Knipe (L) - 3.94%

  • Elementary principal may resign

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELLCITY – William Tell Elementary School Principal Sara Maas is tentatively resigning, according to Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne.

    As The News reported Oct. 7, Maas had been placed on administrative leave for an undisclosed reason and period of time.  

  • Local basketball radio broadcasts scheduled

    PERRY COUNTY—WTCJ 105.7 FM will broadcast 18 regular-season boys basketball games involving Perry County teams this winter, as well as one evening of PSC Holiday Classic games.

  • Cross country fans root for area runners

    Perry Central sophomore Cathryn Peter had an outstanding cross country season this year, winning the Jasper girls sectional and Crawford County regional en route to advancing to the state meet.

  • PC edges North Daviess to advance to championship game

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used strong defense and a balanced offense and did the little things well to nip North Daviess 14-13 in the Class A football sectional semifinals Friday.

  • What insurance exchanges offer

    By PETER PITTS, Guest Columnist

    In October, the Department of Health and Human Services closed its comment period for the new regional health insurance exchanges - a major component of the Obama health reforms.

    As state officials implement their plans, they should strive to ensure that these exchanges don't crowd out free-market insurance mechanisms. While the options available on these exchanges will work well for many people, a substantial slice of the patient population will find them unsuitable.

  • Chinese inflation and us

    LARRY DeBOER, Guest Columnist

    Economics is called the “dismal science.” I’m not sure it’s really a science, but lately it sure has been dismal. Most of the economic news over the past three years has been bad. Even a dismal economist gets worn out, so sometimes I go looking for good news. This week I found some, in a headline that said “In China, Inflation Raises Concern.”