Today's News

  • Football sectional pairings somewhat surprising

    The Class A football alignments were about the only surprise for this area when the IHSAA announced its sectional pairings Monday for all class sports for the next two years.
    The Class 2A volleyball, boys basketball, softball and baseball sectionals for Tell City and Perry Central did not change at all.
    The only change in the 2A girls basketball sectional was the addition of Mater Dei, which had moved up to Class 3A the last two years due to the IHSAA’s success-factor rule (the Wildcats had won two consecutive 2A state titles before that).

  • Tell City shuts out Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Trent Rainey, Travis Burchett and Reed Goffinet combined for 10 RBIs as Tell City beat Cannelton 15-0 in baseball Monday.
    Burchett hit a solo home run deep over the left-field fence in the second inning and a two-run triple to right-center in a five-run third.
    Rainey hit an RBI single in the third and added a three-run triple to deep center field in a six-run fifth.

  • Spencer County man jailed on child molesting charge


    Staff Writer



    ROCKPORT – An Evanston man was arrested April 27 on a Class C felony charge of child molesting. Kenneth W. Corner, 33, was booked after a several-month investigation by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.

    According to a probable-cause affidavit filed at the Spencer County Courthouse, local authorities began focusing on Corner in July after receiving information from the Mt. Carmel Police Department in Illinois.

  • That One Group That Got Third Place Last Year gets first place this year


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Renaissance Leadership class hosted its eighth-annual Lip Sync Competition April 18.

    The event was hosted by Dan Lacy and judged by Alan Malone, Tony Hollinden, John Hayes and Darla Doem. Fourteen students performed both solo and group acts. 

  • Perry County 4-H Fair pageant applications now available

    CANNELTON – Interested in becoming Miss Perry County 2015 or Junior Miss Perry County 2015? Young women ages 15-21 who have completed a minimum of one year of 4-H at any age are eligible to apply.

    Contestants must reside in or have an immediate relative that resides in Perry County.

    Any young woman who previously ran for Miss Perry County 4-H Fair and did not receive the queen title and is within the age range is eligible to apply. 

  • TCHS academic pep rally Friday, May 15

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior Senior High School’s Renaissance class will present their annual academic pep rally at 8:15 a.m. Friday, May 15, in the auditorium.

    The theme for this year’s pep rally is “The Wizard of Oz” and the slogan is “There’s no grade like A.”

    Everyone is welcome to attend, but all guests will need to check in at the office before heading to the auditorium for the show.

  • La Leche League to meet Tuesday

    FERDINAND – La Leche League provides mother-to-mother support and networking for breastfeeding, post-breastfeeding and pregnant women.

    La Leche League usually meets on the third Tuesday of the month. The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to noon EST, at 1035 Virginia St. in Ferdinand.

    All women and children are welcome.

    For more information, call Karen at (812) 482-5265 or Pam at (812) 367-2449. 

  • Snyder awarded Sons of the American Legion Scholarship
  • Church News; May 7

    DCBC to host ‘Purse Full of Blessings’


    TELL CITY – Deer Creek Baptist Church in Tell City will host a “girls’ night out” for all ages.

    A Purse Full of Blessings will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the church. Guests are asked to take a finger food or dessert and a gently-used purse containing an item of $5 or less to share.


    St. Paul TGIF set for May 29


  • Rural News: GERALD; May 7

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Marie James, who passed away May 1. May she rest in peace. Her funeral was at the St. Augustine Catholic Church Monday morning, May 4, at 10 a.m.

    Congratulations to Gordon and Frances Taylor of Bristow who will be married 50 years Friday, May 8. They will celebrate their golden anniversary with an open house at the Bristow Community Center Saturday, May 9, beginning at 4 p.m. May God bless them with many more happy anniversaries.