Today's News

  • PC must deal with Forest Park’s blitzes

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Stopping Forest Park’s blitzes will be a key for Perry Central when they meet in football Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    “They bring a lot of pressure - we’ll have to be ready for that,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.
    The 0-1 Rangers’ base defense is a 4-4. They will use man-to-man coverage in the secondary at times and sometimes play a three-man zone back there.

  • Typical Patriots tough opponent for Tell City

    Sports Editor

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City will visit a typical Heritage Hills football team Friday at 7 p.m.
    The 1-0 Patriots operate “primarily out of the wishbone (offense),” said Tell City Coach Josh Teague. “They all swarm to the ball well on defense. Their team speed is good.”
    He said Matthew Graham, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior, and Ethan Griepenstroh, a 5-9, 165-pound senior, are their top running backs.

  • Tell City boys win 22-team Border Clash

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Tell City placed four runners in the top 12 as it won the 22-team Border Clash boys cross country meet Tuesday.

  • Smith leads Tell City past Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Nick Smith had never played football before last season, when he started at center as a sophomore for Tell City’s varsity.
    This year he has been switched to running back. After one JV game, that move appears to be a success.
    He scored on three long plays in the fourth quarter as Tell City overtook Perry Central for a 34-24 JV victory Monday.
    Perry Central built a 24-8 lead when Josh Smith returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown with 4:37 left in the third quarter.

  • Extra money to fund paving

    PERRY COUNTY – Matching funds announced Tuesday will provide more than $680,000 for paving work in Tell City, Cannelton and rural areas of Perry County. Projects include repaving of portions of Main Street in Tell City, St. Isidore Road and portions of Parks and Unison roads in the Magnet area.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that 99 Southern Indiana cities, towns and counties will receive a combined $49 million to improve local roads and bridges through the state’s Community Crossings matching grant fund.

  • Area Republicans rally for 2016 campaign season

    By: Don Steen

    TROY – Around 400 area Republicans and their families gathered Thursday evening for the annual Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic at Mulzer’s Camp near Troy. A wide array of food and fair weather welcomed party faithful to the banks of the Ohio as they rallied for the much-anticipated 2016 General Election. In addition to local candidates from both counties, several big names from the statewide ballot were also on hand to pump up the crowd as the campaign season intensifies.

  • Two arrested after police seize mobile meth lab

    TELL CITY – A methamphetamine lab was removed from the trunk of a car after officers followed up on two suspicious Spencer County men Aug. 19.

    While inside the CVS Pharmacy in Tell City, Tell City Officer Daymion Marsh observed a man acting suspiciously.

    Marsh contacted Master Trooper Trey Lytton and informed him that the man had been driving a white Chevrolet Cavalier. Lytton drove through the parking lot and located the vehicle, but did not get a computer return on the vehicle registration until after it had left the parking lot.

  • New Superior Ag feed mill officially on its way

    By: Don Steen


    ROCKPORT – The Spencer County Council received confirmation Aug. 16, Superior Ag had chosen to located its new feed mill at the previously considered site north of Dale. A public hearing was held that evening for anyone who wished to speak against finalizing granting an abatement to help the company get the new facility up and running, but only words of support were to come from the audience.

  • Sisters kick off year of events marking 150th anniversary

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will mark the 150th anniversary of their founding in Ferdinand on Aug. 20, 2017. A year of celebration was kicked off Saturday, Aug. 20 with a commemoration with fellow religious women and Bishop Charles Thompson.

  • Indiana’s teacher evaluations not working

    As we have seen with the continuing struggle to replace the hated ISTEP, members of the Indiana education establishment has difficulty with the whole testing concept — what to test, how to test it, what to do with the results.

    Now it appears they even have trouble testing the teachers who give the tests. Indiana lawmakers put the a statewide evaluation system in place in 2011 with the goal of raising expectations for teachers to keep improving their performance. It was also supposed to identify teachers in need of improvement or removal from the classroom.