Today's News

  • Masters of the small screen:


    Staff Writer


    Lights, camera action! William Tell Elementary students in Pat Jarboe’s broadcast program aired its variety-news production live for the first time Friday. Part of  the school’s On-Target after-school program, Jarboe has offered the extra-curricular class for the last three years.

  • Cannelton seeks stormwater study grant


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – City leaders in Cannelton are planning for several changes they feel will help improve the overall appearance of the community. From streetscapes to alleyways and beyond, plans include enhanced drainage improvements, expanded parking for the library and retooling of trash-collection rules.

  • Blowing hot and cold, board wavers on HVAC project


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – An on again, off again heating and air system replacement at William Tell Elementary is tentatively halted again. Nuanced language within a preliminary engineering agreement presented to the Tell City School Board by the firm, Energy Systems Group of Evansville, has the board rethinking how it wants to go about repairs.

  • Economy impacts library circulation


    Feature Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Circulation figures from Perry County Public Library show a decrease in circulated items compared to this time in 2016.

    The library’s total circulation went from 11,655 items in March 2016 to 10,502 in March of this year. Over 800 items in that decrease belong to Tell City’s branch, much of that figure being DVD checkouts.

    Library Director John Mundy said the decrease is the result of the economy improving from last year.

  • Spring cleanup details still being worked out


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – The details haven’t been worked out and a date won’t be set until Monday, but Tell City will have a spring cleanup this year – likely in mid-June. But city officials ask residents not to set out that old lamp or bicycle until the week of the event.

  • Farm to table dinner returning




    TELL CITY – A farm-to-table dinner of locally produced meat, fruits and vegetables will return to Tell City late this summer, giving diners a chance to enjoy a meal whose ingredients will be raised and grown in Perry County.

  • Perry Central 10th in unified sectional

    EVANSVILLE—Perry Central won one individual event and one relay as it finished 10th in the 12-team unified track sectional Saturday.
    The Commodores scored 45 points. Mount Vernon won with 111.
    Perry Central’s Madison Alvey won one heat of the 100-meter dash in 19.15 seconds.
    Nathan Cassidy, Triton Martin, Jonathan Rounds and Sarah Schlachter won their heat of the 400 relay in 1:01.33.
    Cassidy placed third in his heat of the 100 dash in 16.59.
    Sophia Shelby took third in her 400 dash in 1:15.25.

  • Blackhawks stop Bulldogs in sectional

    FRENCH LICK—Springs Valley jumped to a 10-0 first-inning lead and beat Cannelton 13-0 in the first round of the Springs Valley softball sectional Tuesday.
    Six hits, including four for extra bases, and five walks fueled the Blackhawks’ big inning.
    Casey Bell hit two doubles that inning.
    The Blackhawks had 14 hits for the game.
    Madeline Lindauer got Cannelton’s only hit on a single up the middle with one out in the fifth inning.
    Springs Valley pitchers Bell and Cam Allen combined to strike out nine and walk none.

  • Wright powers Shoals past Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Dayson Wright hit a three-run homer as Shoals beat Cannelton 8-4 in baseball Monday.
    Shoals built a 6-0 lead before Cannelton scored its first two runs in the fifth inning.
    Each team had six hits and drew six walks, but all of Cannelton’s hits were singles.
    And Shoals took advantage of five Cannelton errors.
    David Reed and Rafe Garrett each had two hits for Cannelton.
    Reed, Logan Marshall and Ethan Melton each drove in one run.

  • Patriots beat Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Heritage Hills outhit Perry Central 11-6 for a 7-2 baseball victory Monday.
    Since this was each team’s final sectional tuneup, each used at least four pitchers.
    Nearly all of them pitched at least one inning, but Heritage Hills starter Casey Miller was relieved after walking three in only one-third of an inning.
    That helped Perry Central build a 1-0 lead. But Heritage Hills took the lead for good with two runs in the third inning.
    Ethan Myler went 2 for 3 with a double to lead Perry Central hitters. Luke Bishop also had two hits.