Today's News

  • Houchin appointed assistant whip

    INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) to serve as Assistant Majority Whip for the 120th General Assembly.

    “I’m looking forward to the next legislative session and serving on the Senate leadership team,” Houchin said. “Expanding access to broadband in rural areas, improving education, boosting job growth, and tackling the drug crisis plaguing so many of our communities will be my top priorities this session.”

  • Tell City girls 2nd in triangular meet

    NEWBURGH—Taylor Kratzer placed third in one individual event and second on a relay to lead Tell City to second place in a girls three-way swim meet Wednesday.
    All three teams swam together but it was scored as two dual meets. Tell City beat Harrison 176-56 but lost to Castle 198-91.
    Kratzer placed third in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:51.79 and teammate Brenna Franzman was fourth in 6:53.28.
    Ariana Warf, Sydney Robbins, Franzman and Kratzer took second in the 200 free relay in 2:08.17.

  • Tell City boys 2nd at Castle

    NEWBURGH—Drew Ettensohn placed second in one event and Tell City earned six third places as it placed second place in a boys three-way swim meet Wednesday.
    All three teams swam together but it was scored as two dual meets. Tell City beat Harrison 175-74 but lost to Castle, which is ranked sixth in the state, 208-64.
    Ettensohn placed second in the 50-yard freestyle in 25.64 seconds.
    Castle took at least the top two places in every other event, including all three relays.

  • Marksmen outwrestle New Albany but lose due to six forfeits

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City outscored New Albany in matches actually wrestled but lost to the Bulldogs 48-34 in wrestling Wednesday.
    Tell City forfeited in six of the 14 weight classes and New Albany forfeited in one, so the Bulldogs received a net gain of 30 points on forfeits.
    In matches actually wrestled David Teague in the 132-pound weight class, Trey Mucker at 145, Steven Wheatley at 170, and Kyle Hagedorn at 182 earned pins for the Marksmen.

  • Wolfpack outshoots Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Crawford County hit three three-pointers in the second quarter as it outscored Perry Central 19-9 en route to a 62-40 PLAC girls basketball victory Thursday.
    “The second quarter killed us the most,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “We played with them really well in the first quarter and most of the second quarter. Then they ran off five or six points at the end (to go up 32-18).

  • Raiders, Rebels top Tell City

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City’s girls basketball team shot decently Thursday but played poorly in other facets of the game. Friday the Marksmen did pretty well in everything but shooting.
    The result was two road losses, 39-32 to Southridge Thursday and 58-30 to South Central Friday.
    At Southridge “we shot the ball decent, but in the first half we took only 10 shots because of turnovers,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “We did not take care of the basketball.”

  • Flannagan, Kleeman, Wellman chosen for Tell City’s Athletic Hall of Fame

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Three Tell City stars of the 1970s, Mark Flannagan, Chris “Hooker” Kleeman and Mike Wellman, were elected to the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame Wednesday.
    Their induction ceremony will be held Jan. 28 before the Marksmen’s boys basketball game with Springs Valley. They will also be introduced to the crowd at halftime of the game.
    Mark Flannagan
    Flannagan, a 1979 graduate, played tennis, basketball and golf for the Marksmen.

  • Rebound FGs propel PC past Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored eight field goals - including its first four - after offensive rebounds and beat Cannelton 95-47 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Commodores grabbed 19 offensive rebounds and got three or four shots on several possessions.
    “We were getting good looks but were not hitting the shots,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We did a good job pursuing the ball, though, and ran down some long ones too - some 50-50 balls.”

  • Florence Henderson – Star never forgot local ties


    Staff Writer


    A star whose life brightened the nation and blessed those who knew her in Perry and Spencer counties was mourned this week. Florence Agnes Henderson, who passed away Thanksgiving Day from heart failure, was 82.

  • Missing hunter found cold but alive near Leopold




    LEOPOLD – A deer hunter missing in the woods for two days was found, shivering cold but alive, near Leopold early Saturday. His rescue on Thanksgiving weekend, rescuers said, left everyone with a true meaning of the holiday.

    “He was out of energy, on the ground and probably thinking help wasn’t coming,” said Tell City Detective Roger Smith. He and others looked for  Frank Knight, 63, much of Friday.