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Today's News

  • Experienced Vikings will host Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    POSEYVILLE—Tell City will visit North Posey, the only football team it beat last year, Friday at 7:30 p.m. But these Vikings are much better than last year’s team.
    Last year the Vikings had almost no returnees from the previous season and they finished 4-8, including 1-6 in the PAC.
    This year they returned 20 of 22 starters on offense and defense and have gotten off to a 3-3 start, including 2-2 in the conference.

  • Commodores to face undefeated Senators

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central will have to contain West Washington’s versatile offense to have a chance to tie for first place in the PLAC football race Friday.
    West Washington, the defending conference champion and 6-0 this season and 3-0 in the PLAC, will host the Commodores at 6:30 p.m. Perry Central is 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference.
    Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson said he thinks West Washington is “a little better” than last year. “They’ve got a lot of weapons.

  • Tell City boys dominate Lincoln Trail meet

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Cooper, ranked in the top 10 in the largest class in Kentucky, drove 2 1/2 hours hoping to get some strong competition in the Lincoln Trail Invitational boys cross country race Saturday.
    But it may have gotten more than it bargained for, as Tell City beat the Kentucky team 40-74 for first place in the 11-team meet.
    Perry Central finished eighth with 206 points and Cannelton 11th with 347.
    Tell City placed six runners in the top 16 in the 131-man race.

  • Study reveals more than a third of Hoosier households struggle to afford basics

    INDIANAPOLIS – There are nearly 908,000 Hoosier households unable to afford the basics of housing, food, health care, child care and transportation despite working hard according to the United Way ALICE Report Update released today by Indiana Association of United Ways.

    In Indiana more than 550,600 households live above poverty but below the ALICE threshold, or the basic cost of living. Combined, ALICE and poverty households, account for 36 percent of households.

  • Straight ticket votes will not count for at-large county council races

    INDIANAPOLIS – Straight party voting has changed in Indiana and this November Hoosiers should take note before going to the polls. Hoosiers will still be able to cast a straight ticket on Nov. 8, but that vote will not count for any individual candidate for county council or town council at-large. Voters now need to select each candidate they wish to elect for at-large county council and town council seats.

  • Royalty of the fall
  • Marksmen Homecoming

    Maddi Kellems, daughter of Patti Coyle, and Logan Gaynor, grandson of Barbara and Donald Coogle, took the queen and king titles at Tell City’s fall homecoming ceremony Sept. 23, before Tell City’s game against Southridge.

  • A sobering look beyond the upcoming election

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    This campaign year has been full of twists and turns. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, let alone on Nov. 8. So talking about what comes afterward seems premature. But it’s been on my mind a lot, because I’m worried.

    This is not about who wins the presidency. I’m concerned about the aftermath of this campaign season and how hard it’s going to be for our next set of elected officials, from the president on down, to govern.

  • Kim and Scott Franchville

    Scott and Kim Franchville celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Sept. 7, 2016, spending a week in Destin, Fla., and then were honored with another celebration Sept. 17, by their children at Rome campground.

    They have three sons, Ryan (Ariel) and Evan Franchville of Derby and Tyler Franchville of Sulphur.

    Scott is employed at Waupaca Foundry as a foreman in the melt department and Kim is a childcare provider.

    Scott is the son of Peggy Franchville and the late Randy Franchville of Bristow.

  • Monte Cassino pilgrimages to be held in October

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for the Sundays in October.

    The pilgrimages begin with an opening hymn and a short sermon, followed by a rosary procession. The service ends with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a hymn. Speakers and topics for the pilgrimages are:

    • Oct. 2 – Brother André DeDecker OSB, “Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary”