Today's News

  • Thoughts from the pulpit

    JT Hills

    Guest Columnist


    In my office, right in view whenever I sit at my desk, there is an image of the earth and the moon hanging on the wall. It is the famous “Earthrise” photo taken by Bill Anders from lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, 1968. I wasn’t alive then, but perhaps you might remember that moment.

    It had been a rough year. In January, the Tet Offensive shook the country as the Vietnam War took a turn for the worse. In April, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated outside his hotel room in Memphis.

  • Art show champions
  • Finally, a ‘Star Wars’ movie for adults

    Eric Harris

    Film Review


    A funny thing happened after I purchased “The Force Awakens” on video: I didn’t immediately watch it. (I also never felt motivated enough to even officially review it.)

  • A fond farewell
  • Property tax debt won’t doom Can-Clay


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY –  Instead of a lump of coal, the Cannelton-based pipe manufacturer, Can-Clay Corp., may get a huge gift just in time for Christmas. Amassing nearly a half-million dollars in back property taxes, the financial slate will soon be wiped clean with a county takeover of the grounds. Yet, in a controversial move, the business may be allowed to remain open.

  • Tell City, Cannelton split games

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Kaden Chestnut scored 23 points and Tell City held off a late Cannelton rally to beat the Bulldogs 50-41 in eighth grade boys basketball Thursday.
    “We talked about not leaving him (on defense) and we kept leaving him,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett of Chestnut.
    Tell City led 37-21 after three quarters but Cannelton cut the gap to five points, 46-41, on a three-pointer by Devyn Powers with 15 seconds left.

  • Hayes, Peter finish star college careers

    It’s rare for area athletes to play a sport for four years at an NCAA Division I or major Division II college, but two Perry County women recently completed such careers.

  • PC girls edge Orleans

    ORLEANS—Strong defense and a fourth-quarter rally on offense carried Perry Central past Orleans 39-38 in PLAC girls basketball Thursday.
    Perry Central scored just one point in the second quarter to fall behind 20-13 and still trailed by seven after three quarters.
    But Jessica Coultas scored five points and Madelyn Peter four in a 16-8 fourth-quarter rally for the Commodores.
    Macey Emmons hit 1 of 2 free throws with half a minute left to put them ahead by four points.

  • Tell City girls stop Braves

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh entered Thursday’s girls basketball game with an eight-game winning streak and a 3-0 PAC record including a win over Heritage Hills, which beat Tell City by 36 points.
    Tell City entered on a five-game losing streak, with an 0-4 PAC record, one starter absent, and not enough healthy players to play a JV game.
    So of course Tell City beat the Braves 38-31.
    Katie Goffinet’s and strong team defense were the main reasons for the Marksmen’s pulling the upset.

  • Fox Creek pulls away from Cannelton late

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cold shooting early and foul trouble in the second half contributed to Cannelton’s 69-52 loss to Fox Creek Christian in the first round of Cannelton’s boys basketball invitational Friday.
    After using a full-court press to outscore the Kentucky team 18-8 in the third quarter, Cannelton trailed by only one point, 42-41, entering the final period.
    While the press helped the Bulldogs get back in the game, it also caused them to pick up some fouls.