Today's News

  • Free throws help Tell City edge Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—The main difference in the game was free throws, so it was apropos that Katie Goffinet scored the winning points at the line as Tell City edged Perry Central 39-37 in girls basketball Monday.
    Perry Central’s Catie Hauser hit 1 of 2 free throws to tie the game 37-37 with 27.3 seconds left.
    Tell City missed its next shot but got the ball back on the possession arrow on a jump-ball situation with six seconds left.

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  • Cannelton Elementary releases honor rolls

    Cannelton Elementary has released its honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the 2016-17 school year.

    First-grade distinguished honor roll:Brooke Evans, Caitlyn Embry, E.J. Holman, Parker Joyal, Kyla Little, Jaicey Salmon, Lily Weedman and Logan Rice.

    First-grade honor roll:Leslie Hall and Arianna Hulse.

    Second grade distinguished honor roll:Summer DuPont, Isaac Fuqua and Nora Lawson.

    Second-grade honor roll:Jackson Joyal, Gaige Masterson, Dodge Roestch and Ayla Snyder.

  • Can the media hold politicians accountable?

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist


    If you watched Donald Trump’s recent press conference, you may have overlooked a telling and worrisome moment. A CNN reporter tried to ask the president-elect about the extent of his ties to Russian officials. “No! Not you. No! Your organization is terrible,” responded Mr. Trump, and moved on to the next question.

  • TCPD grants will fund body armor, computers




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department has received grants to purchase body armor for officers and computer equipment for cars.

    The Indiana Public Employees Plan is giving the police department $1,649.19,which Chief Derrick Lawalin said will be used to purchase body armor. Full-time officers and reservists are issued tactical vests and other gear. The vests don’t last forever and are certified for use for only a set number of years. They then have to be replaced.

  • Rustic appeal in Cannelton’s historic business district


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – What’s up with the ramshackle little ‘chicken coop’ in Cannelton? Looking past the broken boards and lack of windows, property developer Robert Moskos sees the rustic charm and the possibilities for the Indiana 66 location. If all goes to plan, he said the building could soon turn into a vintage-inspired ice-cream stand, complementing the historic downtown area.

  • Ruptured water line leaves big mess on 23rd Street

    TELL CITY – A ruptured 6-inch water main under 23rd Street in Tell City tore apart tons of asphalt and an undetermined amount of the street’s base early Tuesday.

    The break was within 25 feet of a similar rupture in the fall of 2014. As happened then, the force of the water heaved up asphalt from one side of the street to the other. About half a block of the street will needed to be repaved this spring.

  • County highway chief seeks worker raises


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Workers at the county highway garage could see a 3-percent stipend to their current hourly wages. While highway personnel were excluded from raises when the county council prepared the 2017 budget, department superintendent Steve Howell was adamant in speaking up for his staff.

  • Don’t forget what’s in the root cellar

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Perhaps this can be a reminder of the payoff of “putting up” the garden in spring, summer and fall: we have extended our homegrown eating pleasure into the winter months with some basic preservation methods.

    If you froze, dried, canned or otherwise preserved fresh fruits and vegetables in 2016, do not forget about them (or horde them for some unreasonable amount of time.)

  • Abolishing Obamacare rewards wealthy, punishes working families

    Guest Column by Frank Clemente and Ron Pollack


    Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) threaten the health care of 30 million Americans and would erode some rare progress made recently to reverse America’s growing economic inequality.