Today's News

  • TC girls win triangular

    LYNNVILLE - Tell City won seven events, including all three relays, to win a girls triangular swim meet Thursday.

    Tell City scored 146 points, Gibson Southern 110, and Tecumseh 24.

    Chelsea Malone, Samantha Ballman, Erika Hauenstein and Katie Clemens won the 200-yard medley relay in 2:08.97.

    Clemens, Jessica Wagner, Hauenstein and Malone won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:51.36.

    Those same four girls swam the 400 free relay in 4:11.44 to win it by 23.57 seconds.

    Wagner won the 200 free in 2:24.28 and teammate Tiffany Davis placed second in 2:26.11.

  • Nuetzel starred for Tell City in a different era

    If you were on a committee to elect members of a school's athletic hall of fame, you might be reluctant to vote for a basketball player who averaged 7.9 points per game.

    You would probably be much more willing to vote for someone who was the leading scorer on a sectional championship team and went on to be a starter for a Big Ten Conference championship team as a sophomore in college.

    But what if I told you those two examples are actually the same player?

  • Lockman, Cannelton overpower Cloverport

    CANNELTON - Cannelton girls basketball guard Devin Lockman put on quite a show for her mother Thursday.

    Lockman, surprised earlier in the day by her mother's return from a tour of duty in the war in Iraq, celebrated with 18 points, seven assists and seven steals - all career highs - as the Bulldogs beat Cloverport 58-21.

    Lockman scored six points in the first two minutes as the Bulldogs jumped to an 8-0 lead.

    She hit a driving 7-foot shot after a Cloverport turnover, made a steal and a layup, and added two free throws after Cannelton forced the Aces' sixth turnover.

  • Huber propels PC past Raiders in 2 OTs

    HUNTINGBURG - Nick Huber scored the first six points of the second overtime to lead Perry Central past Southridge 57-52 in boys basketball Friday.

    Neither team ever led by more than five points until the second overtime, and Perry Central had to score the last basket of regulation and the first overtime to get to the second overtime.

    Michael Jarboe scored inside on an assist from T.J. Lamon to tie the score 42-42 with 2:11 left in regulation.

    Southridge then held the ball for the last shot and missed.

  • Sesquicentennial countdown begins

    Tell City's sesquicentennial is fast approaching and as you may have noticed at the bottom of today's front page, we've begun a countdown to the weeklong celebration's Aug. 2 opening day.

  • In mayor-VFD dispute, dedication trumps savings

    At his first council meeting as Cannelton's mayor, Morris "Smokey" Graves faced opposition to his decision to eliminate two positions from that city's fire department. The meeting seemed more like a one-man show than democracy when the mayor announced that assistant- and deputy-chief positions, held by Charlie Little and Johnny Young respectively, were being eliminated to streamline the fire department.

  • Mom's home!

    Air Force master sergeant surprises daughter on return from Iraq

    Freshman Devin Lockman broke into a big smile, realizing when her grandmother entered her Earth-science classroom at Cannelton High School Thursday it meant one thing.

    Mom was home from Iraq.

    Mom, known to some others as Air Force Master Sgt. Demetrius Powers, was right on the heels of Doris Kellems, the grandmother. She opened her desert-camouflaged arms to catch her daughter, who raced across the classroom to reach her.

  • Newton named to parks board

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Parks and Recreation Board discussed construction plans for Eagle's Nest Park and welcomed a new member by making him an officer Wednesday.

    Under the county statute that created the board, it must elect officers at its first meeting each calendar year.

    Edd Ransom was re-elected president and Dan Peter was re-elected vice president. But Dorothy Kessner, the board's secretary for several years, retired from the board when her term expired at the end of 2007.

  • Chief wants to reapply for ladder-truck grant

    Litherland to fill boots of retiring firefighter

    TELL CITY - The chief of the Tell City Fire Department hopes to reapply for a U.S. Homeland Security grant that, if received, would help fund the purchase of a new fire truck.

    Greg Linne told members of the city's board of public works and safety last Monday that the department would like to apply for funding under a 2008 grant program.

  • Woman crashes van in Cannelton, again

    CANNELTON - Two Thursdays, two demolished minivans, one driver. Police said a 30-year-old woman injured Thursday when her speeding van clipped a semi and overturned multiple times on Indiana 237 was the same driver who overturned another vehicle a week earlier, less than a mile way.

    Misty Parr, of 638 St. Louis Ave, Cannelton, struck a curb and utility pole Jan. 3 along Indiana 66 and rolled her 1996 Chrysler Town and Country, police said. Parr walked away from that crash, which officers said occurred when she momentarily looked away from the road.