Today's News

  • Trojans down Cannelton with inside-outside attack

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Hitting a season-best 78.9 percent at the free-throw line and holding 6-foot-5 Wood Memorial center Conner Sevier to no rebounds were bright spots for Cannelton’s basketball team Saturday.
    Sevier was still effective on offense, though, hitting 8 of 9 shots from the field as the Trojans won 77-33.
    A strong inside-outside attack featuring four inside baskets by Sevier and three three-pointers by Lathan Falls helped the Trojans build a 21-10 first-quarter lead.

  • Rebels rip Marksmen

    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—After slowly beginning to turn the corner and play better, Tell City suffered an 81-50 setback to South Spencer in PAC boys basketball Saturday.
    Tell City had lost its previous three games by a combined 22 points following a win over Boonville Dec. 30.
    With the Marksmen trailing by 21 early in the second quarter, it left Coach Greg Arnold looking for answers as to why his team had suddenly regressed.

  • Perry Central stops Marksmen’s offense

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central made 17 steals and held Tell City to 25.0 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Marksmen 50-23 in girls basketball Monday.
    The Commodores jumped to an 11-2 lead in the first 5 1/2 minutes as Brittany Parker scored five points and had a nice assist to Megan Thomas for a layup.
    They increased their lead to 21-8 with a minute left in the first half. Emma Kohnert was the only Tell City player with a field goal at that point, and she was held scoreless the rest of the game.

  • Head Start students prepare for Christmas
  • Perry County Extension Night set for Monday at Perry Central

    PERRY COUNTY – The public is invited to join Sara Dzimianski, extension educator for agriculture and natural resources, and the Perry County FFA for a series of winter agriculture workshops coming up in the new year.

    Topics will include the U.S. Farm Bill, farm succession planning, pond management, beekeeping and more.

    Monday, Jan. 26, will be Perry County’s Extension Night and annual meeting.

    The event had been set for Nov. 17 but was snowed out. It will be held in the Perry Central Community School cafetorium.

  • Cannelton’s mayor seeks second term




    CANNELTON – Mayor Mary Snyder filed Thursday for a second term as Cannelton’s mayor. The Republican was elected in 2011. She is the city’s first female mayor.

    “I have enjoyed my past years as Mayor and look forward to keep the city moving in the right direction,” she said.

    Snyder points to several accomplishments in her first term, including development of the Cannelton River Trail, which runs along the Ohio River.

  • EDITORIAL: Allowing any candidate to run for two offices at once is bad idea

    State Sen. Mike Delph said late last month that he would propose a bill to allow fellow Republican Mike Pence to run for two offices next year, Indiana governor and U.S. President.

    Delph withdrew his bill last week after other prominent Republicans in the Indiana General Assembly criticized it.

  • Early May opening eyed for new Perry County Memorial Hospital



    TELL CITY – Construction of the new Perry County Memorial Hospital is on schedule for an early May opening. Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Stuber said the plan is to transfer patients to the new hospital May 7. Hospital employees will transfer operations to other areas of the facility in the days before patients are moved. An open house and public tours of the facility are also planned ahead of the official opening.

  • County’s long-range plan draws big crowd


    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – Bob Grewe of the Evansville-based Lochmueller Group addressed a full room Tuesday during a Perry County Comprehensive Plan public workshop in the school cafeteria at Perry Central Community School. Grewe was impressed with the number of citizens and leaders who decided to brave the cold to attend and share their concerns and ideas.

    Lochmueller Group will use public input gathered this and future sessions to engineer a plan for long-term improvements to the county.

  • County one of six collaboration communities

    State-university partnership will help develop local leadership and strengthen economy

    PERRY COUNTY – A statewide program that helps small communities develop local leadership, strengthen local economies and capitalize on resources has named Perry County one of six participant finalists.

    Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann sent congratulatory announcement videos to the six newly designated finalist communities for the Hometown Collaboration Initiative.