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Today's News

  • On voting ... and not

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress

     

    The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people who are eligible to vote, but don’t.

  • City dispatching center recovering from lightning strike

    By VINCE LUECKE

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department is slowly recovering from a July 20 lightning strike that damaged dispatching and other equipment in the station’s communications center.

    While dispatchers were able to use backup systems to restore basic communication systems, allowing them to reach police officers, firefighters and paramedics, after the evening storm, the radio console system damaged by the lightning strike was beyond repair.

  • SIRS honors memory of Ralph, Rose Reed with building dedication

    By VINCE LUECKE

     

    TELL CITY – Ralph and Rose Reed believed everyone should be treated with respect and dignity. Over the course of nearly 50 years, they led by example, supporting the mission of Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, an organization committed to ensuring full opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

    On Thursday, at one of the largest ribbon-cuttings in recent Tell City history, SIRS rededicated its Tell City operations center at 1012 31st St. as the Reed Building.

  • Cannelton board to refinance school debt

    By STUART CASSIDY

     

    CANNELTON – It was a meeting focused on  financials for Cannelton City Schools as the school board Thursday heard a proposal to refinance a bond issue. The board also reviewed and approved several documents needed for the upcoming year’s budget.

  • Smooth start to new year for Tell City schools

    By STUART CASSIDY

     

    TELL CITY – With students returning back to class, “what an incredible start to the school year,” William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble hailed during an Aug. 11 session of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board. The toughest part of the return, she said, was dismissal.

    Noble said the theme of the opening week was transportation because “we’ve got to get the kids home safely.”

  • Titans blank Tell City

    FORT BRANCH—Four sets were extremely close but Gibson Southern won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in PAC boys tennis Thursday.
    Braden Taylor edged Kevin Yeung 7-5, 7-5 in No. 1 singles.
    Abe Kiesel had to go to a tiebreaker in the first set to beat Chandler Lacy 7-6 (7-5), 6-0 in No. 2 singles.
    Tell City had to forfeit in No. 3 singles.
    Tyler Clark and Riley Farmer beat Jackson Ramsey and Austin Groves 6-2, 7-5 in No. 1 doubles.

  • Tell City falls to Patriots

    SANTA CLAUS—Eryn Jochim shot 47 for medalist honors as Heritage Hills beat Tell City 225-243 in girls golf Thursday.
    Alex Lawalin shot 58 to lead Tell City’s balanced scoring.
    Samantha Meserve shot 59, Halee Lamb 62, and Mary Grace Alvey 64 to complete the Marksmen’s scoring.
    Tell City, 1-2, will host Southridge today at 4:30 p.m.

  • Best-of-5 matches don’t work

    I’ve mentioned this before, but the powers-that-be haven’t listened yet, so I’m saying it again: Best-of-five matches for high school volleyball don’t work.
    At one time high school matches were best-of-three, with 15 points the winning total for each game.
    Teams could score only on their serving turns - not when they forced side outs by the other team.

  • Cannelton falls to Eagles in volleyball Thursday

    LANESVILLE—Bad first passes hurt Cannelton in a 25-10, 25-13, 25-15 volleyball loss to Lanesville Thursday.
    “We absolutely did not get the ball to the setter,” said Cannelton Coach Ashley Chapman.
    But she added that overall “we’re getting better.”
    Nicole Harris led Bulldog hitters with three kills. April Terry and Caressa Sloss each added two.
    Harris served four points, including one ace, and made one dig. Jordyn Vogt made one block.
    Cannelton, 0-2, will visit Springs Valley Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

  • Hubert propels Perry Central past Orleans

    ORLEANS—Maddie Hubert had 15 kills, 18 assists, 11 digs, five ace serves and one block as Perry Central beat Orleans 20-25, 25-20, 17-25, 25-19, 15-7 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    Addy Davis added 10 kills and 22 assists and Terissa Roark also made 10 kills.
    Ryann Lynch made 10 digs and Payton Emmons nine to back Hubert in that department.
    Lynch made four ace serves and Roark added two.
    “I’m proud they put it together to get the win,” Perry Central Coach Becky Genet said of her young players.