Today's News

  • Perry Central leads local ISTEP results


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Education released Wednesday the spring 2017 Indiana State Testing for Educational Progress results.

    Among the more than 360 districts assessed in the state, Perry Central Schools placed in the top 10 percent of combined scoring for students passing both the English-Language Arts and Math portions. Tell City Schools scored similarly well, placing in the upper 20th percentile.

  • As autumn approaches, county’s byways lead to fun, adventure





    PERRY COUNTY – There’s no shortage of things to do this autumn in Perry County. The county’s convention and visitors bureau has released details of upcoming events, including the Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour in October.

  • Coalter to serve 60 years




    TELL CITY – Accusing him of showing no remorse for the murder he was convicted of committing, Judge Lucy Goffinet sentenced Randal Coalter to 60 years in prison on Friday. The 45-year-old Coalter slumped his head slightly toward the table where he was seated but showed little emotion as a sheriff’s deputy led him to a holding cell.

    Family members of the St. Croix man Coalter murdered, David Weedman, hugged one another inside the courtroom and in the outside courthouse rotunda.

  • County leaders eye 2018 budget requests


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The county council is looking toward some major financial revamps for its 2018 budget. During Thursday’s special session at the courthouse, members conducted a first reading of the financial plan, opening the first of what will be three days of preparations for additions and cuts to next year’s spending.

  • Raiders nip Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Tell City and Southridge shut each other out in regulation and two extra-time periods, but Southridge won 4-2 in shootout goals in girls soccer Wednesday.
    Claire Zellers and Grace Gehlhausen scored Tell City’s shootout goals.
    “We played very well,” said Tell City Coach Kelsey Henrickson.
    She added, “Beth Whitworth moved to the midfield and did a great job moving the ball around. The offense moved the ball up the field and showed a huge improvement from the previous games.”

  • Hancock County beats Bulldogs

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Caressa Sloss made four kills, eight digs and two blocks but Cannelton lost to Hancock County 25-14, 25-12, 25-18 in volleyball Thursday.
    Chloe Davis added four spikes, four digs and one block, Madeline Lindauer three spikes and four digs, Tory Thomas eight digs and three spikes, and Kendra Anastasiades five assists for the Bulldogs.
    Hancock County won the JV match 22-20, 21-11.
    Charlotte Entwistle served three aces for Cannelton and Lori Northern added two spikes and one block.

  • Tell City shuts out Rebels 4-0

    REO—Tell City won every match actually played in straight sets to beat South Spencer 4-0 in PAC boys tennis Wednesday.
    Neal Hollinden defeated Tyler Mallory 6-2, 6-0 in No. 1 singles and Ethan Maffia shut out Zeke Donnelly 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2.
    Zach Goffinet and Anthony Koch beat David Garcia and David Luttrell 6-2, 6-2 in No. 1 doubles.
    Cameron Young won by forfeit in No. 3 singles, and both teams had to forfeit in No. 2 doubles.
    Tell City lost a home match to Pike Central 5-0 Thursday.

  • Good serving, hitting propel TC past PC

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Strong serving and hitting helped Tell City beat Perry Central 25-15, 25-16, 25-13 in volleyball Thursday.
    Rachel Malone served five consecutive points with the aid of two kills by Addison Fella and one by Kammie Jo Hayes as the Marksmen built an 8-2 lead in the first game.
    Hayes’ kill and one of Fella’s came on free balls sent over the net by the Commodores.
    Tell City led by at least five points the rest of that game.

  • Paoli’s runs, passes past Perry Central

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central couldn’t contain Paoli’s speed in a 48-6 PLAC football loss Friday.
    The Commodores were forced into a punting situation on their first possession. The snap bounced to punter Josh Smith, who was tackled for a 12-yard loss to the Perry Central 31 before he could get the punt off.
    Paoli then ran Tyler Smith three straight times for a total of 11 yards. After that Ty Lawson threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Dietrich Sears.

  • Balanced running game fuels TC win over Pike Central

    Sports Editor

    PETERSBURG—Tell City used a strong, balanced rushing attack to beat Pike Central 37-30 in PAC football Friday.
    The Marksmen had three runners each gain between 80 and 117 yards and none of them was Trey Mucker, who is generally considered their top running back.