Today's News

  • Titans roll past Tell City

    Sports Editor

    FORT BRANCH— Gibson Southern scored on every possession, taking less than three minutes on each, as it shut out Tell City 62-0 in PAC football Friday.
    Tell City was forced to punt from its own 14-yard line on its first possession but caught a break as the ball bounced off a Gibson Southern player’s leg. Tell City recovered it at its 35.
    The break was short-lived as the Marksmen were again forced to punt three plays later.

  • Springs Valley’s passing attack defeats PC

    Sports Editor

    FRENCH LICK—Braden Whitaker threw four touchdown passes to Jackson Land as Springs Valley beat Perry Central 36-29 in PLAC football Friday.
    Two misguided pass-interference penalties against Perry Central aided two of the Blackhawks’ touchdowns.
    After a Springs Valley receiver had a pass in his grasp late in the second quarter, a Perry Central defender came up to tackle him and his hit caused the ball to bounce loose.

  • Johnson - Leibering

    Mike and Natalie Johnson of Troy and Matt and Gala Leibering of Cannelton announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Kailey Johnson and Bradley Leibering.

    The ceremony is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Twin Lakes Cedar Cabins in Derby. A reception will follow at the Tell City Depot.

    Formal invitations have been sent.

    The bride-to-be  is a graduate of Heritage Hills High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. She currently works as a Spanish teacher.

  • Chapman - Cassidy

    Ashley Chapman and Stuart Cassidy of Tell City announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The double-ring ceremony will take place Oct. 21 at the Schergens Center with a reception to follow.

    Formal invitations have been sent.

    Ashley is the daughter of Diane Chapman-Hoffman and Travis Hoffman of Ferdinand and the late Jeff Chapman. She is a 2004 graduate of Tell City High School and earned a degree in criminal justice from Daymar College. She is currently employed at Heart to Heart Hospice.

  • Why I choose to stand

    Curtis Hill

    Guest Columnist


    One might argue that our nation’s flag is but a mere symbol. True as that may be, symbols play an important role in the life of a nation.

    Growing up, I was taught that whenever we heard the anthem playing and saw Old Glory waving, we would immediately show our respect.

    I would stand.

    I stand because the Stars and Stripes represent the strikingly simple principles of freedom outlined in the Declaration of Independence and enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

  • Exciting times for Rome

    Vince Luecke



    Portions of this column came from a column published a year ago about the community of Rome, but it’s a good segue into many of the big things lying ahead for the community in the coming year.

  • TIGER crossing? Port eyes grant for bridge upgrades


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority, which oversees the local Hoosier Southern Rail, is aiming to conduct extensive rail-bridge upgrades in both Perry and Spencer County. The projects total about $6.3 million, and would be largely funded through a federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant.

  • Planning begins for Rome Bicentennial




    All roads will lead to Rome next October as the community marks the 200th anniversary of its historic courthouse, and perhaps, of Rome itself.

  • City puts damper on fireworks use




    TELL CITY – An ordinance adopted last Monday by the Tell City Common Council will restrict the use of fireworks to the days before, on and after Independence Day and for half an hour on New Year’s Day.

  • Beekeepers to discuss honey quality, hive health Oct. 19

    PERRY COUNTY – What determines honey quality? How can different nectar sources influence honey taste? How should I filter the honey my bees produce? These are questions beekeepers must consider as they think about marketing their honey from home or at a farmer’s market. Sara Dzimianski will address these questions and others at the Oct. 19 meeting of local beekeepers.  The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the agriculture building at