Today's News

  • Chief: Firing range will fill growing need




    TELL CITY – A new firing range under construction in an undeveloped area of Tell City, Police Chief Derrick Lawalin said this month, will help meet the goal every police department in the nation: maintaining its officers’ firearms proficiency and ongoing training.

  • Charles & Wanda Edwards

    Charles and Wanda Edwards of Tell City will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Sept. 4, 2018.

    Mr. Edwards and Wanda Lampkin were married Sept. 4, 1948, in Hawesville, Ky.

    Mr. Edwards is retired from Edwards Logging and Mrs. Edwards retired from Buehlers.

    The Edwards are the parents of Jeff Edwards (Carolyn) and the late Lisa Edwards; the grandparents of three grandchildren, who are, the late Charles (CJ) Edwards, Ashley Hall (David) and Nick Edwards (Bailey); and have two great-granddaughters, Kylee and Madison Hall.

  • The sad history of synthetic fuels projects in southern Indiana

    John Blair

    Guest Columnist


    Every few years someone pursuing a “get rich quick” scheme comes up with an idea to use coal as a feedstock for other forms of energy like liquid or gaseous fuels. In my forty-some years as an Evansville resident, there have been more than a dozen of these ploys proposed for using coal in the Illinois Basin.

    Only one has been built.

  • Rangers hold off Perry Central

    FERDINAND – Perry Central scored its only touchdown on defense in a 12-7 JV football loss to Forest Park Monday.

    Camiren Zellers intercepted a pass and returned it 45 yards for the Commodores’ score.

    Reece Davis kicked the extra point.

    Alex Green also intercepted a pass for the Commodores and outside linebacker Rhett Smith made a couple of sacks.

    On offense “right before halftime we were moving the ball pretty well  . . . but we didn’t get it in,” said Perry Central Coach Brennan Malone.

  • Gun raffle to benefit historic Rome

    ROME – Rome was a thriving community in 1818-19 when the first courthouse in Indiana was built. The Rome-Vincennes Trace was a major gateway to the West with ferry service from Kentucky beginning the 1790s.

    The railroad across the river was the beginning of the fall of Rome. After Cannelton “stole” the county court in a rowboat down the Ohio River, the courthouse survived as Rome Academy, next as a high school from 1908 to 1935, and continuing as a grade school which closed in 1966.

  • School board ballot set for November




    PERRY COUNTY – Voters casting ballots Nov. 6 will choose who will represent them on local school boards. Friday was the deadline for candidates to file for school board. School board elections used to be decided in May’s primary but a change in state law several years ago, transferred elections to November. Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said the move adds more interest to the race and voter turnout is higher in November.

  • Tell City boys 2nd at Northeast Dubois

    DUBOIS – The top eighth grader runner and top seventh grade runner were both from Perry County in Dubois’ junior high boys cross country invitational Tuesday.

    Tell City eighth grader Brayden Lain won the race in 11:07 to lead the Marksmen to second place among 13 complete teams.

    Perry Central’s Seth Guillaume won a trophy for being the top seventh grade runner and placed 10th overall in 11:48 to lead the Commodores to ninth place.

  • Marksmen girls fall to Vikings

    TELL CITY – Tell City battled but ultimately fell 7-0 to North Posey in girls soccer Saturday.

    Marksmen Coach Kelsey Henrickson said she was proud of the attitude and work ethic of her goalie, Bailee Johnson.

    “Our goalie did very well,” Henrickson applauded. “They had a lot of shots on goal and she saved a lot of them and we were really proud of her.”

    Henrickson said she’ll be working with the defense in the coming practices on ways to improve.

  • Cannelton Flag design contest opens

    CANNELTON – The Design & Preservation Committee of Renew Cannelton Inc. is sponsoring a contest to design a flag used by the city of Cannelton. The design should represent Cannelton’s rich history.

    Entries need to be received by Sept. 14. The contest is open to everyone.

    The winner of the design will be announced at the Cannelton Heritage Festival in October. Designs should be emailed to bbbeard@renewcannelton.org or mailed c/o Andrea Keller, Renew Cannelton Inc., 321 Washington St., Cannelton, Ind., 47520.

  • Stage set for auction of former Troy refinery


    Staff Writer


    TROY – The primary topic of the Aug. 21 meeting of the Spencer County Commissioners was the upcoming auction of the county-owned former United Energy refinery across from Lincoln Ferry Park. Hugh Miller of Evansville-based Curran Miller Auction/Realty was present to offer a thorough breakdown of the process and stated that he was confident the riverfront property would draw plenty of interest.