Today's News

  • Praising God, serving others

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Courtney Berger’s fingers are tickling the church organ’s keys half an hour before Sunday morning Mass at St. Mark Catholic Church.

    Glancing at the sheet music from a bench near the front of the sanctuary, the 11-year-old concentrates on the chords of “Gather Us In,” the entrance song that will begin the morning service.

  • Price tag of proposed new jail reduced by $3 million

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part report about revisions made to a proposal to build a new county jail.

    TELL CITY – A revised plan for a new jail that may be built in Perry County features a $3 million price reduction from the initial proposal, county leaders learned Jan. 4.

  • Crash claims life of USI student

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    ST. MARKS – A 20-year-old University of Southern Indiana student died Monday in a two-vehicle accident between St. Marks and Bristow.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Samuel J. Deom, 20, of 14928 Indiana 145, was pulling out of his driveway when his truck was hit by a northbound pickup truck driven by Aaron Meyer, 34, of Bristow.

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  • TC girls sweep Central

    TELL CITY—Tell City won all 12 events to wallop Evansville Central 119-49 in girls swimming Thursday.
    It was senior night for Tell City and “our senior girls performed well—they’re pretty competitive,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page.
    Amanda Wagner won two individual events and two relays to lead the Marksmen.
    Loren Braunecker and Charissa Lahee each also won two individual events.

  • Marksmen pin Wolfpack

    MARENGO—Tell City won all but one match actually wrestled to crush Crawford County 52-18 in wrestling Tuesday.
    Having to forfeit four weight classes usually hurts the Marksmen, but they gained six points on forfeits Tuesday because Crawford County had fewer wrestlers than they did.
    Two weight classes were double forfeits.
    Among the six matches actually wrestled, Tell City won four by pins and one by a major decision.
    “The ones that did actually wrestle did well,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.

  • Tell City loses two games

    FORT BRANCH—Short-handed Tell City couldn’t generate any offense in a 55-8 PAC girls basketball loss to Gibson Southern Saturday.
    The Marksmen played without leading scorer and rebounder McKenzie Hayes, who broke her hand in practice Dec. 29. Logan Flannagan, another one of their leading rebounders and scorers, also sat out with a hand injury suffered when a car door was shut on it.
    Kassidie Hayes, a 6-foot freshman, was out with a hamstring injury, so the Marksmen did not have enough players to play a JV game.

  • Foul-plagued Commodores fall to Vikings

    POSEYVILLE—Foul trouble plagued Perry Central in a 39-32 girls basketball loss to North Posey Saturday.
    Ashley Graves, Perry Central’s leading scorer and rebounder, “only played about 12 minutes,” noted Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “I don’t usually say anything about the officiating, but they just had an X on Ashley.
    “I thought our kids went out and really got after it. I thought Grace James and Brittany Parker really picked up the slack. They played really hard.”

  • Cannelton girls win two more

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Cannelton used a first-half press to pull away to a 56-23 girls basketball win over Whitesville Trinity Saturday.
    “They took an 8-5 lead so we started to press a little bit to get our tempo up,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    The Bulldogs outscored the Raiders 29-10 the rest of the half to take control.
    The press helped Mikah Hemmings make a school-record 14 steals. That broke the previous record of 13 held by Theresa Alvey and Jaci Garrett.

  • Braves streak past Cannelton

    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cannelton could not overcome an 11-0 run by Tecumseh to start the third quarter and lost to the Braves 88-60 in boys basketball Saturday.
    After falling behind by 13 points to start the second quarter, the Bulldogs responded with an 8-0 run of their own to cut the Braves’ lead to five points.
    “I thought we did a much better job of moving the ball tonight and getting everybody involved,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.