Today's News

  • Library begins shaping long-term plan

    Feature Writer

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Public Library board members met in the council room below the Cannelton library branch March 7 to hear from June Miller about a long-term strategic plan for the library.
    The plan is a requirement from the state library and is something all libraries in Indiana must complete, according to Library Director Larry Oathout.

  • There’s no doubt: spring is here!

    From daffodils to forsythia, spring has sprung in force in recent days. Weeks of warmer-than-usual temperatures have flowers and bushes blossoming ahead of schedule and greening grass has sent some homeowners powering up lawn mowers for the first time this season. Cloudy but warm conditions are expected early this week.

  • Seventh Street visitors center proposed


    TELL CITY – Not many details were available Friday, but a proposal to construct an event and visitors center along Tell City’s Seventh Street will be outlined to members of the city council tonight.

  • County must develop ADA plan

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county’s commissioners and councilmen met in a joint special session March 7 and learned they need to comply with federal legislation signed into law 22 years ago.

    Matt Wallace of the Bernardin-Lochmueller engineering firm of Evansville said guidelines and specifications have changed several times since the Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect in 1991, and some have been met with strong resistance.

  • Volunteers to tackle tornado damage

    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Several people are headed Saturday to areas ripped apart two weeks ago by tornadoes to help in the recovery effort.

    Josh Harris of Simon and Harris Construction in Derby is one of them, and has been in the area.

    “The devastation is pretty crazy,” he said Thursday.

  • Perry Central spring schedules

    30    South Spencer    H    4:30
    31    Orleans    T    10:00
      2    Forest Park JV (DH)    T    4:15
      3    Corydon Central    H    5:30
      4    North Harrison V    H    4:30
      7    North Posey    T    11:00

  • UCLA may go after Knight for next coach

    NCAA tourney time means 68 teams are excited about being chosen for the Division I basketball tourney.
    It also means a lot of teams that thought they had a chance at making the tourney at the start of the season are disappointed and some are firing their coaches.
    Already gone are Bruce Weber of Illinois and Doc Sadler of Nebraska.
    Could UCLA’s Ben Howland be next? He should be.

  • Hammack, Stephens win ISWA folkstyle state titles

    INDIANAPOLIS—Coy Hammack and Chase Stephens of the Tell City Wrestling Club won their weight classes in the Indiana State Wrestling Association’s folkstyle state tourney last weekend.

  • Craigs, Hawhee champs as Marksmen fifth in PAC

    LINCOLN CITY—Jarrett Hawhee repeated as champion and the Craig brothers won their first titles as Tell City finished fifth in the PAC junior high wrestling tourney Saturday.
    Hawhee won the 125-pound title after taking the 105 crown last year.
    He went 4-0 with two forfeit wins, an 8-3 decision over Colton O’Neal, and a 5-0 win over Josh Miller of Gibson Southern in the finals.
    Joe Craig went 3-0 with two pins to take the 95-pound title.

  • Hayes wins third girls basketball MVP award

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior center McKenzie Hayes won her third girls basketball Most Valuable Player award at Tell City’s winter sports awards program Monday.
    Hayes also won the team’s field-goal percentage and best offensive player awards for the third year in a row.
    MVPs in other sports were Chris Kohnert in boys basketball, Amanda Wagner in girls swimming, Trent Harding in boys swimming, and Jessie Lawalin in wrestling. Harding is a sophomore and the others are seniors.