Today's News

  • School board OKs language for fall referendum

    By ERIC WHITTAKER           

    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Board of School Trustees has approved language for a referendum that will be on November election ballots.

  • Airing on the side of caution:


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – General Electric and its environmental research agency, Arcadis Design, have begun installing air mitigation systems to alleviate ground contamination in homes near the former factory. Work on those systems in homes along the 1400 Block of 13th Street started on Monday by Radon Environmental of Indianapolis. The company was expected to complete two homes that day and continue efforts throughout the week on at least three others.

  • Career development retreat planned for TC educators


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The calendar hasn’t even officially changed over to summer yet, but the Tell City School Board is preparing for the upcoming school year. At the front of this off session, staff are preparing for a skills-building retreat June 25-26 in Bloomington.

    Funding for the trip will come from the school district’s Rural Schools grant.

  • Civil War headstone dedication planned for June 24 at Tobinsport

    On a crisp fall day, Sunday, Nov. 5, to be exact, four Civil War headstones were installed at two cemeteries near Tobinsport. Three headstones were placed at Simon Cemetery on State Road 166 and a fourth at Lamb Cemetery located at the corner of Highwater and Tobinsport Roads.

  • Raiders will be strong again next year

    When Southridge moved from Class 3A to 2A in baseball last summer, I was surprised that the Raiders weren’t placed in the same sectional as Tell City and Perry Central.
    After all, the Raiders had always been in the same sectional with the Perry County teams when they were in 2A before.
    But placing the Raiders in a different sectional has proved to be an advantage for our local teams.

  • Rockport edges Pate in 11 innings

    EVANSVILLE—Gavin Poole had a single and scored two runs as Rockport nipped Evansville Pate 10-9 in 11 innings in American Legion baseball Tuesday.
    Reece Davis, a Perry Central high school teammate of Poole’s, also had a single for Rockport.
    Poole played second base and Davis was Post 254’s designated hitter.
    Tell City senior Ryan Morgan pitched one inning for Rockport, walking three and striking out one.
    He gave up two runs - one earned.

  • Three teams in race for first in final days

    TELL CITY—Heading into the final two days of the season, three of Tell City’s age-11-14 girls softball teams are still in the race for first place in the league.
    Team Central, Cash Waggner and Crawford Memorials all still have a chance at the title, though Crawford did hurt its chances with a 13-0 loss to Linne’s Auto & Diesel Repair Monday.
    Brinna Parker pitched a two-hitter for Linne’s in that game, striking out six.

  • Tell City holds off Heritage Hills twice

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City built a 7-3 lead with back-to-back three-run innings and held on to beat Heritage Hills 7-6 in Diamond League baseball Tuesday.
    The Marksmen trailed 3-1 entering the bottom of the third inning.
    Riley Hughes led off the inning with a walk and Davon Battreal hit an infield single that the shortstop stopped in the hole.

  • The amazing but underappreciated toad

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Earlier this season, as we worked on prepping and planting, we were curious about all the small holes we saw in the ground around the vegetable garden.

    Then it occurred to me one day when I saw several toads about that these were toad holes! And, now it seems, that everywhere I step in the yard, vegetable garden and perennial beds there is a toad under foot. They manage to jump out of harm’s way (from a rapidly approaching foot or spade) just in time.

  • Should I support gambling or not?

    Leo Morris


    Indiana Policy Review


    Several months ago, on the occasion of state legislators yet again mulling the rescue of casinos from the doldrums, I wrote of my mixed feelings about state-sanctioned gambling.

    Since occasionally I have enjoyed indulging in games of chance, I can’t claim any moral high ground. The challenge of beating the odds to reap unearned rewards is a temptation to which most of us have succumbed.