Today's News

  • Rebels edge Marksmen in marathon

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—South Spencer scored an unearned run in the 12th inning to edge Tell City 10-9 in the Class 2A baseball sectional semifinals Thursday.
    Will Stewart led off the 12th inning for the Rebels by reaching base on an error by the third baseman.
    He went to second on Manning Webb’s single to right field and scored as Dalton Bartlett reached base on a throwing error by the shortstop.

  • Seven valedictorians on Perry Central stage




    LEOPOLD – Diplomas for 89 graduates of Perry Central High School will be stacked in neat rows on the stage Sunday as the school holds its commencement exercises.

    The ceremony in the high school gymnasium will begin at 2 p.m. Student council representative John Bashor will welcome fellow graduates, faculty, administrators, family and friends.

  • Marty Stuart on Lincoln Amphitheatre stage June 2

    LINCOLN CITY – Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives will perform Saturday, June 2, on the Lincoln Amphitheatre stage. General admission tickets will start at $24.95.

  • Contamination found in General Electric soil tests


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The long-vacant General Electric factory along the 1400 Block of 13th Street of Tell City could be the source of groundwater contamination. According to the company, the compound trichloroethylene has been discovered in soil samples taken from the grounds and adjacent areas. While the compound is present in soils reaching several feet underground, researchers say the city’s drinking water, supplied by a deep-well aquifer, much deeper than the actual water table, has not been impacted.

  • Sports editor to retire after 40 years

    As I mentioned in my last column, the first high school sports event I covered after becoming the News’ sports editor in 1978 was the local baseball sectional.
    Now it will also likely be the last high school event I cover, unless one of Perry County’s teams advances to the regional.
    After 40 years on this job, I have decided to retire effective Aug. 2.
    I’ve thought of some of the stories I’ve written about coaches’ retirements and the reasons they gave for retiring to try to compare which ones best fit me.

  • PC 10th in unified sectional

    EVANSVILLE—Nathan Cassidy placed second in Flight 4 of the mixed long jump to lead Perry Central in the unified track sectional Saturday.
    The Commodores finished 10th in team standings with 47 points. Jasper won the 11-team meet with 120.
    Cassidy went 7 feet, 4 inches in the long jump.
    He placed third in Flight 5 of the shot put with a 16-foot-7 throw.
    Teammate Nathan Keown took fifth in Flight 4 of the shot put at 19-11.

  • Hayes half inch short of state

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City junior Kammie Jo Hayes missed qualifying for state by a half inch at the Evansville Central girls track regional Tuesday.
    Hayes placed fourth in the shot put with a 36-foot-9 throw.
    The top three in each event qualified for state and Southridge’s Karli Meyer was third at 36-9 1/2.
    Perry Central’s Claire Davis placed sixth at 35-4.
    Davis also competed in the discus and just missed scoring, making the finals and finishing ninth with a 100-foot-6 throw.

  • Bulldogs fall to Jeeps

    Sports Editor

    DUBOIS—Northeast Dubois pitchers Camryn Stemle and Claire Mangin retired 15 consecutive Cannelton batters as the Jeeps won 23-0 in a first-round Class A softball sectional game Tuesday.
    Linzie Hellums was the only Cannelton batter to reach base. She led off the bottom of the first inning by hitting a nubber about 15 feet down the first-base line.
    Stemle fielded it and made a low throw that fell out of the first baseman’s glove.

  • Duncan, Tecumseh beat Tell City

    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Madison Duncan pitched a four-hitter and hit a three-run homer as Tecumseh beat Tell City 11-1 in the first round of the Class 2A softball sectional Monday.
    Duncan’s three-run homer over the right-field fence capped a five-run third inning that gave the Braves an 8-0 lead.
    Gracee Sullivan started that inning with a double to deep center field.
    One out later Kirsten Pride walked and stole second base. Emma Holder drove in both runners with a single to right-center.

  • Gulf War sacrifice comes full circle


    Staff Writer


    Little mementos can sometimes make the biggest impact. That’s especially true for Jane Varner of Cannelton. The memories are all she has of her son, Mark Miller, and that’s why she cherishes his now-returned 1988 class ring.