Today's News

  • 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.

  • TCHS to graduate 88 Friday


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Among the accolades of “Pomp and Circumstance,” Tell City High School Seniors in the Class of 2018 will cross the podium and earn diplomas this Friday. Commencement ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. in Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. 

    Twelve years in the making, in all, 88 seniors will graduate into futures unknown. Some will head off to college this fall, while others will delve straight into the workforce, and some will serve in one of the military branches.

  • Ivy Tech in Tell City to begin certified nursing assistant program


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College of Tell City has three popular areas of post-secondary education, according to Kyla Krieg, Ivy Tech director of outreach and engagement. The most sought after career areas students sign up for are industrial technology, business and health care. Starting June 4, the Tell City Ivy Tech facility will be adding to its health care program selections, with a certified nursing assistant program added to their roster of classes.

  • Culbertson Twins

    Derek Keith Culbertson and Cassie Lynn Culbertson of Bristow announce the birth of their twin girls, Adelyn Grace and Brynley Nicole.

    They were delivered at 7:35 a.m. and 7:36 a.m. on April 6, 2018, at Jasper Memorial Hospital. Adelyn weighed 5 pounds 12 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Brynley weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces and was 18 inches in length.

    They have a big brother, Ryker Keith Culbertson.

    Maternal grandparents are Richard and Mary Cassidy of Tell City. Paternal grandparents are Keith and Cindy Culbertson of Bristow.

  • City Hall approves school resource officer


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township Schools, working with the Tell City Police Department, will be bringing in a school resource officer starting this fall when school resumes. The move will add a continuous police presence at the schools going forward.

    Tell City Chief of Police Derrick Lawalin cited an increase in school violence around the nation, with 22 mass shootings have been reported in just this first part of the year.