Today's News

  • Marksmen earn silver at Jasper invitational meet

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Marching Marksmen earned a silver rating at the Jasper Invitational band contest Saturday in competition their director called “kind of interesting.”

  • PC performers earn gold heading into regional meet

    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Marching Commodores earned a gold rating at the Jasper Invitational band contest last weekend and are poised to do well at a regional contest this Saturday, according to their director.

  • Festival fun

    Feature Writer

    The annual Heritage Festival held on Cannelton’s Washington Street Saturday drew vendors and visitors from all around southern Indiana.

    Those selling items offered bows, hats, bracelets, paintings, homemade baked goods and more under their tents lining the sidewalks of Washington Street.

    Though the weather became a bit cloudy late in the afternoon, it didn’t stop visitors from perusing wares up and down the street.

  • Barge traffic picks up

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Barge traffic had returned to where it should be, Kevin Teague reported during a regular meeting of the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors Oct. 8.

    The operations manager and trainmaster for that agency and the Hoosier Southern Railroad has been reporting lighter-than-normal traffic through the Port of Tell City in recent months, but was expecting it to pick up.

  • Route 66 Yard Sale, Pioneer Village Open House this weekend

    PERRY COUNTY – An event that grows each year, the Route 66 Yard Sale offers bargains along Indiana 66 from Troy through Tell City, Cannelton, Rocky Point, Rome, Derby, Dexter, Magnet and Oriole Friday and Saturday. In addition to shopping for bargains, residents are invited to set up sale booths along the route.

    Public sale sites include:
    • Rocky Point Waterfront Grille parking lot.
    • Radio Shack parking lot
    • Lincoln Park Plaza Shopping Center and the parking area in front of the  Tell City Clinic.

  • Fire claims landmark; Capers future uncertain


    TELL CITY – A building that towered over Tell City’s downtown for more than a century was gutted early Monday by a fire that left its future as uncertain as its blackened brick walls.   

  • Shoals, Hornets top Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Mikah Hemmings made seven kills, five blocks and three digs but Cannelton lost to Hancock County 25-15, 25-20, 25-21 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Star Bernardi added four kills and three blocks for the Bulldogs. “She really played well for us,” said Cannelton Coach Bridget Bruggeman.
    Jordyn Vogt also made four kills. Makala Kellems had eight assists and two digs.
    Despite the loss, Bruggeman said, “We played really well tonight. We played as a team—we talked and worked really well as a team.”

  • Tell City dumps Rebels, Rams

    REO—Kassidie Hayes had 18 kills, seven assists, five blocks and two aces as Tell City beat South Spencer 25-22, 25-22, 25-16 in PAC volleyball Tuesday.
    Logan Flannagan added nine kills and 21 digs.
    Natalie Peter had 19 assists, Cassie Bryant made 16 digs, and Derrian Zabel served two aces.
    Tell City beat Paoli 25-11, 25-15, 25-23 last Thursday as Bryant served nine aces.
    “She was mixing it up and keeping them guessing,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes of Bryant’s serving.
    Bryant also made 20 digs.

  • Commodores win two more matches

    EVANSVILLE—Sydney Goffinet made 18 kills and served six aces as Perry Central beat Evansville Memorial 25-20, 25-22, 25-17 in volleyball Monday.
    Hannah Harpenau added nine kills, Jordan Sprinkle eight, Maddie Hubert and Grace James five apiece, and Brittany Parker four.
    “We passed pretty well and were able to set up Jordan and Maddie (more than usual) and that worked well for us,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet. “And Sydney Goffinet and Hannah Harpenau hit well again.”
    James had 37 assists.

  • PC girls take 5th, TC 6th in sectional

    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Jillian Theis was the only Perry County girl to place in the top 10 at Tuesday’s cross country sectional. But all 14 who ran qualified for the regional.
    Perry Central finished fifth and Tell City sixth among six complete teams in the sectional.
    The top five teams and the top 10 runners not on those teams qualified for the regional. All seven Tell City runners qualified as individuals.
    Theis, a Perry Central freshman, placed 10th in 22:17 and teammate Megan Thomas was 15th in 22:51.