Today's News

  • Monday, Tuesday’s events all postponed

    PERRY COUNTY—All six sports events involving Perry County teams Monday and Tuesday were postponed due to icy roads.
    Perry Central’s PLAC girls basketball game at Paoli, postponed Tuesday, has been rescheduled for tonight, with the JV game starting at 5:30.
    Tell City’s home PAC girls basketball game with Southridge, postponed Tues-day, has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 27. The JV game will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the varsity at 7.

  • 1991-94 TC cheerleading squads to reunite Jan. 18

    TELL CITY—Tell City High School’s national championship cheerleading squads will be honored at halftime of the Marksmen’s varsity basketball game with South Spencer Jan. 18, 2014.
    Tell City won the Cheerleaders of America varsity non-mount national titles in 1991, ’92 and ’94.
    Several members of those squads overlapped so all three squads have been invited. Invitations have been mailed across the country trying to reach squad members (they are spread from California to Florida).

  • Shoals defeats Cannelton girls with parade of layups

    CANNELTON—Shoals outshot Cannelton from the field 55.8 percent to 19.4 percent to rout the Bulldogs 60-32 in girls basketball Saturday.
    The Jug Rox weren’t really better pure shooters than Cannelton, as evidenced by their 0 for 8 three-point shooting and 2 for 13 free-throw shooting.
    But they hit 29 of 44 from two-point range because “they shot layup after layup,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    He added, “They pushed the ball right down the floor and we couldn’t get back.”

  • Senators stop Perry Central girls

    LEOPOLD—Turnovers hamstrung Perry Central’s attack in overtime as the Commodores lost to West Washington 66-61 in PLAC girls basketball Saturday.
    Perry Central’s Morgan Richardson scored the last basket of regulation to tie the score.
    Each team had a chance to win in regulation after that, but Perry Central committed a turnover with 0:40 left and the Senators committed one with eight-tenths of a second left.
    West Washington scored first in overtime but Perry Central’s Hannah Edwards replied with a basket to tie the score again.

  • Cardinals top Cannelton in final minutes

    Sports Editor

    WASHINGTON—Cannelton hit only 29.1 percent from the field in a 50-45 boys basketball loss to Washington Catholic Saturday.
    Washington Catholic hit 40.9 percent from the field, including 7 of 22 from three-point range.
    The Bulldogs hit only 3 of 24 three-point shots and Coach Brian Garrett questioned why they were taking so many of them in the closing minutes when they trailed by four or five points.

  • Community Events

    Euchre tourney Saturday at Leopold
    LEOPOLD – A euchre tourney is planned for Saturday at the Leopold Conservation Club. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the first hands dealt at 7. Refreshments will be available.

    Prom and bridal expo Sunday in Ferdinand
    FERDINAND – The 12th annual Ferdinand prom and bridal expo will be held from noon to 4 p.m. EST Sunday at the Ferdinand Community Center, 1710 Community Drive, in Ferdinand.

  • Local students named to University of Evansville dean’s list

    EVANSVILLE – The following local students earned a position on the University of Evansville dean’s list for academic achievements during the fall semester 2013:

    Ian Bashor of Branchville, majoring in mechanical engineering.
    Jordan Heck of Tell City, majoring in legal studies.
    Blake Kleaving of Tell City, majoring in marketing.
    Charissa Lahee of Tell City, majoring in pre physical therapy.
    Trent Wheatley of Tell City, majoring in political science.

  • American Indians settled in area long before Europeans arrived


    The earliest known inhabitants of our county is a group of people by a nomadic or semi-nomadic race called the Mound Builders. They received this name due to their nature of building mounds of earth and stone for religious, ceremonial, burial and residential purposes.

  • City Hall construction

    City Hall in Tell City was a hub for New Year’s Eve activities last week. The building turns 116 years old this year.

    This photo shows workers laying the foundation of City Hall  around 1898.

    City leaders hoped the building would serve as a county courthouse and while that dream never materialized, the building continues to serve the city as a seat of government and a gathering point for citizens and visitors.

  • The Great Flood of ’37


    The News safeguards bound volumes of its past issues on upstairs shelves. Nary a copy is missing from the large yellowing books that reach back in date to the 1920s, except 1937. The great flood of January and February in that year hit the paper hard, as it did the rest of the community and county.

    The flood stopped the paper’s presses for weeks, leaving a gap in the news pages for that year. No event in the ensuing 77 years would postpone the paper’s publication for so long.