Today's News

  • Friends of Ed Whitcomb announce plans for fundraising dinner

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Friends of Ed Whitcomb, a committee formed to honor the former governor of Indiana, has announced its future plans.

    Donations are being solicited in order to commemorate Ed and his wife, Evelyn’s, lives and time spent in Perry County with a bust of Whitcomb identical to one that resides in the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

  • Saturday breakfast to draw legislators

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast Saturday starting at 8 a.m. The breakfast will be held at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce office at 601 Main St. in Tell City.

    State Sen. Richard Young and State Rep. Lloyd Arnold plan to attend. They will present a summary of the session thus far and will open the floor to questions.

    Doughnuts and coffee will be served. The public is invited to attend this event and are encouraged to stop by and speak with Indiana legislators about issues of concern.

  • Parks board discusses need for 5-year plan

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – What to put in an updated comprehensive plan and whether such a plan is needed were discussed by the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s board Wednesday.

    The department’s last five-year plan expired in 2005. Lisa Gehlhausen of Indiana Region 15, which helped write that plan, told the board, “In order to qualify for certain grants you must have a (current) master plan.”

  • Officials will advertise port internationally

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Site Selection magazine is planning a special section on ports, and those who run the one in Tell City plan to be part of it.

    The board of directors for the Perry County Port Authority voted at a regular meeting Wednesday to buy a half-page ad in the publication, whose website boasts of international circulation to more than 43,000 qualified subscribers seeking timely news, information and analysis on significant industrial-facility expansion and site-location trends worldwide.

  • Majority of school board wants lost tax revenue replaced


    TELL CITY – A tax issue that has generated debate among the state’s legislators created a disagreement among members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board Tuesday. The bone of contention wasn’t over the pros or cons of a possible phaseout of Indiana’s business personal property or how any lost funding should be replaced.

    Instead, the debate was over whether the issue should have been brought to a vote since it was not on the evening’s original agenda.

  • Power agreement proposed for annexation area - Corrected


    TELL CITY – An agreement between the Tell City Electric Department and Southern Indiana Power over who will provide electricity in areas proposed for annexation into Tell City’s corporate limits will go before the city council this evening for adoption.

  • Cannelton cold in loss to Hornets

    CANNELTON—Cannelton hit only 10.2 percent from the field in a 52-26 girls basketball loss to Hancock County Saturday.
    Mikah Hemmings, playing her second game since tearing her anterior cruciate ligament, led Cannelton with 16 points. She hit 4 of 17 from the field—all from three-point range—and 4 of 4 free throws.
    “She can’t guard or drive or any of that stuff with her knee as bad as it is,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “She can move a little bit.”

  • Tell City wrestlers 0-3 in regional

    NEWBURGH—All three Tell City qualifiers got pinned in the first round of the Castle wrestling regional Saturday.
    David Teague lasted almost the entire 6 minutes before getting pinned by Logan Dilbeck of Gibson Southern in the 106-pound weight class.
    Christian Pellacer of Gibson Southern beat Aubrey Craig in 3:10 at 113, and Ashton Forzley of Mater Dei defeated Elliott Brown in 2:29 at 160.
    “They wrestled well, just not well enough to win,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly.

  • McKee propels Titans past Marksmen

    Sports Editor

    FORT BRANCH—Freshman guard Chandler McKee scored 23 points in the last 10 minutes as Gibson Southern overtook Tell City 63-58 for a PAC boys basketball victory Saturday.
    McKee hit four three-point shots and also scored a three-point play on a drive and free throw in his hot streak.
    He hit 6 of 8 shots from the field for the game, including 4 of 5 from three-point range, and 9 of 9 free throws as he finished with a game-high 25 points.

  • Hot 3-point shooting propels Vikes past PC

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—North Posey jumped to a 19-4 lead behind 5 of 7 three-point shooting and beat Perry Central 58-40 in the first round of Forest Park’s girls basketball sectional Tuesday.
    Madison Worman hit three three-pointers and Kayla Sanford and Emma Werry each added one in the Vikings’ hot start in the first 7 1⁄2 minutes.
    Their only points that didn’t come on three-pointers in that span were a rebound basket by Hayley Harness and a transition layup by Rachel Ungetheim.