Today's News

  • Perry Central 6th in PLAC tourney

    FRENCH LICK—No one shot under 104 for Perry Central as the Commodores finished sixth among six complete teams in the PLAC boys golf tourney Monday.
    Perry Central shot 424. Host Springs Valley won with 347.
    “That’s probably the worst we’ve ever done,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “We finished last and were seeded fourth.
    “The conditions were pretty bad for everybody. But we let too many bad holes bother us (still thinking about them on the next holes).”

  • Jameson writes about his days in Tell City

    Fans of Tell City’s early 1970s boys basketball glory days undoubtedly remember John Jameson, a key assistant coach for the Marksmen 1968-73.

  • Southridge ousts Marksmen

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge pounded out 12 hits and also took advantage of early Tell City control problems to beat the Marksmen 8-2 in the Class 2A baseball sectional semifinals Monday.
    Southridge’s first two batters of the game drew walks and Nathan Tretter singled to left field to drive in a run.
    The Raiders increased their lead to 5-0 with four runs in the fourth inning.

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  • COLUMN: I’d rank ‘Iron Man 3’ best of series

    Film Reviewer

    The Marvel comic book movies truly began with “Iron Man” back in 2008. That film not only introduced us to billionaire playboy-turned-hero Tony Stark, but also kicked off a series of films that would culminate with “The Avengers,” last year’s hugely successful superhero team-up movie.

  • COLUMN: Armadillo suspicions


    At least two more dead armadillos were found in Perry County over the past week, one north of Perry Central and the second near Troy. I was sent photos of both animals and they both were near highways and appeared to have been run over.

  • EDITORIAL: DOJ pushing too far on freedom of press

    A journalist’s job, in the simplest definition, is to ask questions and report the facts they discover from that information. Not all of the questions reporters ask day in and day out are popular ones. In fact, it’s not a stretch to say our job is quite possibly one of the most disliked. However, love us or hate us, we cannot imagine that most people would agree with the recent actions of the Department of Justice and the Obama administration.

  • Chrisney Library a showcase for cutting-edge solar technology

    Staff Writer

    CHRISNEY – When her son, Larry, graduated college in the 1980s, Eugenia Groves said he saw a future in solar energy and soon was employed with a company on the cutting edge of technology. But Larry soon found himself out of work when the promising venture never quite materialized and the company went out of business.

    That was then. This is now.

  • Traffic stop leads to arrests of alleged shoplifters

    CANNELTON – A traffic stop May 13 in Cannelton led to the recovery of more than $1,600 in property stolen from a local store, police said. Cannelton Patrolman Micah Jackson stopped Chevrolet Blazer at the Golden Years Center for an alleged traffic infraction. During the stop Jackson noticed a large number of items in the vehicle that had the tags still on them.

  • Race organizers may have to provide more volunteers


    TELL CITY – Organizers of fitness runs and other events requiring traffic control could be asked to provide some of the help themselves instead of relying on city police officers.

    While no decision was made, the city’s board of public works and safety discussed the demands placed on police officers during road runs and walks. Many of those events have runners crossing busy streets such as Payne and 12th streets and police have often been asked to direct traffic to ensure runners’ safety.