Today's News

  • Annual plea goes out for red-kettle bell ringers

    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Bells rung at traditional red kettles nationwide last year continued to be heard this year when the Salvation Army sprang into action after Hurricane Sandy.

    “The hurricane flooded all our houses,” says a young boy in a video report linked at salvationarmy.org. “It was up to my neck.”

  • Church kindergarten said to violate terms of contract

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The pastor and preschool director for Community Christian Church notified their students’ parents Oct. 16 their kindergarten program has been challenged by the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.

  • Library board members to resubmit appointment letters

    Feature Writer
    TELL CITY – Board members would have to resubmit letters to their appointing bodies, Library Board Director John Mundy explained at the Perry County Public Library board meeting Nov. 7.

    The library will become a new entity Jan. 1, and the board will go back to seven members appointed by the county commissioners, the county council and the Tell City-Troy Township, Perry Central and Cannelton school boards.

  • Parks board may take over National Forest concessions

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – A county official suggested to the Perry County Parks and Recreation Board Wednesday it might want to consider taking charge of concessions and collecting admission fees at area Hoosier National Forest campgrounds.

    County Commissioner Tom Hauser told the board that such a move “would generate revenue” for the parks board and mean “more local control over our parks here.”

  • Cannelton officers earn second statewide award

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department has earned a statewide distinction for the second year in a row.

    Police Chief Lee Hall reported at a meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety Nov. 12 that his officers earned the 2012 Operation Pull Over Best Small Police Department Award from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

  • Tell City wrestlers young

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s wrestling team graduated three key starters last year. Another one is ineligible this year and another one quit the team after starting preseason practice.
    That leaves the Marksmen with a young and not very deep team again, though at least they can fill every varsity weight class this year.
    There are only three seniors, including one first-year wrestler, and three juniors on the 17-man roster.

  • Bulldogs beat Medora but lose to Tecumseh

    MEDORA—Mikah Hemmings scored 27 points as Cannelton beat Medora 62-54 in girls basketball Friday.
    Taylor Lawalin added 17 points, Allicyn Garrett 10, and Mollie Ingle eight.
    Hemmings and Lawalin each hit three three-point shots in the first half as the Bulldogs built a 34-20 lead.
    Medora cut the deficit to two points in the fourth quarter, but Cannelton hit its free throws down the stretch to hold on.
    Hemmings was 6 for 6 at the line in the fourth quarter and 12 for 13 for the game. Garrett hit 6 of 8 in the fourth quarter.

  • Gengelbach, Hayes make all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Two local senior hitters, Perry Central’s Ashley Gengelbach and Tell City’s McKenzie Hayes, have been named to the 12-girl Class 2A all-state volleyball team by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association.
    Gengelbach led the Commodores in blocks with 63.5 this season and was second on the team in kills with 235.
    Hayes led the Marksmen in kills with 565 and in blocks with a school-record 168. She earned all-state honors for the second year in a row.

  • Forest Park hits threes, holds off Commodores

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Forest Park hit 6 of 9 three-point shots in the second quarter and beat Perry Central 57-54 in girls basketball Thursday.
    The Rangers hit 8 of 16 three-point shots for the game. They also got inside scoring from Lydia Lange and Amanda Jacob in the first seven minutes of the third quarter as they extended their lead to 50-37.

  • Tell City routs Wolfpack

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Logan Flannagan and Lacey Briggs fueled a hot start that propelled Tell City past Crawford County 44-22 in girls basketball Friday.
    Flannagan scored 10 points and Briggs nine as the Marksmen built a 25-6 lead in the first 13 minutes.
    Flannagan hit three inside shots—one in transition and one on a rebound—in that stretch. She also hit a 15-footer from the wing and made two free throws.
    Briggs made two fast-break layups off steals and also hit a 17-footer and a three-pointer.