Today's News

  • Forest Service plans meeting on invasive plants

    Control efforts proposed on seven sites in county

    LEOPOLD - Hoosier National Forest officials will host a Dec. 12 public meeting to discuss the control and treatment of invasive plants within the Hoosier National Forest. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Perry Central High School Library.

    Forest officials have identified seven areas of barren communities in Perry County for treatment, all designated special areas because of the unique geology each offers or the plant species they support.

  • Annexation back before TC council

    Meeting this evening may decide fate of expansion plans

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council could cast votes tonight on whether or not to annex hundreds of acres of land into the city, an issue that played a role in last month's municipal elections and packed the council's second-floor chambers with opponents twice in recent months.

  • Overlook project suffers second bidding setback

    Estimates too high, again, for Eagles Bluff work

    TELL CITY - The Indiana Department of Transportation received no bids below the engineer's estimate for a restroom facility at Eagles Bluff Park, an INDOT spokeswoman said Thursday morning.

    The project will have to go back to county officials for a decision on whether to cut costs more than they have been, seek additional funding or cancel the project, she said.

  • Tell City superstar Tom Kron dies at 63

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Tom Kron, 63, generally considered the best athlete in Tell City history, died Thursday.

    A four-sport star at Tell City, he made the biggest mark in basketball. A 6-foot-4 guard, he led the basketball Marksmen to their only semistate championship and a trip to the state final four as a junior in 1961.

    He also played for regional championship teams in 1959 (he joined the varsity roster late in the season as a freshman) and 1960.

  • Cannelton falls to Whitesville

    CANNELTON - Whitesville used a strong trapping defense to beat Cannelton 60-26 in girls basketball Monday.

    The Raiders jumped to a 20-12 lead in the first quarter when "we gave up 14 points due to steals off the trap," said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller.

    "They trapped a lot across midcourt and it hurt us bad until we adjusted. The girls were trying to run through (the traps) instead of passing the ball up."

    The Bulldogs handled the trap better after that but had trouble scoring, tallying only three points in the second quarter to fall behind 31-14.

  • Perry Central's shooting cold in loss to Lanesville

    LANESVILLE - Perry Central hit only 31.9 percent from the field and committed 23 turnovers in a 49-38 girls basketball loss to Lanesville Monday.

    Perry Central built a 10-point lead once in the first half and still led 22-21 at halftime.

    But Lanesville outscored the Commodores 10-3 in the third quarter to take the lead for good.

    "They were patient," said Perry Central Coach Sarah Spindler of the Eagles. "They set really good screens and we had a little trouble getting through them."

  • Tell City boys outswim Boonville

    TELL CITY - Freshmen Greg Clayton and Justin Peter each won two individual events as Tell City crushed Boonville 109-55 in boys swimming Monday.

    Clayton won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:10.15 and the 100 free in 58.62.

    Peter won the 200 individual medley in 2:38.08 and the 100 backstroke in 1:11.72.

    Those two teamed with Trevor Nelson and Isaac Schaefer to win the 400 free relay in 4:12.67.

    Clayton, Zach Avallone, Nick Bower and Schaefer won the 200 free relay in 1:46.79.

    Schaefer also won the 500 free in 6:27.99.

  • Frosh lead TC past Boonville

    TELL CITY - Freshmen won five of Tell City's seven victories in individual events as the Marksmen trounced Boonville 101-67 in girls swimming Monday.

    The Marksmen won 10 of 11 events overall, including all three relays.

    Boonville won the 100-yard breaststroke and neither team had a diver competing.

    "Our freshmen obviously did real well," said Tell City Coach Mike Page. "Alyson Goffinet won the 200 and 500 (freestyles) and dropped her time considerably in each."

    Goffinet swam the 200 in 2:24.80 and the 500 in 6:31.79.

  • Holiday Spirit on Parade

    It was his warm sock hat, not the reindeer antlers on his head, that helped keep 9-year-old Dacoda Chenault warm during Friday night's Cannelton Christmas Parade. Sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142, its auxiliary unit and Sons of the American Legion detachment, the parade is a yearly kickoff to the holiday season. Bundled against the cold, large numbers of parade-goers watched floats, police and fire vehicles and motorcycles along Indiana 66 and Washington Street. More Cannelton parade photos appear under the headline, "Christmastime in Cannelton."

  • Hometown Hero: Morton's virtues include an ability to clown around

    TELL CITY - A pianist, spiritual leader and clown are just a few of the hats Polly Story, community-service representative for Oakwood Health Campus, sees Gary Morton wearing every week.