Today's News

  • School community mourns loss of educator


    Feature Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Heavy hearts filled the high school library Monday as members of the Perry Central School Board, principals, directors and teachers opened the meeting with a moment of silence, acknowledging the loss of Seth Clark, Perry Central technologies director, who died over the weekend.

    A 1997 graduate from Perry Central, Clark returned to teach at his alma mater and had been a fixture at the school for more than a decade. An obituary appears on Page 2A.

  • Tell City ends annexation fight





    TELL CITY – After four years of legal wrangling, shifting laws and spiraling expenses that have topped $312,000, the Tell City Common Council voted Monday to end its efforts to annex more than 1,700 acres of land into the city.

    The move, made with little fanfare and before a mostly empty city council chambers, put a quiet end to a long legal drama that began in 2014.

  • Voters give Malone, Etienne big wins




    PERRY COUNTY – Alan Malone easily won the Democratic nomination for the office of sheriff in Tuesday’s primary election, holding off a challenge by Marty Haughee in the only locally contested race on their party’s ticket. Malone, who is seeking his first full term as sheriff after being appointed to the position in the fall of 2015, received 64 percent of votes cast in the race. The final margin was 1,738 votes for Malone to Haughee’s 976 votes.

  • Christianity and moose meat


    Guest Columnist


    A friend of mine, Jim Adkins, asked me to help his father-in-law take a copy of his book, “Wild Taste of Nature,” and format it so it could be published through CreateSpace. The book had been printed years before with Xerox copied pages and a cardstock cover. This is how I meet its author, Irv Rueger.

  • Late Night with the Marksmen
  • Songs from the heart: Hilgenhold’s

    When Luke Hilgenhold first picked up a guitar five years ago, he never thought the melodic hobby would drive his career focus. Now seeking a country sound all his own, he strives to fit squarely somewhere between Haggard and Hunter Hayes, a mix of classic and modern, and with a message that comes from deep within.

    “Country music has changed to a more pop country … and I still love that stuff,” Luke said, “but I really love that good ole classic country with that steel guitar.”

  • Wiseman – Eddleman

    The parents of Chelsea Nicole Eddleman of Tell City and Blaine Isaac Wiseman of Branchville wish to announce the couple’s engagement and forthcoming wedding.

    Formal invitations are being issued to family and friends for the ceremony to be held on June 16, 2018, at the Leopold Square at 3 p.m. Reception will follow at the Bristow Community Center at 5 p.m.

  • Marksmen outshoot Southridge

    TELL CITY—Colin Noble shot 40 for medalist honors as Tell City beat Southridge 176-182 in boys golf Thursday.
    Griffin Alvey shot 44, Spencer Fest 45, and Marcus Fortwendel 47 to complete the Marksmen’s scoring.
    Fortwendel and Alvey each birdied the No. 7 hole and Fest birdied No. 4.
    “A much improved performance tonight,” said Tell City Coach Jay. Johnson. “This is much closer to where I hoped we would be at midseason.”
    Tell City, 4-6, will host South Spencer today at 4:30 p.m.

  • Boonville edges Marksmen 3-2

    TELL CITY—Tell City dominated the top two singles matches but Boonville won the rest to edge the Marksmen 3-2 in girls tennis Thursday.

  • Heritage Christian tops Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Heritage Christian took advantage of three hit batsmen and three Cannelton errors to beat the Bulldogs 7-4 in baseball Friday.
    Cannelton outhit the Hopkinsville, Ky., team 6-4, including a three-run homer by Ethan Melton in the Bulldogs’ four-run fifth inning.
    Five other Bulldogs each hit a single in the game.
    Rafe Garrett pitched all five innings for Cannelton, walking none and striking out five.
    The game was scheduled for only five innings, as it was supposed to be the opener of a doubleheader.