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Today's News

  • Commissioners give nod to new Leopold ice-cream shop

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved at a regular meeting Aug. 19 a rezoning request that will allow the opening of an ice-cream shop in Leopold. Donald Weatherholt told the commissioners he wants to provide something for 16- to 25-year-olds. "There's currently no venue for that age group" in the area, he said.

    He tore down a house at 12726 Washington St., and moved a 12-by-32-foot yard barn onto the lot.

    "It will be a good thing for the community," Weatherholt said.

  • Win a Chevy Camaro, FOP members say

    PERRY COUNTY - A sports car that might otherwise turn the heads of police officers is being raffled by local Fraternal Order of Police members this summer and fall and will make Christmas memorable for one lucky person.

    Chances for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro are now being sold by the group for $10 each or six for $50. The raffle is scheduled for Dec. 23 in City Hall. Proceeds will benefit FOP programs, including Shop with a Cop, a project that pairs local children and officers for pre-Christmas shopping trips for clothing and toys.

  • ISP workshops at Perry Central offer parents tips on Internet, cell-phone safety

    LEOPOLD - An Indiana State Police trooper will offer advice next week to parents to help them protect their children from being exploited by two popular modes of communication used by young people, the Internet and the cell phone.

    Sgt. Chad Dick will speak at two 45-minute workshops Wednesday at Perry Central High School. Sessions begin at 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. and participants can attend either session. A free supper will be offered between sessions at 6:15.

  • Council may label more parks tobacco-free

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council is expected to discuss a proposed ordinance at members' meeting Sept. 8 that would prohibit and smoking and the use of other tobacco products from another four city parks. The council has discussed making Hagedorn Park, Dennis Kress Memorial Park, Kiwanis Park and Roy Fenn Park tobacco-free.

  • Corrections

    The News erroneously reported Monday that the time of a county-commissioners meeting Oct. 21 will be shifted because the courthouse will be closed that day. Absentee voting will be conducted in the commissioners room that day, making it necessary to change the commissioners 8 a.m. meeting to 6:30 p.m. The courthouse will be open normal hours that day.

  • Tarantino's latest film upholds 'glourious' form

    "Inglourious Basterds," the latest from Quentin Tarantino, is exactly what you would expect from the director of "Kill Bill" and "Pulp Fiction." The stylish World War II Nazi-hunting movie is tense, violent, slow-burning, hilarious, and jaw-dropping.

    While this might be what a Tarantino fan would always expect, it's not necessarily the film that the previews promised. I've noticed more and more lately that ads for movies either give everything away, or are cut in such a way that they seem to be showcasing completely different films.

  • Biologist: Hoosier National Forest a real catch for anglers

    The Hoosier National Forest offers some of the best fishing locations in the state. The warm climate provides anglers with several more quality fishing days relative to the northern parts of the state.

    Numerous lakes, ponds, and streams in the forest provide anglers with the opportunity to pursue largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, redear sunfish and other sport fish.  

  • PC anticipates Cougars will put ball in air

    GREENSBURG—South Decatur won its opening football game Friday mainly with its running game. But Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer will have his defense ready for a lot of passing when the two meet Saturday at 4 p.m.

    “They’ve got some quickness,” said Spencer. “They scored on a lot of sweeps (in last week’s 51-8 season-opening win over Cambridge City Lincoln).”

    But the Cougars also had some quick backs and scored on several sweeps in their season opener two years ago.

  • Fast Patriots to test Tell City

    TELL CITY—Tell City will have its hands full trying to contain Heritage Hills’ team speed when they meet in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m.

    “They’ve got a lot of team speed,” said Tell City Coach Don Hitz. “They returned a couple of punts and interceptions for touchdowns last week.”

    That was in a 68-0 season-opening win at Vincennes Lincoln in which the Patriots built a 55-0 lead by halftime.

  • Marksmen fall to Southridge in girls golf

    TELL CITY—No Tell City player shot under 59 as the Marksmen lost to Southridge 235-266 in girls golf Monday.

    Jessica Ballman shot a 59 to lead the Marksmen.

    C.J. Fentress shot a 63, Amber Fentress 69, and Kelly Hess 75 to complete the Marksmen’s scoring.

    Southridge’s Sara Boeglin shot a 46 for medalist honors.

    “All things considered it was probably our worst performance,” said Tell City Coach Jim Meek. “We can do far better than that. We had a chance to win this one and we didn’t have our heads in the game.”