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Today's News

  • Weekend tour visiting Bristow, Cannelton

    McCoy on stage Sunday as car show marks 19th year

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour moves into its biggest weekend Saturday and Sunday with Cannelton's Heritage Fest Saturday and Bristow's Octoberfest and classic car show Sunday.

    With more than 50 vendors including food, arts, crafts and kids activities, there's something for everyone at Saturday's Cannelton Heritage Fest.

  • Tort claim alleges excessive use of force by police

    Attorney claims client was injured by Tell City officer

    TELL CITY - A tort-claim notice sent by a local attorney last week alleges a Tell City police officer used excessive force during an April search of a home, using an electric stun gun on his client without provocation.

    The notice was sent to county commissioners by Tell City attorney S. Rod Acchiardo but names Tell City Police Department and Patrolman Roger Smith, not the county, as parties to the claim. The document threatens to seek legal action against the city and the officer to obtain compensation.

  • Too many cell phones in wrong places

    After spending several minutes in a phone conversation with my sister, I decided to sit down and try to make sense of one of the most common complaints of parents, teachers and employers.

    The problems are cell phones and texting, specifically where mobile phones belong and where they don't.

    We are, unfortunately, a society that demands attention, this very minute, for everything we do. Therefore, we feel entitled to carry our phones with us everywhere, even the most inappropriate places: school, work, church and dare I have to even say it, the funeral home.

  • A month to honor those we love

    I was afforded the privilege last Tuesday to speak at a candlelight service in City Hall Park marking the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Pink bows and flags in the park and along Main Street offer a reminder of the millions of women, and their families, who are affected by breast cancer, of the importance of yearly mammograms and the need for ongoing breast-cancer research.

    Here's an edited version of my remarks, which share my mother's experience with breast cancer and the impact it had, and continues to have, on our family.

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  • Rescue efforts justified; local banks in good condition

    Voicing our support for a $700 billion taxpayer-funded rescue of financial institutions isn't easy. Public sentiment was against the bill approved by Congress last week as many Americans see it as nothing more than a bailout of Wall Street fat cats, like the one depicted in our editorial cartoon today, who have fallen on tough times due to their own greed.

    However, we believe Americans who have the most to lose if our economy nosedives into recession will benefit from the bill.

  • PC's running game, defense zap Mitchell

    MITCHELL - Perry Central rushed for 396 yards and six touchdowns as it overwhelmed Mitchell 44-0 in PLAC football Friday.

    T.J. Hall, the second leading rusher in southwestern Indiana, was again the Commodores' leader. He gained 209 yards on just 16 carries and scored four touchdowns.

    He also kicked five extra points and a 27-yard field goal to give him 32 points for the night.

    Mikey Wilkerson added 79 yards rushing and one touchdown.

  • Heritage Hills ousts Tell City

    BOONVILLE - Tell City won in No. 1 singles and doubles but lost to Heritage Hills 3-2 in the semifinals of the boys tennis sectional Thursday.

    Andy Chinn beat Zane Young 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 in No. 1 singles.

    Andy Kast and Greg Hollinden beat Landon Rickelman and Kyle Kaufman 6-4, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles.

    Thus Chinn and Kast and Hollinden will advance to the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles sectionals at Jasper Tuesday or Wednesday.

    Heritage Hills won the other matches in straight sets.

  • Wolfpack defeats Cannelton

    CANNELTON - Cannelton improved its serving and offense but lost to Crawford County 25-21, 25-16, 25-12 Thursday.

    "We played very well," said Cannelton Coach Heather Daum. "We have been working more on conditioning and on our offense, whereas before in season we have concentrated on defense.

    "We were able to run several plays with a lot of back-row attacks. And we missed fewer serves than in other games."

    Jaci Garrett made eight spikes, including two kills, for Cannelton.

  • Wildcats outspike Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central was unable to block Jasper's spikes and lost to the Wildcats 25-13, 25-14, 25-13 in volleyball Thursday.

    Megan Hedinger had the Commodores' only block against the Wildcats, who are ranked 10th in the state in the Class 3A coaches poll.

    Jessica Huber made seven kills and Hedinger added six for Perry Central.

    Tessa Lynch had eight assists and Sloan Harpenau had six.

    Harpenau served two aces. She and Hilarie Hahus each made six digs.

    Jasper won the junior varsity match 25-9, 25-14.

  • Mater Dei defense stops TC

    EVANSVILLE - Mater Dei did a good job receiving Tell City's serves and spikes and beat the Marksmen 25-17, 25-18, 25-13 in volleyball Thursday.

    "We were competitive all night - there were some long volleys," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. "We can play with them.

    "Their (back-row) defense is probably a lot better than our defense is right now. We're just getting to where we need to be.

    "But we blocked them more than they blocked us. And they're probably the best team we've played."