Today's News

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  • Cannelton 4th-grader hit by truck doing OK

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – A 10-year-old girl struck by a vehicle on Taylor Street Friday night has made a steady recovery this week, a police officer who worked the accident said.

    According to Patrolman Micah Jackson, Ovie McMahan, 10, a fourth-grader at Myers Grade School, was making good progress in recovering from leg and head injuries.

    “She had a telephone conversation with teachers and her classmates at the school and could be coming home soon,” Jackson said Tuesday night.

  • Salvation Army accepts tornado aid

    PERRY COUNTY – “The emergency response for tornado disaster relief has been tremendous,” according to Rhonda Money, southern Indiana liaison for the Salvation Army. “People have been very generous with supplies and needs, so at this time The Salvation Army is only accepting monetary donations.”

  • Tell City falls to Rangers

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Forest Park’s three post players combined to hit 12 of 15 shots from the field in a 61-39 win over Tell City in the Class 2A boys basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

  • Walsh’s inside game too powerful for PC

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Tyler Walsh had 23 points and 14 rebounds in the second half as Mater Dei overtook Perry Central for a 51-46 Class 2A boys basketball sectional semifinal victory Friday.

  • PC rebounds to repel Vikings 60-55 in OT

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Any time Perry Central needed a big play Tanner Cassidy seemed to produce one to help the Commodores beat North Posey 60-55 in overtime in the first round of the Class 2A boys basketball sectional Wednesday.

  • Cook’s 37 points lift Cannelton to victory

    Sports Correspondent

    LYNNVILLE—Brandon Cook scored 37 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, to lead Cannelton past New Harmony 68-64 in the Class A boys basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

  • COLUMN: Help shape our city’s future

    By BARBARA EWING, Mayor of Tell City

    Greetings from the Tell City mayor’s office. Coach Paul Bryant once said, “No coach has ever won a game by what he knows, it’s what his players know that counts.”

    Within our community, I believe, as mayor, we have the people, the skills, the resources and the materials to create a positive change in Tell City! It is for this reason that Tell City is reaching out to its citizens and all citizens of Perry County for help in developing a comprehensive plan for the Tell City community.

  • COLUMN: And the surveys say ...

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Surveys conducted as part of Perry County’s Hometown Competitiveness Program turned up some interesting data about the challenges facing our community – as well as many of its strengths. A public presentation of findings by five committees was conducted Feb. 21 and we’ll share the details of the findings in a story soon.

  • EDITORIAL: Snowe’s retirement should be wakeup call for Tea Party

    Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, surprised most political observers when she announced Tuesday that she will not seek re-election this year.

    According to USA Today, she said “she could not face another unproductive six-year term with the polarization and partisanship that has overtaken Washington – and the Senate in particular.”

    The Tea Party wing of Republicans is trying to purge the GOP of moderates such as Snowe, but Snowe’s retirement announcement should be a wakeup call that their strategy is likely to backfire.